Welcome to Hawks' Club

The Home of
at Cambridge
Since 1872


Hawks’ Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and represents the best sportsmen at the University of Cambridge. Membership is by election only, and the usual criterion is that the candidate should have his Blue, Half-Blue or Second Team Colours, by taking part in the Varsity Match or Race against Oxford in his particular sport.

A full list of the University’s over 360 Olympians and 1,060 full internationals across 25 sports, many of whom were Members of Hawks’ can be seen here.


The Trust was established in January 1996 with a relatively small endowment capital donated by some of the Members to provide grants to current Cambridge University students, male and female, whose sporting activities were being inhibited by financial constraints.

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Make the most of your membership. Get in touch with old friends through the Members’ Directory. Take part in a range of exciting social or sporting events held throughout the year. Enjoy the hospitality of our many reciprocal clubs throughout the world. Visit our online shop for quality sportswear and distinctive merchandise and relish the sociable atmosphere of the Clubhouse.

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Make full use of a convivial Clubhouse and enjoy excellent food and drink. Take opportunities to establish a great network – and party hard! Be part of events throughout the year and stay in touch with former teammates across the globe.

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Olympians & Internationals

Hawks’ Club boasts over 350 Olympians and 980 Internationals, including sporting luminaries such as Chris Brasher, Rob Andrew and Michael Atherton. Click on the below link to meet our Members who have represented their countries at the Olympic Games or in International contests.

Meet them here

The Cambridge Blue

Find out more about the Cambridge Blue, the award of sporting colours earned by athletes at Cambridge for competition at the highest level, which must include being in a Varsity Match or Race against Oxford.

Learn about the Blue here


June Newsletter 2022

6 Jun 2022

Cambridge Vision for Sport

24 May 2022

2022 Annual London Dinner at The Savoy

24 May 2022

New Hawks’ Club Rosé

17 May 2022


The Hawks’ Resident Committee is asking for your help to support the running of the Club and its Clubhouse. Please join the hundreds of other generous Hawks in giving something back to the Club so future generations can experience the same camaraderie and continue celebrating their sporting achievements in Portugal Place.

Once a Hawk, always a Hawk.




The Hawks’ Club webshop can be found by clicking the link below. It is run by the Resident Committee, masterminded by the stash guru Niels Van Fraassen. Orders are taken twice a year, so act fast when the shop is live!

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Where are they now?

Isaac Freckleton, Trinity, CUSRC, 2015-2018

5 Jun 2022

James Ganendra, Trinity, CUSWPC, 2015-2019

5 Jun 2022

Charlie Dewhurst, St John’s, CUGC, CURFC, CUCC, 2008-2011

5 Jun 2022

Ali Arshad, Downing, CUHC, 1998-2003

8 Mar 2022

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