The Ospreys’ AGM 2017

Wednesday the 10th of May saw the return of the annual general meeting, where Osprey of the Year and Team of the Year awards are presented, as well as hustings for the junior exec committee. This year was unlike any other with the idea of sharing the clubhouse with the Hawks being proposed for general discussion.

Hawks’ President Jamie Giddins was present for questioning and to emphasise how he and the entire committee entirely support this proposal and it is a very exciting prospect moving in the correct direction of equality and a shared front for sport in Cambridge. There was a unanimous vote amongst present Ospreys for the proposal, and it will be put towards an email vote in the near future.

The hustings this year were very competitive and there were a lot of strong candidates, results will be released shortly, and be updated on this article. Below is a list of the candidates going for junior exec roles:

Claudia Feng; Swimming & Waterpolo; Third Year Mathematician at Trinity
Emily Coales; Lacrosse; Third Year Engineer at Trinity Hall
Lizzie Withers; Lacrosse; Third Year Engineer at Trinity
Vice President:
Georgina Shepherd; Tennis; Fourth Year Medic at Emmanuel
Emmaline Okafor; Athletics; Second Year Chemical Engineer at Newnham
Claudia Feng; Swimming & Waterpolo; Third Year Mathematician at Trinity
Emily Coales; Lacrosse; Third Year Engineer at Trinity Hall
Blythe Burkhart; Lacrosse, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Polo, Skiing; First Year MML at Homerton
Finally, the results of the two awards that occur each year:
The Osprey of the Year Award, this award is chosen by the senior committee and takes into account three aspects: Sporting Excellence; Raising the profile of Women in Sport; Being involved in encouraging girls to join / supporting their club. This year, we are delighted to announce the winner to be Kirsty Davies from the Dancesport Team. Congratulations Kirsty!
Kirsty with Senior Committee Chairperson Mary Blackman

The second award is the Goldman Sach’s Team of the Year, which is a generous bursary recognising an excellent season, but also teams that have financial need:

“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”

The junior committee shortlisted two teams which was then passed onto Goldman Sach’s who made final decision to award team of the year to the Netball Club! Congratulations girls on a fantastic season, and good luck for the next year in your newly promoted league in BUCS. Below is Hayley Smith, Women’s Captain being presented with a bottle of Champagne by Junior President Freddie Hampel.

Hayley Smith, Captain of Ladies Netball: The Goldman Sach’s Team of the Year 2017

Thanks for attending, and see you all at summer drinks!

The Junior Committee x


The Ospreys at The Varsity Match 2016

Thursday 8th December saw The Ospreys return to Twickenham for our inaugural networking lunch. This year, we were invited to join in on the Networking Breakfast which saw 4 guest speakers talk about Resilience and Getting Over the Line in Women’s Sport. Sarah Winckless, former British rower started off the talks, and what followed was some really interesting and conversation provoking topics.

Sarah Winckless – starting off the breakfast networking event speeches

After the breakfast we congregated over to our seats to watch the women’s match, after last year’s 52 nil defeat we were confident for a light blue win.

Oxf*rd were the first to draw blood with a penalty kick to be three points up around 15mins into first half, and the rest of the match was disappointingly the same. Cambridge really dominating possession and having all the pressure but not quite managing to make anything of it. The entire second half was dominated by Cambridge who were playing almost exclusively in the Oxford defending half, but sadly no tries nor points were scored by either team, resulting in a rather underwhelming 3-0 loss to Cambridge. Unlucky to the girls, there is always next year, plus, the return fixture in BUCS were they are sure to assert their dominance and get that well-deserved win against the other side.

The main event of the day followed with a lunch in the Twickenham hospitality suite where there was plenty of wine and an open bar, which The Ospreys thoroughly enjoyed.

Some resident Ospreys enjoying their lunch and wine

There was a strong contingent of both resident and alumnae Ospreys (and their families) in presence which was nice to see and encourage some catching up with recent graduates.

After the lunch, we headed out to watch the 135th Mens Varsity Match, a lot rested on Captain Daniel Dass of Cambridge’s shoulders who did not want to lead the men into a 7th successive loss. This would have resulted in the most losses in a row, ever, in a varsity match…

Oxford were the first to draw blood, in a similar fashion to their female counterparts scoring a penalty kick within the first few minutes, this did not stop Cambridge who just came back even stronger and proved to be the better side resulting in a great performance and a 23-18 win for the light blues.p1050032

What a day. Until next year Twickenham. #GDBO

(Photos are up on our Facebook page here )




Michaelmas Speakers Dinner- 18th Nov

On Friday the 18th November, The Ospreys were happy to welcome our guest speaker: Lisa O’Keefe, Insight Director at Sport England and the brains behind the This Girl Can campaign which has inspired millions of girls to get active.

To start the lovely three course meal which took place in Jesus College upper hall, there was a chance to mingle and meet each other at the champagne reception. The This Girl Can campaign posters had been set up around the room as decoration and to provide conversation starters.

The meal was exquisite, and after the starter and main, Lisa got up to do her speech… It was incredible. It left us all inspired, lost for words and with a new-found pride to be a part of the community that is #WomenInSport. We, as The Ospreys are role models for women in sport. Everywhere.

