Sports highlights: End of Lent Term

Friday 19 April 2024

The following highlights from various sports clubs and teams were compiled from recent reports. If any captains or team members have a result that you'd like to feature in the next round-up, please contact


The women’s team won the Cuppers finals against Downing, making them back-to-back champions. This was despite many trials and tribulations necessitating multiple substitutions last minute, a testament to the immense depth of players at St Catharine’s. 

The St Catharine’s open league team also came first in its division (Division 3) after a strong term, so will be promoted back up to Division 2.


Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC) started the Head of The River Race on 18 March in 143rd position, with Nikita Zoglo (a final-year Natural Sciences undergraduate) in the 4 seat and Joe Holey (a Maths PhD student) at bow for the men’s eight. They settled into a strong rhythm and passed three crews before Hammersmith Bridge to have a clear run down past Craven Cottage. Despite some tough conditions, they finished as the fifth fastest university crew – a testament to the work that has been put in throughout the season across the entire squad. (CUBC)

Six St Catharine's students then rowed Cambridge to victory in their respective boat races at the end of March:

  • Matt Edge (2018, Natural Sciences; now a Chemistry PhD student) has now won back-to-back Men’s Boat Races - he was at bow last year and he gave his all at stroke this year;
  • Clare Hole (2020, Natural Sciences; now a Population Health Sciences MPhil student) was in the 7 seat in the Women’s Boat Race;
  • Lewis Gray (a second-year Geography undergraduate) was at stroke and Thomas Heppel (a third-year Psychological & Behavioural Sciences undergraduate) in the 7 seat in the men’s lightweight boat; and
  • Cambridge also won the men’s spares races which included Joe Holey (a Maths PhD student) at stroke in the openweight spare pair and Will Liu (a final-year Natural Sciences undergraduate) at bow in the lightweight spare pair.

Read our full report. 


Cambridge University Karate Club has elected Nirmay Jadhav (a second-year Engineering undergraduate) as their Men’s Captain. (CamUniKarate)


St Catharine's mixed team secured a huge 8-0 victory the first round of the Cuppers knockout competition against a combined team representing Murray Edwards and Emmanuel Colleges. They’ll face a combined team from St John’s and Newnham Colleges in the next round soon. 


The men's second team are set to place in the Shield final of the Cuppers competition at 3pm on Wednesday 24 April at the St Catharine's sports grounds, a great opportunity for the St Catharine's community to turn out in support.