Lincoln College

Sports Ground Bookings

Lincoln College sports ground known as Bartlemas, or Barties, comprises a rugby/football pitch in the winter months and a cricket pitch over the summer. The pitches and the pavilion are available for hire by both Oxford University staff and students and members of the community.

Directions to the ground can be found here

 

Making a booking:

  • To book a facility at the Lincoln Sports Ground, please contact David Mead, the groundsman.
  • The booking form and risk assessment must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the current insurance certificate of the Club, with a minimum cover of £2 million Public Liability Insurance or, if you are a registered University sports club, you will need to provide a copy of the University's indemnity cover. For this, please contact the Sports Federation. Only then will your booking be confirmed.
     
  • Bookings must be made (and booking form, risk assessment, and insurance certificate received) at least 7 days in advance.

Payment:

  • You will be invoiced by the College after the event. Rates are listed below.
  • The exception to this is advance block bookings, for which you will be invoiced and will be required to pay 50% in advance.

Cancellation:

  • If you need to cancel a booking, please let David Mead know asap. Cancellations made with fewer than 24 hours' notice will incur a full hire charge.
  • Lincoln College reserves the right to withdraw the use of the facility at any time if, in its opinion, it is unfit for use.

Use of facilities:

  • Keys for the changing rooms are to be collected from the Lincoln College Porters Lodge on Turl Street. These must be returned directly after a session. Failure to return them within 24 hours of the end of a training session or match will incur a £100 penalty charge.
  • All hirers must leave pitches and premises clean, clear, and tidy at the end of a session.
  • Hirers and players are responsible for their own belongings on the pitches and premises. All belongings are left at the owners' risk.

Safety and insurance:

  • All hirers must complete a satisfactory risk assessment and provide a fully-stocked first aid kit.
  • Lincoln College is under no liability in respect of personal injury or accident, which must be incurred by those using the facility.
  • All hirers must provide a copy of the current insurance certificate of the Club, with a minimum cover of £2 million Public Liability Insurance for each individual or a number of claims or, if you are a registered University sports club, you will need to provide a copy of the University's indemnity cover which can be obtained from the Sports Federation.

Hire charges (exclusive of VAT):

 

Internal

External

Rugby (October to March) - match or training session

£50.00

£75.00

Football (October to March) - match or training session

£50.00

£75.00

Cricket (mid-April to early Sept) - full day or weekend

£80.00

£120.00

Cricket (mid-April to early Sept) - weekdays after 5pm

£50.00

£75.00

Pavilion - full day use

£80.00

£120.00

Pavilion - use after 5pm only

£50.00

£75.00

Please note:

"Internal" refers to students or staff members of Oxford University

Use of facilities includes use of changing rooms

Block bookings of 10+ sessions attract a 10% discount