THE FIELD CLUB
The Field Club is the hub of all college sports at Trinity College. We oversee, aid, and fund the running of the College’s twenty-three (and counting) sports clubs, many of which have multiple teams at multiple levels. Every member of the College is automatically a member of the Field Club, which makes us the largest college sports society in the University.
THE FIELD CLUB YEAR
The Field Club year runs from October to June, with the summer dedicated to the handovers from old captain to new and to arranging new kit, new equipment, and new plans for an even better year!
October is dedicated to the recruitment of our new intake of undergraduate and postgraduate freshers. Look out for our captains at:
- Chaplain's Squash: Sunday 1st October, 8:30pm @ The Cloisters
This is Trinity College's very own version of the University Freshers' Fair, straight after the Freshers' Formal. Our captains will all be there, so do go and talk to them and sign up with your email address so you can get all the latest news from our teams!
- Freshers' Sports Day: Saturday 7th October, 1-4pm @ Trinity Old Field
The Field Club's Committee, captains, and teams will be at Trinity Old Field showing you what our sports are all about. Come down for an hour or so to meet your future teammates and to try out as many sports as you want!
After recruitment, it’s over to the captains to organise their own practice times, socials, and matches, which will be publicised by email, on Facebook, and on this website. The Committee will also be busy organising Field Club socials, the earliest one usually taking place in November.
The Field Club also has two major sporting events each year:
- Christ Church Sporting Exchange
Each year we organise a sports tournament against Christ Church, our sister college at the University of Oxford. The exchange takes place at the end of Lent Term. For the 2017-2018 academic year, this will be hosted by Christ Church so all teams will be off to Oxford for a full day of sporting prowess, followed by Formal Hall and a party! As the current champions, Trinity will be looking to defend its title!
- Alumni Sports Day
At the start of Easter Term, the Field Club, in conjunction with the Field Club Association, will host the annual alumni match. Ex-Trinitarians are invited back to take on the current students in all of our different sports. The result is usually close, but the current students will be looking to defend their title once again!
As term draws to a close, the Field Club year concludes with the annual dinner, at which the best and most dedicated players in every team are rewarded with Field Club Colours, and with the annual team photographs in Great Court. From start to finish, then, the Field Club year is one packed full of excitement and opportunities to better yourself. We’re a large part of the soul of college life, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find any other university or college that takes such good care of its sportspeople.
FIELD CLUB PERKS
We take grateful advantage of our generous funding to ensure that a top-drawer sporting experience is available to every member of College. Every college sports team is entitled to kit every three years, entirely paid for by the Field Club, and to apply for fully-paid professional coaching and strength and conditioning training. Field Club members who’ve put a little too much into their sport all have access to free, professional physiotherapy, and we also seek to cover all the necessary costs of running a sports team, such as equipment purchases, league and Cuppers entry fees, and court, pitch, or pool hire. Several of our most closely-knit teams even take the chance to jet off on tour to cure the blues that come with the end of the Field Club season in June!