LSE Men's Football
London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE Men’s Football Club is one of the largest sports clubs at the world-renowned London School of Economics. Unlike the majority of London Universities, LSE doesn’t field course specific teams and thus our club possesses a huge range of academically diverse talent. Our teams compete in several different leagues and cups, which sees our first, second and third teams travel as far as Durham and Loughborough. As a club, our main core values include teamwork, commitment, inclusivity, as well as pride in the badge. Members are encouraged to show pride in being part of the club and can often be seen around London showcasing various items of sportswear we offer. We are the largest all-male club at the LSE and thus pride ourselves in being a focal point within the LSE Athletics Union.
On the pitch, recent years have seen us take a holistic approach to development within the club. 2018 saw the introduction of a varsity fixture, in which the Men’s and Women’s first teams compete against Imperial College. Thus far, these have been sell-out events and we are excited to expand them in the future. The proceeds of this fixture go to charity. The past few years have also seen a continued success on the pitch, with numerous league titles and cups won by each of our 7 teams. Last year we were particularly pleased to see our 1st team come on leaps and bounds, winning their Saturday league, as the club continued to develop. This led to our 1st team captain, Raef Jackson, being honoured with the ‘outstanding contribution to sport at LSE’ award - a fantastic achievement. When our teams are not competing in the London leagues or BUCS, they often arrange fiercely competitive friendlies against each other at our home ground in Berrylands, or play inter-team 5-a-side all across London.
Off the pitch, our club aim to undertake regular Charity work. This saw us win ‘The Most Altruistic Club’ at the inaugural LSESU Sports awards this past year - an accolade that we were immensely proud to receive. We were also pleased to take part in a 24 hour match for Stand Up 2 Cancer, as well as Movember, which formed our main Charity based initiatives. Our previous executive committee were keen to instil an outward looking mindset within the club and the new committee are excited to expand on this in the coming year. We consider ourselves a rather gregarious club and we regularly undertake club and team wide socials. As mentioned before, our boys come from a wide range of degree programmes so we aim to cater for a wide range of interests in the events that we put on. Naturally, we anticipate that this forthcoming year will present obstacles and challenges to our goals as a club. However, we strive to overcome these and provide a fun, memorable year for our members. It is oft-quoted by our alumni that their time in the FC was the highlight of their time at university, and this is a trend that we’re eager to continue this year.