The Vann Club


The Vann Club is the club for CUHC alumni.

The club is named in honour of Lt. Col. The Rev Bernard William Vann who received a Cambridge hockey blue in 1910. Lt. Col. The Rev Bernard William Vann was the only ordained clergyman of the Church of England to win the Victoria Cross in the Great War as a combatant.

About the Vann Club

The purpose of the Vann Club is to provide information to CUHC alumni about Varsity Matches and significant updates occurring at the club.  Fear not, you won’t receive a weekly email with the training schedule!

CUHC recently celebrated its 125th Anniversary with a dinner for alumni in Jesus College, and alumni matches the following day. A report of the weekend can be found here. The Vann Club also helps to organise an alumni weekend each year where Alumni games and social events are held.

To become a member of the club, we ask each alumnus to set up an annual standing order with CUHC. The money raised will be specifically used to help fund Varsity matches, the current playing sides, and strengthen our relationship with the FelixFund, a bomb disposal charity that CUHC supports.


There are two methods of donation:

  1. A one-off gift that can be done (with gift aid) via the “Give to Cambridge” website.
  2. A standing order which can be done by downloading the CUHC standing order form (click on the link to download it).

All funds donated are transferred regularly to CUHC from the university. The form has an instruction on it to send it to the University at the Quayside offices. We also politely ask if donors could also send a copy of it to our Senior Treasurer so that we have a record of who is giving. Copies can be sent by post or scanned and e-mailed to Senior Treasurer, . The postal address is:

Dr D. I. Wilson, Senior Treasurer CUHC, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

Your support is greatly appreciated and makes a significant difference to the running of CUHC. If you have any questions regarding the Vann Club, please contact either or .

To peruse the team sheets and results of Blues’ Varsity matches, please visit our Varsity Archive.