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We're well known for sports and our College teams have a strong record in a huge range of sports. But there are opportunities for everyone, regardless of skill level and whether or not you want to compete.

Our facilities are excellent - large playing fields surrounding the College, tennis and squash courts on site, and our boathouse is just a few hundred metres away.

We field men's, women's, and mixed teams for many sports including:

  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Rowing
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country running
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Bridge
  • Chess. 

Of course, you can play many of these sports and others - such as croquet, darts, snooker, and table tennis - outside organised leagues. There are also many University clubs and societies dedicated to more unusual sports. Anyone for korfball?

Cricket, rugby, football

We have cricket, rugby, and football pitches in College, just outside Chapel Court, Second Court and North Court. The Cricket Pavilion serves as the changing room for both home and visiting teams.

If you'd like to play you can book pitches by emailing pitchbookings@jesus.cam.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1223 339465.

Tennis and squash courts

We have three hard and two grass tennis courts, and one court is marked out for basketball and netball. Our squash courts are located at the end of the hockey pitch, next to the Forum. You can .


We have a gym equipped with a range of cardiovascular and individual resistance equipment, and a weight training gym in the same building as the squash courts. Both are open to all College members once you've had a gym induction.


Our College boathouse is just 400 yards away from the main site, across Midsummer Common. The  organises the Fairbairn Races, the main rowing event of the Michaelmas term.

Rowing requires no previous experience and many students give it a try while they're studying at Cambridge. The boat club is currently our largest sports club. 

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