New College

New College

New College Crest

New College has very good facilities that are conveniently close. This means it’s a big sports college, offering many opportunities to play within college as well as financial support to play for University. We also have our own punts that can be used for free by students. These are kept at the Sports Ground, which has excellent graduate accommodation in addition (with the beautiful two-storey pavilion doubling as the Middle Common Room)

College Website
JCR Website
MCR Website

Sports Officer:
JCR Sports Officer: James Foord
MCR Sports Officer: Arup Nath

Sports Ground Location:  New College Sports Ground is a 4 minute walk from the college. There are tennis, squash, netball and basketball facilities on site.

Directions: Turn right out of college, walk down Holywell Street to the T-junction, take a left. Follow the road and the Sports Grounds are on your right just past the English/ Law faculty libraries.


  • Hard court for tennis, basketball, netball
  • 6 grass tennis courts
  • 2 squash courts
  • 1 table tennis table
  • Cricket nets
  • Main field with football posts, rugby posts, hockey posts
  • Rowing erg machine centre
  • Changing rooms and WCs
New College CricketAny other facilities location: There are tennis, squash, netball and basketball courts, as well as a cricket net and an erg suite, all on site. Our boathouse is on ‘Boathouse Island’ on the Isis and shared with St Antony’s College.

Honours: Overall Cuppers Champions 2010-11 (being the College with the most overall successes across all sports)

Rugby play in Division 1. Men’s Football have made it to the Cupper’s Final twice in the last few years. Cricket Club won Cuppers in 2012. Women’s Rowing are third on the river. The Boat Club is also proud to be one of the few Oxbridge colleges to have won an Olympic Medal.

The boat club has often competed at Henley Royal Regatta but it’s highest achievement, however, was at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. New College is the only Oxford or Cambridge college to have sent a team to the Olympics – in this case a rowing eight. They won a silver medal, and their legacy lives on in the purple and gold colours of the club.

Sporting Alumni: Attended by Brian ‘Johnners’ Johnston, a cricket commentator, and Hugh Grant who won Tennis Cuppers while here.


Blues Fund that recovers most of the expenses incurred playing University Sport, College Development and Sports Fund to further cover those expenses.

Complimentary gym membership provided at Oxford University Sport. Visit reception for confirmation and to activate your card


  • New College Boat Club
  • Football Men – 3 teams
  • Women’s Football
  • MCR Football Team
  • Rugby Men
  • Women’s Touch Rugby
  • Men’s Hockey
  • Women’s Hockey
  • Netball – 3 teams
  • Mixed Lacrosse
  • Men’s Badminton
  • Women’s Badminton
  • Pool Mixed
  • Women’s Pool
  • Squash Mixed
  • Men’s Tennis
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Cricket Men’s – 2 teams
  • MCR Cricket
  • Rounders team
  • Basketball Mixed
  • Table Tennis
  •  Mixed Darts team



Photos: Sarah White