The Club established The Hawks’ and Ospreys Charitable Trust to recognise that great performance requires significant sacrifice in time, commitment and money too.
For over 20 years the Trust – now valued at nearly £1m – has been encouraging applications from elite University athletes in order to make monetary awards that help them be the best they can be. Some contemporary beneficiaries are shown elsewhere on this page.
We plan to grow that beyond £2m by 2022, the 150th anniversary of the Club.
Sport matters and so do sportsmen
Further, there is beginning to be better recognition now than for a generation that sport matters, not just for the health and wellbeing of the broad student body – but because Cambridge is about excellence in all things. Academic quality is a given – but sport, and performance sport in particular, has an important role in making our university the very best in the world.
“Cambridge educated me but Hawks’ Club made me… the Club gave me so much when I was at Cambridge and beyond that I wanted others to benefit in the same way”
Leslie Quie (Christ’s, CUABC, Blue earned in 1953)