Anyone can play football at Magdalen, whether it’s for the 1s or the highly successful 2s. In Michaelmas and Hilary we have 11-a-side games, and we play futsal in Trinity. We’ve been on the very brink of promotion for two years now in the 1s, but our team this year (provided the Freshers come and play) will be really strong and we’re bullish about our chances. The 2s are the best 2s team in Oxford, having won their first division last year. It’s a great blend of competitiveness and a good laugh, so make sure not to forget your boots and shin pads for our training session in Freshers’ week.
Women’s football is a brilliant team sport to get involved with, especially if you’re not sure where to start with extracurricular activities. The girls on the team are so friendly and welcoming, regardless of your previous experience with football. If you’re looking for a relaxed environment to make friends college-wide and fit some exercise into your schedule, football is ideal. In Michaelmas and Hilary, we play matches once a fortnight with the occasional training session to work on technique. Our main goal is to get as many girls on the pitch as possible – every moment on the ball counts.