Exercise and Sport

Students at Christ's have lots of opportunities to exercise and get involved in sports teams, whatever their current level of fitness and experience.

 

Students have access to a wide range of exercise and sports opportunities, both at College and University level. It's difficult to cover all of them, but this page includes some examples, as well as details of facilities. College-level exercise and sport is inclusive, fun and accessible to all, providing opportunities to complete with other Colleges in leagues and one-day tournaments ('cuppers tournaments').

University-level teams of the more common sports are known as 'Blues' after the sporting award given to those who represent Cambridge in matches against other universities and Varsity matches against Oxford. At this level, trials are held and the teams are highly selective. However, in less common sports for which there aren't individual college clubs, University-wide clubs and teams provide opportunities for everyone to get involved in the sport they love. In Freshers' Week, there are sports and societies fairs both at College and University level, where you can go to chat with club members and find out more about activities you might be interested in joining.

 

A selection of sports / exercise opportunities

"I love playing sport, and happily the College is full of like-minded people, contributing to an extensive sports scene!"

Rory (Medicine)
The gym inside the newly refurbished boathouse of Christ's College, Cambridge.
        Christ's Boathouse has a large, newly-refurbished gym

Facilities

Christ's Facilities

  • Gym (a college-wide gym on the main site, and one specifically for rowers at the Boathouse)
  • Squash Court
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Boathouse, with facilities for training both indoors and on the river Cam
  • Sports Fields with pavillion, a short cycle ride from college
    (shared with St Catharine's)

 

 

"Low-commitment college sport is a great way to keep fit and a good reason to get up on a Saturday morning!"

Olivia (English)
A shot of the running track and pavilion at the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground.
            Facilities at the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground

University Facilities

  • Sports Centre (West Cambridge)
    Including Gym; Strength & Conditioning Room; Multi-purpose rooms for classes, martial arts, and dance; Sports Hall; Squash Courts / Fives Courts; Team training room
  • Wilberforce Road
    Including Athletics Track; Hockey pitches; Pavillion & meeting rooms
  • Fenners
    Including Cricket Ground; Tennis Ground

"The key to productivity for me is to do regular exercise."

Jordan (Engineering)