Ospreys AGM – 17th May

On Thursday the 17th of May we held our Annual General Meeting. The first item on the agenda for this meeting was the presentation of the Osprey of the Year and Team of the Year awards. These presentations were followed by hustings for the new junior executive committee. The current Hawks’ President, Seb Tullie, also gave us an update on the current progress with regards to the sharing of the clubhouse between the Hawks and Ospreys. Finally, the evening was rounded off with the presentation of cheques for the Ospreys and Non-Ospreys who had been awarded Ospreys bursaries this year (the recipients of the bursaries will be named in a subsequent website post).

The new Junior Executive Committee will be announced in a following website post once all of the committee has been decided.

The Osprey of the Year Award, selected by the senior committee, takes into account three aspects: sporting excellence, raising the profile of women’s sport and being involved in encouraging girls to join/support their club. This year, this award was given to the well-deserving Alice Middleton from the Women’s Rugby Union Football club (CURUFC Women)! Congratulations Alice!

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Osprey of the Year Alice Middleton (left) holding her trophy, which was presented to her by senior committee member Mary Blackman (right).

The Goldman Sach’s Team of the Year award is a generous bursary which they award to a women’s sports team each year.

“Goldman Sachs is delighted to be sponsoring the Ospreys again this year. This funding is available for a team/club who have surpassed expectations and progressed further in BUCS or other relevant competitions than anticipated and have a specific financial need. Whether you are a club of 100+ people or only a few of you, outstanding achievement deserves to be recognised”

This year, the award was given to CURUFC Women. What an excellent season it has been for Women’s Rugby at Cambridge!

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CURUFC Women’s Team Manager Sophie Farrant (left) and Team Captain Lara Gibson (right) being presented with a bottle of Champagne.

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