Imperial College Union sports clubs take part in a wide range of leagues and competitions that are not organised by BUCS. Sport is available to students at all levels, from friendly competitions to high level sports representing the College so whatever you might like to get involved in, we have it here! Below are some highlights of key events that happen throughout the year but there is so much more than this going on so keep an eye out in our news or get in touch with the sports clubs committees.
Tae Kwon Do host an annual national event called the Imperial Open and welcome competitors from a range of Universities all over the country. It’s the biggest of it’s kind and has become a large part of the sporting calendar at Imperial College.
The Bottle Match is a varsity between the Camborne School of Mines from Exeter University and the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London. The first varsity took place in 1902, making it the second oldest rugby varsity match in the world and continues to be a great sporting event for students each year. Teams battle it out in games of football, hockey, squash, netball, golf and the all important rugby union match. The winning rugby team win the bottle for their school, a 3 foot tall tin bottle with the two institution crests on it. This is currently displayed in the Union bar due to the away win in 2014. The next Bottle match will be held in February 2015 and will be hosted by Imperial College.
A number of teams also take part in local leagues and friendly games against other universities and clubs, in addition to seasonal tournaments. To find out more about these, get in touch with the sports team you are interested in.