OURFC Captain’s Statement

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George Messum in action in the 2014 Varsity Match

Unfortunately OURFC Captain George Messum will not be available for selection for the 2015 Varsity Match as he does not meet all of the criteria set out for Blues sport eligibility, agreed by the Oxford and Cambridge Joint Blues Committee. George will continue to lead and support the squad, remaining in his role as Club Captain, albeit in a non-playing capacity for the 134th Varsity Match.

George commented: ‘I am of course on an individual level disappointed that I will not be able to take the field at Twickenham. I cannot put into words how supportive players past and present, along with the management have been throughout this process. We have aimed to facilitate an environment of expression of our collective purpose and I know that my own individual disappointment will not affect what this group wishes to achieve. The squad has come together over the last eight weeks following this news and we are determined more than ever to express ourselves as a collective group on December 10th.’

Both the men’s and women’s Blues squads for Varsity will be officially announced at the Vincent’s Club on Monday 30th November at 6.00pm, at which point the men’s on-field Captain will be confirmed.

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