Cambridge University Squash Rackets Club is one of the oldest university sports clubs in Cambridge, with the first official Varsity match held in 1925.
We field three men's and two women's teams in the Cambridgeshire leagues, with both the 1st teams competing in the top division of their respective gender. Some of our members represent the University at individual competitions such as BUCS Individuals and the Jesters, and we also play traditional fixtures against clubs such as the Jesters, the Armed Forces, and the RAC. The men have had recent success with three consecutive wins in the Cambridgeshire Cup team competition. In the women's side, we boast the Cambridgeshire County Champion amongst our ranks.
The most highly anticipated fixture each year is the Varsity match. The Blues head down to the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall in February to compete against their Oxford counterparts, and the 2nds/3rds/4ths play their match a couple of weeks later, with the venue alternating between Oxford and Cambridge.
The club relies on annual subscriptions of £100 from its members to cover the costs of court hire, competition entry, and coaching. Kit and travel are paid for separately, as well as match fees.
The club wants to expand its activities and provide greater opportunity for its members to develop and compete while keeping subscription costs down. Regular support from alumni and friends of CUSRC ensures that the club is financially sustainable and avoids barriers to access.
Examples of what your donation could support:
Travel to matches, e.g. 1sts Varsity (£350)
A one-to-one lesson for all of the club's 50-60 members (£1500)
Pre-season training camp for the squad, for an intensive long weekend, to develop their games and get them ready for the season (£2000)
Please note that the club is able to claim Gift Aid on donations from UK taxpayers giving via the University's fundraising campaign, at no additional cost to the donor.
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