About the Venue
Imperial Fields is a wheelchair accessible venue.
Parking is available at the facility.
For those travelling by public transport, the stations nearest to Imperial Fields are Mitcham Junction, South Merton Station, Morden South station and Morden tube station. Bus routes that run near Imperial Fields are the: 118, 280 and S1.
New to Lacrosse?
Commonly called the fastest sport on two legs, the Lacrosse varsity match is set to full of excitement for both those familiar with the sport and anyone looking to watch something a bit different.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, Lacrosse is often described as hockey in the air, with the ball being caught in nets at the end of long sticks and thrown between players.
It has undergone many changes over the years including reducing the number of players down from between 100 and 1000, down to 10. Now the game is played with one goalie three defenders, three midfielders and three attackers. The pitch has also been shortened from up to 3km long to 100m.
Each player, on the team of twelve members, must master the use of a stick (the crosse) which is used to throw, catch and pick up the ball. The game involves catching and transporting the ball within the stick across the field, to the opposition goal. Lacrosse is usually played on grass pitch, but can also be played on astroturf.
Lacrosse is currently the fastest growing sport in the world, which is apparent in the fact that both the KCL and UCL clubs continue to grow year on year. With this much support behind both the women’s and men’s teams the atmosphere at varsity match is set to be full of the classic KCL/UCL rivalry.
We’re ready to win!
UCLU Ladies have gone from strength to strength this year. They are currently first in their BUCS table and sporting an impressive 118 goal difference. The team is about to play in the quarter-finals for the Cup, and are feeling confident in their ability to make it through to the semi-finals. Last year the girls were narrowly beaten by Kings after a stunning display from both sides, and are now all the more ready to take them on again and show what they can do.
Having smashed the league all season, the team is ready for a challenge. Let’s see if UCL can handle it.
Bring it on!
This year has been another strong year for UCLU Men’s 1st. Despite graduating four starting players, the clubs younger players have stepped up and become a force to be reckoned with in their own right. Although the BUCS season is still underway, it has been a successful season for us. Sitting second in the league with a game in hand over, the chance of us claiming the title is still strong. The team has also reached the semi-final in the cup, a stage never before reached by the Men’s 1st team. This is the 3rd year of lacrosse being in the Varsity series, and with KCL and UCL tied on one win each, this year’s game will be even more exciting.
This is a match that should not be missed…
Despite a historic victory at our inaugural event, the memory of last year’s defeat looms large. Both games have been fiercely fought, proving to be tests of character as much as ability. In this regard, our men’s team has developed a strength of resolve and physicality in our game this year, that only Varsity can best display. With a large cohort of fresh talent, an opportunity exists to stamp authority on the series come March 12th. Yet most importantly, the evening will serve as the perfect introduction to the sport of Men’s lacrosse.