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9.11 Sports Facilities and Gym

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Linacre has a very active sporting tradition and shares sporting facilities with Oriel College. Linacre fields rugby, cricket, hockey and football teams which play in various inter-College leagues. Other sports offered include tennis, squash, table tennis, netball,  yoga, darts, pool, weightlifting and ultimate Frisbee. For more information on team membership or College sports contact the Common Room Sports and Recreation Secretary. There is a gym in the basement of the Abraham Building (see below) and Linacre has, in addition, a very active and enthusiastic rowing club (in collaboration with Nuffield College).  A permit authorising you to use the Linacre punts, which are kept at Wolfson College, can be obtained from the Reception Office during the punting season.

Use of the gym and fitness equipment is free to College members and their guests (one accompanied guest per member), subject to completion of a Gym Membership Form, Medical Form and attendance of a short Induction given by the Gym Manager.  All users must note and abide by regulations posted in the gym about the use of the fitness equipment.

Linacre members have free access to the 25 metre, 8 lane Rosenblatt Pool at the Oxford University Sport facilities on Iffley Road. To gain yearly membership, show proof of Linacre membership (Bod card) at the gym reception and complete a few forms. Linacre members also have free access to the Oriel sports facilities on Cowley Road, including squash courts. Ask at Linacre Reception for the key, and if using the squash courts, call ahead to the Oriel porter's lodge to reserve them.