With over 104 years of activity, Oxford University is one of the oldest lacrosse clubs in Europe, and over those years we have never swayed from our commitment to a welcoming and friendly environment. OULC is well known across the university for being one of the most successful and fun university sports teams. No matter your experience or skill level we would love for you to join our club!
As Oxford terms start much later than other universities, we have a week of preseason before fresher’s week where we train and have some socials to warm everyone up before the BUCS league starts in week 1. Preseason is a really fun week from Monday 27th September to Friday 1st October, which involves between 4-6 hours of training a day, lots of socialising and getting to know the city a bit better! The freshers have usually played a fair amount of lacrosse before, either at school/club/ regional/national level and thus we welcome people of all abilities and experience. If you are interested in coming to preseason, or want to ask any questions about whether the women’s team might be the right fit for you, please do get in touch with the captains, Cat and Elinor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
OULC's Mixed Team will be hosting several preseason sessions in 1st Week Michaelmas, and we greatly encourage you to attend if you have any interest in playing for the side this season. The sessions are open to players of all abilities and are also suitable for those who are new to the sport, with beginners being able to pick it up quickly each year. Further information about the specific dates and times will be added to this page closer to 1st week so please check back once it nears the start of term. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email the captains, Chris and Harish, at email@example.com
Details of men's preseason are tbc, but if you are interested in coming along, or want to know more about men's lacrosse, please email Casey and Christos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Development Squad
OULC’s Development Squad is aimed at beginners and inexperienced women’s players who want to give lacrosse a go in a friendly and relaxed environment, with the potential of joining the university women’s or mixed teams in the future. There is training twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, where we will be teaching lacrosse rules and technique, running drills and playing games. We have friendly matches organised with the development squads of other universities which is a great opportunity to gain valuable gameplay experience with other learning players.
All equipment is provided and cheap mouthguards can be bought from us at training. Come along if you are looking to try something new or are eager to pick up your old lacrosse stick again! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Dev Squad Secretaries, Lexi Reynard and Lottie McDonald, if you have any questions.
Weekly training times for 2021 are tbc
Q: How much are subs each year?
Subs vary each year depending on our sponsors and other factors. We aim to keep costs as low as possible however the subs for last year were ~£190 per person. Colleges will generally subsidise a good proportion of this cost.
Q: What is the standard of the teams like? How difficult is it to make the team?
All teams at Oxford are of a high standard, with all teams placing high within their leagues. It is very difficult to predict the standard each year. That being said, lots of players on the Men's 2s and Mixed 2s are beginners to lacrosse/ have only played a little before. Come to trials and preseason regardless of how much you've played before!
Q: When are trials?
Trials dates are tbc for 2021.
Q: Does OULC organise social events?
Yes! OULC is known for having one of the best social calendars in Oxford Sport. Most Wednesdays there will be a social, either with other sports teams or as team bonding. We have a whole club crewdate at the beginning of Michaelmas and our Christmas celebration - Laxmas. Each branch of the club also has its own end of season dinners at the end of Hilary.