THE CLUB

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.

The Trust

The Hawks Charitable Trust was established in 1996.  Donations from Hawks, including a generous bequest, have enabled it to support the best sporting talent, male and female, in the University though a series of awards and bursaries – the largest source of such funding in the University.  In recent years, disbursements in excess of £22,000 in total have been made to some 140 sportsmen and women each year.

Cluhouse Opening Dates

The Clubhouse is open throughout full term, with a variety of food and bar services offered at different times of the week. Please check the Residents’ section for more information

Michaelmas 8 Sept to 17 Dec 2015
Lent Term 5 Jan to 24 March 2016
Easter Term 5 April to 7 July 2016

For the location of the Clubhouse in 18 Portugal Place and for any further enquiries please see Contact Us.

 

THE BLUE BIRD

The Blue Bird is the University of Cambridge’s first online newspaper dedicated to all university sports. Please click here to read more about the The Blue Bird, or below to read specific articles. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Hawks’ Club

The Hawks’ & Ospreys’ Access to Sport Initiative heads to Junior School
Lexy Wood Jan 19, 2016

Many of us have had an idea of what we want to be when we grow up since we were children; whether we dreamt to become a doctor, an actress or a sports star. These dreams may have changed throughout th… Read More

The Hawks’ & Ospreys’ Access to Sport Initiative heads to Junior School
The Blue Bird Talks to Harry Leitch – Part I
Leonardo Buizza Jan 16, 2016

Dr Harry Leitch spent many of his years at Cambridge under the radar, competing internationally for Scotland whilst completing a medical degree and PhD – he eventually got elected Hawk of the Ye… Read More

The Blue Bird Talks to Harry Leitch – Part I
The Blue Bird’s Advent Calendar of Sport – Day 25
Blue Bird Dec 25, 2015

It’s the festive time of the year again! And this December, the Blue Bird will be running its very own Advent Calendar of Sport! Each day we will bring you a cheeky/exciting/interesting/fun fact about… Read More

The Blue Bird’s Advent Calendar of Sport – Day 25


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DONATIONS


The Hawks’ Charitable Trust was established to provide grants to current University students whose sporting activities were being inhibited by financial constraints. It is entirely dependent on donations and is receiving an increasing number of applications.

To make a donation to the Trust online please use the donation tool below to make a one off or regular donation via GoCardless.

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DINING RIGHTS

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  • Please enter the Dining Rights section to both view upcoming Dining Rights Club events and to arrange reservations of the Clubhouse’s facilities.
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PRESIDENT’S WELCOME


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.

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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.

GDBO

Zaamin Hussain, President 2015-2016

OSPREYS

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  • The Ospreys is the sporting sister of the Hawks Club and is a society by and for the University of Cambridge’s sportswomen aimed at raising the profile of women’s sport. 

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HISTORY OF THE BLUE

Which sportsmen can gain a Blue and what is the colour blue? Read scholarly research behind behind the myths of the Cambridge Blue.


Cambridge Blue: the background

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