Sporting Alumni Groups
Many alumni continue to play sport long after graduation. Below are the existing alumni sports clubs but please email us if you are interested in starting up a club not listed below.
Students vs. Alumni Charity Sports Day
The 25th annual Mandy Walker Games will take place on Saturday 1st June. This is a Students vs. Alumni contest with the chance for some of your old club members to come back and pit their skills against the latest crop of UCL players. A fun, friendly day which is keenly contested to win the Mandy Walker Trophy, which is in memory of Mandy Walker a former UCL student and sports officer at UCLU who sadly passed away shortly after graduating in 1987.
The day is also used as a fund raiser by the Alumni with all contributions going to The Meningitis Trust. If you would like to contribute they can do so by visiting the Meningitis Trust website: http://www.meningitis-trust.org/donation/Donate-now.html
Timings and details for the event can be found on the facebook page.
If you require further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bentham Boat Club
Do you play golf and have a registered handicap? We are just in the process of setting up an alumni golf club. If you are interested in joining, Mark Stewart, Philosophy and Economics 2007, is setting up the group and would love to hear from you.
The University College Academicals Cricket Club joined the Hertfordshire League in 1991, playing all home fixtures at Shenley, the main UCL sports grounds. There are also winter net sessions at the Oval.
We play good quality social cricket, with a leaning more towards the social aspect. This includes several events over the year, including an end-of-year dinner, mid-winter drinks and a pre-season get together.
Barry Macdonald, Captain
Tel 07810 480 758
The UCL Academicals Football Club (‘The Accies’) runs six sides in the Amateur Football Combination, the largest football league in the country, playing in and around London every Saturday between September and May. We also have a veterans side, ‘The Optimists’. We cater for all standards and all ages: our 1st team are generally of a high semi-pro standard, while our 6th team aren't.
Our home games are at Shenley, so you can always come and say hello to us there, and we play annual games against the student sides. Away games are played all around London, though the lower sides play regionalised football, generally in the north of London.
You don’t need to know current Accies, and you don’t need to join with your friends, though of course so much the better if you can persuade others to join with you. We'll happily welcome you into the club and if possible, keep you here for the next 20 years! Contact us any time of year – summer is ideal as we prepare for the new season, but we can always take in new players during the season, as we tend to break some of the older ones as we go along!
Even if you’re not ready to join yet, send us an email and we can add you to our weekly email newsletter, so you can see what is going on with the Accies.
Tel 07968 772 801
The UCL Academicals Hockey Club offers many opportunities to play for all standards of hockey: two men’s and one ladies’ side are entered into the Surrey League and there is regular mixed hockey in Battersea Park on a Sunday. The club also incorporates the Jeremy Bentham Invitational XI as its touring team.
We have a well-established social calendar with the main highlights being the Christmas Cocktails and the Summer Ball.
We would be keen to hear from anyone interested in either hockey or socialising.
The nature of the game of rugby, and the social activities connected with it, probably explains why the women’s rugby club at UCL has forged many lasting friendships. The UCL Alumni Women’s Rugby Club exists to keep everyone in contact, provide updates on what players have gone on to after university, organise socials and organise a team for the annual Mandy Walker Games.
Any graduate from any year is welcome to contact us. Past socials have included trips en masse to Twickenham and watching the World Cup Final. We normally manage to get a 7s or 10s team out for the Mandy Walker Games, but we hope to build this up to a full 15 in the coming years.