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Concussion protocols in sport: a no-brainer?

Sports organisations across Britain are implementing new rules to protect players at all levels from the long-term effects of concussion and head trauma. In February, the English Football Association banned primary school-aged children from heading footballs in training, due to fears that doing so at a young age could add to the likelihood of dementia Read More…

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Iffley Road Sports Centre reopens after 197 days

Iffley Road Sports Centre reopened this morning 197 days after it closed its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening comes in time for the start of the University of Oxford’s Michaelmas term on 11 October. In their most recent coronavirus update, Oxford University Sport (OUS) stated: “We appreciate this has been Read More…

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University sporting fixture travel ban met with letter of appeal from clubs

Oxford University has announced their decision to prohibit travel to and from Oxford for sporting fixtures during the coronavirus pandemic. In response to their announcement, committee members of various non-contact, outdoor sports clubs sent a letter appealing the ban to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Louise Richardson, this morning.

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Iffley Sports Centre will not be used as Michaelmas teaching space after 1500 sign open letter

The University of Oxford has released a statement confirming that plans to repurpose the sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Centre as teaching spaces have been abandoned. The statement says that the sports halls “are no longer under consideration for potential teaching and academic purposes in Michaelmas term” after the SFEC (Sports Federation Executive Committee) Read More…

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Fears for return of sport in Michaelmas as Oxford University Sport launches new mobile app

This week, Oxford University Sport announced the launch of a free mobile app to provide information about bookings, virtual classes and the reopening of university sport facilities. The new app is set to facilitate access to virtual classes as well as updates on when the Iffley Road Sports Centre facilities are set to reopen after Read More…