Get active with club sports: Have some fun and learn to play this semester

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Club sports are making a comeback on campus this semester. More and more students are trying to get involved and stay active with this fun and competitive sports option.

Women’s rugby is in its first season at UNBSJ and is taking off. The rugby team is only playing away games this season, but next year once they are established, home games are a possibility. Any ladies interested in rugby should gear up and get ready for next season.

The badminton club is now officially underway and is looking for any interested players. Currently there are fifty students interested, but there is plenty of room for more. The badminton club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Other non-varsity sporting events coming up this semester include an ultimate frisbee tournament. The details have not been worked out but a tournament is scheduled for the end of October. If interested, contact the athletics department.

Another new and exciting project from the athletics department is the upcoming Learn-to-Play Series where novices to various sports can join others and learn how to play the game. The only stipulation is that you can’t have played the sport before. Gary Leslie, from the athletics department encourages students to come out and play. Who knows, you may discover a new passion or pastime.


Club sports are only as strong as the interested students. Some students have come forward with ideas for a baseball club and a field hockey club, but it takes more than one student to make a team. If these sound like sports you would be interested in joining then contact the athletics department and show your support.


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