Francesca FitzGerald


College: Christ Church

Subject: Spanish and Portuguese

Sport: Lacrosse

I have played lacrosse throughout my time at Oxford, captaining the Mixed Lacrosse 1st Team and gaining a half-blue in my 2nd year. Along the way I have sought to be involved in the OULC committee as much as possible, taking on the roles of Varsity Secretary 2017-18 and Cuppers Secretary last year. This year, I am extremely excited to take on the new role of Charity and Outreach Secretary. Sport has been a big part of my life at Oxford and I have loved getting involved in lots of college matches as well.

I am hugely excited to take on the role of President and to make 2019/20 an extremely successful year for Atalanta’s! As we work hard to forge a new path for Atalanta’s, I am looking forward to working alongside the committee to extend our reach throughout the University and to ensure that the community of Oxford sportswomen continues to thrive. Keep an eye out for all of the new and exciting events and opportunities happening throughout the year!

Hatty Ruck


College: Lincoln

Subject: Engineering Science

Sport: Tennis and Skiing

I have enjoyed playing tennis for the women’s 3rd team and am looking forward to another year in the club with hopefully a successful varsity in trinity! I also hope to race for Oxford on the ski trip in December proving it’s never too late in your degree to get involved in different sports. I try whenever possible to join in college sports, being co-captain for the Lacrosse team last year and I think taking part in team sports is an integral part of staying both physically and mentally healthy, as well as great fun.

Making sure the budget is well managed and ensuring Atalanta’s continues to make best use of their available income so the fantastic events organised can become more varied and more frequent!

Ticiana Alencar

Social Secretary

College: Lincoln

Subject: History and Politics

Sport: Lacrosse

I have absolutely loved playing lacrosse at Oxford and captained the Swifts last year. I am very excited for a third year with OULC!

In my role as Social Secretary I will be organising social events for members to meet each other throughout the year–from yoga and brunch, to cocktails and dinner! In Trinity Term, the Atalanta’s Sports Ball celebrates the achievements of sportswomen and men in Oxford over the year.

Olivia Lee-Smith


College: Keble

Subject: Law

Sport: Hockey

During my first year at Oxford I played Blues Hockey and Cricket, and am really looking forward to taking on the role of Blues Hockey Captain next year!

As Webmaster, I will be keeping everyone up to date with all sporting news, events, developments and successes of the Sportswomen of Oxford! Check out the fixtures and results page to see how your team is getting on, and also follow our instagram and twitter for ‘day in the sporting life’ story takeovers, photos of all things Atalantas, teams of the week and general sporting successes!

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Johann Perera


College: Queens

Subject: Materials Science

Sport: Hockey

I have played hockey for almost 10 years, since starting secondary school. During my three years at Oxford I have progressed from the Men’s 3rds to the Men’s Blues; achieving a Full Blue this year. Along the way I captained the Men’s 2s and was OUHC President last year. A big part of my Oxford Sport experience has been coaching the Women’s Blues for the last two years, a role I have enjoyed thoroughly and will continue to do this year; in addition to coaching the Women’s 3s.

I’m really excited to be a part of Atalanta’s as it takes new steps into the future. Atalanta’s is a unique position to make a real impact into encouraging all women to take part in university sport and also to allow anyone and everyone to help and support women’s sport. My role will be supporting the President as she looks to implement fantastic changes as well as providing information, logistics and help to any Atalanta’s member.

Ameen Chekroud

Outreach Secretary

College: St John’s

Subject: Medicine

Sport: Waterpolo

I played most sports growing up, but was introduced to Water Polo in secondary school and loved it too much to ever stop. During my time at Oxford I’ve coached women’s rowing at college, and been on the Water Polo club committee for 4 years including a year as President. Alongside this I’ve done hockey and mixed lacrosse for the medics which has been a great way to try new sport.

Having grown up in inner city Manchester, outreach is something close to my heart and I’m keen to have Atalanta’s do more for and with the local community, focussing on supporting young girls get into and stay in sport. Having been certified as a disabled athlete in swimming and rowing, and having worked with local charities supporting people with disabilities, I’m eager to have Atalanta’s members branch out and help other students or non-students with disabilities get active in collaboration with local charities.

Sofia Baldelli

Membership Secretary

College: Hertford

Subject: Medicine

Sport: Hockey

I absolutely loved playing for the Women’s Blues Hockey as Goalkeeper in my first year. Going into my second year, I am continuing working hard on my keeping and look forward to taking on the role as Academic Director – promoting and developing the game across the University!

The position of Membership Secretary for Atalanta’s really excites me: the opportunity to diversify, promote and increase the Atalanta’s society across the University through membership. 

If you would like to become a member do not hesitate to contact me on or fill out the google form here

Libby Gower Isaac


College: Magdalen

Subject: French and Italian

Sport: Hockey

Hockey was a big part of my first year and I’m sure it’ll continue to be throughout my time in Oxford. I played for the Rads and loved it – everyone is really fun and just enjoy’s playing hockey with their friends. So I’m looking forward to 2nd year!

This year, I hope to maintain good relationships with our existing sponsors through organising various networking events, whilst also looking to sort out additional sponsorship deals. If anyone is interested in finding out more about sponsorship or knows any companies that would be interested, please get in touch by sending an email to