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As with most colleges sport is a huge part of university life and there are teams for any level. Whether you've never played before or are aiming for university blues there's something for everyone.  The huge change of student demographics means that numbers and interests fluctuate form year to year but we have picked up a few interesting sports along the way.

We also boast our own sports ground a 10-minute walk from the College, consisting of two football pitches, a rugby pitch, two cricket nets, two grass tennis courts, three hard tennis/netball courts and a newly renovated pavilion. The Pembroke boat house is also located close by and includes a basic gym and bar facilities.

Whether you play sports competitively at a university (Blues) level, play for fun, to stay active, or anywhere in-between there’s always an opportunity for you to get involved - no matter your ability!. Sport is a great way improve inter-year integration and to mingle well with people you may not have otherwise met at sports-socials.


Pembroke Rugby is a brilliant way to get involved with college sport, with a great group of inter-year players and a strong team atmosphere. We are keen for fresh faces to boost the team and hopefully win us league promotion and a good Cuppers run. PCRFC has always had a great calendar of socials and crew-dates.



Pembroke Football Club is expansive (from Blues players to those who have never played before) and our ability to field several teams means we're open to anyone & everyone. Our main priority is simply to  have fun. Having been newly promoted up to the  premier league after winning the first division two years ago, PCFC continued this great run of form by placing second in the league, and ending the season as runners up in Cuppers (the university’s famous knockout competition).


Having made the final of Netball Cuppers 2019, followed with the amazing achievement of winning every match in the season and claiming the premier league title. With Cuppers having been cancelled due to the C word, the PCNC were left as the undisputed best Netball team in Oxford. Netball is a great way to get involved in college sport. With lots of socials and crew dates to help get team spirit flowing, PCNC is great fun no matter your previous netball experience. So, get involved if this interests you and sign up!


Rowing is uniquely accessible in Oxford, and Pembroke College Boat Club offers a brilliant opportunity to participate in the sport. As we’re known for being one of the best colleges for rowing (!) there’s no better place to try it out! Our men’s and women’s first crews are some of the highest ranked in Oxford, and we have a very successful novice rower programme to introduce people who are new to the sport. We're eager for you to join us, regardless of whether you have previous rowing experience. Whether you think that you are naturally sporty or not, rowing may be the perfect sport for you.


As Pembroke’s biggest sports club with many socials, PCBC is a great way to meet new people in a friendly environment. Whether you end up in one our top boats, or if you join us in one of our lower commitment crews, rowing is an unforgettable part of the Pembroke experience, so be sure to come and speak to us at the 0 Week Freshers’ Fair!

Other Sports

  • Cricket

  • Hockey

  • Lacrosse

  • Tennis

  • Squash

  • Running

  • Croquet

  • Basketball

  • Badminton

  • Ski Club

  • Pool

  • Darts

  • Yoga

  • Dance

  • Ultimate Frisbee



... and more! If you want to start a new sports group at Pembroke, or want to find other people interested in the same sport as you, get in touch with our sports reps so they can provide contacts and funding if needed!


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