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Students triumph at 10th Alumni Sports Day

Posted on 18/01/2017
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The 10th Alumni Sports Day was held on Saturday 14 January, bringing together alumni and current students to celebrate sport at Royal Holloway and compete for the coveted Hancock Cup.

Over 200 alumni returned to campus to play current students across 16 sports, including badminton, football, fencing, netball and rugby. The students retained the Hancock Cup, presented by alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Dr Richard Hancock (Chemistry 1964), for a second year running after beating the alumni 9:7.

Principal Paul Layzell was one of more than 100 spectators at the event and commented “It is the spirit of Royal Holloway that is so important. It’s something that never leaves you and I think that’s why the alumni come back for the Sports Day – they like an excuse to relive the great times here.”

This was the sentiment reflected by the alumni who competed. American Football player, Ian Stewart (Psychology, 2011 and International Human Resource Management, 2012) spoke to us about his time at Royal Holloway and why he comes back for Alumni Sports Day.

Individual sport winners

Badminton – ALUMNI

Basketball (Men) – STUDENTS

Basketball (Women) – STUDENTS

Volleyball – STUDENTS

Rugby (Women’s) - ALUMNI

Rugby (Mens’) STUDENTS


Swimming – STUDENTS

Fencing – ALUMNI

Netball – STUDENTS

Tennis – ALUMNI

Football (Men’s) – STUDENTS

Football (Women’s) – ALUMNI

Lacrosse – STUDENTS

American Football – ALUMNI

Table Tennis – ALUMNI

Studying and sport

Royal Holloway can count several sports stars among its alumni including Paralympian Sophie Christiansen and Olympian Jessica Eddie, who all honed their sports while studying. You can find out more about our sports facilities and student sport on our Sports web pages.


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