Oxford University Lacrosse Club is the home of lacrosse at the University of Oxford. Founded in 1903, we have grown to have 7 teams and 150+ active members. We were honoured to win BP Club of the Year 2020 at the Oxford Sports Awards for our teams' successes and for our work raising money for Oxfordshire Mind.
We compete at the highest level of lacrosse in the country with both our Men's and Women's Blues teams competing in the Southern Premiership. Last season saw the Women's Blues progressing to the BUCS semi finals, whilst the Men's Blues came 3rd in the Southern Prem. All 4 Mens' and Women's teams pulled off wins in the annual Varsity match against Cambridge.
With the recent addition of a Mixed second team alongside the women's development squad, we now have a frictionless path for beginners into the sport!
Despite the hiatus due to the pandemic, OULC returned in spectacular fashion. The season commenced with Varsity in Cambridge, with the rust of the break showing through in the results. However, as we’ve pushed forwards reaching full-speed, we’ve returned to form. In opportune time with Varsity looming, we will be seeking redemption.
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Many thanks for your continued support in these strange times.
Vice President 2021/22
Upcoming Varsity – February 26:
We are excited to invite all alumni members to join us for the 106th Annual Oxford vs Cambridge Lacrosse Match on the 26th of Feburary. For those who are able to attend, the alumni matches will begin at 9:30am at University Parks followed by an awards presentation at 3:45pm.
We hope you can all make it!
Women’s Blues have been having one of their most successful seasons to date, each week progressing and score lines widening. Towards the end of term they drew to league toppers Exeter, and then beat Cambridge at home 15-7 - the largest score line against their long-time rivals that’s been seen for while. This term promises to be hugely exciting, kicking off with Cambridge away in Week 2. With the skills, fitness and expertise that this team has, our sights are very much set on a huge varsity win, and we can’t wait to play out the BUCS knock out rounds towards the end of term.
Despite being a very young teams the Swifts have consistently demonstrated excellent game IQ, resilience and skills. Having drawn to Cambridge in week 8 of Michaelmas, we can’t wait to see how they improve over the coming weeks before the final showdown at Varsity. Lead by captains, Izumi and Niamh, we’re sure it’s going to be very exciting & the final rounds of BUCS are sure to go their way also.
Cat & Elinor
Success! Camaraderie! Dissatisfaction.
So close, but no cigar. The Men’s Blues Team set about the season in tremendous success, flushing Cambridge down the toilet and ripping it off the wall. Our triumph compounded, finding ourselves atop the Men’s Premier South BUCS division. We drained bath, bombed Bristol, and reduced Exeter to tears. Our core returning Blues squad rolled through our opposition fiercely. However, with the joint-top point tally, we were bested on goal difference with Bath. We finished second in the division, but our loving camaraderie has only grown stronger. We have had a few trials and tribulations, especially when trying to figure out which end is the opposition half. But nonetheless, we have become a well-drilled team with stellar training attendance and vigor ready to match any opposition.
The Men’s 2nd team, the Owls, have begun their season in scintillating style. Captain’s George Cook and Jonah Blain have tactically maneuvered through the league, using superior tactics to dismantle the opposition. The Owls remain undefeated insofar into their campaign. With the breathtaking speed of Billy Braithwaite and the insurmountable power of Shine Park, there shows no sign of the owls slowing down, especially on a dodge. With heartthrob Phil Gong, the Owls will roll on in style.
We look forward to Varsity, and yet another victory for Men’s Lacrosse.
Casey & Christos
The Michaelmas murmurations of mixed lacrosse most definitely found such unpredictable movements. Weather, our primary adversary of the term, was not kind. A failure of the grass cutting equipment (the one necessary piece of equipment) at the grounds we played at, mixed with a determined deluge from a series of storms throughout the autumn left our pitch a quagmire, or what some would call, a perfect venue for a festival. At any other university this would be fine, there’d be another pitch, natural or artificial, but no, this is Oxford, the home of timeless obtuse traditions. University parks, the beautiful, colourful and pristine home of team sport in Oxford, is oh so conveniently closed on Sundays, as per some antediluvian rule ordained by the ordained, probably… To most these traditions seem inane, especially to our opponents, Saturday fixtures are an unknown quantity to the settled Sunday style of the mixed leagues. With some success we managed a couple of Saturday games wiping out the University of Surrey 14-7 in the parks, after a narrow defeat earlier in the term. November saw both teams journeyed eastward, into the fens. A very close game for the blues, with a lead sustained for most of the game, was crushingly lost in the final quarter when our fitness failed us, however to us, such efforts represent a positive omen for the upcoming varsity game in Oxford. On home turf we shall seek our redemption for the past 9 years of defeat. I do not wish to put myself on the same level as Steven Gerard, however I see our upcoming game in a similar vein to Rangers previous season, to prevent the pale playing shirt wearing PUNKS from winning that elusive 10 times in a row. And to that I end, thank you for reading.
Chris & Harish
Our new Sponsor – Perspectum
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Perspectum!
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To find out more about Perspectum, please visit their website at https://perspectum.com/
Last year OULC supported Oxfordshire Mind, and this year the club is keen to support them again. In October we have some members running the Oxford Half Marathon and throughout the year we will be undertaking fundraising challenges and events. For outreach, we are planning to strengthen relationships between the club and primary schools in Oxfordshire and even hopefully run some pop lacrosse sessions.
Oxford Lacrosse are incredibly grateful to Tellworth Investments for their support of the Varsity Match over the past two years and their continued support into the next season.
We are currently looking for a sponsor to support our teams through the 2021/22 season. Please get in touch with our Vice President, Christos Katsifis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Fundraising for MIND
This past week, all three branches of the club have been running to raise money for MIND Oxfordshire. We smashed our goal of 500km, and have raised over £650 for them in just one week!
Named as MIND's Student Contributor of the Year 2020
We are delighted to announce that Oxford MIND has named us as their Student Contributor of the Year. We can't wait to run more events with them this year!