Welcome to Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Football Club
The Medical Schools Football Club of King's College London
We are the latest incarnation of a long legacy of football teams associated with the St Thomas', Guy's and King's College Hospitals. So here's a little history.
St Thomas' Hospital is the oldest of our hospital sites and the second oldest in London. It started out as the monastery hospital of St. Mary Priory in 1106 and the Medical School was founded in 1550. It moved to its present site opposite the Houses of Parliament in the 1850s.
Guy's Hospital was founded in 1721 by Sir Thomas Guy. A governor of St. Thomas', Sir Thomas Guy, established it as a 'hospital for incurables', taking patients that St. Thomas' could not treat. This link between the hospitals has continued ever since.
King’s College Hospital was opened in 1840 in central London. It was intrinsically linked with the relatively new King’s College London to allow the training of its medical students. Its move to Denmark Hill in South London was completed in 1909.
In 1982 a merger created the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and in 1998 a further merger with King’s College created the Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School.
This medical school remains known affectionately as GKT to those within it, honoring the rich history of all three Hospitals and Medical Schools now united under one banner.
All the hospitals have a long history of associated football teams, with Guy's Hospital winning the inaurgarul United Hospitals Football cup as far back as 1884. And it is this history which helps fuel the pride of the current students who pull on the GKT football kit.
2018/19 proved to be one of GKT's most successful years as a club ever! We are current holders of the National Association of Medical Schools Competition (NAMS, full report in our match of the day tab) - surpassing medical schools from all over the UK in a competition that GKT had never won before - Macadam Cup, Varsity, United Hospitals Cup and we had our highest BUCS league finish ever! Additionally the 2s and 3s won the UH plate and Vase, respectively, and the 5s got promoted. 2019/20 poses new challenges but we enter the year with great optimism and targetting even more silverware.