The Student Affairs Office and Student Government organize many activities for recreation and fitness. Facilities available include volleyball, basketball, weight training, table tennis, indoor/outdoor soccer (football), tennis, snooker, darts, rental bicycles, and more. It is up to the student body (via Student Government) how many sporting activities they have in a semester. Some of our most popular sporting events are listed in more detail below:
The Principal fondly refers to our team as the "World Famous Harlaxton Lions Basketball Team". Indeed, we are a force to be reckoned with on the court! We are a part of the Lincolnshire league with about 9 other teams. We play home games in our sports hall and we travel to away game venues in the college shuttle (normally 30-45mins travel time). There are tournaments in the league as well, and we have consistently competed at the top of the league. Practices are Monday and Wednesdays and we have a coach for the team. Go Lions!
Our Harlaxton Lions Volleyball Team also competes in the Lincolnshire league against other British teams. This team also plays their home games in our sports hall and travels to away games as well. They practice every Tuesday with a coach and hold informal practices on Thursdays. Go Lions!
Our sports hall is equipped with weights and weight machines for those who wish to stay toned or get in shape while at Harlaxton. On the second floor (overlooking the court) there are several aerobic machines (rowing machine, treadmill, exercise bikes, stairstepper, etc). We also have a tv/vcr unit available for those who wish to use exercise videos.
What a cultural experience - cricket in England?! We may not wear the traditional whites for our practices but at least you have the chance to play this cultural game.
Harlaxton College has a football pitch (soccer field) located just behind the Carriage House. Students conduct practices normally held on Wednesday afternoons. With the help of the Sports Committee matches can be arranged students vs. students or even students vs. staff!
There are several opportunities for tournaments and friendly games at Harlaxton. Some students take a quick liking to the cultural game of Snooker (different from pool). We also have many inprompto darts tournaments in the bistro. Table tennis is available in the sports hall.
There are many more activities available to students at Harlaxton College. If you like organizing and participating in sporting events like intramurals, tournaments, staff vs. student games, and more...the Sports Committee is just for you! This committee is part of Student Government and often coordinates events with Student Affairs. See the SGA page for more information on committees.
Last Updated: 24/08/2011 10:34 AM