Sports Facilities

The various pitches and equipment available to Christ Church students


We’re very fortunate at Christ Church to have fantastic sports facilities our students can use, and the new bridge linking the Meadows to our Sports Ground has made this easier than ever. So you’re in the know before you come up, here is a breakdown of what we have and how you can book the various facilities: 

Sports Ground facilities (accessed through the Meadows- across the bridge)

Bookable by relevant captains

  • Football pitch – Michaelmas & Hilary
  • Rugby pitch - Michaelmas & Hilary
  • Cricket pitch – Trinity
  • Astroturf cricket nets- Trinity
  • Sports Ground pavilion - Hilary & Trinity 

Bookable by all

  • 11+ grass tennis courts – Trinity
  • Floodlit football, hockey, netball etc (MUGA)- all year
  • Floodlight all weather specialist tennis court- all year

St Aldates (across the road)

2 squash courts- all year- bookable by all

In order to book these facilities, visit

Magdalen College School (MCS) Gym (just off Magdalen roundabout)

Open to ChCh members for free use on Mon, Wed, Fri 6pm-9pm & Sundays 10am-3pm for the full university term only and 0th week

Free inclusive membership of the University Gym for ChCh students

Pulse Gym and Rosenblatt Swimming Pool at the Oxford University Sports Complex on the Iffley Road:

Pulse Gym/Running track (The Power-lifting (heavy weights) Club room requires a separate membership, which is available at a small additional cost.)

60 piece cardio and resistance machine studio. 400m running track.

Opening times: Mon/Fri:  6.00am-10.30pm Sat: 7.00am-7.30pm Sun: 8.00am-7.30pm.

Rosenblatt Pool 25 metre 8 lane swimming pool. Low Chlorine ‘training pool’

Opening times: 6am-9am and 12noon until 9pm (Mon-Fri), 8.00am-6.00pm (weekends). Pool updates and full timetable available at


  • Bring Student/Staff cards to the main reception IffleyRoad, during opening hours. 
  • All new members will need to book an induction session before using gym. For information of fitness class timetable and general information ( or:

MCS Cricket Nets

Tuesdays afternoons from 4.15-6pm- arranged with MCS


4 punts and 1 row-boat- Trinity- booked through

Last edited by Danshu Zhang
16th Nov 2017