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Cambridge University students swoop in for Hawks Club grants


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


Real tennis player Ed Kay.
Real tennis player Ed Kay.

Charitable trust hands out funds to budding sports stars

Student sports stars at the University of Cambridge have benefited from grants given by the Hawks’ Club Charitable Trust.

The annual awards saw £29,250 given out to 145 sportsmen and women, with grants ranging from £100 to £1,000 to students at 31 different colleges in 40 different sports.

As part of the grants, there were six signature awards.

Gonville & Caius fencer Alex Schlindwein is 18th in the national rankings, and he was given the Roy Calvocoressi Award.

Jesus College kayaker Samuel Plummer is currently in the GB squad, and named the Sir Adrian Cadbury Award winner.

The Bob Barber Award went to Downing’s Amelia Miller, an England lacrosse player who won bronze at the Under-19 World Championship.

GB international rower Melissa Wilson, a Lucy Cavendish student, won the David Jennens Award.

Powerlifter Salman Khan, at Downing and the holder of the British under-23 deadlift record holder, was chosen as the Sir Arthur Marshall Award winner, and Scottish international shooter Fergus Flanagan, of Gonville & Caius, collected the Christopher Pratt Award.

Real tennis and Rugby fives player Ed Kay won the Bill Downey Award, which is reserved for Emmanuel students, and Trinity’s Imogen Grant, an under-23 GB international, collected the Ian Lang Award which is reserved for rowers.

Matthew Bullock, the chairman of the trust, said: “The trustees are delighted to have made almost £30,000 of awards this year and, as ever, the decision-making process was difficult because of the high calibre of so many applications.

“The trust is determined to raise even more money in the future so we can extend and expand the good work the Hawks’ Club Charitable Trust does even further.”



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