The annual Freshers’ Varsity Match takes place in Michaelmas term. It provides new club athletes with the chance to experience competition early in the year and the fun that can be had beating Cambridge. It’s also an opportunity for both universities to show off their new talent.
Whilst every Varsity is fought hard, the Freshers’ Match is a relatively relaxed event and newcomers to the club should not be worried about performing below their best. All matriculated freshers (undergrads and postgrads) are eligible to take part in the match, as well as any other member of the university who has not previously competed for OUAC. Selection for the team is made by our two Captains. The venue alternates between Oxford and Cambridge - at the university which is not hosting the Varsity Match that year.