Here is your weekly dose of notices and information for the Lincoln and University sports teams! It has been a great couple of weeks for the College and hopefully we'll see out the rest of Michaelmas with similar sporting success!
This week's email will also be the first to include the 'Sport in the Spotlight' section - providing you with a bit of information about one of the lesser-known sports teams at the University - who knows, it may whet your appetite to get involved and maybe you could earn a coveted 'Blue'!
BATTLE OF THE BLUES
Yes, it's almost that time of year again - the Oxford/Cambridge rugby showdown at Twickenham on 08 December and tickets are on sale NOW! Tickets are £10.00 for Oxford students until 09 November (£15.00 after) and for this you can watch both the Men's and Women's Varsity games! This promises to be a great day out and a great opportunity to enjoy one of the world's oldest sporting rivalries.
You can buy tickets here: http://www.thevarsitymatch.com/ and if there is enough interest it would be great to have a strong Lincoln contingent travel down!
Sport under the Spotlight - Archery
The Oxford University Company of Archers (OUCofA) is the university's archery club and membership is open to everyone studying or working at the University - No prior experience is necessary but a healthy amount of enthusiasm is encouraged! They run a structured beginners course in Michaelmas Term as well as a smaller novice intake in Hilary Term so there is plenty of opportunity to join!
They practice several times a week at the University Sports Centre on Iffley Road (inside in winter and outside in summer) and there are many opportunities for those of all standards to compete - from County level and higher, to complete beginners.
You can find information about their training times as well as sign up on their website (https://oucofa.com/node/2) and if you have any questions you should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's been a great couple of weeks for Lincoln with a number of teams (including a good showing from the MCR) triumphing over the other colleges:
Unfortunately the Lincoln MCR Football team lost 6-3 to the combined team of Linacre and Corpus Christi but the JCR fared better against our bitter rivals, Brasenose College, winning by a staggering margin of 9-3!
Congratulations to the Lincoln Women's Seniors and Novices for their strong performances in the Isis Winter League on Sunday!
The Lincoln Rugby team had a great start to their season, beating Magdalen 38-0! Their second game is this Saturday at home against our Turl Street neighbours, Exeter College!
Some great news to start your week with, The Oxford University (Men's Blues) team beat the University of Cambridge Blues team 4-2 in the BUCS league and the Oxford Colts secured a 3-1 victory against the University of Bedfordshire.
Unfortunately, the Women's Blues team were on the receiving end of a 6-0 defeat by Nottingham Trent University Women's 1st team.
After losing 50-0 to the Northampton Saints, the Men's Blues team travelled to Zagreb to play the Croatian national team and won by 45-7! Hopefully they will be able to repeat this success against the British Police Rugby Team on Tuesday at the Iffley Road ground (k.o. 19:15) The Oxford Greyhounds have continued their winning streak by beating both the University of Bristol and the University of Bath.
The Women's Blues team lost 82-6 at home to Cardiff Metropolitan University last week but hopefully can turn it around this Wednesday when they play Cambridge away!
Week 4 Events/Fixtures
- Men's Rugby - Oxford Blues v British Police
- Men's Football - Oxford Blues v University of Warwick (BUCS League)
- Women's Football - Oxford Women's Blues v University of Lincoln Women's 1st Team (BUCS league)
- Oxford Women's Furies v De Montfort University Women's 1st Team (BUCS League)
- Women' Rugby - Oxford Blues v Cambridge University RFC
- Men's Rugby - Oxford Greyhounds v Kew Occasionals
- Lincoln College RFC vs Exeter College (at Barties!)
Once again, if there is anything we have missed or if there are any teams and results that you would like us to include in next week's email please let us know!
All the best
Tom & Arutyun