Welcome to the Hawks' Club

The Home of
Sporting
Excellence
at Cambridge
Since 1872

WELCOME TO THE HAWKS’ CLUB

The Hawks’ Club has been in existence since 1872 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.

THE HAWKS’
CHARITABLE TRUST

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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OUR
MEMBERS

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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THE CONVIVIAL
CLUBHOUSE

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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Internationals & Olympians

The Hawks’ Club boasts over 300 Olympians and 900 Internationals, including sporting luminaries such as Rob Andrew, Michael Atherton and Chris Brasher. Click on the below link to meet our Members who have represented their countries in International contests or at the Olympic Games.

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

LATEST NEWS

Ted Dexter CBE, 1935-2021

27 Aug 2021

August Newsletter 2021

20 Aug 2021

Hawk and Team of the Year 2021

6 Aug 2021

Committee for 2021-22

3 Aug 2021

WE NEED
YOUR SUPPORT

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.

GDBO

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LOOK THE PART!

The Hawks’ Club webshop can be found by clicking the link below. It is run by the student 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?

Robert (Bob) Eadie
Trinity, CUSWC, CURA, CUSBC, CUMPC, 1967-70

1 Jul 2021

Alexander Hackmann
King’s, CURPC, 2010-15

1 Jul 2021

Oliver Melvill
Homerton, CUPC, CUCC, 2014-18

19 Apr 2021

Simon Cooper
Jesus, CURUFC, 1986-89

19 Apr 2021

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