Join the celebrations
On November 4 2021, CSSC turned 100 years old. To celebrate the lineage and history of our organisation, we have created the Heritage section to reflect on our history and past achievements.
Find out how you share your memories and become part of our legacy for the next 100 years.
100 Years of CSSC
Celebrate CSSC's centenary with our exclusive clothing range from Kukri and book, 100 Years of CSSC.
Give Voice to Our Values | Writing Competitions
We're giving our members another chance to wow us with your literary prowess.
Tune in to a new podcast every other Wednesday as we learn about the rich history of CSSC, it's members and volunteers.
Step back in time and explore some of the key milestones and events that shaped our history as far back as 1863.
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Enjoy some of these amazing images that have been taken across the 100 years of CSSC.
Look out for more fantastic images in the coming months as we add to this important collection.
Bitesized instalments of history, from various accounts of individuals who have been influenced by CSSC in a positive way at some point in their lives.
Step into their shoes and relive some key moments in the shaping of CSSC's illustrious history.
Follow the story of our protagonist, Guy Pym, dating back to 1859 and his involvement with the first ever Civil Service Athletic Sports. This article was compiled with assistance from Peter Radford, athletics historian.
Join Janis Cammell, OBE, as she looks back at the Civil Service Drama Federation, and its influence on herself and other young entrants from the mid-60s onwards.
A Brief History of CSSC
"The Civil Service Sports Council is not some distant group of people.......it is....a great voluntary association for the sole purpose of making life fuller and more enjoyable"
“There is quite a story unfolding all the time about the achievements of our members in every form of sport”
“Organisations like ours can only flourish on the back of the efforts of countless volunteers......”
“There can be little doubt that organised sport in the Service will achieve a good start, and, let us hope, will never look back”.
“A special aura surrounds 1921, the year in which the Council was born”
“It is rather a romantic story of dreaming, of endeavour and of final success”.