Men's Football - SJCAFC

St John's College Association Football Club (SJCAFC) is the most magnificent club of them all. With 3 men's teams, all skill levels are welcome.

The 2018/19 season was glorious. It saw the firsts secure promotion back to the premiership and the thirds win the double. The 2019/20 chapter of the SJCAFC fairytale is yet to be written. Perhaps you could feature.

1sts Captain: Dan Osborne (do318)

2nds Captain: Ryan Walker (rgw39)

3rds Captain: Elwin Marshall (em705)

Women's Football - John's and Kings

Johns and Kings Women's Football had a fantastic 2018/19 season. Our hard work paid off as we secured promotion into division 2, and came 2nd in the Cuppers Plate.

We hope to see lots of new faces join the team and help us carry on this incredible momentum into the 2019/20 season. Relaxed training sessions will be every week with matches most weekends during season. We're also planning several social events and gatherings outside of training. It's a great way to socialise.

Contact captains Lucy (lmc83) or Mikaela (malt2) for more details - all are welcome!

Men's Rugby - SJCRUFC

St. John's College Rugby Union Football Club, more affectionately known as the Redboys, is amongst the most successful college sports teams Cambridge has ever seen. Our well-decorated trophy cabinet dates back to the 1800s where Redboys past and present performed well on and off the pitch.

Our successes can be attributed to the hard work we invest in our training and fitness. Joining the Redboys is one of the best commitments you can make whilst studying at St John's!

For more information, please contact our very friendly Captain, Will Saunter, or our equally amicable Vice Captain, James Laudage.

Women's Hockey - The Nags

More affectionately known as the Nags, the women's hockey team are the most successful women's team at John's, having won the league four times in a row. We have people of all abilities playing for us, from the well-accomplished uni hockey players to the girls who are yet to learn which side of the stick to use!

Although we are fiercely successful on the pitch, off the pitch is where we really thrive. I challenge you to find another team who will dress up as Mario-Kart characters, down VKs, and run around Cambridge looking for chocolate coins.

"Life didn't begin until I became a Nag" - Brag Nag on Nag Day 2017

"Do you even go to John's if you aren't a Nag" - Oompa Loompa Nag at Welcome Drinks 2019

Men's Hockey - The Nogs

The Nogs are the SJC Mens Hockey Team and are the statistically most successful team from Johns having won the College League for the last two years. As well as having a lot of fun on the astro, we also have a strong social element off the pitch. Come join the best sports team in Johns!

Netball - SJCNC

The St John's College Netball Club is one of the largest and best netball clubs in the university. The ladies first team is a dominant force, having won the intercollegiate Cuppers trophy twice in the last three years and regularly topping division 1, with the ladies second team gaining solid results in division 2. The mixed netball team is also a highly enthusiastic squad who secured promotion after a stellar season.

Whether you want to play top level college netball or just a relaxed weekend match, SJCNC is definitely for you!

Rowing - LMBC

Founded in 1825, the Lady Margaret Boat Club (LMBC) is one of the oldest and most successful college boat clubs on the River Cam! We offer rowing programmes for both complete beginners and experienced rowers in Michaelmas which are packed with social events, races and more.

We welcome over 100 Feshers every year at our famous Boat House BBQ and trials - making it one of St John's most popular sporting societies!

Anyone interested in signing up should contact Rachael Speed (Women's Captain, or Harry Fieldhouse (Men's Captain,, as well as follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ladymargaretbc for more information.

Mixed Lacrosse

The 2018/19 season was one of the best yet for the SJC Mixed Lax Team. Not only did we make it to the semi-finals of cuppers (losing to Magdalene only very narrowly) but having topping our division, we've now been promoted to Div 1 for the upcoming season.

Most of our players have never picked up a lacrosse stick before their first practice - so if you want to try a new sport and join a winning team - we'll see you in October to continue our success into 2019/20.

Co-Captains: Leena Meneely (lm763) and Alex Mercer (am2686)


The St John's College Dancesport team welcomes dancers of any level of experience, from complete beginners to Blues athletes. We compete in the annual cuppers competition organized by the Cambridge University Dancesport team.

While we do not organize any classes ourselves, we organize shared practice sessions at the Palmerston room, and have produced many Blues athletes over the years.

Ultimate Frisbee

St John's College Ultimate is one of the friendliest sports teams in college; we have great spirit both on the pitch and off. We are very welcoming and strike a good balance between playing for fun, and playing to win.

Ultimate is a superb sport and we are looking to build the team over the next couple of seasons, so please do try us out (whether you've played before or not!). In term times we have one match each weekend and an (optional) midweek training (all pretty informal). Regular socials too!

Please email Lennie Wells ( if you'd like more information


Historically St John's has had a strong swim team. The team competes in the annual cuppers competition, normally held in Easter term.

