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 - Ralph Eliot

Continuing the Eliot dynasty, Ralph (on the left) was Secretary of the club last season and will be using his experience on the committee in the coming year. Ralph spent most of the Achilles tour last year enacting a rather strange bromance with a lacrosse ball, but despite this was able to come back and run a stunning relay leg to claim an excellent bronze at BUCS with team 4x400m. Although held back at the beginning of last season with an achilles injury, Ralph has managed to produce seasons bests in the last two Varsity matches, something he will be aiming to repeat this year.


Men's Captain - Adam McBraida

Having reasserted his authority on the track in his three Varsity golds, Adam’s hunt for yet more silverware is definitely on. Choppers beware, this double blue is looking to step OUAC up to the next level; with ambitions of clean streaks against the tabs and an extension of the success this year at BUCS, Adam will be leading from the front, using a wealth of experience to create a solid squad that will leave the tabs trembling.

Women's Captain - Katie Holder

One of many high profile northerners in the club, Katie joined OUAC in October 2010. A multi-eventer at heart, she immediately made her mark by competing in 8 events at Freshers’ Varsity, this was to become a common occurrence. Katie competed in approximately 2000000000 events (no exaggeration) in her various varsity matches, performing well across the board in events ranging from the 400m hurdles to the discus and the pole vault. This intimate knowledge of every single event known to woman makes her a valuable asset to her team and is sure to stand her in great stead for a fantastic year as Women’s Blues Captain.

Hon. Secretary, Webmaster - Craig Morten

Sometimes capable of running some impressive times for the 400m hurdles, provided he is not asleep or caught on camera marauding the Park End Cheese Floor three days before FEAR, Craig will be heading up the administrative side of OUAC. The dopiest member of Team 4x400m and a member of the bronze winning BUCS team, Craig has already achieved a double blue and is hungry for more.

Junior Treasurer & Membership - George Gundle

Impressing everyone when he dropped a huge “48 bomb” in his first outdoor race of the season, this “Lank-Tank” failed to secure the nickname “The Gun” amongst the American girls despite their liking for his public school persona. A key player of team 4x400m, BUCS bronze medallist.

Vice Captain Men - Ben Conibear

As a past decathlete, Ben has had a lot of experience at regional to national level in many events. Having been subject to many high quality coaching groups and academies, his knowledge of technique is second to none; and as a great resource of guidance, Ben will be helping up and coming athletes this year rise to their potential.

Vice Captain Womens - Connie Thurlow

Multi-sport talent Scotswomen, this World standard lacrosse player come sprinter will be guiding the women’s seconds to victory. Lacking in neither experience or enthusiasm, Connie will provide a welcome support to Katie in the women’s leadership.


Alumni Rep - Elle Gatehouse

Ex-Captain and Blue’s President elect, don’t let her size fool you, as this sprinter turned hurdler is a fearsome competitor with an unmatched hunger for tab shoeing. Queen bee of the Social scene last year, Elle will be a excellent link between members and alumni, utilising her four years of experience and connection making.

Men's Social Secretary - Harry Parkin

Athlete by day, gossip raver by night, Harry knows where its at. With all the social sights mapped out, Harry has big plans to turn over last years flop of a social scene. Lads, have your appetites ready and cures waiting, cause there are going to be some massive nights.

Women's Social Secretary - Montana Jackson

English schools and UK schools triple jump champion, Montana is no stranger to jumping about, and with a steely determination after recovering from her broken foot, she has got the All Time record in her sights. A talented partier, Ladies keep you diaries free, you’ve got one hell of a calendar in store.

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.

Fixture's Secretary - Sam Trigg

“The Trigger” has had an impressive record already, winning at Triple Jump against the American universities Cornell and Pennsylvania, and contributing to both training and competitions across all the jumps. A team player with outrageous chat, Trigg has shown great commitment to the cause, even venturing as far as 400m in an impressive 57s? Reliable and focussed, Trigg will have all the events organised, ready and firing for the Blues to storm.


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Committee Position Position Holder
President Vartan Shadarevian



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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17th May 2014
The Varsity Match

150th Anniversary