Training Info

See below for training times. During Oxford University's term-time we should have the same weekly sessions. Outside of term-time there will be some variation, which will be posted here as soon as it's available.

NVL training sessions are open to everyone, and the first session is free! However, if you are not an NVL-registered OUVC member you will need to pay for subsequent sessions. The coach or captain present at your first session will explain that there is a £10 per month fee for students, and £20 per month for everyone else, and that this fee grants you the opportunity to attend NVL training sessions, subject to the coach's discretion. If you have any questions, please ask the coach at your first session.

If you have paid your NVL or Student Club Membership Fee then training sessions are free.


Please see the calendar for the latest training schedule details.

Training Locations

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Oxford University Sports Complex, Iffley Road, OX4 1EQ

This is the main venue for training sessions. Starting in the centre of Oxford, drive/walk/bike down High Street. You will cross Magdalen Bridge (also known as The Plain), and arrive at St Clement's Roundabout. Take the third exit - Iffley Road. The entrance to the sports ground is 200m down the road, opposite Stockmore Street or Number 87. Follow the path down the hill past rugby/football pitches and the athletics track, round the swimming pool and the entrance doors are on the left (opposite some bike racks). If you're driving, you'll need to drive past the pedestrian entrance and turn right into Jackdaw Lane. Go to the end of the lane and turn right. The sports centre is just in front of the car park.

St. Gregory the Great School, OX4 3DR

This is our alternative venue for training sessions and home NVL matches. Starting in the centre of Oxford, drive/walk/bike East down High Street. You will cross Magdalen Bridge, and arrive at a roundabout. Take the second exit off this, onto Cowley Road. After about a mile turn right onto Howard Street, and then left onto Cricket Road. Continue straight for 300m and the school is on the right hand side of the road. The first entrance on your right will lead you straight to the hall. There is car and bike parking space inside the school grounds, next to the sports hall.