Cromwell competes with the other UQ residential Colleges in various Inter College Council (ICC) and non ICC sporting events throughout the year. There are also selected sports involving the St Lucia campus with UQ Gatton campus.
The sports offered across the ICC and College social programs include rowing, volleyball (women), netball (women), U20 rugby (men), open rugby (men), touch football, swimming, AFL (men and women), water polo, tennis, hockey (women), soccer, athletics, badminton, cross country, cricket (men), basketball and table tennis.
The Cromwell philosophy is for the goal of winning to never override the goals of participation and enjoyment.
There are also other competitions such as the prestigious Great Court Race run through the impressive sandstone cloisters of the University of Queensland’s Great Court. Cromwell has won this event on numerous occasions.
Given its size as the smallest coeducational college on campus, Cromwell consistently punches above its weight alongside the other colleges. This is due to an incredibly high desire from within Cromwell students to participate, a fierce College pride and spirit, and consistently high numbers of supporters at games.
Cromwell College sport provides opportunities for players of all levels of skill and experience.
Sport plays an important part in College life and there are many opportunities for social sport and the ICC competitions. These provide good opportunities for keeping fit, finding a break from academic work, and enjoying each other’s company. Competition between the colleges is fun.
Cromwell College has negotiated an agreement with University of Queensland Sport under which Cromwell students have a “lifestyle passport” included in their Cromwell College fees. This agreement provides for Cromwell students to have access to the Fitness Centre and to the Aquatic Centre free of charge. There are also a selected number of specialist classes at UQ Sport to which Cromwell students can have complementary access with the program.