Oxford University Women's Blues Committee


Oxford University Women's Blues committee was formed to oversee the awarding of Full and Half Blues to sportswomen in the University. OUWBC regulates the statuses of blues sports within the university, and the criteria that applies to them.

President: Rosalind Davies (Jesus, Fencing).
Secretary: Alice Gardner (Lincoln, Taekwon-Do).

Next Meeting

The next Women's Blues Committee meeting will be:

TBC, 3rd Week, Hilary Term 2009

Please send any motions for the meeting, together with supporting information, to the secretary, Alice Gardner, at womens.blues@sport.ox.ac.uk ASAP. For further information see the Guidelines section. Please try and ensure that supporting info is no more that one A4 page, otherwise meetings with lots of motions can become very long.

The secretary must receive any apologies by noon on the day of the meeting.

Meeting Requirements

Clubs due for Status Review at the next meeting:

  • Golf
  • Karate
  • Korfball
  • Trampolining Football

    It seems that some clubs are not aware of the rule that captains cannot miss three meetings in a row. This rule was voted in by the 2003/4 committee because a number of clubs continually sent apologies and never attended the meetings. If you miss three meetings (even if you send apologies) your blues status will be put on probation and your next review will be brought forward to the next meeting.

    If you fail to turn up to the next meeting your blues status will be revoked and you will have to re-apply.

    To help club captains, we will publish a list of clubs on the web who need to send a representative to the next meeting to avoid probation. Remember that if you cannot attend yourself, you can send another rep from your club.

    Clubs that have missed two meetings in a row:

    Please remember to update your contact details with us when you change captains, since it is the duty of the club to keep the Blues Committee informed. A contact details check will be carried out by the Secretary at the beginning of Michaelmas Term. .


    All clubs with a current Blue's status send a representative to sit on OUWBC. Non Blue's sports may apply to the President to attend committee meetings. Guidance for non Blue's clubs wishing to apply for full or half Blue status can be found here.

    The committee is chaired by the President according the constitution. Clubs sitting on the committee pay an annual affiliation fee, currently set at £10.

    Affiliation fees of £10 are due, at the next meeting, from many clubs for 2008/2009, please bring cash or cheque (payable to "Women's Blues Committee") to the next meeting or pidge the cheque to Alice Gardner (Lincoln) . You can check to see if your club also owes fines on the fines page.


    The committee meets twice a term. Motions to be considered by OUWBC should be received by the secretary at womens.blues@sport.ox.ac.uk a week before the next meeting, so that they can be included in the agenda. Club representatives who cannot attend a meeting are required to send apologies to the secretary by noon on the day of the meeting.


    Clubs are granted a Blue's status, as listed on the Status Page. This is either Full or Half Blue. Awards are granted in accordance with the criteria detailing number of awards that can be granted, and the achievements that teams must fulfil in order to qualify.