Magdalen has some of the best sports facilities of any college in the University. There are cricket, football, hockey, and rugby pitches and tennis courts (hard and grass) just a few minutes from the main College. There are also three squash courts in Holywell Ford, complete with showers and changing rooms and observation galleries. College members are welcome to use these facilities, and can acquire the necessary keys from the Porters’ Lodge. There is also a College gym, and College members also have free access to the University sports centre on Iffley Road. The College also has a boathouse on the Isis (the bit of the River Thames that flows through Oxford), and the College punts may be used by members during summer.

There are men’s and women’s teams for rowing, football, hockey, rugby, cricket, tennis, athletics, squash, fives, netball, basketball, badminton, and pool if there is enough demand. The sports are financed by the Combined Clubs Fund (CCF) through grants to each club. The Combined Clubs Fund also assists towards the expenses of those who play in Blues teams for the University.

Magdalen College Boat Club is the largest sports team in College, and receives special additional support from the Friends of Magdalen Boat Club, which offers financial support to the Boat Club to ensure that the cost of membership of the Boat Club is kept as low as possible.

Students will see many of these represented at the college freshers fair.
For anyone new to Oxford: college clubs and societies tend to be very relaxed, with people of mixed abilities including complete beginners. They are a great way to break up your work and meet other Magdalen students. This is mostly organised through WhatsApp so just send a message or email if you want to be added to that. 

(This group is private only to members in the meantime contact the current Rugby Captain Logan Stewart) – if MCR football isn’t enough for you.

Magdalen College School, Wednesdays 8:00-10:00pm No experience or equipment required! 

If you run even occasionally at an amateur level then why not join?
The key aim of the club is to promote both the physical and mental benefits of running and to create a community of runners in college. This is a very relaxed club with the plan for a weekly slow/casual run with no commitment. However, if you are serious about your running, then don’t be put off! MBB has agreed to generous funding for events such as Teddy Hall Relays and the Thames Trot Ultramarathon. Clearly, this is a club any type of runner (road/trail + a range of distances). Please join the group linked below to get more information about the club, including the latest on discounted *stash*.
If you have any questions then please message either Miles Graham or Daniel Abbas!

There is also a squash ladder and a cricket club, for further information on these please send an email to the current sports officer Steven Ettema.