We’ve been taking part in London leagues across a number of sports for as long as the Branch has existed. We currently have Pool, Darts and Quiz teams competing in the APFSCIL leagues, and play in regular cricket and football matches.
Sports events are a great chance for Branch members to get together with other members and (very) occasionally showcase any latent sporting talent they may have. All of our teams are very sociable and we’re always on the lookout for new members of any age, gender and ability.
The pool, darts and quiz teams tend to have around a dozen fixtures a year, played on midweek evenings throughout the year and surrounded by beer and craic. Their fixtures will often be publicised on the Branch Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The cricket team play a number of fixtures across London on summer weekends and embark on two tours, one to Salisbury early season and then to Nowton near Bury St Edmunds over August bank holiday weekend. We’re desperate for any new recruits and the ability to play cricket is not a necessity. All kit can be provided.
The Branch also has a 7-a-side football team, which plays every Monday evening at Market Road, Islington. Games kick off between 6pm and 9pm and are usually followed by pints 🍻.
If you’d like more information or to get involved with any of these teams, please use the contact form to get in touch with the Sports Captain, Andrew Jordan.
As well as arranging meetups for away matches and finding pubs to watch televised games in, the branch occasionally organises social and charity events.
We have a good relationship with Sunderland Football Club and have arranged regular appearances of the team and club management at Branch socials. We have also hosted a number of ex-footballers and book signings.