CUARFC vs North London Lions

CUARFC’s preparations for retaining the Varsity Cup continue with a match against the 2015 Premiers of the AFL London Premiership, the North London Lions, on Saturday 13 February.

The match will be played on the gaelic pitches at Coldham’s Common. Bounce 2.30pm.

Festivities afterwards at the Grain and Hop Store if anyone is keen to join us.

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The Urn Returns

Cambridge inflicted a heavy defeat on Oxford at the 95th Varsity Match in Cambridge on 7 March 2015.

Cambridge 7–13–55
Oxford 3–4–22

More details and photographs to follow soon.


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Varsity Match 2015 – 7 March

The 95th Australian Rules Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge will take place on Saturday 7 March at St John’s College Playing Fields on Grange Road, Cambridge. The bounce is at 2pm, and all are welcome to attend. Come and support the Light Blues!

The after-party will take place at the Castle Inn on Castle Hill. Tickets are £10, and will be on sale at the ground in the afternoon.

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Season 2014/15 – First Kick, Sun 12 Oct

With the arrival of the academic year comes the start of the new Cambridge Aussie Rules season, and we’re hoping that this year will be a big one. We’ll be hosting Oxford for the 95th Varsity Match here in Cambridge at the end of Lent term (TBC), and we’re organising a few other matches along the way, both here in Cambridge and, hopefully, a little further afield. Meanwhile, the beer doesn’t drink itself, so we’ll attend to that important task too.

We’re going to start the season on a very gentle note with a casual kick to brush off the cobwebs and welcome new faces on Sunday afternoon, 12 October at 12pm on Parkers Piece. For those of you who are new to this, you can find us in the north-eastern corner of the park, chasing the pigskin near the cricket pavilion. I expect we’ll retire for a cleansing ale afterwards too.

If you know anyone who might be interested in getting involved in a great club with fun people and a relatively relaxed attitude, please bring them along for a kick on Sunday 12 October, or any training session this term. They will most likely be at the same time each week: Sunday 12pm.

So, dust off your boots (or grab a cheap pair at Grand Arcade), spread the word,  and get ready for the 2014/15 CUARFC Season.

See you on Sunday.

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First Training 2013/14 – Sun 6 Oct, 2pm

Dear all,

As this year’s committee put the final touches to our prep for the 2013/14 Cambridge footy season, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new CUARFC members (and welcome back some ‘old’ club stalwarts..).
Our ultimate aim is to capture the Varsity Cup v. Oxford in Oxford circa. March 2014. Despite the varsity loss in 2013, the 2012/13 season was one of our best to-date – seeing us win 2 excellent games v. Birmingham Sharks & Wolverhampton Wolverines – so we’re looking to work hard between now and March 2014…
We also want to build on the excellent work by previous committees in creating this genuine and unique ‘footy club’ feeling that we have – so we’re also going to party hard somewhat at times.
So to kick this 2013/14 season off….

Our 1st Training session takes place this Sunday (October 6th) on Parker’s Piece at 2pm… followed by post-training drinks at the Alma

Looking at some of the training schedule/games & activities planned, it already promises to be another very exciting year for the club both on and off the oval – details of which will follow in due course

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AFL Grand Final Screening in Cambridge – Sat 28 September

We have arranged for The Alma to record and then replay the 2013 AFL Grand Final and pre-game entertainment for us from 1pm on Saturday afternoon, 28th September 2013.

If you would like to view the game at a reasonable hour then please join us for lunch and a pint and what promises to be an enthralling encounter.   We will start the pre-game entertainment at 1pm and then the game will start around 2pm.   This year’s entertainment include Hunters & Collectors (Half time) and Birds of Tokyo (pre-game).  The national anthem will be sung by Tina Arena.

The Alma is located at 26 Russell Court, just north of the botanical gardens, between Hills Road and Trumpington Rd.

Please feel free to pass this on to any interested parties.   Any score spoilers will be lynched!

