TEAM PROFILE

WOMEN'S THIRDS

CODE NAME: SWIFTS

Captain Details
Captain Bianca Gillam
Captain's Email
Training Times
Tuesday 7:45am=8:45am
Saturday 12:30pm-2:00pm
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2015-16 Report

The Women’s Third team, better known as the Swifts, train 2-3 times a week all year at Iffley Road Sports Centre, with an indoor session at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon through the winter.

The Swifts have BUCS matches against other universities every Wednesday from the beginning of Michaelmas until the end of the British University season in February. With the introduction of the indoor session in Michaelmas and Hilary, as well as additional coaching in Trinity, the Swifts are stronger than ever.

The squad isn’t finalised until Trinity term, so players who show enough potential and commitment are able to move up to the Robins at any point in the year. This means that the strongest possible squads for each team will play the highly anticipated Varsity match, played alternately in Cambridge and Oxford each year. The Swifts won the 2016 title at home and are looking forwards to replicating the victory in Cambridge next year.

Full details of what is included in third team membership can be found here: 3rd Team Package

A highlight of the year was the men and women’s 2s/3s tour to Lisbon, where the squads trained on clay for a week in the Portuguese sun.

If you have any questions please contact the Women's Thirds Captain, Bianca Gillam, at