The Robinson College Sportsground is located on Barton Road and Fulbrooke Road, a 10 minutes walk from the College grounds.

The ground is shared with Queen's, Selwyn and King's Colleges.

Procedure for Users

The sportsground should only be used for pre-booked organised sports. If the groundsmen do not know when people are on the ground there is a high risk of lone runners etc., being run over with tractors or mowers.

1. Cuppers, League Fixtures (Football, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Tennis)

All Captains should receive a fixture list from the relevant university body at the beginning of the season. Captains should then contact the Groundsman or telephone (01223) 741270 to:

  • confirm that he has received a list of your fixtures
  • confirm that he can provide pitches for your home matches
  • book pitches, changing, shower and toilet facilities required.

The Groundsman requires 48 hours notice for all fixtures and practices. All matches to start at 2.00 pm unless otherwise agreed. All bookings for weekend matches must be received by 12.00 Noon Thursday.

2. Other Fixtures, Practice Matches, etc.

As soon as any fixtures additional to the Cuppers or League lists are arranged, the relevant Captain should contact the Groundsman to:

  • determine whether an appropriate pitch/practice area is available
  • to decide what pitch markings are required
  • to confirm whether changing/shower facilities will be required. Note: This requirement includes use of the cricket nets for team practices.

3. Fixture Changes, Postponements, Cancellations

If any changes are made in the arrangements for any fixtures, practice matches, etc. it is the responsibility of the relevant Captain to inform the Groundsman immediately. Note that this duty is in addition to the requirement to inform any independent referees or other officials involved in the match.

4. Other Sports (Volleyball, Rounders, etc.)

Captains/organisers of other sporting events using Sportsground should contact the Groundsman as soon as dates and times have been decided: to determine whether an appropriate pitch/practice area is available to decide what pitch markings are required. Note: The requirement to inform the Groundsman of any subsequent changes in arrangements (3. above) also applies to these events.

5. Casual Games

For casual games involving only a few people please check with the Groundsman that the ground is fit and available and that there is space available. However, please note that, as with all use, the Groundsman may close all or part of the ground if he considers conditions unfit.

6. Safety and Insurance

A telephone is available at the sportsground for use in an emergency. For any injury sustained whilst using the sportsground an accident report form must be completed and returned to the Bursar's Office. The accident insurance policy for the ground covers use by members of Queens', Selwyn, King's and Robinson colleges, opposing teams and guests accompanied by a member of Queens', Selwyn, King's or Robinson.

7. Security

Players are responsible for their own valuables, which can be deposited with the groundsman or another nominated person before or during matches. Safes are available in the King's & Selwyn pavilion changing rooms.

8. Usage After Dark

The sports ground should not be used after dark as this could be very hazardous.