Trials

When

Women: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00-14:00
Men: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 16:00-18:00

Where

Women: University of Cambridge Sports Centre
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge
CB3 0AS
Tel: 01223 336580

Men: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre
Queen Anne Terrace
Cambridge
CB1 1NA
Tel: 01223 462226

The trials are for students enrolled at degree courses at the University of Cambridge. Initial selection for the Men and Women Blues (1st teams) and UCC Men and Women (2nd teams) will be held at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, on October 8. Final selection of the Blues squads will occur over subsequent sessions in order to gauge the ability and commitment of the players, and to cut the squad down to around 14-16 players who will form the nucleus of the team for matches throughout the season. However, coaches will also select several players who may not be particularly experienced, but whom the coaches feel have shown enthusiasm and potential for the future. These players will frequently be asked to train with both the Blues squads and United Colleges teams, with the aim of improving their technique so that they may become key players in subsequent seasons. The Blues team coaches/captains will also attend some of the UCCM/W sessions in order to monitor the progress of players.

To sign up

Step 1
If you have some prior experience as a player and would like to join any of the teams, please get in contact with the relevant Blues captain as soon as possible by sending an email to:
blues.women.captain[at]cuvc.org (Maya)
blues.men.captain[at]cuvc.org (Will)

Step 2
All Cambridge University students interested in joining a team should come to our booth at the Freshers' Fair in Kelsey Kerridge & Parkers' Piece in October.

Our booth is open in the following times:
October 4, 10:00-17:00
October 5, 10:00-17:00

You can find more details here.

If you are unable to come to the Freshers' Fair, then just proceed to step 3!

Step 3
For women, come to trials at the University Sports Centre, on October 8 from 12:00-14:00. For men, come to trials at Kelsey Kerridge, on October 8 from 16:00-18:00. Both men and women: please arrive 15 minutes early to register and pay (a nominal £2 fee will be collected).

You can visit our Facebook Event page to indicate that you will be attending the trials.

Step 4
If you missed the Freshers' Fair or trials but would like to play for any of the teams, email one of the captains (see Contacts).

If you are new to the sport, please come to the Fresher's Fair and to one of our beginner sessions. More details will be announced on our Facebook page and website.