Lent Term Speaker’s Dinner – 17th March

On Saturday night we hosted our termly Speaker’s dinner at Trinity Hall, which was a delightful, well attended evening with a delicious three-course meal. We were honoured to have Rebecca Rowe as our guest speaker, who is a multi-sport international athlete who has competed at 4 world championships in 3 different sports! She delivered a very motivational speech about her sporting journey, which was well received by the Ospreys in attendance.

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The Ospreys would like to thank Rebecca for her inspirational speech, which really was the cherry on top of a lovely evening!

Michaelmas Speaker’s Dinner – 17th Nov

On Friday the 17th of November, the Ospreys were delighted to welcome our guest speaker: GB hockey player Helen Richardson-Walsh (Olympic Gold and Bronze medalist,  European Champion and Quadruple Olympian).

To begin the wonderful evening, which took place at Downing College, there was a pre-dinner Champagne reception where there was the opportunity to mingle and meet one another prior to the dinner.

The three course meal was exceptional, as was the memorable speech delivered by Helen. Helen’s speech mentioned some very powerful ideas on winning mentality and culture, which could translate well to any sport. We were grateful to Helen for bringing along the Olympic Gold medal that she obtained at Rio 2016, and allowing each of the Ospreys to hold it and take pictures with it. It was so inspiring to be able to see an Olympic Gold medal up close!

The Ospreys would like to say a huge thank you to Helen for speaking at our dinner, and we look forward to keeping in touch.

Ospreys’ Welcome Drinks and the upcoming Speaker’s Dinner

Last Tuesday evening we hosted welcome drinks and nibbles at the Hawks’ club. This event was open to both current Ospreys and potential future Ospreys (freshers new to university sports teams and existing university sportswomen who are not yet Ospreys). There was a great turnout from both familiar faces and fresh faces. What a fun evening it was!

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Current and potential future Ospreys at the welcome drinks at Hawks’ Club

We look forward to the next Ospreys social event, which will be our first Speaker’s Dinner of the year! We are lucky enough to have GB hockey player Helen Richardson-Walsh as our guest speaker. See below for more details:

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Poster for the Michaelmas Speaker’s Dinner

The Incoming Ospreys’ Committee

After the results of the AGM earlier on in May, the final incoming committee places have been confirmed:

President: Lizzie Withers; CUWLC; Trinity.

Vice-President: Georgina Shepherd; CULTC, CURFC; Emmanuel.

Treasurer: Emmaline Okafor; CUAC; Newnham.

Secretary: Blythe Burkhart; CUWLC, CUCPSC, CUSSC, CUPC; Homerton.

The non-exec committee members are chosen by the outgoing and incoming committees. These roles are filled by the unsuccessful exec applicants and those who specifically applied too. The results are:

Kit Secretary: Emily Coales; CUWLC; Trinity Hall.

Publicity: Maxine Meju; CUAC; Fitzwilliam.

Ents Officers: Claudia Feng; CUSWPC; Trinity & Rhianna Miller; CUHC; Fitzwilliam.

Access Officer: Kate Marks; CURUFCW; Murray Edwards.

The official handover will be taking place at the Ospreys’ Summer Drinks on Thursday the 15th June at 5.30pm at the Varsity Hotel and Spa, Cambridge. It is always a lovely event, with the canapés and champagne flowing. Unfortunately, places are already filled, and there is a waiting list if you did not manage a spot, so keep an eye on those emails! We look forward to seeing you there, and if not at Hawks event 2017.

The Outgoing Junior Committee x

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