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Whatever your sport, and whatever your level, you'll have the chance to develop you interest while at Caius. The College has a strong sporting tradition for both men and women - we do well in inter-collegiate competitions and provide many representatives to University-level teams.  And if you want to take your sport to a higher level, or take up something we can't offer in College, the wider University offers the chance to do anything from participate in the Boat Race or Varsity matches to trying rock climbing or taikwondo.

Caius has excellent sports facilities which are available to all members. The College has a well-maintained sports ground at Barton Road, just a few minutes' walk from the West Road site. It has a pavilion, cricket pitch, one hard and nine grass tennis courts, two squash courts, a gym and an all-weather synthetic grass court which is used for tennis and basketball.

Rowing is a very popular sport at Caius, with the majority of students getting involved for the first time on arriving at Cambridge. Following the 2016 May Bumps, both our men's and women's first boats are second on the river out of all the colleges in Cambridge. The new Caius boathouse (opening for the 2016-7 academic year) is state-of-the-art, offering plenty of boat storage and featuring a gym, spacious changing rooms and social areas. If you choose to take up rowing, you'll enjoy first class coaching as well as the fun of taking part in a very sociable sport.

Caius has its own gym on the West Road site, equipped with cardiovascular machines, bikes, weights machines and a collection of free weights. It's open daily until 10pm and membership costs just £10.  There is also the sports ground gym, and a University gym less than ten minutes by bike from the College.

There are College clubs for many sports including football, rugby, hockey, athletics, cross-country, rowing, tennis, badminton, squash, cricket and ultimate frisbee. College clubs regularly play in inter-collegiate leagues. The University sports clubs provide additional facilities for many other sports.

The College runs the Bell-Wade Bursary Scheme for current Caius students, to support excellence in sport.