UBC Thunderbirds Sport Club 2016-17 New Team Announcement

UBC Athletics & Recreation is pleased to announce five new teams will be joining the UBC Thunderbird Sport Clubs (TSC) stream for the 2016-17 season.

2015-16 AMS Club 2016-17 Team
AMS UBC Quidditch Club UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club
AMS UBC Water Polo Club UBC Thunderbirds Water Polo Sport Club
AMS UBC Bike Club UBC Thunderbirds Cycling Sport Club
AMS UBC Thunder Dragon Boat Club UBC Thunderbirds Dragon Boat Sport Club
AMS UBC Equestrian Club UBC Thunderbirds Equestrian Sport Club

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The newly selected TSC teams will begin their season as UBC-recognized competitive sport clubs in September 2016, remaining affiliated with the AMS for their current competitions until this time. Teams will begin working with the Thunderbirds Sport Clubs administration over the next few months to prepare their TSC transition. This will include development of student leadership roles, financial administration, new branding and apparel, and confirmation of their competition and practice structures.

Starting in September 2016, all TSC teams will be organizing tryouts for their competitive teams and will select their rosters based on individual requirements. UBC Athletics and Recreation will support all teams administratively and financially with coaches and national championship travel grants for the 2016-17 season.

The TSC application was open to all existing AMS clubs starting in October 2015. The UBC TSC Assessment and Selections Committee reviewed all applications in January 2016. Following the evaluation of the written component, each team was invited for an interview with the Competitive Sport Clubs Coordinator and the Director of Intramurals and Recreation to provide additional information not captured in the written application. Teams were selected based on the quality of the written and interview components of their application and had to fulfill expectations in six key areas: club operations, competitive experience and competition progression, support for competitive success, student leadership, community partnerships and traditions, and fit with University mission.

The UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs office is proud and pleased to have these student organizations join the department, increasing the diversity of competitive options available to UBC students. The competitive Sport Clubs program will continue to provide opportunities for UBC student to participate in high-level competition in sports outside of varsity athletics.

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UBC Thunderbird Sport Club Teams for 2016-17
As of September 2016, 14 sports will represented by 17 teams with almost 300 athletes

  • Men’s and Women’s Alpine Ski Sport Club
  • Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski Sport Club
  • Men’s and Women’s Tennis Sport Club
  • Men’s Ultimate Sport Club
  • Women’s Ultimate Sport Club
  • Men’s Field Lacrosse Sport Club
  • Co-ed Fencing Sport Club
  • Co-ed Synchronized Swimming Sport Club
  • Co-ed Sailing Sport Club
  • Co-ed Wrestling Sport Club
  • Co-ed Equestrian Sport Club
  • Co-ed Quidditch Sport Club
  • Co-ed Dragon Boat Sport Club
  • Co-ed Water Polo Sport Club
  • Co-ed Cycling Sport Club

For more information or any media inquires regarding the new and existing sports clubs please contact:

Olivia Yung
Competitive Sport Clubs Coordinator
UBC Athletics & Recreation
604-822-3683 | olivia.yung@ubc.ca