Jamie Giddins (Fitzwilliam, CUGC, CUSRC, CURTC, CURC)
Every time I walk into the fabulous Hawks’ Clubhouse or wear the distinctive gold and maroon tie I find it hard not to reflect on what an honour it is for all of us to be Members of an establishment with such a rich history and one which has been called ‘home’ by so many sporting legends. This year I am fortunate enough to have the even greater honour of serving as the Club’s President, and I, along with the rest of my committee, will strive to uphold the traditions, quirks and atmosphere that makes this Club the place we all love. The Club unites a wonderfully eclectic group of sportsmen and for me personally it is great to see more and more Hawks elected from some of the University’s smaller clubs.
Already a few weeks into Michaelmas Term the Club continues to thrive and I am excited about many of the initiatives the Club will undertake over the coming year. We are in the process of updating this website, making it more user friendly for Residents and alumni, which will come in tandem with a slicker merchandise section.
The Club will continue to promote much of last year’s good work, building on success of the ‘Birdbird’ online sports magazine and the incredible work by Arav Gupta in setting up the ‘Hawks & Ospreys Access to Sport’, (HOATS) which over the past year has worked with schools in the local area, to teach students the benefits of sport. Last weekend we were delighted to host the hugely successful ‘Hawks & Ospreys Charity Ball’ and I am delighted to say that we have been able to donate our largest ever sum to the charity ‘Right to Play’.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the London Dinner but in the meantime please contact me if you have any ideas or queries; it is always great to hear from our Members. Alternatively you can keep up-to-date on Facebook and Twitter
Hawks’ President 2016-17
Fitzwilliam CUGC, CUSRC, CURTC, CURC