Sport at Exeter


Exeter is renowned for its integrated community that spans all year groups – an atmosphere partly fostered by the sporting spirit within the College. College sport can also provide a stepping stone for getting involved in University-wide sports teams.

The College has a great range of facilities including an on-site gym, football and rugby pitches only a short walk from College, and a well equipped boat club for anyone who wants to try rowing. All members of the JCR also possess a heavily subsidised membership to the University’s excellent sports complex on Iffley Road.

Get involved

Among the many sports currently played at Exeter College are:

  • Men: Football 1sts, Football 2nds, MCR Football, Rugby.
  • Women: Football, Rugby, Netball.
  • Mixed: Lacrosse, Hockey, Netball, Squash, Rowing, Tennis, Pool, Cricket.

All clubs are student-run, meaning that if there is a sport in which you are interested that isn’t currently played at Exeter, you can easily set up a club yourself. For example the College’s women’s rugby team was recently set up shortly after an inspired first year began training with the University team, despite being a complete beginner. Similarly Exeter’s pool society, ECAPS, was set up in 2016 by a group of first years and is already boasting success in cuppers competitions.

All clubs are student-run, meaning that if there is a sport in which you are interested that isn’t currently played at Exeter, you can easily set up a club yourself

Sports facilities

Sports Ground

The Exeter College sports ground is located between University Parks and Marston; click here to view a map.

Boat Club

The Exeter College Boat Club is based on Boathouses Walk, by Christ Church Meadow. The Club has upgraded much of its equipment recently, including launching in May 2016 two new boats made by Filippi, one of the leading manufacturers of boats in the world. There are also rowing machines and other facilities at the Club.

Weights Room and College Gym

There is a Weights Room and Gym on the Turl Street site. Among the equipment are fixed weights machines, a running machine, a rowing machine, free weights and a ballet bar.

Squash Courts

There are Squash Courts located at the College’s Sports Ground off the Marston Road.

Punting

During Trinity Term (between the Easter and Summer vacations) Exeter College students can use the College punt at Magdalen Bridge.

Croquet

During Trinity Term (between the Easter and Summer vacations) students may play croquet in the Fellows’ Garden.

Find out more

To find out more about sport at Exeter College visit the JCR website or the MCR website, email sports@exeterjcr.org or sports@exetermcr.org.uk, or speak to a current student during an Exeter College Open Day.