Rugby League at Warwick – A Great Way to Meet People
From the very start of university, sport has been one the things I’ve looked forward most weeks. I joined Warwick University Rugby League (WURL) in my first week at university. I had never played before but saw their stand at sports fair and went along to a taster session. Three years later and I live with one of my best friends at uni who I met at WURL and can’t wait to start training on Monday. Yes, you read that right, an in person event, at Warwick, in 2020.
Unlike societies and every SU run event, most outdoor sports sessions are still running in person this year. For Rugby League this means that every Monday and Friday on the Cryfield 4G we’ll be training. As well as being a good workout, sports clubs are a great way to meet people, which is unusually difficult this year with a global pandemic raging and all.
This is not to say clubs aren’t taking every precaution though, every team has a dedicated COVID officer. Alongside this every session requires you to prebook on the Warwick Sport website. Once you have done that remember to bring your student card to training, as well as sanitiser and a face mask.
Now I know that there wasn’t really a sports fair to speak of this year, but even if you aren’t sure what sport to play at Warwick, I’d heavily advise you to attend as many taster sessions over the next couple of weeks. I went to Lacrosse, Rugby Union, Rugby League and Dodgeball over the first couple of weeks before sticking with Rugby League, whilst I’m hoping to play a bit of tennis as well this year.
Though it still won’t be entirely normal, I can’t recommend getting involved with sport at Warwick enough. You will have the chance to meet a great group of people and keep fit. There only downside I can think of is a slightly spammy whatsapp chat, but even then gems like this appear from time to time.
This year especially, sport at Warwick has the added bonus of giving a little more structure to my week. It’s nice knowing I’m going to campus every Monday and Friday for training. If you want to get involved in Rugby League, sign up online here to either the 5/10 or 9/10 session.