University of Cambridge

Honouring Achievement

The Ospreys are dedicated to raising the profile of women’s sport in Cambridge, recognising achievement, and bringing University sportswomen together. As such, the Ospreys offer a set of annual awards to honour outstanding performance and contribution.

Ospreys Bursaries

The Ospreys seek to provide financial support for our members in the form of Bursary awards. Ospreys Bursaries are annual monetary grants intended to support members in the pursuit of sport at the University level and beyond.

All Ospreys are invited to apply. Factors including sporting achievement, demonstrated sporting potential, international performance, contribution to community and Cambridge sport, sportsmanship, unique cost of applicant’s sport(s), and personal financial need are taken into account on a case-by-case basis.

The Ospreys Bursary Awards are decided by members of the Executive Junior and Senior Ospreys Committees with help from Admissions Officer at Trinity, Paul Wingfield.

Osprey of the Year Award

The Osprey of the Year award honours a Cambridge sportswoman who has exemplified everything it means to be an Osprey. The recipient has achieved sporting excellence, contributed to raising the profile of women’s sport at Cambridge, and encouraged the development of other University sportswomen.

All Ospreys are eligible for this award and candidates are chosen based upon peer nomination. The final recipient is selected by the Senior Ospreys Committee.

Team of the Year Award

The ‘Team of the Year award’ honours a Cambridge University sports team or club that has had an exemplary season and as a result have had extra costs associated with this success.

All university sports clubs at Cambridge that include female members are eligible for this award. Nominations may be for a whole club or one team within a club; applications are decided on a case-by-case basis.