- About Balliol MCR
- Holywell Manor Guide
- For Current Members
- John Beecher Memorial Fund
The MCR is well endowed for a wide range of cultural and sporting pursuits.
In respect to sport, Holywell Manor is ideally positioned to take advantages of the sporting facilities offered by Balliol College. Near Holywell Manor we have the Master's Field, providing football and cricket pitches, grass tennis courts and a croquet court. You can also find the Balliol squash courts and new hard surface tennis court (which doubles as a basketball/netball court) here. In addition to this MCR members regularly use the Balliol College Gym located on the main college site.
The MCR has a range of sporting equipment available to all Balliol MCR members. The MCR Sports Representative is responsible for keeping the "sports cupboard" well stocked to suit the needs and wishes of the graduate population. The MCR has its own football (soccer) and cricket teams that compete against other MCRs. The MCR also enters a crew in the Christ Church novice rowing regatta in Michaelmas term each year.
MCR members also compete in sports as representatives of Balliol College. Rowing, soccer, tennis, athletics, rugby and cricket are the sports most commonly finding MCR involvement. A number of MCR Members also represent the University at Blues or Seconds level in sports including rugby, athletics, soccer and cricket.
As well as entering a wide range of sporting teams in college competitions, the MCR has also undertaken a wide variety of other activities including the staging of theatrical performances; the creation of the Oxonian Review of Books, Oxford's only University-wide book and arts review magazine; the regular screening of a wide selection of movies; and the regular issue of the Lou Reed, the MCR's own social newspaper.