Oxford University Athletic Club

President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Oxford University Athletic Club website. With strong claims to being the oldest athletics club in the world, we’ve trained and competed under the banner of OUAC since 1860 and boasted many a string athlete- many of whom have gone on to further glory on the world and Olympic stage.

Our club vision is one of the scholar athlete. We are a group of people determined to be the best we can be both on the track and academically. We are a team with the goal of improving ourselves as athletes and achieving our goals- no matter how big or small. This atmosphere of inclusivity is one that runs deep and everyone is welcome to come and train with us at Iffley Road. If you fancy getting involved, I’d urge you to get down to the track, meet squad leaders and get stuck in! It would be an honour to welcome you to the team and give you a part to play in the success of our club.

Our season is structured around the university year. We train year round with an exceptional team of dedicated and friendly coaches. Our first fixture is the Fresher’s Varsity Match (3rd Nov at Iffley road). After the winter, we move into the indoor season, where BUCS Indoor Championships and FEAR are the highlights.

Undeniably, the most important match of the year comes on 18th of May at Cambridge’s Wilberforce Road: The 145th Varsity Match. This full day of athletics is the pinnacle of Oxbridge sport and, with OUAC in a period of strength, promises to be and incredibly exciting day.

Outside of competitions we have a huge amount to offer as a club. From a vibrant social scene to our warm weather trip over Easter; OUAC is where many students find their most long lasting friendships. If you are in Oxford and are curious about what we have to offer, or are keen to get involved, it would be my pleasure to speak further with you and answer any questions you might have.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or anyone else from the club,

Jack Paget (jack.paget[at]spc.ox.ac.uk)

OUAC President 2018-19

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