Charlie Amesbury named Cambridge captain for 2017

23 Jan 2017

Charlie Amesbury has been named Cambridge University Men’s Captain for the 2017 Varsity Match campaign.

The newly-crowned Men’s Varsity Match champions elected Amesbury to take over from outgoing Daniel Dass, and Amesbury will be hoping to continue the good progress that was made by the Light Blues last year which culminated in their 23-18 Twickenham triumph.

Speaking on the decision, new CURUFC skipper, Amesbury said:  “It’s a great feeling to be captain. I have a lot to live up to with the history of the position, but with such a great group of players we can put in the hard work to make sure we have another successful year.

“Dassy has set down some very strong foundations. Alongside Head Coach James Shanahan, he has left a vastly improved squad in terms of skills, conditioning and especially culture, from which to pick from.”

The Bristol Rugby full back and former England Sevens international is currently studying for a two-year Masters in Social Innovation at the Judge Business School with an eye on moving into business or farming after his professional rugby career.

30-year-old Amesbury certainly made a big impact in his first Varsity Match last year, bringing his experience as a senior player and of playing the big occasion to the victorious CURUFC squad to help finally overhaul the Oxford run of consecutive Varsity Match wins last month.