The Oxford University Australian Rules Football Club (OUARFC) welcomes male and female players of any ability and nationality, and those both with and without a University affiliation. We play the game of Australian Rules Football (AFL), a game that combines the finesse of soccer with the physical contest of rugby and the fitness of athletics. Our teams have players ranging from those who have never touched a footy to those who have played professionally in Australia.
OUARFC is the oldest AFL Club outside of Australia, and one of the oldest Varsity clubs of the University of Oxford. Formed just prior to World War I, the Club recently celebrated its centenary year, playing its first match against Cambridge in 1907, which makes it the longest running Australian AFL rivalry outside of Australia. OUARFC is also one of the first clubs in the UK to start a women’s AFL team, with the first Oxford women’s match played in February 2015. We are a Half-Blue sport for both Men and Women.
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Main weekly session: 1200 noon Sunday at University Parks, typically on the field closest to Linacre College.
Mid-week skills/fitness: 0730 Wednesday at University Parks, typically on the field closest to Linacre College.
We welcome Men and Women of all skill levels. Feel free to reach out to the President or Captains to hear more about training.
President: Henry West
Men's Captains: Dexter Chiew & Tim Haskett
Women's Captains: Ashleigh Barnes & Connie Hurton