Christ's College Sport


Christ’s W1 blade to headship in Lent Bumps

For the first time in 185 years, a Christ’s crew has achieved headship in bumps! Having bumped up from fourth to first position on the river over the first three days of bumps, Christ’s W1 only had to row over on Saturday to earn headship. The crew, lead by the Captain of Boats Grace McGregor, did just this and the headship was celebrated with a boat burning in third court that evening. Congratulations to the whole crew- a well deserved victory!



Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by in Women's Rowing

New Captain

New Captain! Phil Durkin is the new men’s captain. The reign of tyranny I orchestrated has, sadly, come to an end.

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Posted on October 10th, 2014 by in Uncategorized





Posted on May 13th, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Swimming Cuppers – Runners Up!

Sunday 4th May saw the colleges of Cambridge take to the pool for the annual Cuppers swimming gala, in what proved to be a very hotly contested event.

The Christ’s men’s and women’s teams both demonstrated their strength in depth, with excellent relay and individual performances by all club members. Special congratulations go to Adam Kuo, Pippa Ball and Grace McGregor for reaching all of their individual finals; Adam going on to win the 100m frontcrawl in emphatic style.

After the points had been totted up, Christ’s emerged eventual runners up with 120 points, only one point behind the defending champions Catz. This is an excellent result for the club and is testament to the training that they have put in throughout the year. Hopefully next year we will be able to topple Catz and lift the trophy!

Men’s team: Adam Kuo, Rory Gregson, Lukas Wittern, James Bartram.

Women’s team: Pippa Ball, Nadia Ogilvie, Grace McGregor, Hattie Baker, Nisha Pillay.

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Posted on May 11th, 2014 by in Swimming

Old Members Sporting Awards 2013-14

The Old Members Sporting Awards are monetary awards given by the College, and selected by a panel, in name of former members of the College. The awards are usually given to a select few students excelling in their given sport(s).
This year two new awards were given for the first time: the Garry Owen award, endowed by Professor Stephen Blyth in memory of a former member of the Buttery staff who played rugby and football for the College in the 1980s and was elected a member of the Marguerites; and the Jeremy Taylor award in memory of our former Head Porter.

Congratulations goes to the six major award winners for 2013-14, as pictured with Senior Tutor Dr.Hunt and Professor Stephen Blyth.

sports awards

From left to right

Zara Reid (Full Blue in Hockey) : Garry Owen Sporting Award

Megan Wilson (University Women’s Cross Country Captain) : A C Blyth Sporting Award

Ilanda Goodman (Full Blue in Tennis) : Jeremy Taylor Award

Miranda Pottinger (Cambridge University Netaball Starting Line): Richard de la Hoyde Sporting Award

Andrew Aistrup (University and national Trampoline Gymnastics) : W Blyth Sporting Award

James Hoad (Full Blue Cross Country, and Captain of CU Orienteering club) : Wilfred Wooller Award

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by in Site News

A season to remember, and a finals day approaches…

Pool is an odd little sport, few people treat it as a sport at all and those who do tend to see it more as a hobby anyway. Looked down upon by other teams such as the football club, and in the past made of a small group of friends unable to branch out, the Christ’s Pool club has had a.. quiet history. This season all this was to change. With now termly College tournaments, and 2 teams made with a mix of a few experienced players and some brand new ones, the club was in a good place at the start of the season. The second team has since then demolished their division, winning 6 games out of 6 with a great selection of freshers and a couple of 3rd years pulling in the wins every now and then. An unfortunate loss in the Cuppers for them meant there was no Christ’s 2 vs Christ’s 1 matches this year. In college, the Tournaments have been a great success with ~50 people playing in the first 2 terms, and 2 new names on the trophy. Costa, and Tim both deserving winners. Only the doubles tournament remains, and I myself still am yet to secure my name on the trophy. The first team has got over the poor performance of last year and began the season with 3 wins in a row. Compared to last years 7 losses in a row this looked to be a cracking start. We have since continued the good form and are now in the Semi Finals of Cuppers and in a Champions of Champions match from leagues 1A and 1B having won our division. We look to finals day on the 11th with excitement, anticipation and also having seen Robinsons form this season, a little bit of dread. Either way though, this year will be seen as a great season for the Christ’s Pool club, and hopefully next year will see continued success.

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by in Pool

Tough Cuppers draw holds no fear for Christ’s

The draw for the 2014 cricket cuppers competition has been made and Christ’s find themselves in this year’s group of death alongside last year’s finalists Churchill and a strong Madgelene side (for the full draw see Christ’s have a very proud recent record in this competition and will be confident of crushing Churchill hopes, much as they did back in 2010 under the leadership of the “juggernaut” Harry Bardon – you can read the Tab’s report of that game here

Posted on April 18th, 2014 by in Cricket


Cuppers Winners

On Monday 10th March in front of a vocal crowd of supporters, Christ’s women’s football team beat Jesus College 1-0 in the final to retain the Cuppers trophy! In what was a hard fought match, a second half goal from Bezzaa saw Christ’s over the line, to confirm the team as the best in the university: League 1 and Cuppers champions! Well done everyone!

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by in Women's Football

Christ’s College Ski Trip

For the first time in college history, Christ’s will be holding its own exclusive ski trip for undergraduates, graduates and alumni in January 2015! Stay tuned for more updates over the year and get excited for what will be an unmissable event.

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by in Skiing

CCBbC Promoted

After an impressive clean sweep of league games and a decisive play off victory, Christ’s/LMB will start next year in search of more challenging opposition. This term has seen the inclusion of many new players and continued dedication from veterans which allowed us to produce the form that will hopefully lead on to a strong run in cuppers next term.

Posted on December 15th, 2013 by in Men's Basketball