Additionally, many swimmers at John's also compete in the cuppers waterpolo league in a combined team with Churchill.

Unfortunately, the team does not have any training sessions. However, if you are looking to swim at university you could join Cambridge University Swimming and Waterpolo Club, which has two squads that range in ability and commitment levels. Alternatively, you could train yourself at Parkside Pool, a short cycle or about a 20 minute walk from John's.


The St John's College Badminton Club welcomes players of any ability to come enjoy some casual and/or competitive play with us. Casual training sessions open to everyone are held in the Palmerston room (commencing 31.10.19).

We also have teams competing in the termly college open league (COL) and the annual Cuppers tournament in Lent.

Join our Facebook group to get involved and keep updated, or get in touch with Arin Ward if you have any questions.


St. John's College Squash Club are a relatively new team to the intercollegiate squash ladder but have moved up through the divisions extremely fast - gaining an arising rep for having a strong and competitive team.

We also host a recreational session once a week for anyone of any ability to come enjoy some casual squash.

Squash captain : Aaron Limonard (al866)

St John's Voices

St John's Voices is the College's extremely fine mixed-voice choir. Founded in 2013, SJV is one of Cambridge's newest choirs, and is made up of male and female students of the College.

Renowned for being friendly and relaxed as well as for its remarkably high musical standards, the choir sings evensong on Mondays in the beautiful College Chapel, as well as concerts, international tours, recordings and other performances. This year the choir will be launching their debut professional recording, on the Naxos label, and will be touring Germany during the Easter vacation.

The choir is directed by Graham Walker ( More about St John's Voices may be found on their website.

Lady Margaret Players

The Lady Margaret Players are the St John's College theatrical society, funding and promoting the dramatic arts within College and beyond. We strive to encourage Johnians and Non-Johnians alike to take part in performing arts, running theatrical events and aiming to build an inclusive community of theatre-lovers. We put on a freshers' plays, student-written shows, May Week garden shows and comedy scratch nights and accept applications to fund other theatrical projects across Cambridge.

President: Beatrix Swanson Scott

Secretary: Benji de Almeida Newton

Events Officer: Jasper Cresdee-Hyde

Publicity Officer: Emily Cavanah

Junior Treasurer: James Culhane

Senior Treasurer: Professor John Kerrigan


MedSoc represents both the Medics and Vets at John's. We organise social events through out the year including swaps, the garden party and annual society dinner.

There are also regular talks open to everyone. If you have any questions please contact the secretary Anna (ars59) for more details or check out our website

St John's College Architecture Society - SJCAS

The aim of SJCAS is to promote architecture as an academic discipline within the college community, represent and promote the interests of architecture students towards the Tutors and the Governing Bodies of College, look after the Art Room (aka Architecture Hut) and the subject-relevant equipment stored there (and purchase additional pieces for the course should the need arise) as well as provide access to the Art Cupboard within that room for its members.

Additionally, it is a key function of SJCAS to organise speaker-events by inviting relevant professionals to host talks, open discussions and career sessions for the members of the society and other members of the college, should they be interested.

The St John's Christian Union

The Christian Union is a group of students in St John's who love Jesus, follow him, and want to tell others about his amazing love for us! We meet once a week for a fun time of sharing, prayer, and learning more about our faith. We run events in College every term, and also join with other Colleges for University-wide events (visit to learn more). All are welcome to join us!

Visit our Facebook Page or Facebook Group. You can also get in touch by emailing either of the reps: Hannah Lawson (hfl29) or Carrie Tan (wct25)!

St John's Beekeepers Society

We are a group of novice beekeepers caring for (currently) 3 charming colonies of honey bees, with the aim of producing honey every year. Everyone is very welcome to join our hive visits and get hands-on, with absolutely no experience or commitment required. Come along to don an invincible bee suit, delve into a hive of thousands of bees, and learn more about their fascinating behaviour.

Throughout the year, we run seasonal events, tastings and regular hive visits during the honey gathering season. We can also send interested beginners onto a regional beekeeping course to become the next generation of Johnian beekeepers.

Keep up to date with our bees on Facebook, via our mailing list, or get in touch with Queen Bee Maria (mlt39).

St John's Picturehouse

St John's Picturehouse is an independent student-run cinema located in the Fisher Building. We host regular screenings every Sunday 7pm and 10pm, as well as occasional student film launches and other events. Our programme includes a wide range of genres, recent releases and old classics, blockbusters and smaller independent films, live action, animation, documentary and more. Students from all colleges are welcome to attend.

You can also join the team if you'd like to get involved in programming, publicity and operating our cinema-grade projector! Committee is normally elected for the start of Easter term - head to our facebook page for more information on this term's films & opportunities to get involved!

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