Founded in 1872, the Hawks’ Club is a unique institution that acts as the supportive core for sportsmen in the University of Cambridge. The usual criterion for membership is that the candidate should have his blue – i.e. taken part in a match or race against Oxford in his particular sport. Countless outstanding athletes have passed through the club in its illustrious history, including numerous Olympians and Internationals. Today the Club is stronger than ever, with over 5,000 members across the globe and up to 250 residential members.
As President, I am honoured to lead this fantastic club forward, along with the committee, into what promises to be an exciting year for Cambridge. With the sports facilities now being heavily developed around the town many of our members will benefit from the outstanding facilities it has to offer. We hope it will lead to even more success in Varsity sport. Last year we saw unparalleled support for a number of Varsity matches and we will do our utmost to help continue and build on this trend.
Every year we raise money to support ‘Right to Play’ – a charity that allows children, from deprived backgrounds all over the world, access to sport, enriching their lives. This is something we hope to build upon, and have started working with local schools in the area to teach the younger generation about the benefits of sport and healthy living.
Always striving for sporting development and excellence in achievement – here’s to another successful year for Hawks on and off the field.
Zaamin Hussain, President 2015-2016