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Sports and Gym

Sport plays an important part in the lives of many Keble students. There are many student-run clubs representing all major University sports, and numerous minor ones, with teams catering for all levels of experience and commitment.

The College is well equipped with sports facilities, with its own sports ground on Woodstock Road, a boat house on the banks of the Isis as well as one at Godstow, and an on-site College gym. The College is situated across the road from the University Parks, which provides further facilities in close proximity to the College.

Keble Sport Budget 2023-24 (pdf)
Keble Sport Contacts 2023-24 (pdf)

Gym Facilities

There are two College gyms – one on the Parks Road site and the other at the H B Allen Centre. Both Gyms include cardio-vascular machines and an area providing weights equipment, benches, exercise balls, kettle bells etc. The Clock Tower gym is located on the Parks Road site and can be accessed via the steps by the JCR. There is a stair-lift for disabled users. The H B Allen Centre gym is located in the basement of staircase 4.

Clock Tower Gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note the gym will be closed for cleaning, Monday – Friday 7am – 8am

H B Allen Centre Gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note the gym will be closed for cleaning every Wednesday from 10.30am – 12.30pm

Membership: Undergraduate and graduate students may use the gym of the site that they reside at. Academic and non-academic staff may use both gyms. The H B Allen Centre gym is available to members of OSE, OIC, ORI and its affiliated companies.

Membership fees:
Students (UG & PG): £89 per academic year (apply at start of MT)
Academic and non-academic staff: £95 per year
Affiliate students UGA & CMRS (use the gym for one term only): £44 per term
Tenants of HBAC: £105 per year
MPM & EMBA (part-time Keble students): £23 per year

Induction: All members must undergo a 30-minute induction session before they can use the gym. At the start of each academic year, induction dates will be provided. There are 10 booking slots per session and these will be on a first come, first served basis.

Contact us at:

Gym Membership Form
Gym Terms and Conditions (pdf)

Sports Ground

The Sports Ground is located along the Woodstock Road and is within easy reach of both College sites. It is shared with St Hugh’s College. There is a groundsman’s store and a pavilion which provides changing facilities, toilets and showers, hot and cold drinks and a first aid kit.

Through the winter there is one full size football pitch for the use of College football teams only. There are also two hard tennis courts, one of which can be used for netball. In the summer, Cricket is played and the sports ground offers two artificial cricket nets and two grass nets. There are two grass tennis courts (weather dependent).

Please book all pitches and courts (including matches) with the Garden and Grounds Manager.

Keble Squash Court

The court is accessed via St Cross Road, backing onto the University Club Sports Ground, off Mansfield Road. One court is available, complete with showers, changing room and observation gallery. The membership fee is £19 for the academic year, irrespective of the time of year you choose to join and is payable by a charge to battels. The Terms and Conditions (pdf) provide details of booking procedures, cancellation policy etc., so do please read the information provided.

Squash Court Membership Application Form
Squash Court Terms and Conditions (pdf)

Keble Boat Club

Please complete the below form in full if you wish to become a member of Keble College Boat Club.

Boat Club Membership Application Form
Boat Club Terms and Conditions (pdf)

Rowing Membership: £24.00 per term (Michaelmas & Hilary), £36.00 Trinity Term, £72.00 per year

Blues Fund

A number of Keble students compete at University level, playing in league and Varsity matches that range from rugby union to netball, water polo to lacrosse. A ‘blues fund (pdf)‘ is provided each year to aid sportsmen and women in meeting financial costs that inevitably accrue from playing at an elite level.