Sports Societies

Sport at Merton is a great way to have some fun and meet new people. Whatever your commitment and ability levels, we have teams in a variety of sports: hockey, rowing, football, netball, cricket, canoe polo to name but a few. There’s space for everyone and new players are always welcome to every team; simply e-mail the relevant captain (these are listed on the individual sport’s page, but where in doubt, feel free to contact the Sports Rep). Teams in larger sports are sometimes paired with Mansfield College, and all compete in regular league and cup competitions (Cuppers) against other colleges.

If you’d like to get involved have a look at the following list and get in touch with the relevant captain. If you don’t see your sport listed, contact the Sports Rep. (, who will do their best to help you. Life at university and at Merton isn’t just about work but also about trying new things and having a great time – and where better than on the sports field.


Vicki Moon

Ellie Owen


Alex Smith

Oliver Elliot-Williams


Arundhati Wuppalapati

Ben Crossley


James Hua


Ellie Owen


Max Risher

Alex Smith

Tim Western

Clara Kummerer

Angela Falezza


Rachel Blackhurst

Lumi Westerlund

Euan Vosper


George Adams


Dario Cowdery

Max Gunther

Rosanna Roskilly

Social Sports

Zak Angel

The following facilities are also available:

Croquet               Contact the JCR Sports' Rep

Punts                    Book in person at Holywell lodge

Gym                     Free for members of college, after completing safety training

Squash                 Located in the Pav. 


James McCulloch, Sports Rep