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Sports at Lucy

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with sports and fitness at Lucy Cavendish. The state-of-the-art University Sports Centre is just up the road and we are close to the Rugby Club and Tennis Club too. As a Lucy Cavendish Student you can access other sports fields. There are also lots of sports activities you can join at every level of experience and fitness. And if you are an accomplished sportsperson, chosen to represent the University in its top teams or playing at national squad level, we may be able help you financially with some of the expenses you will incur. Students are also always welcome to set up their own sports teams and clubs.

Read on below for more details!

A few stats

In 2020-21 30 Lucy students joined 16 different sports clubs including Eton Fives, Modern Penthatlon, Riding, Hare and Hounds, Real Tennis as well as sports like rowing, volleyball, hockey and badminton. One student had a Full Blue in Hockey and one had a Half Blue in Athletics

In 2021-22 76 Lucy students joined 27 different University Sports Clubs including Boxing, Hare & Hounds, Cycling and Powerlifting, to name a few. Our students won five Half Blues in Hare & Hounds, Men's Lacrosse, Swimming and Waterpolo, Ice Hockey, and Golf, as well as four Blues in Men's Football, Athletics, Hockey and Men's Basketball.

Fixtures, results and tables for all of the college sport leagues

Rowing is a quintessentially Cambridge college activity. The sport is equally cherished at Lucy Cavendish. In fact, LCCBC prides itself in its training programme; each Michaelmas term sees quite a large number of novice Lucians turn into fully fledged competitive rowers in time for their first race in December. They also have a good track record of training new coxswains from scratch and are always on the look-out for new recruits to this crucial role in the boat. The following two terms are then spent in set crews, training for Lent Bumps and Easter Bumps respectively. These are the inter-collegiate races where the rankings of the different boats are passed on from year to year. In order to stay competitive for these races, crews will have several coached morning sessions on the water each week as well as some evenings in the college gym (where we have our eight indoor rowing machines). Those who are interested in the sport but do not want such a time commitment are also very welcome to join – they usually organise themselves into a “weekend boat”. LCCBC also participates in other races on, and sometimes off, the Cam. The club boasts a fleet of three coxed eights. These are kept at Emmanuel College Boathouse. 

For more information visit the social media pages: 

Lucy Cavendish Boat Club Instagram

Lucy Cavendish BoatClub Facebook   

Lucy Cavendish has a joint badminton club with Hughes Hall, who meet to train once a week and welcome all levels.

The Lucy-Hughes Badminton Team was born several years ago although, it was in 2020, that Lucy Cavendish created its own adjacent society. This will hopefully be a huge step forward in the representation of women in the team and will lead to the creation of an all Women's Team as well as the Mixed Team that already plays inter-collegiate matches.
Whether you are a pro or a beginner or have never touched a racket before in your life, this is the society for you! You have the option to come train whenever you want, there is no year long commitment as it works on a pay-as-you-go basis. This badminton group is largely an excuse to socialise with another college, let off some steam after
a long week of work, and get better at actually hitting the shuttlecock (then you can finally stop exclaiming 'I swear there is a hole in my racket!').

Hughes-Lucy Badminton team Facebook

Lucy Cavendish, Christ and Churchill currently play together in a friendly women’s team.

Find more information on the Facebook page.

Football CCC Facebook page

Lucy Cavendish very own men's Football has been established in 2021.

Follow them on Instagram


Twilight Yoga

Free weekly Yoga Session with Marina, run on Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm to 6.30pm, in the Nautilus.

Korean Yoga

Join Dongkeuan Han every Monday and Wednesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Nautilus. Kouksundo (Korean yoga) is an ancient Korean meditation practice leading to improved physical and mental health and well-being. It includes stretching exercises, breathing techniques, mindfulness meditation, and activation of your hidden energy centres (丹田).

Strength and conditioning

Join Dwayne in the Nautilus, every Monday and Wednesday 5pm to 6pm, and work out for free in the comfort of college. Suitable for both beginners and those who have more experience. No equipment needed- just bring yourself and wear appropriate clothes.

Please note, the activities above only run during Term.

