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The College offers excellent sports facilities, and all are welcome to use these, whether as a serious athlete or just for fun.

There are many opportunities to try new sports, and join one of the College teams to play other colleges, which operate at all levels of expertise. You can also start your own club, if there’s a sport you’re passionate about pursuing during your time at Jesus.

We currently have;

  • Mixed Teams in Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Netball, Croquet, Dancesport, Chess, Athletics and Cue
  • Men’s Teams in Rowing, Football, Football Reserves, Basketball, Cricket, Squash and Rugby
  • Women’s Teams in Rowing and Football (JCR) teams.

The College Netball team, winners of Mixed Cuppers in 2023.


In the Cheng Building, on the main College site, we are about to open a new free-to-use gym, which has rowing and cycle machines, free weights and treadmills. Offsite, we have squash courts and extensive playing fields with hockey, cricket, football and rugby pitches, hard grass tennis courts, netball courts, and a sports pavilion.

Members of the College Cross Country Running team.


We also have our own boathouse on the River Thames, with boats used all year round by our Jesus College Boat Club rowing crews. Our crews comprise novice rowers to experienced oarsmen, and everyone is welcome to join the Boat Club.

To find out more about a College sports teams, talk to a member of the JCR or MCR Sports Committee.

Students can use the University’s swimming pool, athletics stadium and gym free of charge. You can also join a range of University sports clubs, and Jesus students currently represent the University in, amongst others, archery, rowing and rugby.

Yang Pei, a 3rd year DPhil student (Medical Sciences) and member of the University Archery Team. Photo credit: SKPhotography


The University’s Wild Swimmers is a cold water swimming group founded by Jesus undergraduates. Read more here. 

Existing students can find contact details for all our sports clubs on the College intranet.


Hugging rowers

A team talk before the Summer Eights rowing competition begins


Female hockey players posing in College

The Jesus College Women’s hockey team


Taking home the cup!