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Josephine Butler


Josephine Butler has quickly earned itself a reputation as a formidable sporting college. In past years, we've excelled in competition against other colleges and had some great successes given our relative youth as a College.

Photography: Sudhan Raja

We have a wide range of sports clubs for you to choose from including football, hockey, rugby, darts, pool, badminton, tennis, squash, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse and rowing. Whether you want to play competitively, with friends, or just to improve your fitness, you'll have opportunities at all levels at Butler. Many beginners take up sports and often discover new talents.

The social side to sport at Josephine Butler is fantastic. Sports team socials and nights out have become a regular part of our calendar. There is the opportunity for everyone to get involved in the serious side of college sport but also, and more importantly, to just have fun. Many Butler clubs also run social sport sessions, where you can just turn up and play for fun.

JBWFC Victory

Josephine Butler Women's Football Club are one of Butler's most sucessful sporting societies. They recently won the 2016/17 women's intercollegiate cup, proving that Butler is the place to be for sporting excellence!

Sports Articles

Basketball: Butler men’s ‘A’ team ended a fine season by edging to victory against a strong Ustinov team, with the side coming from behind to secure a big three points to end the season in style...Read More
Hockey: A goal midway through each half was all that Butler needed, as they continued their 100 per cent record and moved into third-placed in Division 1 on Saturday night...Read More
Dilston V Milfield: After years of Dilston dominance, a strong intake of freshers made Milfield the favourites heading into the 2015/16 event on Saturday 11 June...Read More
Football: After missing out on promotion on goal difference a year earlier, Josephine Butler ‘A’ team secured the title way back in February and Captain Cameron Wild has set his teams sights on adding more titles in the season to come...Read More
Women's Basketball: With the greatest turnout of girls to any game yet and a squad of cheerleaders on the side-lines, we were ready to face Ustinov...Read More