Alumni and external teams

Our sporting facilities have a reputation for being some of the best in the area. The cricket squares come top in the pitch rankings in both Saturday and Sunday leagues year on year. The fact that Fulham FC Academy have based themselves here highlights that the quality is of a high and consistent standard.
Annually we host a range of football finals for Kingston and Surrey Schools along with league finals for the Saturday league.

External teams at the Sportsground


Fulham Football Club Academy

Fulham FC's Academy is proud of its association with the London School of Economics Sportsground.

We have worked together over the past 8 years to create a 'Category 1' environment conducive to producing elite footballers.

Many of the academy's activities are regularly hosted here: our u7-u15 games programme, training sessions and camps, Premier League tournaments and our pre academy elite development centre all use LSE.

LSE Sportsground also hosts the Fulham Foundation and other FFC related activities.


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Surrey CCC

The Surrey CCC training ground is situated at the LSE Sportsground, offering all the club’s teams world class training facilities.

Nets at the ground are utilised by both male and female teams, from the professional squad all the way through to the youngest age group sides.

As well as the practice setup, the club make full use of the two playing pitches throughout the summer, staging Second XI cricket as well as regular Academy matches and elite junior matches.



Claygate Netball Club

Claygate Netball Club has been established for over 20 years and is affiliated to both the Surrey and Kingston netball leagues. Based just off the A3 in New Malden, the club attracts members from all over London and surrounding areas. 
The club currently has two squads which train with an experienced coach every Monday night and play on Saturday mornings from September through to April.  


We are always looking for new members, umpires and of course, support so if you’re looking to get involved and meet some friends along the way then you can follow us on twitter or like us on facebook to get more information and see what we are chatting about.  If you want any other information or would like to come along please get in touch with Cat (Club Captain) and Debs (Recruitment Sec) at


 Alumni teams at the Sportsground


Economicals AFC

Economicals AFC currently run five highly competitive 11 a side teams in the Amateur Football Combination with games taking place each Saturday. We focus on providing a good standard of amateur football for both LSE graduates and non-LSE alumni. Clad in the famous black and white stripes, we have a strong record of success with our 5 teams competing in the top 7 divisions of the AFC. Each side has a strong core of LSE graduates who represented LSE in BUCS from 2004 onwards.

Last season all five sides were promoted with the 4th team winning the London Old Boys Cup while recent seasons have also seen us win a number of league titles and an AFA cup. The club is currently chaired by James Katirai and if you would be interested in joining the club please contact him on 07715363460 or at All players are asked to pay £5 match fees per game with an annual subscription required to cover the cost of kit and post-game food.

1st team captains (Senior 1 ) – Alex Savage / John McDermott
2nd team captains (Senior 2) – Alex Bond / Matt Roderick
3rd team captains (Senior 3) – Youssef Darwich / Oliver Povey
4th team captains (Intermediate South) – James Katirai / Dan Kirwan
5th team captains (South 2) – Steve Emsley / Chris Cooper



Economicals Rugby Club

The Economicals Rugby Club was founded in 1983 by a number of graduating LSE students who wanted to continue to play together.  Unlike many university-founded rugby clubs, the club has thrived and now runs two XVs playing competitive rugby most weeks.  In 2008 they held a well-attended black tie gala dinner to celebrate the club's 25th anniversary.

1st XV plays in Surrey 2 and competes in the Surrey Shield and RFU Bowl, while the 2nd XV competes in the Surrey Reserve League Conference 4.

"We find the LSE sportsground to be a great standard of facilities when compared to the facilities at clubs that we visit - the pitches and interior areas are both maintained to a much higher standard and Berrylands is convenient for our members to travel to given the swift transport links."


Non alumni are also welcome.

For more information please visit: or contact Pete Drewienkiewicz at