Christ’s College enjoys excellent facilities for sportspeople of all standards, have a read of this page to see exactly what we have!
Playing Fields, Pavilion, Tennis Courts, Netball Courts, Astroturf
The Christ’s College Sports Fields are shared with St. Catharine’s College and are only a short 15 minute cycle ride away from the College. The Sports Fields include various facilities and support a large number of the College sports teams. Home matches for the Cricket, Football, Netball, Rugby, and Tennis teams are all played on this site. As well as the pitches, tennis and netball courts, the site has an excellent pavilion with 4 large changing rooms. The ‘Catz Astro’ is located near to the playing fields and is also free to use for Christ’s students; to use his facility students must book a time and collect a key for the the astroturf from the Porters’ Lodge.
Gym, Squash Court, Function Room
In the Yusuf Hamied Centre in New Court is a squash court and fully-equipped ‘fitness suite’; both are completely free to use, from 6:30-23:00. The ‘Function Room’ is also regularly used by the Boat Club for yoga classes and could have potential for a variety of other indoor sports.
The Fitness Suite is equipped for aerobic/cardiac exercise and for exercising individual muscle groups. Equipment available includes: Treadmills; Elliptical Cross Trainers; Static Bikes (recumbent and upright); Resistance machines for Leg Extension/Leg Curl, Multi Press, Bicep/Triceps, Lat Pulldown/Low Row; Multi Angle Bench; Stretch mat; Gym Balls.
Boat Club Gym
The College Boathouse is a 5 minute cycle or short walk from college, on the river. The Boathouse usually supports about 10 student boats each term, 4 of which are solely for novices. The Boathouse includes a free-weights training area and 8 rowing machines.
For more information on the boat club facilities visit www3.christs.cam.ac.uk/boatclub.
The city centre also has a large number of council-owned tennis courts in Christ’s Pieces and Jesus Green, right beside College, that are free to use. Other facilities, for example the University hockey astroturf and the Kelsey Kerridge sports centre are within a ten minute cycle, thanks to the College’s excellent location.