Jesus College Football Club is an elite unit of man-stallions who regularly defend the honour of our great tribe against an array of pitiful pretenders. The 2016-17 season promises to be a big one for the JCFC 1stXI, with a race to Division 1 firmly on the cards. The team has a solid core of quality players — Ollie “Mamadou” Whittaker and Omar “Rory Delap” Mohsen at the back, the omnipresent Polish-German enforcer Filip Kempski in the middle, and the team’s resident chef and number 9, Nick Cooke. With a couple of handy additions from the fresher intake, the team is set to topple the unsuspecting titans of college football in Cuppers and establish themselves as the team to beat in the Second Division. On the back of two healthy mid-table finishes in the last couple seasons, the golden generation is raring to go and achieve great things this year.
The 2nds, under co-captains David Cakebread and Matt Roche, enjoyed their most successful season in recent years. Not only did the team achieve promotion to the illustrious JCR Reserves First Division, but they also embarked on a glorious cup run. Defying expectations as they steamrolled team after team with their unique style of direct football, the Green Army was only stopped by the heartbreak of penalties. Nonetheless, the semi-final proved to be an eventful occasion; full of snapchat stories, red cards and Michael Swain squaring up to the ref. The 2nds fared no worse in the league, nabbing the second promotion slot and ending the season with a thrilling 6-6 draw against St Catz – a result epitomising what 2nds football is all about. A special mention must go to the agile Jon Hubbert, who registered four goals and an assist in his final game for JCFC. 2nds football is quite clearly flourishing at Jesus, and as anyone who has played it will tell you, there is nothing quite like it.
Everyone is welcome to play football at Jesus College and it is highly rewarding at every level. Whether you play just for fun or whether you’re a competitive character who would swap Oxford for La Masia in a heartbeat, you will be in your element with JCFC. Training is once a week on Sunday afternoons, and the first and second teams have weekly fixtures against other colleges. So if you are even slightly interested in football, then get involved, and see you on the pitch!
We also have a women’s team so click the link below for more information about that!