Oxford University Athletics Club

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 are some profiles of this year’s committee – just to prove that really anyone can get involved!

President - Adam McBraida

The multi-talented, multi-named Adam, Andy, Braida, Bradley, Bradders has truly been unleashed. Sporting calves double the diameter of anyone else’s in the team, Adam is well equipped to stand as the OUAC flagship. With his great form this year, Adam is hoping to inspire Oxford athletes with his 5 medal haul and 2 trophies at Varsity, leading his Men’s side to victory as Blues’ Captain. The proclaimed ‘Captain Fantastic’ already has his eyes set on the 4-0 to complete his legacy at the top.
Contact: adam.mcbraida@jesus.ox.ac.uk


Men's Blues Captain - Sam Trigg

Sam Trigg’s status as OUAC’s most desirable man stems mainly from his impressive high leg:torso ratio and sculpted abs. He’s also not a bad athlete, who, under the iron regime of the ‘Dan-plan’ has jumped the Blues distance regularly this season. With his impressive attitude and personal achievement, The Trigger is set to be potentially the most inspiring and successful men’s captain to date, and he’s had a tough act to follow!
Contact: samuel.trigg@worc.ox.ac.uk


Women's Blues Captain - Montana Jackson

OUAC’s personal medic, Montana has shown that no mountain is too high when it comes to training this year. Whether on the track, in the gym or on the water (??), she is always pushing herself to the limits. With her positive attitude and motivation, Montana is set to see the return of Oxford Women’s athletics and perhaps even shock Cambridge with a trophy returned to its rightful place…
Contact: montana.jackson@spc.ox.ac.uk


Hon. Secretary - Will Durkin

Will arrived on the scene late this year, running his debut at FEAR. Now, after a solid bout of training, and having run well at BUCs, Will is now looking to contend with the big boys. Enthusiastic and organised, Will will be hold the club together well this year in his first role on the committee this year.
Contact: william.durkin@seh.ox.ac.uk


Junior Treasurer - Hugh Baker

For this middle distance Baker, Excel is his playground. Hugh will be running a tight ship this year controlling the OUAC finances. If you have any suggestions or queries regarding budget, equipment, coaching, travel expenses, be sure to give Hugh a shout.
Hugh Baker hugh.baker@hertford.ox.ac.uk


Men's Seconds Captain - Freddy Smith

Freddy Smith is the nicest guy in the club, no doubt. Any questions or queries, he is your man. Freddy will be heading up the seconds team this year, working alongside Adam to ensure we get another Men’s victory this year at Varsity! He will also be arranging the brilliant annual tour to Portugal (a must go!) alongside Eni.
Contact: fredrik.smith@exeter.ox.ac.uk


Women's Seconds Captain - Eniola Oyesanya

Eni will be leading the women’s seconds team this year, working alongside Montana to create the best women’s team the club has ever seen. Full of life and energy, Eni is not only quick on her feet, but a friendly face for anyone to approach with questions!
Contact: eniola.oyesanya@balliol.ox.ac.uk


Fixtures Rep - Christina Nick

The ‘northern German’, Christina throws heavy things a long way! She’ll also be going out of her way to ensure that there are plenty of OUAC fixtures for all members, running smoothly this year. Need to know about events in the calendar? Christina would be pleased to help out.
Contact: christina.nick@pmb.ox.ac.uk


Alumni Rep - Caspar Eliot

He loves OUAC so much, this man can never truly leave. Caspar will be in charge all things OUAC Alumni this coming year.


Kit Rep - Jenny Richards

Self proclaimed stash lover, Jenny will be sorting all the gear this year. With a nifty hammer throw, and casual blades in Summer Eights, Jenny will be looking to make sure everyone is kitted up good and proper, ready to launch past the tabs whilst maintaining the necessarily suave Oxford look.
Contact: jennifer.richards@sjc.ox.ac.uk


Social Sec - Emily Stone

Multi-eventer, multi-talented, Emily will be juggling all sorts this year with our beist social calendar yet! Expect a lot of fun, and plenty of opportunities to catch up and relax this year off the track! Any ideas for social events or any questions, feel free to give Emily a message.
Contact: emily.stone@hertford.ox.ac.uk


Webmaster - Craig Morten

Earning the epithet of ‘crazy’ this year, Craig has taken a step back this year from the mad dashing about, over the top admin, and over sleeping to ensure not a thing is missed with all things web. Looking to overhaul the website, increase communications and spam the twitter feed, Craig will also add a haul of experience from his Secretarial role last year.
Contact: craig.morten@exeter.ox.ac.uk


General Committee - Katie Holder

Katie is a true asset to the OUAC. Not only has she done an outstanding job as Women’s Captain last year, she has been Vice Captain, Kit Rep and a part of the club for coming on 5 years. Her understanding of the club and its needs, as well as her talent, passion and loyalty will stand unparalleled and invaluable on the committee this year.
Contact: katie.holder@new.ox.ac.uk


General Committee - Rowan May

Rowan jumps a long way up, on a stick… like a long way up! When this international manages to get his head out of the clouds, he an asset to the team and will providing another solid part of the committee, helping out with everything he can, and acting as the go to guy for advice with all things athletics.
Contact: rowan.may@bnc.ox.ac.uk


Previous

2013/14

Committee Position Position Holder
President Ralph Eliot
Men’s Captain Adam McBraida
Women’s Captain Katie Holder
Hon. Secretary & Webmaster Craig Morten
Junior Treasurer & Membership George Gundle
Vice Captain – Men Ben Conibear
Vice Captain – Women Connie Thurlow
Sponsorship & Alumni Elle Gatehouse
Men’s Social Secretary Harry Parkin
Women’s Social Secretary Montana Jackson
Kit Rep Jenny Richards
Fixtures Secretary Sam Trigg

