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17th Univ Annual Football Day

Garth Crooks and Chris Hughton

Garth Crooks and Chris Hughton

Saturday, 9 March 2024
Kick-offs from 11am

University College Sports Ground

We are delighted to announce that Garth Crooks OBE, football commentator and former professional player, and Chris Hughton, football manager and former professional player, are to join us at the Univ Football Day on 9 March.

Students, Old Members, friends and Univ staff are invited to take part in this year’s Univ Football Day. Join a team, or form a brand new one, to battle it out for Univ’s coveted Football Cups – The Gerry Fitzsimons Cup and The Bill Sykes Challenge Cup.

2024 is Univ’s 775th Anniversary Year and we will mark this incredible milestone during the day with a free glass of fizz during the prize-giving.

Univ Teams will consist of:
– Staff and staff family members
– Students – JCR and WCR
Old Members – close year groups put together to form teams

Keen to join a team, but don’t know how? Just register and we will sign you up to a team.

Spectators are also very welcome, so do come along with your family and friends. If enough children register then we will make sure there is small pitch available for them to practice their skills too!

Please scroll down for prices.
– Sandwich lunch
– Hog roast feast! Free-range Suffolk hog, slow roasted with crackling, stuffing, apple sauce and salads (veg/vegan options available)
– All day cash bar with beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee

The cups will be presented to the winning teams by The Master, after which everyone is invited to watch the Six Nations England vs Ireland rugby match at 4.45pm. in the Univ Club house. The cash bar will remain open!

We are enormously grateful to Old Members for subsiding prices for students, staff and spectators.
– Old Members lunch and hog roast £30
– Old Members lunch only £15
– Students, staff and spectators lunch and hog roast £15
– Students, staff and spectators lunch only £7
– Children over 5 £5 for lunch and hog roast
– Children under 5 – free of charge

Please note that refunds will not be possible after Friday 23 February.

Evening and overnight accommodation
End the day by joining other players and supporters, including Peter Chambers (1989, Maths), Dan Keyworth (2000, PPE) and Andy Carroll (1977, PPE) for a few drinks and a curry. Please email Peter if you wish to book a place for the curry.

Around ten rooms are available to reserve in College (£60/person including breakfast) overnight on Saturday. Please email rsvp@univ.ox.ac.uk if you wish to book a room and rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Parking is not available at the sports ground. Please use Park and Ride if possible.

Any queries? Please email rsvp@univ.ox.ac.uk

Please note that audio, photographs and video footage may be taken throughout our events. These may be used by the College for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third party publication. Please contact the event organiser if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

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