President’s Term 1 Report

Summary of the goings on at the UWMCC over the first ten weeks of term

The UWMCC has had an extremely positive and action packed first term. Some might think that Cricket is just a summer sport at Warwick – they would be mistaken.

Perhaps most significantly the club has established the position of ‘Charity Secretary’. This has seen the UWMCC help out a variety of causes for the first time. Much fun was had in participating in the ‘Right to Play Fitness Challenge’, with some notable performances by club ‘heavyweights’ on the rowing machines. Matt Howe co-ordinated an excellent Irish Jig as we graced the SU stage in the CMD dance competition. Indeed, this effort was infinitely more stylish than the club’s attempt at Movember. Esteemed exec members Jack Jewson and Alex Liddle surely caused their razors little trouble come 1st December and probably produced less facial hair together than ‘club grandad’ Robert Taylor. We also hosted a registration event in coordination with ‘Give Blood’ in Week 10. This was extremely informative and saw many people sign up to give blood for a very important cause – there are plans to promote this to an even greater extent next term (watch this space!) UWMCC also put several members through their paces in the UKCC1 coaching scheme in preparation for our new coaching in schools scheme, beginning next term.

On a playing front, a high standard has been evident in nets throughout the term (with squads being elected in week 7). UWMCC entered the Coventry indoor league for the first time, giving an opportunity to those who had not played this format of the game before, and finished an impressive second. We also competed in the BUCs indoor league at Edgbaston over three weekends. Unfortunately we did not progress through to the next stage, however the signs look promising for retention of the varsity title. The club has also recruited the services of coaches for the first time. They will provide expert training to all our teams next term.

UWMCCFC has completely dominated the E&Y football league, winning every game they have played in this term. They are surely odds on favourites to reclaim the title they last won in 2011.

We have also held many vibrant socials. The Fresh have very much enjoyed the novel experience of ‘circling’ at pop as well as the club meal at Millenium Balti. One of the term’s highlights was the annual cricket ball held at the end of week 8. This saw a record attendance as members old and new convened to hear our guest speaker Graeme Fowler, who provided an extremely entertaining speech. The club was very humbled by Graeme’s praise for the club – “UWMCC dinner. Fantastic bunch of young people. Loved every minute of their company. Their university can be proud of them.”

We will look to take this momentum into next term as we embark upon focus club training and step up net sessions in preparation for out outdoor season in term 3 and varsity at the end of term 2.

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