OC Sport - The OCA

OC Sport

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.

The newly built Hill Fields Pavilion, 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 from the comfort of the Pavilion. The OCA enter into several sporting events for Alumni, please see below!

Golf

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.

Rugby

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.

Lacrosse

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/

Netball

The annual fixture between the Old Cats Netball and the School each spring is a highlight in the calendar.
If you are interested in playing in the next fixture or would like to play more regularly, please contact Andrew Patterson: andrew.patterson@caterhamschool.co.uk

Hockey

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 representing the OCA in this event please contact Oscar Ingrassia: ingrassiaoscar@gmail.com

Cricket

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.
If you are interested in representing the OCA in this event please contact Harry McInley: hmcinley@gmail.com

Cross Country

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. The event will run on Saturday 11 December 2021 at 2.30pm.
If you are interested representing the OCA in this event please contact William Rady: william.rady@live.co.uk

Tennis

The OCA enter into the D’Abernon Cup. 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 representing the OCA in this event please contact andrew.patterson@caterhamschool.co.uk

Sports Centre

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.