Team camaraderie, the pure love of sport and the community spirit around each game are evident throughout the Old Caterhamian sporting community. Rugby, lacrosse and cricket clubs retain strong links to the school and local community.
Old Caterhamians’ Sports Clubs …
Click here to read the latest report from the Old Caterhamians’ Sports Clubs: OC Sports Clubs Report, Feb 2023
Hill Fields Pavilion (11a Park Ave, Caterham CR3 6AH), formerly known as the Old Cats Rugby Club, includes a bar and social area offering fantastic views across the playing fields and beyond. The Old Caterhamians Terrace, supported by the OCA, provides an outdoor casual dining area where you can watch the latest match on Home Field from the comfort of the Pavilion. The OCA enter into several sporting events for Alumni, please see below!
The OC RFC is a vibrant club providing men’s, women’s and a thriving youth side with a busy fixture list. The club is based at Hill Fields, Park Avenue and benefits from the fantastic new pavilion with large viewing and hospitality areas.
Click here to see latest results and fixtures.
Cougars Lacrosse Club was founded in July 2010 to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment to grow the game of lacrosse in the Caterham area. Originally set up by a team of enthusiastic parents – none of whom had ever played lacrosse but all had spent many a cold hour standing at pitch side watching their children play at the school. Training sessions are led by our head coach, together with coaching support from qualified Cougars members and players. We now have over 90 members and offer training for all different age groups and welcome all budding lacrosse players from age 10 years (in year 6) and upwards, including a senior team. Members have the opportunity to play in junior league games, ELA South League (U13 and U15), and senior leagues in the South East League Division One. We train and play on Sunday mornings (term-time only) 10.00 – 11.30am at Hill Fields, 11 Park Avenue, Caterham CR3 6AH. We move to an Astro during January and February to ensure we can continue to train in most weathers. We play League and Tournament matches in and around the Home Counties.
We offer a taster session to anyone keen to join the Club and beginners are very welcome! For more information go to https://www.catslax.co.uk/
An annual OCA Golf Day is held at Woldingham Golf Course. In addition, The Old Caterhamians Golfing Society has been recently set up for all alumni of Caterham School, as well as staff, friends and family of students that attended the school.
Click here for more information and to join The Old Cats Golfing Society.
Caterham School Sports Centre offers a wide range of facilities, including swimming pool, fitness suite, sports hall, all-weather pitch and the multi-use Stephen Smith Room. The School’s sports centre offers membership to OCs and local residents enabling use of its large, fully equipped gym, indoor pool, sports hall and all-weather pitch. More information can be found here.
Old Cats Leagues and Tournaments …
The annual fixture between the Old Cats Netball and the School each spring is a highlight in the calendar. There is potential to enter a summer league at Nonsuch (Sutton).
If you are interested in joining an OC netball team, please contact Andrew Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
The OCA enter a side into the Haileybury six a side tournament. This is held on a Sunday in late September/early October.
If you are interested in joining an OC hockey team, please contact Andrew Patterson: email@example.com
The OCA enter a side into the Cricketer’s Trophy. The format is 50 overs and the games are played on Sundays in the summer. The side are playing against Old Hamptonians at Hill Fields on Sunday 21st May. All support welcome!
If you are interested in joining the OC cricket side, please contact to Sam Thorpe: firstname.lastname@example.org
The OCA enter the Alumni race hosted by Thames Hare and Hounds. The course is run on Wimbledon Common over 5 miles. The team is unlimited numbers. This is in September 2023
If you are interested representing the OCA in this event, please contact Andrew Patterson: email@example.com
The OCA enter into the D’Abernon Cup which will be played in the Summer 2023.
This is the Old Boys tournament with the format as follows:
- Round robin tournament, one pair, where 3 groups are played at either Stoke park club, St. George’s College or David Lloyd Raynes Park.
- Two from each qualifying group go into the main quarter final draw. These are played on set dates over the summer at a venue selected by the home team (two pair match).
- The final is played at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in September (three pair match).
If you are interested in joining an OC tennis team, please contact James Flanagan: firstname.lastname@example.org
The OCA are entering a team in the Hartpury 7s tournament in May 2023. All support welcome. This is on 13th May. UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE OCA WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING AT THIS
If you are interested in representing the OCA for this event in the future, please contact Finn Lock: Lockf@cardiff.ac.uk
Summer Social at Richmond
Includes male and female rugby 7s, netball and functional fitness (cross between Cross Fit and Hyrox: teams of 4 made up of 2 male and 2 female). With all of these we can enter numerous teams if needs be – have a look at this link for a flavour: https://summersocial.co.uk/