Keble college

Keble Freshers 2023


Keble offers a large variety of different clubs & societies.There are many arts clubs, typically organised by the JCR arts and pubs reps, and plays, created and produced by students that you can get involved in, whether that be behind the scenes or on stage. We are very fortunate to have the impressive O’Reilly Theatre!Keble also hosts the ‘Keble Arts Festival’ during Hilary Term every year. It is a week of a variety of arts events centered around a specific theme; the 2022 theme being “Wilder and Wilder”. More information regarding this festival will be communicated to you nearer to the time, look out for it - it’s a week not worth missing!Keble offers many opportunities to play spots. As well as the most popular ones below, you will be able to get involved with badminton, hockey (mixed with other colleges), table tennis and more!

Men's Rugby

RugbyWelcome to Keble! My name is Amos and I am the men’s rugby captain for this year. I would recommend college rugby to anyone who is looking for a casual way to keep fit, socialise, and play some competitive sport on the weekends.We welcome all abilities from complete beginners to players who have gone on to play for the Uni 1st team and you will have the opportunity to represent Keble in a league, a knockout and a 7s competition throughout the year alongside a couple of touch rugby tournaments in the summer term. The other, equally important, half of college rugby is the social side.This year we have two social secs who will be organising regular events such a pub crawls or ‘crew dates’, a curry with another sports team out of Keble, which are a great way to really get to know people from all years in college and also to meet people across the university.KCRFC is a proud and prestigious club with plenty of success in recent years and I would encourage as many of you as possible to get involved or simply give rugby a try if you have never played before. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to drop me an email at and I will be more than to help.Looking forward to seeing many of you in the Keble red, white, and blue out on the pitch!
~ Amos, men's rugby captain

Men's Football

Men's FootballIf you are interested in football (or just the ’social’ side of college), then KCFC is the place for you. We play in the JCR premier division (the top division), after a successful season last year, where we achieved promotion, and also reached the semi-finals of cuppers (the other main competition alongside the league).This year, the aim is to do even better, and win the double, but to do that we are going to need as many freshers as possible to get involved. We have two teams: the 1’s and the 2’s. The 1’s are more competitive, but if that’s not for you, then the 2’s is much more relaxed, and no matter your footballing ability, you will definitely be able to be involved.We will have trials at some point in freshers week, but these will be just as much to meet all of the new freshers as they will be to assess how good you are. However, if you miss these, or only decide that you want to get involved later on, then that’s fine as well.
~ Noah, men's football 1's captain

Women's Football

Women's FootballWhether you are a football star, an excited newbie or just want an excuse to avoid the library, Hertble is the team for you. Hertble is a combined team of Keble and Hertford students.Last year, we had an incredible season after we won the league (undefeated, with +20 goal difference) and were promoted to the premier division (highest league). Our Cuppers journey ended in the semi-finals after a game filled with historic goals, heroic plays and heart-breaking penalties. But this year we are looking to go all the way!After some of our star players graduated, we need some fresh legs to help Hertble reach glory. Off the pitch, we have many exciting socials and crewdates planned for the year. So even if you just want to play socially, come to try outs and join the Hertble family!


NetballHello incoming fresh! I’m Grace & I am Keble’s netball captain for this year! Keble’s netball team is extremely friendly and inclusive, whether you are already an avid netballer, or have never played a game in your life, we would love to have you!Typically, we will train once a week on a late Sunday morning (with hopefully enough time for brunch, of course!) to shake off your Saturday night and make a good start to the following week!Ideally, in first term we will get together 2 teams who will play organised matches against other colleges at least once a week through all 3 terms. When we get to summer, we will compete in Netball ‘cuppers’ which is an inter-collegiate netball tournament.Last summer, we reached semi-finals and lost to the eventual winners, & I’m determined we can re-create that victory this year!Last but certainly not least, our netball team boasts a busy and exciting social life, (even if you don’t want to play much netball) pop along to training and then join in on all the socials, they’re such good fun & a brilliant way to meet people from other colleges!Any questions, feel free to Facebook Messenger me: Grace White. Can’t wait to meet you all!!
~ Grace, netball captain


RowingHi everyone! We’re the captains from the Keble College Boat Club (KCBC). College rowing is a big part of student life at Oxford, and Keble has one of the most successful (and social!) boat clubs! Whether you have years of previous rowing experience under your belt, or none at all (3 out of the 4 of us learned to row at KCBC!), we’ve got something for everyone! Even if you just wanted to join for the legendary socials, we’d be delighted for you to come along.If you’re interested, we’d love to meet you at one of our taster sessions during Freshers’ week. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us, and make sure to check out our novice rowing guide on our website at See you on the river!You can contact the captains at:
Men’s Captain:
Women’s Captain:
Men’s Novice Captain:
Women’s Novice Captain:


CricketCricket at Keble is one of the highlights of Trinity term with weekly cricket matches and social events ensuring high quality entertainment both on and off the pitch. Whether you are an experienced batter/bowler, fielding specialist or have never played a game of cricket in your life, KCCC is open to everyone. How can you say no to wearing our very own personalised cricket kit...Keble cricket is a very established club, we are so well known that even Stephen Fry sent us a congratulatory letter. Also, even if you’re not a keen cricketer but want to come along to watch the matches, you’ll be supplied with endless amounts of Pimm’s, the best way to start the summer!


Hi, I’m Fraser and am Keble’s tennis captain for the 2023/24 season. Keble tennis is looking forward to welcoming new freshers to the team this year. We have weekly training sessions at our sports ground (25 minutes from college) and compete in cuppers (the main opportunity for competitive tennis) in Trinity term. We are looking to improve on last year's cuppers result so need as many freshers as possible to get involved.If competitive tennis is not for you, our weekly sessions are open to people of all abilities. There are also many other sports on offer including badminton, hockey (mixed with other colleges), table tennis and many more!!

University Level Sports

University SportsHi, I’m Abi and I’ve been playing Uni netball this year! I’m here to encourage you to get involved in uni sports and to help you balance the training schedule with work. I study Chemistry which has a lot of contact hours and is very full on but I have found that it’s perfectly doable!Uni sport is a great way to play your sport at a competitive level and to meet people from lots of different colleges, not only through your sport but socials with other teams!My biggest advice would be to communicate with your tutors about your training schedule and use your time wisely with work as it does get busy very quickly. I have found Uni sport to be a great way to de-stress and would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it.
~ Abi, university netball player