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SPORT AT PEMBROKE
Pembroke boasts a huge range of sports clubs, and has has its own sports ground a 10 minute walk from the College, consisting of two football pitches, a rugby pitch, two cricket nets, two grass tennis courts, three hard tennis/netball courts and a newly renovated pavilion.
Pembroke boat house is also located close by and includes a basic gym and bar facilities.
Both men and women, undergraduates and graduates, play sport at a high level. Rowing is a particular strength and we have two of the best boat crews on the river.
There is a PureGym a stone's throw from Pembroke on St Ebbe's Street which is offering a 20%+ membership discount to students who book via UNiDays. Offer details are available here.
Even if you don’t play sport to a particularly high level, Pembroke has a lot to offer. Anyone can take part and it is common for students to try out a completely new sport whilst at Oxford.
Most sports have two competitions which run simultaneously: a League competition and an intercollegiate competition know as “Cuppers”.
There are a number of prizes and grants available to sportspeople at Pembroke - details are available here.
If you have any queries regarding sport at Pembroke please don’t hesitate to contact the Sports Rep, Isabelle Darby.
SPORTS & CAPTAINS
Rowing is one of the Colleges strengths and the Pembroke College Rowing Club (PCBC) caters for all levels from complete novices up to rowing for the first VIII’s. In 2016, the first men's boat became the number one ranked boat on the river at Torpids.
For more information you can contact the following people or visit the PCBC web pages:
Men’s Captain: Chris Liang
Women’s Captain: Anastasia Georgiou
Pembroke Football Club has both men’s and woman’s teams and new members of any ability are welcome to join. Last year, both the men’s and women’s 1sts had division winning unbeaten seasons and both reached the Cuppers final, while the women also reached their final.
Women's Captain: Anna Carbery
PCRFC will be looking to build on their strong finish to last season, in which they reached the Cuppers Bowl Final, and restore Pembroke to its traditional place in the upper divisions of college rugby with a double promotion this year.
Ladies' Captain: tbc
Pembroke is traditionally one of Oxford’s strongest cricketing Colleges and we pride ourselves on being consistent contenders for both league and Cuppers glory. The college runs three teams, two men’s XIs and one woman’s team and despite having strong sporting aspirations Pembroke College Cricket Club is very much a social affair.
Men’s Captain: Sam Pace
Women's Captain: tbc
Pembroke has two successful netball teams, with the first team recently enjoying promotion to the 1st Division. Pembroke Netball is an amazing opportunity for students to get out on the courts and play once a week in Michaelmas and Hilary, culminating in a day’s Cuppers tournament at the start of Trinity.
Women’s Captain: Imogen Hobby
The Pembroke mixed lacrosse team is open to people of all standards. Most of our team last year had never picked up a lacrosse stick before in their life. Mixed sport is a great way to get to know people within your college and across the university. ‘Cuppers’ takes place throughout Michaelmas with a tournament in Trinity.
Other available sports:
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