 

Trinity 13

Committee Position Position Holder
President Vartan Shadarevian

 

2012/13

Committee Position Position Holder
President Alex Probodziak
Men’s Captain Dan Hooker
Women’s Captain Nadine Prill
Hon. Secretary Ralph Eliot
Junior Treasurer & Membership Richard Millar
Vice Captain – Men Vartan Shadarevian
Vice Captain – Women Katie Holder
Sponsorship & Alumni Helen Hanstock
Social Secretary Elle Gatehouse
Kit Rep Katie Holder
Fixtures Secretary Nadia Odunayo
Webmaster Chris Day

 

2011/12

Committee Position Position Holder
President Matthew Johnson
Men’s Captain Bradford Waldie
Women’s Captain Elle Gatehouse
Hon. Secretary Caspar Eliot
Junior Treasurer & Membership Ben White
Vice Captain – Men Ben White
Vice Captain – Women Katie Holder
Sponsorship & Alumni Catriona Witcombe
Social Secretary Felicity Abbott
Kit Rep Tom Frith
Webmaster Gareth Morgan

 

2010/11

Committee Position Position Holder
President Cat Witcombe
Men’s Captain Ben Horsley
Women’s Captain Helen Hanstock
Hon. Secretary James Garnier
Junior Treasurer & Membership Clara Blattler
Vice Captain – Men Ben White
Vice Captain – Women Elle Gatehouse
Sponsorship & Alumni Alan Chetwynd & Dan Johnson
Social Secretary Tom Phelan
Social Secretary Elle Gatehouse
Kit Rep Andrew Heyes
Fixture Secretary Chris McGurk

 

2009/10

Committee Position Position Holder
President Dan Johnson
Men’s Captain Alex Skouby
Women’s Captain Clara Blatter
Hon. Secretary Gina Hood
Junior Treasurer & Membership Andy Bullimore
Vice Captain – Men Abu Abioye
Vice Captain – Women Clare Kane
Sponsorship & Alumni Maxim Polyakov
Social Secretary Andy Heyes
Social Secretary Emily Binner
Kit Rep Helen Hanstock
Fixture Secretary Mark Ponsford

 

2008/09

Committee Position Position Holder
President Alan Chetwynd
Men’s Captain Dane Austin
Women’s Captain Emily Binner
Hon. Secretary Carolyn Plateau
Junior Treasurer & Membership Oliver Stogdale
Vice Captain – Men Andy Bullimore
Vice Captain – Women Carolyn Plateau
Sponsorship & Alumni Louise Steele
Social Secretary Cat Witcombe
Social Secretary Dan Johnson
Kit Rep Mark Ponsford
Fixture Secretary Jack Matthews

 

2007/08

Committee Position Position Holder
President Sally Hughes
Men’s Captain Philip Duggleby
Women’s Captain Steph Madgett
Hon. Secretary Dan Johnson
Junior Treasurer & Membership Mark Ponsford
Vice Captain – Men Johnny Pearson
Vice Captain – Women Dominique Smith
Sponsorship & Alumni Frances Smithson
Fixture Secretary Jack Matthews
Webmaster Aaron O’Leary

 

2006/07

Committee Position Position Holder
President Steve Marlow
Women’s Captain Frances Smithson
Hon. Secretary Sally Hughes
Junior Treasurer & Membership Jonathan Buckler
Vice Captain – Men Philip Duggleby
Vice Captain – Women & Press Secretary Natalie McManus
Sponsorship & Alumni Mark Ponsford
Party Boy Tom Gibson
Party Girl Steph Madgett
Kit Rep Josh Abraham-Steele
Fixture Secretary Martine Bomb
Track Events Rep. Justin Richards
Webmaster & Stato Kabir Soorya

 

2005/06

Committee Position Position Holder
President Martine Bomb
Men’s Captain Jonathan Buckler
Hon. Secretary Katie Sam
Junior Treasurer Philip Duggleby
Vice Captain – Men Steve Marlow
Vice Captain – Women Lizi Brathwaite
Sponsorship Pete Harding
Party Boy Ben Moreau
Party Girl Danielle Fidge
Membership Secretary Sally Hughes
Press Secretary Laura Kyte
Kit Rep Sarah Walker
Fixture Secretary Steve Marlow
Stato Stephen Granger-Bevan
Field Events Rep. Dave Harding & Iain McNeill
Webmaster Tino Kluge

 

2004/05

Committee Position Position Holder
President Richard Baderin
Women’s Captain Katie Sam
Hon. Secretary Dan Johnson
Junior Treasurer Nick Radford
Vice Captain – Men Toleme Ezekiel
Vice Captain – Women Zoe Barber
Sponsorship Iain McNeill
Party Boy Jonan Boto
Party Girl Lizi Brathwaite
Membership Secretary Kathryn Hesketh
Press Secretary Danielle Fidge & Ben Moreau
Kit Rep Jess Tyrell
Fixture Secretary Finlay Wright
Stato Sean Buckeridge
Field Events Rep. Stephen McCauley
Webmaster Tino Kluge

 

2003/04

Committee Position Position Holder
President Fraser Thompson
Women’s Captain Ailsa Wallace
Hon. Secretary Nick Radford
Junior Treasurer Rob Lawton
Vice Captain – Men Richard Baderin
Vice Captain – Women Kathryn Hesketh
Sponsorship Natalie Coleman
Party Boy Pete Harding
Party Girl Sarah Morris
Membership Secretary Sarah Lane
Press Secretary Gareth Davies
Kit Boy Dan Johnson
Fixture Secretary Dave Harding
Stato Lara Bromilow
Field Events Rep. Sean Gourley
Webmaster Martin Bishop

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