Sports A-Z

Sport at Homerton is organised by the Sports Officer: Faye Kidd. The Sports Officer supports all Homertonians who play sport at the college and ensures that the HUS is able to react to the needs of the college sports teams.

Below you’ll find all the sports Homerton runs, with a snippet of information and the current captains. For more information, email the captains by adding @cam.ac.uk to their CRSID.

If you’d like to know about University-wide sports teams, take a look at the sports section of CUSU’s Student Life Directory. Whether you fancy a bit of Aussie rules football or a spot of windsurfing, they have tonnes more sports on offer!


Athletics

Athletics is an up and coming sport in Homerton but has already had great success in the twice yearly inter-collegiate competitions held in October and April. Athletics is one of the few sports that can be proud to be so varied that we can find an event to suit anyone of any body-type or ability. We welcome prospective athletes from all levels; whether you are a National Champion, want to relive your school sports day, or were inspired by the Olympics and wanted to experience the original (and best) sport for yourself.

Current captain

Will Morris (wm274)


Badminton

Regular Training sessions and games played at Hills Road Sports Centre every week.

Current captain

Men’s

Cameron Grove (cg554)

Women’s

Kaylan Chan (kzyc2)
Michelle Lim (mhsl3)


Basketball

Homerton Basketball is a danger to whichever team we face because we take pride in our sense of teamwork. We have most of our core from last year intact and always welcome new ballers (rookies or veterans alike) to help us ascend further up the college ranks. To do this, we will practice every Saturday 9-10am at Kelsey Kerridge, with more practices are being planned. We’re looking forward to welcome you to the team!

Current captain

Kevin Chang (kc473)


Cricket

The Homerton Cricket team are a friendly bunch of chaps with so many ducks that we are now protected by the RSPB. We practice in the Michaelmas and Lent terms with weekly indoor nets sessions and, later on, fielding sessions on West House lawn when the weather picks up… if the weather picks up. Matches begin in the Easter term with The Cupper’s tournament as well as post-exam friendlies. We welcome players of all levels; even if you haven’t picked up your bat since school it would be great to see you playing again! So grab your balls, polish up your googlies and sign up!

Current captains

Callum Fleming (cf393)


Football

Homerton houses four football teams of different levels, all of which play in the university leagues.

This variety of teams allows anyone to get involved! from no experience at all, to past county players, Homerton has a team you can really enjoy playing for!

The first XI play a very high level, and are always a favorite contender for league winners, Whilst the seconds are holding their own in the league below which is unheard of in college football.

Trials will take place ahead of freshers week so don’t be afraid to sign up or contact one of the captains in regards to playing!

See you on the field!

Current captain

Men’s

Josh Cozens (jc788)

Women’s

Signe Kossmann (sk813)


Frisbee

Information coming soon.

Current captain

Jonny Smith (jrs91)


Hockey

Homerton has three hockey teams: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed. The Men’s and Women’s teams play in the College Leagues and their respective Cup competitions during Michaelmas and Lent. The Mixed team plays their Cup competition and John’s Summer Sixes. We welcome anyone with any enthusiasm for the sport, with or without experience! Men’s matches are in the afternoon on random days of the week, with Women’s and Mixed usually being at the weekend. All the teams are great fun to be a part of as well as playing some sublime hockey! If you’re keen, or even just interested at picking up the sport, just drop us an email!

Current captain

Men’s

Bothle More (kbm26)

Women’s

Polina Gordovich (pg403)


Lacrosse

Information coming soon.

Current Captain

Georgia Stewart (gs512)


Netball

Homerton netball club welcomes players of all levels, whether you were a keen player at school or are interested in trying a new sport. We have a Ladies team and a Mixed team, both of which performed well in last year’s league matches and Lent Cuppers. We train on Saturday evenings from 8-9, and tend to play our matches on Sundays. Homerton netball is very relaxed and a great way to have fun with friends and relieve some stress! If you’re interested in joining the club, email either the Ladies captain, Sarah Hardy, or the Mixed captain, Jonny Smith.

Current captain

Women’s

Emily Prudence (ep433)

Mixed

Shannon Halliwell (sjh258)
Alex Wills (ajbw4)


Pool

Homerton College Pool team play in the top division of the University Inter-College leagues, having been promoted last year. We have also reached the final of Cuppers in each of the last two years, winning once. Matches are held throughout the year, starting in late October and ending at the end of Lent term, with a possible Finals day at the start of Easter term. Informal practices are held on the pool table in the bar- there is normally at least one of us on there. For more information, contact the captain at the address below.

Current captain

Thomas Brouwer (tab43)


Rowing

Rowing is the sport Oxford and Cambridge are most renowned for, and Homerton certainly has its fair share of rowing talent. HCBC had a fantastic 2011/2012 season, winning the Pegasus cup for the most successful club in the 2012 May bumps, where both M1 and M2 moved up a division and M3 won blades. Training goes on all year round throughout the week and at weekends, so there are plenty of opportunities to have fun on the water and get a little competitive, as well as gain from the support of some of the best coaches in Cambridge. HCBC is also one of the most sociable clubs on the river, participating in many friendly boat club swaps, and every member has the pleasure of experiencing the notorious boat club dinners. If you are interested in rowing for Homerton, from novice to expert, drop us an email as we would be very keen to have you on the team.

Current captain

M1

Richard Goerke (rhg31)

M2/M3

Jack Hugo (jh907)
Bernd Prach (bp377)

W1

Caroline Heath-Taylor (ch679)

W2

Hannah Sands (hs580)
Signe Kossmann (sk813)
Erica Wood (ecw56)


Rugby

Homerton Rugby team has climbed from the depths of the third division, and is now residing in the top flight of college rugby. This year they have faced tough opponents in the league, and are currently still searching for their first victory. There looks to be a more promising run in the cuppers competition in Lent term, with two blues returning to strengthen the side, and there is hope for some silverware this season. We welcome all new players, experienced or not, who want to play rugby for Homerton, and enjoy the social side of rugby.

Current captain

Men’s

Sean Gill


Squash

Homerton Squash is comprised of 2 teams. We play in weekly matches in the college leagues during the first 2 terms, and, also in the College Cuppers during Lent term. The Homerton Squash teams were only brought together over the last 2 years, and we welcome anyone who would like to play, regardless of experience. Our 1st team has been promoted at the end of last year, which is a fantastic result, and we hope to keep up our strengths in 2013/14. If you are interested, please send an email to one of the captains listed below.

Current captain

Felix Jackson (foj20)


Table Tennis

Information coming soon.

Current captain

Qinglin Leo Li (ql257)

Tennis

Tennis at Homerton is fun and competitive, we are always for new faces to join us. we field several teams of six players, across a wide variety of fixtures, both competitive and friendly.

This year the first team reached the third round of the cup – losing to 1st seeds downing.

In the summer homerton boasts two of it’s own lawn tennis courts free of use to the members of the college i whilst making the most out of local facilities.

To further supplement this, internal college tennis takes part including the competitive annual Homerton cup.

We are always looking for new faces, be it if you’ve never played before, or fancy yourself as the next Andy Murray, just drop us an email to get involved!

Current captain

Men’s

Francis Hunt (fh327)
Jeremy Fouillou (jf547)

Women’s

Brigid Eades (be258)
Dimitra Panayides (dp484)
Jenny Young (jcy23)