Welcome to Cambridge University Lacrosse Club (CULC), proudly sponsored by Majedie Asset Management.
Stuart Cummings – Club captain 2015/16
For all enquiries about new members, matches, sponsorship enquiries or anything else, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with me, and my details can be found on the committee page.
The men’s lacrosse team was founded in 1882, making it the oldest university lacrosse club in the United Kingdom, and one of the oldest clubs in the world. Almost ever since, we have been playing in the southern English lacrosse leagues, currently competing with 2 teams in the South of England Men’s Lacrosse Association (SEMLA) East Divisions 1 and 2 respectively. These matches are played every Saturday afternoon from September through to April, with a break for Christmas, and are open to all members of the club, so you don’t need to be affiliated to the university to play competitive lacrosse for us!
We also compete in the SEMLA Intermediate Flags knockout tournament every year. During the week, we compete every Wednesday during term times in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and cups, however these matches are obviously only available to our members who are affiliated to the university. We train twice a week, in the evenings, at times yet to be confirmed for the season ahead.
The highlight of our season is the annual Varsity match played against Oxford University. The inaugural Varsity match was played in 1903, and the light and dark Blues have competed for the Varsity trophy every year since with the exception of breaks for both World Wars. Men’s Lacrosse is the oldest half blue sport in the University, and we award up to 10 half blues per year to players who distinguish themselves in the Varsity match. This coming academic year, 2015/16, will see the 100th annual Men’s Lacrosse Varsity match, with venue and timings yet to be confirmed, and having lost the trophy for the past 4 years in a row, this has the makings of a historic victory for Cambridge University Lacrosse Club in more ways than one.
The men’s team is always looking for keen newcomers of any ability, as with the different leagues and multiple teams, our squad is regularly made up of complete beginners as well as quite a lot of experienced players, so if you want to get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either myself or the recruitment secretary, Konradin Muskens. Both of our details can be found on the committee page.
The Lacrosse Club also possess a dedicated Alumni Association, The XVI Club. Established in 2010, the club takes its name from an old society within the lacrosse club, and aims to provide a network for CULC alumni as well as to support the lacrosse club.