Social Update 2021

Rian McCawley – Social Sec
Nina Elliott – Alligators Captain
Alex Harper & Rohan Gopinath – Alverstones Captains

18 Dec 2021

An update in CUAC's social matters

To our dismay, this year has once again been fraught with socially impeding obstacles. But fear not, CUAC have fought hard to maintain some semblance of the raucously sociable calendar that Cambridge’s athletes are (in)famous for.

This term has been pretty successful for the Alligators’ socially. It started with the classic Alvers X Alligators swap and ended with Boxing (CUABC) swap. We have returned to our favourite location, Nanna Mex. In total we’ve had 4 swaps plus a chill pizza night and Pre-FVM dinner. Not to be outdone, the Alverstones have swapped with a range of characters aside from the Alligators: the intimidatingly burly cross-country runners (the Hare and Hounds), the surprisingly short Women’s Basketball Club (CUWBbC), and the deceptively friendly Netball Club (CULNC).

While the most iconic event of the year, namely Alver’s Cocktails, escaped us for another year due to Covid complications, we were able to come together as a club on the 30th of November for a wholesome Christmas dinner at the Anchor Pub on Silver Street. Great food was had, prosecco was drunk, and crackers were pulled – oh and a few Christmas crackers were pulled.

The Alvers have also been involved in a different type of calendar that you might be interested in – the Blues Naked Calendar. While RAG have ceased taking orders for the 2022 calendar, keep an eye out for the CUAC feature in next year’s edition.

Looking to the new year, here are a few social events that we look forward to welcoming alumni back to:
• The Annual Dinner – provisionally March 5th
• Alver’s Cocktails – provisionally January 29th
We will communicate further details about these events in due course.

Merry Christmas!