The Leys

Clubs & Societies


There are several active Old Leysian Associated Organisations and Sports Clubs holding a series of sporting and other events throughout the year. If you are interested in joining in existing OL activities, please visit the individual club pages which have contact details for organisers. If you would like to suggest new activities or form a new OL society please contact the Development Office.

Old Leysian Associated Organisations

Leysian Mission

The Leysian Mission in the City of London was founded in 1886 and has flourished ever since. Old Leysians are always welcome to visit the Mission and to contribute to its excellent work. Full details can be found on its website.

Old Leysian Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund exists to help Old Leysians and their dependents if they run into difficulties through accident, illness, redundancy or other unforeseen hardships.

Whereas many Old Leysians are aware of this fund, there are many others who are unaware of its existence. We would encourage any old or current Leysian who is experiencing hardship to contact the secretary. Please be assured that any request for help would be received and dealt with in confidence and with discretion.

The OL Benevolent Fund relies on the support of Old Leysians and we would be pleased to hear from anyone who would be interested in helping. Any donation, large or small, would be a tremendous help. Please contact Charlie Kidman (North B 62-68), Honorary Secretary of the Old Leysian Benevolent Fund, 165 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DH, 01223 323956, for more information.

Old Leysian Lodge

The Old Leysian Lodge is conveniently based just across the road from the School, in Bateman Street. It welcomes new members and OL visitors from other branches. Please contact Chris Hoffman (School 73-77), 01603 737522, for more information.

Old Leysian Football Club

This is the oldest Old Leysian Club, founded in 1877, only two years after the School's foundation. It is still very active, with a fixture list and matches played at the School on the Family Day in September. For more information please contact Ed Jessop (North A 98-05) who is the team Captain.

Old Leysian Golfing Society

We continue to provide varied opportunities throughout the year for Old Leysians to enjoy golf together. We have over twenty fixtures and several members also arrange informal matches between themselves. The Spring Meeting are mostly held in the Home Counties in May and the Autumn Meeting at the Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge. 

You can read the most recent Golf Report here.

The OLGS has organised the following fixtures for 2018; once again we will be playing at some of Britain's best golf courses and we would be delighted if new members were able to join us. Please contact the Secretary, Nigel Washbourn, if you would like to participate.

2018 Fixtures

January 10th Halford Hewitt Draw, 6.00pmEast India Club
February 7thAnnual Business Meeting, 6.15pm Ove Arup and Partners
March 9th - 11thHalford Hewitt PracticeNorfolk
April 5th - 8thHalford Hewitt

Royal Cinque Ports

April 26thMatch v The School, 2.00pmGog Magog
May 9thSPRING MEETINGLuffenham Heath
May 13thGrafton Morrish QualifyingGog Magog
May 24thMatch v Old Merchant Taylors', 3.00pmMoor Park
June 5th Putting Tournament, 5.00pmRoyal Wimbledon
June 14th Putting Tournament Final, 5.00pmRoyal Wimbledon
June 19th - 20th Senior Bernard Darwin (Over 65)Woking
June 15th Veteran's Bernard Darwin (Over 75)Woking
July 5th-6thBernard Darwin Trophy (Over 55)Woking
July 22thMatch v The Bar G.S, 9.15amHuntercombe
August 9thMatch v Old Fidelian Golfing Society, 2.00pmGog Magog
August 28thOld Aldenhamians and Old Millhillians, 2.00pm Porters Park
August 30th  Uppley Cup Ilkley
September 7thAUTUMN MEETINGGog Magog
October 4th-7thGrafton Morrish Finals Hunstanton

Officers 2018:

President:  Stuart Amey (W 53-58)

Captain:  C. S. J. Metcalf (W 58-63)

Vice Captain:  N. K. Dendy (A 83-87)

Hon. Secretary & Treasurer:  N.S. Washbourn (W 51-55)

Assistant Hon. Secretary & Treasurer: R.J. Chapman (B 63-68)

Team Manager: Nick Dendy (A 83-87)

Committee: .C.I. Cox (W 75-80), R.J. Endacott (A 55-59), J.W. Kisby (A 63-67), G.A. Macalpine (A 54-59), S.M. Peak (E 78-83) and T.N. Page (B 56-61)

New members are always very welcome, please apply to:

Nigel Washbourn, Kenilworth, 13 The Fairway, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3DZ.

Telephone: 01923 826365   E-mail:

Old Leysian Cricket Society

The Old Leysian Cricket Club is now one of the most active OL sports societies, playing in the Cambridgeshire leagues every Saturday throughout the Summer, along with fixtures against the School’s 1st XI and other more casual sides. We achieved promotion to Senior League 1 in 2017, and are always looking for new members of all standards to join our ranks. For more information, please email John Welch (A 93-98) or James Houlder (S 96-01).

Old Leysian Rowing Club

This is the OL Rowing Club, which is designed to raise money to support school rowing and has occasional races against the School. Please write to Simon Hames, in charge of rowing at The Leys.

Old Leysian Shooting Club

The Rifle Club is not active at present, as there are insufficient younger members. If you are interested in helping it resume activities, please contact David Ludlow (North B 76-81).



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