Roehampton become the first LUCA focus club

December 9, 2015 James Findon

LUCA is proud to announce that the University of Roehampton have become the first LUCA focus club. The scheme was launched this year with support from England Athletics, London region. The aim of the scheme is to support new clubs through funding, discounts, training and connections. Roehampton made LUCA history when Jonny Cornish became the first man to win a LUCA medal when he took gold at in the 10, 000m at the first ever London Colleges Athletics Series (LCAS) match at Tooting in March 2015. Roehampton have made sporadic appearances at […]


London Sports Trust become official charitable partner

October 7, 2015 James Findon

LUCA announces London Sports Trust as official charitable partner LUCA is proud to announce its first charitable partner; the London Sports Trust (LST). LST are a sports and education charity based in West London. They engage with hard to reach young Londoners through sports, life skills and mentoring. They currently deliver sports programmes across four boroughs, working with over 500 young people per week. “University should be seen as a viable pathway for young Londoners – a place where they can pursue their interest and their sport”  Their work is […]


LCL affiliation price freeze

September 22, 2015 James Findon

LUCA is pleased to announce the fee’s for the London Colleges League (LCL) have been held at the 2014-15 rates. The largest clubs will pay a £100 fee which covers all athletes across all five races. Smaller clubs pay either £75 or £45 dependent on the amount of athletes. Guests are charged £3 per race. Whilst the fee’s have remained the same, the amount of races has been cut to five. This is in response to feedback from students, clubs and trustees. Five races reduces the competition burden on university […]


FUNDING AVAILABLE! Get trained as an official!

September 11, 2015 James Findon

New course announced! Our next course is scheduled on the 10th and 11th of October and covers: Health & Safety Field Events Track Events Timekeeping The course is held at Boland House, St Thomas Street, Activity Room 4, Guys Campus, King’s College London, SE1 9RT The two days are £70 in total. Information Leaflet Officials level 2 leaflet APPLY NOW!    How to apply for LUCA funding. We have four funded places available for students to train as a level 2 officials. To apply for funding, you must commit to […]


New website launched

August 31, 2015 James Findon domain becomes home of all things athletics at universities in London. The former home of the London Colleges Athletics Series (LCAS) has now been re-vamped to offer a full range of competition and education information.

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July 28, 2015 James Findon

LUCA is the new home of university athletics in London. But what does this mean for you and your club? We’ve put together this quick FAQ to help you. Do I need to join LUCA? LUCA is a membership organisation. Clubs are asked to become a member. Membership is free and very quick. Just fill out the membership application form at the bottom of the home page. Why should my club join LUCA? In order to participate in the London Colleges League (LCL) and/or the London Colleges Athletics Series (LCAS) […]


Get qualified! Amazing deals

July 21, 2015 James Findon

Courtesy of our friends at London Athletics, we are promoting reduced costs for a collection of courses this summer.   Coaching Assistant – £50 = 22/23rd August. LiRF course – £50 = 5th September Disability Inclusion Training course – £10 = 6th September AthleFIT course – £10 = 6th September Getting more qualified coaches into university clubs is crucial to the development of athletics in the city. For more details and to book your place (spaces are limited!) contact Timothy Howells (


London competitions merge

July 9, 2015 James Findon

LCAS and the cross country London Colleges League (LCL) will join together to form the London Universities and Colleges Athletics Association (LUCA), which will manage both competitions from the start of the 15/16 season. London will become the first city in the UK to have it’s own regional university-specific athletics body, which will have responsibilties beyond organizing the LCL and LCAS. A constitutional committee formed of LCL manager, Jonny Laybourn, LCAS manager, James Findon and Athletics Youth Advisory Group Chairperson, Jacob Hood are currently working on plans to establish the new organisation. Findon […]