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Sport: it's not always about winning!

Published: 21st September 2016

Would you like to get active but not sure where to start? Do you prefer your sport to be non-competitive? Then our social sport programmes are just what you’re looking for.

Trinity Sport's two programmes – one aimed at staff and one at students – are designed make fitness fun and cater for all levels. We’ve also added more sports this year compared to previously so there’s bound to be something to grab your interest.

Staff social sport programme

  • Starts on October 4 and lasts for nine weeks, broken down into three-week blocks. The activity for the first three weeks is ultimate frisbee.   
  • Takes place every Wednesday in the Sports Centre from 1pm-2pm.
  • Cost is €10.

Student social sport programme

  • Starts on October 2 with five-a-side soccer, table tennis starts October 5, 3x3 basketball starts October 10, tag rugby starts October 16, learn to play hockey starts October 18 and learn to play GAA begins October 24.
  • To get involved all you need to do is download the application form from our website and pay the fee at reception. Forms available here. You should aim to register for the relevant programme by the Thursday beforehand.

There is also a weekly social walk/run for staff and students, which takes place every Wednesday lunchtime. Take an invigorating stroll or jog around campus during your lunch break – just grab a pair of comfortable shoes and meet at the Pav steps at 1.05pm each week.

And that’s not all! We will continue to add elements to our social sport programme over the coming weeks. Updates will be here on our website and social media channels.

Still not convinced? Then maybe some of our previous participants will sway you….

"I really enjoyed the learn to play Gaelic course. The environment was friendly and fun, the instructors were enthusiastic and helpful, and of course I learned some new Gaelic skills too!" (Student)

“These runs are just a genius idea and have been the best fun. There is such a buzz on the campus, whatever the weather, and genuine universal participation across ages, genders, and sectors in college.” (Staff member)

*For any further queries you can contact Sports Participation Officer Deirdre Mullen-McGuinness, Deirdre.mullen@tcd.ie, 01-896 4681