Caians in Varsity sporting action

  • 02 March 2023

A feature of Lent Term and spring is the numerous Varsity sporting contests which take place between the University of Cambridge and Oxford. Gonville & Caius College students take part in an array of sports at various levels. Below are just a few of the Caius participants in matches which have already taken place, or are to follow...

To come...

Fencing - March 4

Examination Schools, Oxford

Caians, pictured from clockwise top right, Samuel Bojarski (Natural Sciences (Physical) 2020), Arun Atwal (Natural Sciences (Physical) 2020), William Wauchope (Philosophy 2022), Macy Liu (Medicine 2021) are in the Cambridge team to face Oxford.

A collage of four people in fencing clothing

Cheerleading – March 12

Derby Arena, Derby

Freya Conlin (Natural Sciences 2019) and Lauren Woodman (Natural Sciences 2020) is competing in the Varsity match as part of the University Nationals.

Cheerleaders holding each other in a human pyramid

Football – March 19

Breyer Group Stadium, home of Leyton Orient FC, London

Ben Adam (Natural Sciences 2019) is the men’s President of CUAFC, having held the position of men’s captain in 2022. The women’s match kicks-off at 12noon and the men’s at 3pm.

A footballer in Cambridge blue

Golf – March 24

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

The 134th University Golf Match against Oxford features two Caians. Alex Mair (Classics 2021) is the Blues captain and joined in the line-up by Max Higgo (MML 2019). Ben Munton (Engineering 2022) and Philip Myers (Biology PhD 2019) are in the Stymies, the University second team. Their Varsity match is scheduled for March 22 at Brora Golf Club in Scotland.


Polo - February 4

Ioan Alexandru (History PhD 2020) is captain of Cambridge University Polo Club. The Winter Varsity match ended in defeat. There will be a chance to respond in the summer.


Hockey – February 19

Caius was well represented throughout the squads, with Cambridge winning four of six games. The Blues match takes place on March 12.

An interview with Sam Pritchard and Alice Hunt was published earlier in February Friends seek lasting memories in Varsity hockey matches | Gonville & Caius (

Mixed lacrosse – February 25

Ella Greensmith was part of Cambridge’s victorious mixed lacrosse team. Cambridge won for an 11th year in a row. More details on the club's Instagram page.

A woman with long blonde hair and wearing a Cambridge blue mixed lacrosse team jersey

Photo: Nordin Catic


Netball - February 26

Caians Grace Dodwell (History 2020) and Maia von Malaise (Theology 2021) are captains of the third team (The Swallows) and fourth team (The Wrens), respectively. Both were triumphant, with the Swallows winning 50-36 and the Wrens 38-35.

A collage of two netball teams