The President 2014-15: Frank Sanders, Magdalene, CURUFC. 

Frank 1415The Hawks' Club is a unique institution that acts as a social hub for the elite sportsmen in Cambridge, fostering a great sense of camaraderie within University sport. 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 new sports centre now complete, 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 the new Committee and I will do our utmost to help continue and build on this trend. 

We are always glad to hear from Hawks of all ages so please do not hesitate to get in contact ( if you have any news items, comments or suggestions for how the Club can be improved. For those on social media, you can now find us on Facebook and Twitter (@thehawksclub). 

Thank you for all of your continued support and enthusiasm and if you ever find yourself in Cambridge, please pop in through the doors of 18 Portugal Place to enjoy the company of fellow Hawks over a Hawksburger and Tomahawk.

Here's to another successful year for Hawks on and off the field.


The Hawks' Club has been in existence since 1872, and represents the cream of sportsmen in the University of Cambridge. Membership is by election only, and the usual criterion is that the candidate should have his blue – i.e. have taken part in the match against Oxford in his particular sport. Many famous sporting names have been, or are, members – Chris Brasher, Ted Dexter, Mike Atherton, Tony Lewis, Gavin Hastings, Rob Andrew, to name just a few.

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The Clubhouse is at No 18 Portugal Place, a pedestrian-only street opening off Bridge Street. No 18 is towards the Park Street end, and there is a multi-storey car park nearby, accessible via Jesus Lane. The Clubhouse is on 4 floors comprising basement Bar, ground floor Members Room, second floor Dining Room, and top floor Meeting Room and Steward's Flat. For further details see The Club/Contact us.