Meet The Teams
The following is an article provided by Palatinate.
By Kieran Moriarty
Aidan’s – Men’s Cricket Social Secretary – Dave Thompkinson
After an incredible two seasons, a revitalised and strong SACCC will be eyeing up silverware once again this year. The club has an abundance of talent which Captain Legg will utilise thoroughly. After a successful recruitment drive, the club must be favourites once again this year to be crowned champions. With a sterling exec SACCC will continue its high standard and winning ways.
Collingwood – Women’s Football Club Captain – Kate Petty
Our A team have narrowly missed out on winning the league two years in a row so that is our big target this season. We are welcoming many new players to the club that we hope can help us achieve that goal. Let the year commence!
Grey – Women’s Hockey Captain – Lorea Johnston
Grey College women’s hockey club are not only pushing for promotion this year but are also hoping to get their hands on the hockey trophy, which they narrowly missed out on last year. The team has nearly doubled in size so we have high hopes for the coming season.
Hatfield – Rowing Boat Club President – Alex Dent
Hatfield College Boat Club are excited to see this season begin. Both men’s and women’s squads are hoping to build on last year’s performances and hopefully place well at the Head of the River races and the BUCS head, which is closer to home in Newcastle this year.
Hild Bede – Hockey Captain – Robin Wallich
With some promising performances last season and a large cohort of freshers, Hild Bede will be pushing for a top-half finish in North East league 1 this season. Hopefully our relentlessly attacking hockey (no clean sheets last season) will help get us a cup run this season as well!
Josephine Butler – Darts Club President – Harry Clayton
After a successful season, including promotion and a cup final, both of Butler’s darts teams are eagerly awaiting the start of the new college season. We are looking to build on last year’s success and even challenge for the title maybe!
St Cuthbert’s Society – Men’s Football A Team Captain – Tom Haste
Cuths A are looking to get back to the Premiership division after two years of exile. We are also looking to relive the former glories of 2013-2014 and have a good run in the Floodlit Cup.
St Mary’s – Ultimate Frisbee Club Captain – Jack Williams
St Mary’s Ultimate Frisbee Team are looking forward to another successful season following a league promotion and a long run in the Inter-Collegiate Cup last year. Strength in depth will hopefully serve the team well as they look to expand into two squads for the first time in the college’s history.
Van Mildert – Netball Club President – Emma Burroughs
“Van Mildert Netball Club is steadily growing year on year and is now one of Mildert’s biggest clubs. After losing a lot of players last season, the club is looking to rebuild each of the teams, hopefully get a few promotions and enjoy a few good socials along the way.
Photograph: Simon Carey