London Catholic Cup: Soccer


Location: St. Mary's University, Teddington Lock

London Catholic Cup

The London Catholic Cup will see students from the London Global Gateway and St Mary’s University face off in a series of sports matches.

The inaugural soccer match takes place at St. Mary’s Teddington Lock sports ground on Friday, November 25, kicking off at 2:30 p.m.

Notre Dame students, alumni, and friends are invited to cheer on our team. Plan your journey.

Show support by wearing a London Catholic Cup t-shirt, on sale soon at £10. All proceeds go to the Cardinal Hume Centre, which helps families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness. There will also be a bake sale on match day, in aid of the charity.

After the match, we’ll celebrate taking home the cup (fingers crossed!) at the SMSU Bar.         

Roger Alford, Director of the London Global Gateway, said: 

“American football is a big part of our students’ lives back home. So, it is only right that their study-abroad experience should include an initiation to football as it is played on this side of the pond.
“Our team is training hard to put St. Mary’s through their paces, but whatever the final score, this will be a tremendously fun and rewarding day for all involved. While fostering friendships and team spirit, the London Catholic Cup will see students rally together to support a worthy cause.

“At Notre Dame we are committed to serving our community, and as winter approaches, the chill in the air is a reminder of the hardship faced by London’s homeless. We are proud to join forces with St. Mary’s and dedicate this fundraising effort to the Cardinal Hume Centre – a lifeline for many poverty-stricken people in Westminster.”

Francis Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of St Mary’s, said:

“St Mary’s is pleased to partner with the University of Notre Dame, the famed American football powerhouse, to compete for the London Catholic Cup. St Mary’s is even more pleased with the opportunity we will have to work with a fellow Catholic University in assisting the wonderful work of the Cardinal Hume Centre.”