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Improve your social life ... play sport!

Published: 4th October 2016

Would you like to play sport while at college but are not sure what? Or maybe you wish you’d signed up for some of the sports clubs during Fresher’s week but didn’t get around to it.

Well read on, as it’s never too late to get started.

While it’s both a great experience and opportunity to play for your college at a competitive level, some people just aren’t into that kind of commitment. Here in Trinity Sport we get that, which is where social sport comes in.

With these social leagues, as the name suggests, you still get the exercise, the fun, the new friends, but in a non-competitive environment.

There are four categories of social sport this term: five-a-side soccer, basketball, hockey and Gaelic football. The five-a-side soccer began this week and runs for 10 weeks. The quota for this has been filled but if you are interested you can put your name on a waiting list or there’s always next term!

Registration is open all this week for social basketball, which is a 3 x 3 (three against three) eight-week league kicking off next Wednesday (October 12).

Also next week (October 10-14), registration is open for our ‘rookie hockey’. There’s no doubt that the profile of hockey in this country has been bolstered by the men’s team’s participation in the recent Rio Olympics. Now’s your chance to try it out.

Rookie hockey, which starts on October 19, offers students the chance to learn skills during the six-week course from a former Irish international.

Details of the Gaelic football social sport programme are being finalised at the moment. For updates on this and further details on all the above keep an eye on the student sport section of our website.

Still sitting on the fence and can’t make up your mind? Then heed the words of social leagues organiser, sports development officer Caroline Duggan. “The longest lasting memories of college will be playing and enjoying sport with friends. The social league offers that opportunity to all students. It’s simply about getting a group of friends or classmates together and creating those memories … the exercise is an added bonus!”