COVID-19 Update: Though Varsity events, club sports, and some intramurals have been suspended for the Fall Term, the Acadia Athletics Complex will open in September, subject to new health and hygiene protocols and booking procedures. In addition, our Athletics staff are developing new fitness and recreational programming for students that meets NS Public Health and sport-specific guidelines and requirements.
Learn more about Alternate Sport and Recreation for Campus 2020.
Please read below to learn more about the regular operating structure of our club sport program and learn about our teams.
Club Sports are student-led groups that have been formed by and for the Acadia student community. Club Sports promote wellness, encourage active living and social engagement, and provide you with meaningful leadership opportunities and experiences.
Whether you are looking learn a new sport or activity or build on your existing skills, Acadia Club Sports offer a range of recreational activities to participate in. You'll enjoy the chance to meet new people with similar interests, and if you participate in a competitive sport program, you'll benefit from the opportunity to represent Acadia University in a positive manner.
View our Club Sport List to see an up-to-date list of active sport clubs on campus. You can contact the Club Executive for any team to ask questions, and sign up.
Club Sports can be recreational or competitive, and may include a variety of activities including training, instruction, social and tournament/league play. Acadia Club Sports are categorized into three tiers:
Tier I sports train and compete in recognized inter-university and collegiate league, which typically culminates with a championship. This level includes regional, provincial, or national competition. High Performance Club Sports train at a high level and have winning objectives.
Tier II sports regularly train during season and may compete regularly or occasionally at recognized competitions. These clubs attend, and may organize or sponsor an occasional tournament, or special event. Though there may be competition at this level it may be more irregular or informal than at the Tier I level.
Tier III sports are organized for leisure, activity instruction, and socializing. Tier III Club Sports are for students whom share the same interest in a sport or recreational activity, and may meet to develop skills or practice their sport or activity, but do not engage in formal competition.
The first step to starting a sport club is to find other students with a shared interest for the sport or activity. Club Sports must be recognized by Acadia Athletics and be ratified societies recognized by the Acadia Students' Union (ASU). Student groups wishing to start a recognized Club Sport must complete a Club Sport application form and submit the required documents. If you are interested in starting a Club Sport, please email Kim Wallace.