'An atmosphere of inclusion and fun'
Published: 9th March 2018
Trinity’s social sport programme is one of the best ways to stay active and meet new people on campus. But don’t just take our word for it.
"The league organised by Trinity Sport this year has allowed me and my class mates to have a great time together, getting to know each other and new people. The organisation of the league was well-handled and there’s a constant atmosphere of inclusion and fun. We’ve had a great time, and we’ll be entering the league in our years to come in Trinity.”
So says second year PPES student Andy Tyrell, who has been taking part in the social sport programmes five-a-side football league.
“While we had all played sports for separate clubs in school, the league provided the perfect opportunity for us to get to know each other outside lectures and have a bit of craic while doing it.”
These small-sided leagues are a valuable part of the programme, with almost 40 teams taking part in five-a-side football each week, and generally running for 10 weeks from mid-January. All staff and students are welcome to join, regardless of ability or experience.
In addition to football, there is also a basketball social league, while another popular part of the social sport programme is the ‘Learn to Play’ initiative. This gives people the chance to learn a new sport, such as Gaelic football and hockey, under the guidance of experts.
Staying on the social sport programme, a reminder that registration for the always popular Campus 5k (main picture) has now opened. It takes place around campus on March 28th at 6pm.
The Campus 5k isn’t just a run, it is an opportunity for staff, students, graduates and the public to connect, motivate one another and enjoy an occasion that shows the life within college, books aside!
Sports Participation Officer Dylan Scally, who’s involved in organising the event, says: “For many taking part, it is the first step to a healthier, more active lifestyle, whilst for others it is an event to culminate the initial early year efforts of getting fitter and healthier.
“Whatever the reason, the Campus 5k is a social, inclusive and empowering event that can pave the way for positive health improvements!”