Oxford University Athletic Club

Committee

About the Committee

The OUAC committee is elected each year in May, the day after the annual Varsity Match against Cambridge. The officers are chosen by majority vote by those members in person at the meeting.

All members of the club are encouraged to stand for a position on the committee at the AGM. There are many different roles to fill, and no one personality type is required.

At the AGM itself, those standing for a position on the committee are required to give a brief presentation. Following this, questions may be directed to the nominee from the floor. If the position is contested, an election then takes place in the absence of the nominees.

The committee also has the discretion to co-opt a member during the year, should it so desire.

Depending on the time of year, the committee meet three to four times per term. The executive committee, made up of the President, mens/womens Captain, Treasurer and Secretary also meet with the Senior Member and the executive of the cross country club during the term. The president, captain and secretary also sit on the Achilles Club board, and the president and captain on their respective blues committee.

If you have any queries about the roles of those on the committee, please do not hesitate to contact them. This is particularly the case if you are considering running for the position in the forthcoming AGM. Below you will find this years committee, a list of previous committees can be found here.

Current Committee


President


Miles Weatherseed President

Miles Weatherseed




Miles's Bio


  • Name: Miles Weatherseed

  • College: Lady Margaret Hall

  • Subject: Mathematics

  • Events: 800m, 1500m, 5000m

  • Past Committee Positions: Treasurer

  • My Role: As President, my role is to act as a figurehead for the club and make the decisions which will enable us to continue our upward trajectory. This boils down to uniting the other members of the committee to form a real powerhouse which will crush the mint green athletes in May. I’m really excited to be leading such a talented and fun group of athletes. Please do get in touch if you have any questions regarding the club!






  • Women's Captain


    Emma Roberts Women's Captain

    Emma Roberts




    Emma's Bio


  • Name: Emma Roberts

  • College: Queen's

  • Subject: Medicine - 4th Year

  • Events: 100mH, 200mH, 100m, 200m

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: Hey everyone! My role as Women’s Captain is essentially to continue our winning streak against the tabs by selecting the best teams for the various matches across the year - leading up to the all important Varsity Match in May. In order to best achieve this, I am here to support each and every person in their development, both as individual athletes and as a team, so please do not hesitate to message me at any time with questions or just to have a chat!





  • Men's Captain


    Jack Paget Men's Captain

    Jack Paget




    Jack's Bio


  • Name: Jack Paget

  • College: St Peter's

  • Subject: Mathematics

  • Events: Shot, Discus

  • Past Committee Positions: Access Officer

  • My Role: I'm the face of the men's team and responsible for preparing, selecting and readying the strongest dark blue team to smash the tabs come May. This year is looking really exciting for OUAC and is a great time to get involved, don't hesitate to get in touch!






  • Treasurer


    Edward Rees Treasurer

    Edward Rees




    Edward's Bio


  • Name: Edward Rees

  • College: New College

  • Subject: Engineering Science 4th Year

  • Events: 400m

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: My job as treasurer is to manage the day to day finances of the club and decide how best to spend our budget in order to obliterate Cambridge in the summer. I am also keen to ensure money is not a barrier to people competing for OUAC so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.






  • Women's Vice Captain


    Becky Robinson Women's Vice Captain

    Becky Robinson




    Becky's Bio


  • Name: Becky Robinson

  • College: Worcester

  • Subject: Earth Sciences

  • Events: 800m, 1500m

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: As women’s vice captain I am responsible for selecting the second team and organising warm weather training over Easter. Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.






  • Men's Vice Captain


    Sandy MacAulay Men's Vice Captain

    Sandy MacAulay




    Sandy's Bio


  • Name: Sandy MacAulay

  • College: Oriel

  • Subject: Engineering Science 4th Year

  • Events: Long Jump

  • Past Committee Positions: Jumps Squad Leader

  • My Role: As vice captain of the club I am responsible for choosing the second team and organising warm weather training. If there's anything I can help with on or off the track don't hesitate to get in touch.






  • Secretary


    Matt Newton Secretary

    Matt Newton




    Matt's Bio


  • Name: Matt Newton

  • College: St Catherine's

  • Subject: Engineering Science 4th Year

  • Events: 400m

  • Past Committee Positions: Webmaster

  • My Role: My biggest responsibilities within OUAC are to organise transport to and from competitions, as a club we try to arrange transport for as many competitions as possible. Please get in touch if you would like transport arranged and also if you are able to drive a minibus for us. I am also in charge of EA registration, any issues with changing club or competition rights then let me know. Additional I organise the annual club photos and on a day to day basis I also assist the president on the general running of the club and am available to respond to general queries about OUAC. I've been part of this club since the start of first year and would highly recommend anyone joining!





