The following is an excerpt from the official Economicals FC website: http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/economicalsafc/History
"Founded in 1950, the Economicals are the old boys of the London School of Economics. We play in the Amateur Football Combination http://www.amateurfootballcombination.com/ one of Britain's biggest amateur leagues, and our home pitches are at the wonderful LSE sportsground in Berrylands, New Malden. We currently run five teams, catering for all abilities, and play on Saturday afternoons.
When Sean Gollogly took over the running of the club in 1996, the club went from strength to strength. The first team won the old Southern Olympian League Senior Division 3 in 2000-01 and the Amateur Football Combination Senior Division 3 in 2002-03, as well as gaining promotion to Senior 1 in 2005/06. The second team won South 1 in 2005/06 and finished runners-up in Intermediate South the following season. The third team finished runners-up in South 3 in 2007/08. The fourth team won South 8 and the Spring Cup in 2005/06, and South-West 6 in 2007/08, as well as finishing runners-up in the LOB Cup.
While a loss of key players led to just three teams being fielding in 2007/08, an influx of new graduates brought unprecedented success in the following two seasons. In 2008/09 all four sides achieved promotion, with the new thirds winning their league and finishing runners-up in the LOB Cup. 2009/10 was the club's most successful season ever, with the thirds and the new fifth team both doing league/LOB Cup doubles, and the fifths reaching the final of the prestigious AFA Cup.
The club would welcome back any prodigal sons who have been lost in the football wilderness, as well as anybody that did not have a chance to play while at LSE and would now like to play on a regular basis. You do not have to be an LSE alumnus to represent the club.
If you would like to rejoin the fold, please call or email Chris Cooper on 07802 419090. We welcome new members regardless of age or standard. At the last count there were over 50 alumni plying their appalling trade on Berrylands' palatial lawns, so it also provides a great way to stay in touch with old friends. Non-alumni are also welcome. Current fees are £50 affiliation and £5 per match."
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: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/economicals/ or contact Pete Drewienkiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Economicals Cricket Club
The following is an excerpt from the official Economicals Cricket Club Website: http://www.economicalscc.co.uk/newmembers.htm
New members of all standards, nationalities and mental dispositions are very welcome.
Currently we run 1 side in the Premier division of the Ram Sports Surrey League. Matches are played on Saturdays and are 45 overs per side.
Home matches are played at the London School of Economics sports ground, which is one of the best cricketing facilities in London. 2 Nets, lawn tennis, bar with veranda.... this is arguably the best place in the UK to bring your bikini-clad girlfriend on a sultry Saturday!
We can normally provide transport to matches which are played around the South London / Surrey areas.
We make no charge for membership but we charge a match fee of £10.
Please email or telephone Chris Cooper (07802419090).