Sports highlights (Weeks 7 & 8)

Thursday 30 November 2023

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


Our novices finally took to the water for races at the Emma Sprints. The men’s boat (who should be commended for their “Kenergy” and pink fancy dress) secured a win against Churchill in the first round, before bowing out against Hughes Hall. (St Catharine’s College Boat Club)

Our novices were able to show off their improving technique at the Clare Novice Regatta. The men’s and women’s boats both lost to Jesus, but the mixed boat beat Magdalene comfortably before losing to Fitzwilliam. (St Catharine’s College Boat Club)


Isaac Wong, a first-year HSPS undergraduate, competed in the 2023 Sub-Junior European Powerlifting Championships for Team GB. He achieved a 225kg squat (the second best squat of the competition, which won him the silver medal), 115kg bench press and 247.5kg deadlift, finishing in 7th place overall.


The St Catharine’s mixed team clinched a 11-7 victory over Jesus College and have promotion to Division 1 in their sights. By the first quarter, the team were already 4-1 up and maintained their lead throughout thanks to “seriously liquid play”. (The Kittbag)

The ladies team also ended their term on a high, with their match against Newnham ending as a 17-2 victory. (The Kittbag)

Rugby union

St Catharine's players were part of the victorious University women's teams competing this week, including Alice Yau, a fifth-year medical student, at 14 in the Blues' 20-5 victory over Bristol University, and Jyothi Cross, a third-year HSPS undergraduate, at 3 in the Tigers' 47-0 victory away at Nottingham. (Cambridge University RUFC)

The combined St Catharine’s-Homerton men’s team dominated their match against Queens’, which finished with an impressive 69-20 scoreline, securing them a spot in the semi-finals of the Cuppers competition. (Cambridge University RUFC)


The St Catharine’s mixed team suffered back-to-back defeats in Division 1: 1-3 against a combined St John’s-Homerton side, and 2-4 against Christ’s-Pembroke. Fortunately, their series of wins from earlier in the term should hopefully keep them clear of demotion. (University of Cambridge Sport)