  • Achilles Rep


    Hugh Baker Achilles

    Hugh Baker




    Hugh's Bio


  • Name: Hugh Baker

  • College: Jesus

  • Subject: DPhil in Atmospheric Sciences

  • Events: 400m, 800m

  • Past Committee Positions: Treasurer, President, Achilles/Alumni

  • My Role: Entering my seventh year at Oxford, I've seen a fair few Varsities. I am in charge of the link between OUAC and the joint Oxford and Cambridge athletics club, Achilles. Also, as I'm old, I act as alumni rep. Find me collapsed in a heap on the track after grim lactic sessions.





  • Kit Rep


    Zoe Thursz Kit Rep

    Zoe Thursz




    Zoe's Bio


  • Name: Zoe Thursz

  • College: Green Templeton

  • Subject: Medicine

  • Events: 100m, 200m

  • Past Committee Positions: Women's Lacrosse Captain

  • My Role: I like stash. I wear a lot of stash. Let me know if you want more stash.






  • Webmaster


    Cameron Bain Webmaster

    Cameron Bain




    Cameron's Bio


  • Name: Cameron Bain

  • College: Magdalen

  • Subject: Mathematics and Computer Science 2nd Year

  • Events: 400m

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: As Webmaster it's my job to implement and maintain everything you see on this website. If you have any ideas for/ issues with the website please get in touch. Also if you qualify for the all time list please let me know and I'll add you in!






  • Men's Social Sec


    Nathan Inkester Men's Social Sec

    Nathan Inkester




    Nathan's Bio


  • Name: Nathan Inkester

  • College: Magdalen

  • Subject: Classics 2nd Year

  • Events: 800m

  • Past Committee Positions: First role

  • My Role: My role on the OUAC committee is Men’s Social Secretary. I’m responsible for the men’s team socials and fostering the team spirit that will no doubt only lead to another 10-0 shoeing of the tabs next year. I’ll be organising dinners, drinks and most of course crewdates where we socialise with a women’s sports team from the university in some of the finest dining establishments Oxford has to offer. Athletics has one of the best social scenes among Oxford sport and everyone is welcome – come and get involved!






  • Women's Social Sec


    Anna Sharp Women's Social Sec

    Anna Sharp




    Anna's Bio


  • Name: Anna Sharp

  • College: Queen's

  • Subject: Medicine

  • Events: 800m, 1500m, Steeplechase

  • Past Committee Positions: Fresher!

  • My Role: As the OUAC female social sec, I'm in charge of organising regular women's coffee dates and crewdates, as well as working with Nathan, the other social sec, to plan the larger events such as the OUAC Christmas dinner, annual dinner, and (of course) the post varsity banquet. I also hope to make sure that any new members are properly welcomed into the team, and hope to try and maintain the warm and inclusive atmosphere of OUAC.






  • Fixtures Rep


    Heather Nelson Fixtures Rep

    Heather Nelson




    Heather's Bio


  • Name: Heather Nelson

  • College: Mansfield

  • Subject: DPhil in Engineering Science

  • Events: Discus, Hammer

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: I’m responsible for arranging the fixtures organised by OUAC which include Michaelmas and Trinity Cuppers. The Varsity fixtures are organised by Achilles but I’ll also be helping out with the Varsity Match in the summer as it will be held in Oxford this year.






  • Access Rep


    Alex Grundmann Access Rep

    Alex Grundmann




    Alex's Bio


  • Name: Alex Grundmann

  • College: Brasenose

  • Subject: Medicine 6th Year

  • Events: 200m, 400m

  • Past Committee Positions: Men's Social Sec

  • My Role: I’m entering my third year with the club and am responsible for access in 2017/2018. This means I will be representing OUAC at events including English Schools, as well as helping promising athletes with their applications to Oxford. I’m planning on focussing this year on broadening the reach of the access scheme with a particular emphasis on state school candidates who otherwise would not be supported in their application to Oxford






  • General


    Anna Niedbala General

    Anna Niedbala




    Anna's Bio


  • Name: Anna Niedbala

  • College: Kellogg

  • Subject: DPhil Education/Psychology

  • Events: Discus, Hammer, Shot Put

  • Past Committee Positions: Women's Captain 2016-17

  • My Role: As a general Committee member, I support the committee with anything that needs doing. In particular, I am focusing on finding a sponsor for the club, so please get in touch if you have any contacts in firms who may be interested! I've been around since 2012 and was Women's Captain in 2016-17, so I know a lot about OUAC/SportsFed/Oxford in general and am always happy to answer any questions. You can usually find me twirling in impossibly small circles with heavy objects.






  • General


    Isaac Kitchen-Smith General

    Isaac Kitchen-Smith




    Isaac's Bio


  • Name: Isaac Kitchen-Smith

  • College: Linacre College

  • Subject: DPhil in Clincial Medicine

  • Events: 60m, 100m, 200m

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: I am the S&C rep on the committee and I am aiming for more integration and communication between the S&C and event specific training.





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