Women's Rugby Club
We are pleased to welcome the Women's Rugby Club to the UNB Saint John Seawolves competitive sport club program.
Starting in September 2012, we'll have a couple games against either local rugby clubs, and ACAA teams. The club will be formed primarily of UNB Saint John student athletes in the first year, but local players are also welcome.
Games: October 6th - Thanksgiving Shootout Tournament @ St. Thomas University
October 28th - @ Mount Allison University
To learn more about the Seawolves Rugby Club, contact Gary Leslie, Recreation and Facilities Coordinator.
Women's Hockey Club
The women’s hockey club has been going since the mid 1970’s. The team competes in the Saint John Women’s Senior League, as well as participating in tournaments when scheduled. For more information, contact Gary Leslie, Recreation and Facilities Coordinator.
Badminton Club (Co-ed)
The Badminton Club has formed for the 2012-13 academic year. The weekly times are set: Tuesday 7:30-9:30 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon. The cost to join the club for the Academic Year is $20. The Executive members of the Club for 2012 are: Curtis Quigley, Justin Tinker, Isabell Althof and Richard DeGrace. Guest Coach is Mike Butler. For more information contact Gary Leslie, Recreation and Facilities Coordinator.
Men's Football Club
The UNB Saint John Seawolves football club is now in its fourth year of competition in the Atlantic Football League. The Seawolves took home the Atlantic Football League Championship in 2010. This year they will once again do battle with the UNB Fredericton Red Bombers, Holland College Hurricanes and Dalhousie Tigers.
The club practices three times each week - usually Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and plays a six game league schedule with one non-league game against Husson College.
Are you interested in being part of the football club? Contact Barry Ogden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity vs. Club Sports
There are several key differences between varsity and clubs that are outlined in the table below to make it easier for you to decide which level of play might be best for you.
|Student driven||No - there is an administrative staff and budget that takes care of all aspects of the varsity program. Varsity athletics is a university driven initiative that has been offered since 1967.||Yes - clubs are meant to be student driven. For example, if you wanted to start a cheerleading club, we would help you determine if there is sufficient interest.|
|Must be full-time student||Yes - UNB Saint John is a member of both the regional ACAA and the national CCAA and must abide by all the rules and regulations associated with each.||Minimum 65% current UNB Saint John full-time or part-time students; maximum 35% associate members from the community. Goal is for 100% student participation where possible.|
|University provides budget||Yes - an operational budget covers most of the expenses for a student including transportation, accommodations and a meal allowance subsidy.||No - clubs are responsible for raising their own funds. The university will help with value added items such as facilities and equipment where possible.|
|Commitment level||Relatively high - 2-3 practices per week in season, travel for road games, volunteering for community events - there is a definite expectation of commitment which is a major part of the appeal and challenge for many "elite" athletes.||Depends on the club - some clubs such as football and hockey will be going at least a couple of times a week while other clubs meet only at the university once per week.|
|Fee to participate||No - the only purchase required is the team track suit.||Yes - the fees vary between clubs.|