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ABOUT ATALANTA’S SOCIETY

WHAT DO WE STAND FOR?
Founded in 1992, Atalanta’s is a sporting, social club that believes that female athletes should be celebrated and supported not just at the University of Oxford, but within the local community too. We aim to help individuals enhance their sporting careers  as well as teams and clubs achieve their sporting goals throughout their season. The “Women in Sport” movement is growing on a global scale, and Atalanta’s aims to support and represent this movement as best we can.

HOW DOES ATALANTA’S SHOW THEIR SUPPORT?
Atalanta’s provides a platform throughout the year for our members to socialise with fellow athletes, be it over lunch or at one of our termly cocktail events. This year we also aim to host motivational speakers as well as some nutrition talks for our members. We also award grants to sports clubs in order for them to carry out an important part of their training throughout their season. On an individual basis, we award an Atalanta’s Teammate of the Year for a member who has contributed outstandingly in all areas of their sporting field. To support the wider community, Atalanta’s runs outreach camps at local schools that provide coaching in different sporting areas to local schoolchildren. Away from the sports field, Atalanta’s’ sponsors host networking events for our members that allow them to gain a greater insight into certain industries that may be potential career options post-Oxford.

WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF ATALANTA’S?
Atalanta’s Society consists of female athletes that have competed in a Varsity Match for their sports team. To clarify, we are not a club that limits itself to Blues, but rather we open our doors to females who represent Oxford against Cambridge in a first, second, third team etc.

WHO WAS ATALANTA?
Atalanta is the most famous ancient Greek female athlete, whose legend is preserved not only through the medium of vase painting, but also in the works of the Greek poets, Hesiod and Apollodorus.

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