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Clubs & Societies

The SRC oversees the operation of nearly 80 different Clubs and Societies which operate under their auspices. Each society has its own elected leadership committee (chair, treasurer, secretary etc) and is responsible for organising their own functions, and monitoring their budgets These societies include cultural interest groups (e.g. debating, drumming, poetry), religious societies, political and awareness-raising groups, and environmental clubs. Students are encouraged to attend the SRC’s Societies Evening during Orientation Week in order to get more information about what is on offer. All societies charge an annual membership fee.

Sport

All students are entitled to make use of the sports facilities and join one or more of the 31 clubs which are affiliated to Sports Council. Clubs offer a wide variety of interest areas and students are encouraged to take part on a social, recreational or competitive level. Sports facilities include a swimming pool, athletics track, cross-country course, obstacle running/walking track, squash courts, soccer fields, rugby fields, soccer futsal astro, hockey astro and tennis courts. A small annual fee is charged for each sports club which a student joins, and each club is a centre of social activities, with meetings, practices, fixtures and fun events organized by the students, who are assisted by full-time sports administrators.

Many clubs play in competitive provincial leagues, whilst some also offer internal leagues. Because not all students enjoy playing competitive sport, the Residence System offers students the opportunity for social and less competitive team sport. The Sports Rep on House Committee is charged with organizing such events.

In addition, the Rhodes Health Suite offers weight training, aerobics and spinning classes. The weight training facility consists of cardio-vascular, circuit and free-weight training sections and instructors are available to assist with personal training programmes.

A student on financial aid is offered either full or partial rebate to join two clubs or two sections of the Health Suite, depending on the student’s financial aid category.

Sports on offer at Rhodes

Aikido

Archery

Athletics

Basketball

Badminton

Canoe

Cheer Leading

Chess

Cricket

Dance Sport

First Aid

Fly Fishing

Golf

Hockey

Karate

Mixed Martial Arts

Mountain

Netball

Pool

Rowing

Rugby

Sailing

Squash

Soccer

Surfing

Swimming

Table Tennis

Tennis

Underwater

Volleyball

Waterpolo

 

 

 

 

 

Information about clubs will be available at sign-up evening (a week after Orientation) or through contacting sports administration. Tel: 046 603 8366