Message from the incoming Captain

Dear all,
It is an honour to be elected as CURA Captain 2014-15. Thanks everyone who voted in this year’s elections, and congratulations to the rest of the incoming committee. I look forward to working with you all. I’d  also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing committee on behalf of the Club, particularly Hannah Fisher for all her hard work as Captain.
Hannah has already given some of the highlights from this years shooting in her outgoing email. Plenty of success, particularly at an individual level, but some disappointment. Unfortunately this year the Chancellors  goes to the other side for the first time since 2005. This was a shame as it was not through a lack of talent, and we should not forget that there were some fantastic individual performances. I am proud to be a part of a club where losing a varsity is such a rare occurrence, and where people care so much. We need to do everything we can over the coming year to make sure that this remains a one off, and regain the momentum that we had.
This is highly achievable. We remain a strong team, we have plenty of experience, and we have plenty of motivation. We already have three talented shooters joining us next year who have eagerly started to integrate into the club. However it will be important for all senior members to be proactive and recruit heavily at the Fresher’s Fair. CURA will also be relying on CUSBC’s hard work over winter, both in training up the new intake, and encouraging them to attend Easter Bisley.
This year we are fortunately holding on to most of our varsity shots. However, as Kolja is leaving us, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his hard work as treasurer in a year when it was a bigger task than usual. I hope we will still see him around over the coming year.
Next season will be an important one, but I look forward to working with the club to overcome the challenge, and I can’t wait to enjoy my final year with CURA.
David Firth
CURA Captain 2014-2015