After the disappointingly short season that was last year, the Women's Blues are very much looking forward to the new season ahead. On weekends, we play in the England Hockey IWHL in National Conference Midlands, competing amongst the top 70 teams in the country (finishing 5th in our league in the 2019/20 season), whilst on a Wednesday we are in BUCS National Premier League, giving us the opportunity to play some of the biggest sporting universities: the likes of Birmingham, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Loughborough, and Nottingham. The Varsity match played in March against Cambridge at Southgate Hockey Club is a highlight in the WBs calendar and a unique day to be a part of - it is live streamed on YouTube (with nearly 10 000 views last year) in addition to the large crowd pitch-side. After our win last year, we are looking forward to retaining the trophy come March.
On top of our two matches per week, our weekly training schedule includes two 2-hour pitch sessions with our professional coach, Tamsin Pascoe, and a strength and conditioning session in the Iffley Road Blues' gym with our strength and conditioning coach. Playing for the Blues is a big commitment, but a hugely worthwhile one, both sportingly and socially. It is perfectly achievable to succeed academically, play high level sport and also enjoy the social life. As a team we like to work hard and play hard, with both team socials and club wide ones through the week, and are a tight knit group of friends there to support each other through demanding Oxford degrees.
If you are a new player joining Oxford, we would love to hear from you. Please fill out the new player's form on the website or get in touch with the email below. For any other queries or need to get in touch, please email email@example.com
Women's Blues Captain 2021-22