Corpus has college teams in all the major sports for both men and women. Because of our small size, it is easy to get involved in sports at a college level, and we have produced many individual members of the University’s ‘Blues’ teams.
The College’s sports ground are at our Leckhampton site, ¾ mile from the main college site, which takes about 10 minutes to walk. We are fortunate in not having to share our sporting facilities with another college, and in having our grounds so close to the center of town. At Leckhampton we have fantastic team sport facilities such as football and cricket pitches, grass and clay tennis courts, as well as the college’s gymnasium. There you can find weight and exercise machines as well as a squash court. We also have an outdoor pool for the hardier students.
One of the great sporting traditions in the college is the ‘Corpus challenge’, where we play our sister college in Oxford in sports and games ranging from rugby to FIFA world cup. We take turns hosting the event, with the competition returning to Oxford in autumn 2016 where we will try to build upon our three-year winning streak.
Our active boat club has teams competing in Cambridge in the College ‘bumps’ competitions, but also at events further afield such as the ‘Head of River’ race on the Thames. Our boat club has its own facebook page where you can learn more.