Alumni & The Vann Club

CUHC is the largest and most successful sports club in Cambridge. Whilst having over 120 current playing members, you don’t need to still be a student to be a part of CUHC!

125th Anniversary Alumni Dinner and Matches

Alumni Weekend


After a most enjoyable Saturday evening revisiting old haunts, four extremely competitive games of hockey were played on Sunday 26th January, with both Blues’ teams, the Wanderers and the Nomads all in action. An entertaining 34 goals were scored during the day, the results split between the alumni and the current crop of CUHC, with two wins apiece. Many thanks to everyone who came back to play and support!


2021 will see the third triennial CUHC Reunion Dinner following the successes of previous editions in 2015 and 2018. This will take place on the evening of Saturday 16th January 2021 in Jesus College, with the usual day of Alumni matches taking place on Sunday 17th January. Please put these dates into your calendars and watch out for more details later in the year!

The Vann Club

The Vann club is purposely for CUHC alumni. The club is named in honour of Lt. Col. The Rev Bernard William Vann who received a Cambridge hockey blue in 1910. Lt. Col. The Rev Bernard William Vann was the only ordained clergyman of the Church of England to win the Victoria Cross in the Great War as a combatant.

The Vann Club helped to fund our new name boards (pictured, they’re pretty) and kit cupboard (not pictured, full of dirty bibs).

What does the Vann Club do?

The purpose of the Vann Club is to provide information to CUHC alumni about Varsity Matches and significant updates occurring at the club.  Fear not, you won’t receive a weekly email with the training schedule!

As a member of the Vann Club, you will receive:

  • A regular newsletter, with updates about the club!
  • Invitations to the annual Alumni matches and Varsity Matches.
  • Invitations to the triennial Alumni Dinner hosted at Jesus College.
Alumni Dinner at Jesus College

Becoming a member

The Vann Club is open to all former university hockey players at Cambridge: women’s and men’s Blues, Wanderers and Nomads, Squanderers and Bedouin, and, of course, the Blunderers. We recommend current players join when leaving Cambridge. To become a member, we ask each alumnus to set up an annual standing order with CUHC via the university’s online portal:

This allows CUHC to receive Gift Aid on UK donations, at no cost to the donor. This support makes a significant difference to the running of CUHC, and is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions regarding the Vann Club, please .

To peruse the team sheets and results of Blues’ Varsity matches, please visit our Varsity Archive.