Visit the members' area for more details and to book

Lucy students currently play with Hughes Hall, and welcome all levels, so even if you have barely played, or haven’t played since school, you should join them.

Lucy/Hughes Netball Facebook page.

Lucy/Hughes Instagram

The Tennis Club is a friendly and welcoming Club, free for everyone. You can decide to join as a team player or a social player. We have two teams participating in tournaments against other Colleges throughout the year and we have regular teams training and social tennis sessions at Churchill College courts.

If you want to join or have any questions send an email to Virginia ( or a message to the Instagram page.

LCC Tennis Club Instagram


Lucy Cavendish College Cricket Club

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Lucy Leapers (Climbing club)

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Lucy Cavendish Powerlifting Club (LCPC)

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There is a Lucy Cavendish Mixed Basketball team.

The Lucy Cavendish Basketball Team currently has 8 active members. They recently managed to confirm a weekly training slot for Lent Term on Tuesday evenings from 10pm to 11pm at Kelsey Kerridge.

In Michaelmas Term, they played 4 games in the college basketball league and ended the term with the record of 3 wins and 1 loss, which earned us the top spot in Division 5 and promotion to Division 4. In Lent Term, they are set to play a total of 3 league games and potentially some cuppers games as well. 

Visit the members' area for more details

Skipping ropes and dumbbells

We have lots of free skipping ropes and sets of 1kg dumbbells for students to borrow for as long as they like. You can find them in the large plastic box in the Paul Paget room. Please just remember to sign in and sign out the equipment on the sheet by the box, and give the equipment a thorough clean when you return it please.

Try tennis

We also have four brand new Tennis rackets for students to borrow. You can find them in the Paul Paget room by the sports equipment- just use the same sign out sheet. There are plenty of free to use, non-bookable tennis courts in Cambridge:

Rugby is currently a joint team between Churchill and Lucy.

Visit the members' area for more details

The Lucy Cavendish Croquet Club (LCCC) is a team of highly skilled, highly competitive croqueteers who gather whenever the sun comes out to put mallet to ball and battle out a fearsome affair of honour in order to emerge victorious by pegging out first. Generally, Pimms is involved and once a term we go out for a civilised dinner, briefly putting our mallets aside. If nothing else, you'll learn a plethora of good croquet jargon which can serve as delightfully enlightening conversation starters.

Visit the members' area for more details


Lucians are also active in:

Cambridge University Handball Club is a half-blue club which provides 3 trainings per week at the West Cambridge University Sports Centre. They offer action and fun-packed trainings, as well as inscriptions to London League , Varsity and University Championship matches. Attendance is not mandatory, total beginners to very experienced players are all welcome. You can try their taster sessions, join their socials and become part of the family!

Join via social media, website or by email:

CU Handball - Facebook

CU Handball - Instagram

CU Handball - Website

The Cambridge University Women’s Ice Hockey Club was founded in 1981 and accepts players of all backgrounds, including beginners to 15-year veterans. Their home arena is the Cambridge Ice Rink where they practice and play home games. Throughout the year, they also have off-ice training and strength and conditioning sessions at the sports centre. The season usually culminates with the annual varsity match against Oxford and the Universities National Championships in Sheffield.





Why pick one sport when you can do five?  Modern Pentathlon includes running, shooting, swimming, horse riding and fencing.

We have a number of past and current Lucy students being members of the University Modern Pentathlon club, including a past women's captain. Modern Pentathlon is a small, social club, bringing together members across the university from diverse backgrounds, catering to everyone from complete beginners, seasoned pentathletes or accomplished competitors in single sports who want a bit more variety in their training.

The club is low commitment, but with small group training sessions scheduled throughout the week that can fit around even the busiest of busy timetables - we have a lot of vets/medics! A single termly membership cost covering all training costs for the four tetrathlon sports (running, shooting, swimming and fencing) can be much cheaper than multiple individual sports, plus access to subsidised riding lessons at several different stables catering to all abilities. We also have a variety of training camps or extra opportunities via our links with other clubs to participate in fencing competitions or friendly duathlons for those who want a little extra on top!