Pupil in a school hall bouncing a basketball
Pupils being instructed in basketball while practicing
Pupils lining up to practice shooting hoops in a hall

Our expanded Sports Leadership Programme is back! We are very pleased to be working with additional state schools in the Oxford City area, with pupils taking part in a series of interactive sport sessions and educational workshops based onsite at the University.

The Programme connects 36 Year-8 pupils (from Greyfriars School, Oxford Spires and The Oxford Academy) with more than 30 University students assisting with the provision of sports and educational sessions. The pupils will try out basketball, rowing, athletics and flag football. Educational sessions will introduce psychological concepts of teamwork and frame academic subjects through a sporting lens.

This project is a valuable step towards the Vice-Chancellors objective of bringing the 'Town and Gown' closer together.

Read more about what's involved in the programme. 


Pupils smiling reaching for ball in basketball practice
Pupils walking to college for lunch, pupil at front smiling
Pupils smiling seated in lecture theatre
Corey Crossnan delivering seminar to pupils