A few things that Lisa mentioned when it comes to the barriers that women face in taking part in sport. They are worth noting and taking away from the evening.

” Judgement manifests itself in three ways:

  1. Ability -> learn to BACK YOURSELF
  2. Appearance -> get over the fact that you will be sweaty and unattractive at points when doing sport, it doesn’t matter, everyone is in the same boat
  3. Find the time and prioritise YOURSELF -> Life gets in the way. Find time for YOU, and the time to keep active. “

The Ospreys would like to say a massive thank you to Lisa for speaking, and look forward to keeping in touch and strengthening the campaign which has done so much for women in sport already.


The Ospreys Committee with guest speaker Lisa O’Keefe. A big thank you to Rashmi for making this possible

The Ospreys at The Varsity Match


To celebrate women in sport, The Ospreys are proud to say we are continuing on the success of last year’s Ospreys at the Varsity Match 2015 and taking it to a new level where we are making a full day out of it, with not only lunch in one of the Twickenham hospitality rooms at an incredible discount price, but with a new added Ospreys’ Breakfast with 4 fantastic guest speakers on the subject of: Getting Over The Line in Women’s Sport.

Prices this year for resident Ospreys (and their plus 1s) are:

  • Ospreys Lunch and ticket to both matches: £29
  • Ospreys Breakfast and ticket to both matches: £39
  • Both: £49

To get your tickets follow the link on the facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Our Sponsors- Details

The Ospreys are thankful for our 5 sponsors this year:

  • JP Morgan are our main sponsor.
  • Citi, OC&C and Maven sponsor us with The Hawks Club.
  • Goldman Sachs also sponsor just The Ospreys.

Main Sponsor



We welcome JP Morgan as our Silver Level Sponsor this year and are greatly appreciative for their support.

Your Career. Your Way.

At J.P. Morgan, we are committed to helping businesses and markets grow and develop in more than 100 countries. Over the last 200 years, we have evolved to meet the complex financial needs of some of the world’s largest companies as well as many of the smaller businesses driving industry change globally and locally.

Our people work hard to do the right thing for our clients, shareholders and the firm every day. Joining us means you’ll learn from our experts in a supportive and collaborative team environment where you will be supported to make an immediate impact from the start.

We want to see your creativity, communications skills and drive. While your academic achievements are important, we’re also looking for your individuality and passion as demonstrated by extra curricular activities. We want to help you fulfil your potential as you build your career here.

Internship and graduate positions are available firmwide, so we encourage you to learn as much as possible about our business areas and roles. We also offer pre-internship programs such as Spring Week that give you insights into our industry and programs. We often hire directly from these opportunities – giving you early exposure to our firm and how we do business.

  • Finance
  • Global Investment Management
  • Global Treasury Management
  • Global Wealth Management
  • Human Resources
  • Investment Banking
  • Investor Services
  • Markets
  • Operations
  • Quantitative Research
  • Risk Management
  • Technology

Deadline: November 27, 2016

To find out more about how you can join us, visit

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Further Sponsorship

Alongside The Hawks, Citi, OC&C and Maven jointly sponsor both charities- we are thankful for their support this year. Goldman Sachs also sponsor The Ospreys.
logo-400x400Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.Find out more about Citi here.



OC&C Strategy Consultants answer the toughest questions facing businesses. They do rapid, high impact projects for chief executives and boards. In their London office, they have deep expertise in retail, leisure, consumer goods, media, technology and business services.

OC&C are looking for team-playing, creative thinkers with interests outside of their studies: candidates from all disciplines are encouraged. In addition to market-leading compensation and training, they offer up to 4 weeks of extra unpaid leave each year, grants to help you pursue your interests, and host biannual offsites (recently Chicago and Amsterdam) – business needn’t make you boring.

To find out more about OC&C join them for their Careers Presentation, Women’s Brunch or visit their events page for more information on when they’ll be in Cambridge over the next few weeks.

Applications are now open for their Associate Consultant and International Strategy Workshop. To apply visit their application page and submit your CV and Cover Letter via the relevant vacancy.



Maven specialises in proprietary trading and market making. They run a number of proprietary trading strategies using both fundamental and quantitative approaches to investing. The investment teams implement research based investment processes combined with active trading styles.



Goldman Sachs commits people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. This year they are sponsoring a club bursary, for details see our awards page.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. This year Goldman Sachs will be sponsoring the Hawks and the Ospreys, offering bursaries to teams to enhance their sporting and academic careers. There will be a number of opportunities for Cambridge students to interact with professionals from Goldman Sachs in the coming weeks.

Contribute, Collaborate and Succeed with a Career at Goldman Sachs:

If you’re the kind of person who can’t wait to make a difference, consider a career at Goldman Sachs. We believe that good ideas and innovations can come from anyone, at any level. We offer meaningful opportunities, best-in-class training and a wide variety of career paths for talented people from all academic backgrounds. Plus, with access to important clients and projects, you’ll have the chance to make an impact with global significance.

For more information about our opportunities please visit You can also connect with us on:

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