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Club trip to the AFL match in London – 3 Nov

The CUARFC is organising a club daytrip to London to watch the two football exhibition matches that are being held at Surrey County Cricket Club  (KIA Oval/The Oval) on Saturday 3rd of November.   Plans at the moment are that we will be travelling as a group from Cambridge via train and then tube to KIA Oval, possible drinks afterwards at a nearby pub, then train back home.   Tickets will be £25 each (which includes booking fee, payable to the CUARFC bank account, info below) plus the cost of return train to London (approx £16) and tube ride (a few £’s). Tickets for the game only will be purchased as a group booking by the CUARFC whereas the booking of train tickets and tube costs are the responsibility of members.  Partners and friends are more than welcome to accompany the club.   Times for train ticket bookings are below.  The CUARFC committee are also attempting to have a meet and greet with the Port Adelaide players on game day. We won’t know if this is possible until a day or two before we go.

If you are interested in attending this club day,  please email Miles at mjd202 before Saturday 20 October for details.

The planned itinerary for the day is:

  • Team meets outside Cambridge train station at 9.45am Saturday 3rd November.
  • Collect train tickets and catch 10.15am train to London King’s Cross Station (arrive 11.04am)
  • Catch Northern Line tube train to Oval Tube Station (KIA Oval)
  • Matches are approx 1pm-7pm:  AFL Europe have the curtain-raiser (Mixed team of Islands of Britain, Ireland and Iceland  vs  Mixed Europe Continent) 1pm, then the main event, Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs (3pm).
  • Possibly meet with Port Adelaide AFL players after the game (subject to talks with Port Adelaide – tba)
  • If time permits, drinks at The Greyhound until 9.30pm– pub located next to Oval Tube Station (336 Kennington Park Road)
  • Catch Northern Line to London King’s Cross Station 9.45pm
  • Catch 10.15pm train to Cambridge (arrive 11.05pm)
  • Train ticket Cambridge-Kings Cross return (to be purchased by members -  Super off-peak Day Return ticket for 10.15am depart Cambridge-Kings Cross, then 22.15pm train Kings Cross-Cambridge =  £16).  This ticket gives us options for return time too.
  • Bring Oyster card for tube train.   Alternatively buy tickets on arrival at Kings Cross or get a Super off-peak Travel Card which gives you tube travel included = £22.
  • No drink bottles or alcohol are permitted into KIA Oval.
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Footy Training Starts This Sunday 14 Oct


I hope you all had a fantastic summer break but it is now time to dust off the footy boots and get fit as the 2012/13 CUARFC football season is just around the corner.

Training starts this Sunday 14th October at Parkers Piece (North-Eastern corner) at 2pm, then we will head over to The Elm Tree pub from about 3.30pm to re-hydrate!

This first training session will be a meet and greet, a bit of running around to increase the heart rate and a skills refresher.  For first timers to Aussie Rules this will be a good opportunity to learn how to kick, handball and take a mark etc….

Please make sure that you bring your footy boots and mouth guard (gum shield to the Brits!) to Sunday training sessions, and a water bottle to every session.  For newcomers or those who just want to try football, no need to buy footy boots or mouth guard just yet!!

Please make every effort to get to Parkers Piece for the first Sunday training session of the season to get acquainted with your new team mates and to blow out the cob webs as we have a big season ahead of us.

Note: For the remainder of this year training will be
Thursday nights (6.30pm -  venues tba)    -     will be mainly fitness sessions (we will be running street circuits, gym visits, circuit training with the Gaelic footy guys etc…)
Sunday afternoons (2pm) at Parkers Piece   -   all things football, i.e. skills and drills and a short game at the end of every training session to increase match practice.

See you all on Sunday!



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CUARFC at Freshers’ Fair

CUARFC will have a stall at the Freshers’ Fair taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday at Kelsey Kerridge.

Please come along if you would like to find out more about the Club or if you are keen to play for the Mighty Light Bluesin the 92nd AFL Varsity Match against Oxford, which we will be hosting in Cambridge this year.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, but are eager to play for the team, or just to give Aussie Rules a try, please email the committee at:

We hope to see you in Freshers’ Week!

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Grand Final Viewing – Sat 29 Sept

We have arranged for The Alma to record and replay the AFL Grand Final for us at 1pm on Saturday afternoon, 29th September 2012.

If you would like to view the game at a reasonable hour then please join us for lunch and a quiet pint and what promises to be an enthralling encounter.

The Alma is located at 26 Russell Court, just north of the botanical gardens, between Hills Road and Trumpington Rd.

Please feel free to pass this on to any interested parties.   Any score spoilers will be lynched!

Hope to see you there!



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