Sign ups for this evening’s event have now closed.

Please check your email for details of the zoom link, if you have not received the email do get in touch!

Please ensure to be on the call by 4.55 in time for a prompt start at 5pm

Any questions please reply to the email or email president.atalantas@gmail.com 📧

We are super excited, hope you all are too, get thinking of any questions for the q&a ⁉️

Finally, the event is free of charge for all our members, however we do ask you consider an optional charitable donation to REFUGE ! 💗




We are super excited for tomorrow’s event, make sure you don’t miss out.

Share with the Atalanta’s members past, present and future in your team and club so they get to be part of what will be a great discussion with three fabulous panelists!

🏆🏆Link below to sign up 🏆🏆




🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 NIKKI EMERSON 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Atalanta’s can’t wait to chat with Nikki at our virtual panel event this Saturday – we are extremely honoured to announce her as our third and final guest.

Nikki was Atalanta’s President in 2008-2009. She is currently Head of Business Development at England Rugby, having worked at a plethora of other high profile sporting institutions and events including: the London Marathon, Liverpool FC, and The Premier League. She has recently been working on the execution of the ePremier League.

In 2008 Nikki had a near-fatal car crash which broke her spine. She spent ten weeks undergoing intensive surgery and was told she’d never walk again. Inspired by the Beijing olympics she decided to take up Paralympic sport, and now competes against those athletes in T53 wheelchair 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and marathon. She recently represented England at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The deadline for signing up for this awesome event (link below) is tomorrow at midnight!

If you have any specific questions for Nikki please email President.atalantas@gmail.com





Atalanta’s are extremely looking forward to welcoming Chemmy to our virtual panel this Saturday!

Chemmy Alcott is the one of the UK’s greatest ever female alpine ski racers, having competed in four Winter Olympic Games, collecting numerous top 10 world cup finishes, and winning Overall British Ladies Champion 8 times.

Alongside skiing, Chemmy has maintained a busy schedule. She began her career in broadcasting while injured in 2009, commentating on World Cup events. She provided coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics and is a presenter on BBC’s Ski Sunday.

Today, Chemmy can be found in the mountains, promoting the charity Right to Play UK, and devising assault courses for her kids and husband (former British no.1 downhill racer) Dougie Crawford.

The deadline for signing up (link below) is this Friday at midnight!

If you have any specific questions for Chemmy please email President.atalantas@gmail.com




🎾Maria Sanchez🎾

Atalanta’s are extremely excited and honoured to announce that Maria will be joining us this Saturday at our virtual panel speakers event!

She is a USA tennis player who has competed all over the world and at all 4 grand slam tournaments, as well as being a student athlete at USC where she was ranked number 1 in singles during the 2011-2012 season.

She will be joining our other panelists discussing all things sports: from the impact of quarantine on training to the future of female sport post Covid-19.
The deadline for signing up (link below) is this Friday at midnight! If you have any specific questions for Maria please email President.atalantas@gmail.com



Virtual Panel Speakers Event


We have organised a very exciting Virtual Speaker’s Event for this term, featuring high profile athletes and people involved in female sport. We will discussing all things sport, from the impact of quarantine on training to the future of female sport (and sport in general) once lockdown is lifted.

This event is open to all members, alumni and any prospective members so please do share this with your teams! The event will be FREE to attend, but will also include an optional charity donation to help support those in need in the local Oxfordshire area

Where: Atalanta’s ZOOM
When: Saturday 16th May 5pm (Saturday 3rd Week)

Full details of speakers will be announced later this week, they are seriously fantastic athletes !!

In the mean time please sign up to book your space by filling out this form:



Welcome Drinks @ Sandy’s Piano Bar


The new committee are excited to be hosting welcome drinks at Sandy’s on 18th October from 19.30pm! Come and meet us, current members and new people thinking of joining – pop in whenever you can, but get there early to enjoy the free bar!

**Atalanta’s members are welcome to bring friends who are thinking of joining**

This year, you are eligible to become a member of Atalanta’s if you play a woman’s or mixed university sport and are on track to represent Oxford in 4 or more matches or a Varsity, or if you have contributed to the promotion and support of women in sport.

Please click ‘Going’ on the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3079770282095619/?active_tab=about

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The Atalanta’s Committee x


Vincent’s and Atalanta’s Summer Cocktails 2019

The ever-popular Vincent’s and Atalanta’s Summer Cocktails, this year held on Saturday 15th June, proved once again to be a great success. Following the Ian Williams memorial match, members from both clubs, as well as guests from across the University descended on OURFC to celebrate the successes of both clubs as well as, for some, the end of exams or the end of their time at Oxford. In addition, as part of Vincent’s and Atalanta’s’ new partnership with The Oriental Club, they very kindly brought their own signature cocktail to share with our resident athletes, which was definitely a popular option! All in all, it was an excellent evening for everyone involved and special thanks must go to Tom and Simon from Vincent’s and OURFC for all of their hard work in making the event such a success, as well as to the Vincent’s and Atalanta’s committees for their support in setting up the event and clearing up the next day. The 2020 Cocktails are definitely not to be missed!


Atalanta’s and Vincent’s Outreach Camp 2019

Atalanta’s and Vincent’s annual Outreach camp in 2019 was held in the 9th week of Trinity Term.  This year over 50 Year 6 students from Larkrise Primary School came down to  the Iffley Road Sports Complex for a volunteer-led program of activities and sports from members of both clubs.  This years camp follows on from previous camps as well as after-school clubs run by Atalanta’s and Vincent’s members, testament to the ongoing relationship between the school and clubs.

This year as in previous years, the camp has focussed on teaching the students particular skills that are crucial in academic and sporting success, as well as everyday life.  All the activities we did revolved around effective communication, teamwork and leadership, discipline, and responsibility. Instead of focussing on traditional sports which some students may have played more than others, we endeavoured to do sports and activities that they had little-to-no exposure to, in order to reinforce the skills we wanted to focus on.  This year we did a range of activities from basketball and hockey to blindfolded obstacle courses and cricket. On the final day, the students were split into 6 groups and had to invent their own game using only the equipment on hand, then explain it to another group and play it with them. By the end of the camp, all the students had improved across all areas- they were able to describe traits of good leaders, team players, and elements of effective communication that will transfer to other areas of life.

Alongside incredible volunteers from the clubs that compete in a variety of sports, we were lucky to have some other club members come and speak to the students over lunchtime about their sport, their journey in it, and what they think makes a great scholar-athlete.  This year we had Rebecca Robinson, Lacrosse player and Atalanta’s President speak alongside Isabelle Scott, Australian national-standard middle distance runner. We also had Sooraj Mahesh, lightweight rower and medical student speak alongside Lucy Farquhar, GB junior triathlete who medalled at European Championships.  All of the athletes had great interactive discussions about their sports and the skills and traits required to excel in sport and academic life.

The most rewarding aspect of the camp as its on-the-day leader was seeing the interactions between students change each day.  Students that were shy and less interested in sports were throwing themselves into all of the activities, and more boisterous students were thoughtful and inclusive of all members of their classes. These changes are testament to the role that our volunteers played each day in reinforcing the values we wanted to instill.

Atalanta’s and Vincent’s clubs would like to give thanks to the assistance of others which enabled it to run so effectively.  We thank OURFC and the Sports Department for allowing us access to their facilities and to Magdalen College School for providing food for the students.  We thank the Oxford University Hockey and Women’s Cricket Club for providing equipment to be used. A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who gave their holiday and work time to put on such a great experience.  The final thank you goes to the staff and students at Larkrise for coming along and having such a great time with us.

Ameen Chekroud

Atalanta’s Outreach Secretary