Have you ever wanted to push your physical ability? Try a completely unique sport? Or see how long you’d last if you were actually in Game of Thrones? If the answer to any of these is yes, then maybe it’s time you gave fencing a go.
At the fencing club we can offer you the opportunity to be trained in a unique kind of sport and one-on-one combat. Our two fantastic coaches will help you hone your skills to compete against each other, other universities, or nationally should you wish to try your luck. Training allows you to test and develop your skills against one another, engage in socials with both beginners and squad members, and be a part of a friendly, competitive and welcoming environment.
Fencing is fun, competitive, fast, and addictive. Besides, what other sport do you get to fight with swords?
If you’re thinking of trying a new sport, EUWRFC is the club to join. Whether you’re just looking for a new way to get fit while having fun, aiming to win BUCS gold at Twickenham or just enjoy the social side of things, the club has a place for everyone. The beauty of rugby is that it requires players of all shapes and sizes with different skill levels, so it really is one of the most inclusive sports around.
The club itself is hugely successful, producing several England players including Amber Reed and Poppy Leitch. Equally the social side of EUWRFC also thrives, with high attendance at our socials every Wednesday. With rugby being included at the 2016 Olympics, it is the ideal time to join and see for yourself why it is one of the fastest growing women’s sports around the world.
I have only been a part of the club for a year but it was the best decision I made in joining university. I immediately felt included and part of the club as every member was so welcoming and helpful. I have also loved improving my rugby knowledge and skills, as well as my fitness.
What I love most about the Men’s Basketball club is that it is so diverse in what it offers for people who are either new or experienced in basketball. The teams themselves combine the competitiveness needed to play the games and also the fun.
The social aspect of the club is very strong. Everyone knows each other and socialises outside of the basketball court. The club is always welcoming new members at any time of the year, regardless of their skill level, as we are a club that values having fun more than anything.
Intramural basketball allows for players who are completely new to the sport to learn some of the basic skills, and play competitive games against each other before experiencing BUCs. We hope to see many new faces in the club this year.
I joined Exeter Ultimate at the beginning of second year, and I greatly regret having not joined as a fresher. Ultimate is a fantastic sport for beginners. Don’t worry about everyone being better than you because almost everyone who plays starts at Exeter and top players are very keen to help everyone develop their ability.
It is a fast paced game, requiring speed, athleticism and technical ability. Ultimate is built on ‘spirit’, meaning the game is completely self-officiated, so more experience players help you learn and remember the rules. The spirit of the game is reflected in the Ultimate community which is very warm and welcoming; We have all made many friends across the country!
As someone with little previous shooting experience, the prospect of joining a shooting club seemed, at first glance, fairly illogical and hard to justify. However, my first year as a member has done more than support my daring decision.
Not only does shooting with the club develop your self-confidence whilst also improving your ability to work well under pressure, it also places you in a community of friendly, peer-motivating individuals who have everyone’s best interests at heart.
Some of the best days of my first year have involved trips to the National Shooting Centre, with the shooting and social scenes being an experience like no other. Shooters can progress in the sport with ease, so new shooters are not at a disadvantage at all, as exemplified by US shooter, Ginny Thrasher, winning gold at Rio with only four years experience.
Societies and clubs are what make your university experiences truly memorable, and joining EURC was certainly the best thing I’ve done at Exeter.
The best part about being in the Riding Club is how fun, friendly, and integrated all of our members are. We have weekly group riding lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced riders, so you’ll find a group to suit your ability.
More experienced riders can trial for one of our four teams; our 1s were Nationals Reserve Champions this year! Being in Exeter we’re so close to both Dartmoor and an abundance of beaches along the Devon coast, and we make the most of the riding opportunities these bring us, including beach rides, mock hunts, and hacks across Dartmoor.
Cheerleading and Gymnastics
When deciding on joining Cheerleading and Gymnastics I wanted be part of a sports or dance society that was fun and welcoming, but also trained to a high standard. Cheerleading and Gymnastics was the perfect answer.Each year, our squads win award after award and continue to push ourselves further to master harder stunts, more complex choreography and more impressive tumbles. The club is the definition of “work hard, play hard”.
Everyone in the club is always willing to help others out, giving advice and tips on how to improve, without any judgement whatsoever. Most of us having started out not knowing anyone else and as complete beginners!
The society has always been inclusive of everyone – and yes boys, that means you can join too!! So if you’ve been doing flics since you were two or have never even heard of the sport before, try it out.
I quickly felt welcomed by the friendly EUSAC atmosphere with regular socials to get acquainted with other members. Throughout the year I enjoyed frequent dive trips around the South coast.The club offers many training opportunities, including its most popular ‘BSAC Ocean Diver’ course for people who are completely new to the sport. These courses start early in the first semester, meaning ‘Ocean Diver’ trainees can complete the course and join us on the recreational trips as soon as Christmas.
The climax of the year is the club dive trip, which this year went to the clear warm waters of Tenerife. This is a highlight for all divers, even those who’ve qualified only that year. Therefore, whether you are completely new and fancy giving diving a go or are an experienced diver, you won’t regret joining EUSAC.
Almost everyone that joins Korfball has never heard of the sport when they start university! This means that every new member is on a level-playing field – pretty much clueless as to what the sport is and how to play it. So by reading this, you’ve already got a head start – Korfball is a mixed-gender ball game, with 4 women and 4 men on the same team, and shares similarities to both basketball and netball.
Korfball is for anyone, regardless of ability and gender. Since most are new to the sport, there is no fear of not being good enough and everyone has the potential to make one of our teams. The club has 2 BUCS team, 2 local league teams, as well as a development squad. Currently, we are the BUCS Trophy silver medallists and have been for the past two consecutive years. And for those that aren’t interested in playing competitively, our club training sessions provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for those looking to socialise and stay healthy at the same time. University is all about trying new things, so why not give Korfball a go.