The Collegian
Monday, May 20, 2024

Club Sports


Quidditch: a sport that takes real brooms and balls to play

There's a new, hotshot broom sport, and frankly, it's a lot more exciting to watch. Lifted straight from the pages of the popular Harry Potter series, Quidditch is now an official club sport at more than 300 universities and high schools in the U.S., according to the website of the International Quidditch Association, the sport's governing body.

Club Sports

Richmond adopts sport club classification system

Members of the Sport Club Council for the Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness adopted a classification system last year to provide financial resources more equitably to clubs at various levels of competition, participation and financial need. The number of sport clubs at the university has increased from 15 to about 34 during the last four years, said Seth Thomas, assistant director for sports.

Club Sports

Rugby program continuing its success at UR

University support and camaraderie are important to the continued progress of the University of Richmond club rugby teams, said men's coach Carl Schmitt and women's coach Davis Theakston. Schmitt said he credited the consistent success of the men's rugby program to the fact that there were a lot of good student athletes at Richmond, and that they responded well to an established program.