CUHC fields 3 Men’s sides in the East Leagues and against Oxf*rd in the Varsity Matches. The Men’s Blues and The Wanderers also play in BUCS leagues on Wednesday afternoons. The respective 2019-20 Captains are listed in brackets:
Blues Captain’s Welcome (2019-20)
Hello, and welcome to CUHC and Cambridge. My name is Ed Tyler, and I will be the Blues (1stXI) Captain for the upcoming 2019/20 season.Firstly, a bit about the Blues: This season, the Blues will be competing in the East Premier League Division A on Saturdays. Having missed out on promotion by just a single win last year, we will be targeting promotion to the East Conference of the National League. In addition to Saturdays, we are looking forward to playing in the newly structured South Prem A BUCS league, having comfortably won our BUCS league this past season (South Prem B). Without a doubt, the highlight of this past year has been winning the Blues Varsity match, beating Oxf*rd 3-2 and returning the trophy to Cambridge for the sixth time in eight years. Retaining this prize in the 120th Varsity match this coming year remains a key aim for us.
And secondly, a bit about myself: I am going into my second year studying Geography at Sidney Sussex College. Before Cambridge, I played for Marlow HC, playing at several indoor and outdoor national championships, and winning the U18 national title. Since arriving for pre-season last year, I have played for the Blues here.
If you are an incoming fresher of any ability or age (or a current student who has not played hockey for CUHC) and are interested in playing hockey next year at any level, we would love to hear from you through the form below.
If you have played regular hockey before coming to Cambridge, then I would definitely encourage you to continue at university. Without a doubt, university hockey is a significant time commitment, but it is extremely manageable, and most people find they become far more efficient and organised with their time. It is entirely feasible to play high-level hockey and do well academically, as many players in CUHC do. We are the largest club in the University, putting out 3 men’s and women’s teams each week which means there is a fantastic social scene, with regular, well-attended events throughout the year.
Pre-season training will start on Wednesday September 11th. Anyone is welcome to attend pre-season training but if you have played representative hockey before then pre-season is your best chance of forcing your way into a competitive squad. The first league matches are on the 21st September and filling squads is always a challenging task, so do come down before then if you can. Even if you can only make it for a couple of days, that is absolutely fine, but do get in touch with me.
Having attended pre-season as a fresher last year I can tell you that it really made settling into Cambridge much easier as you meet lots of new people in CUHC. September is a fantastic time to start to get to know the city and the Club, giving you a head start over other freshers at the university.
Finally, both the Men’s and Women’s Blues are planning a small tour towards the end of September which will undoubtedly be a lot of fun and serve as a primary selection for the forthcoming year. If you need any more details, or if you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me ().
I look forward to seeing you next year!