Athletic and Recreational Sports Clubs

Athletic and Recreational Sports Clubs

Athletic and Recreational Sports Clubs

Want to hone your skills and show off your athletic prowess? Want to get in shape or learn a new sport? You’ve come to the right place!

Cycling @ McGill

The McGill Cycling Website functions as an interactive forum whereby members can post group rides, races, potlucks and other club events. The website also serves as a platform for discussing the sport of cycling as well as a free and for sale classified service.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Cycling @ McGill in their club constitution.

Dragon Boat Z

McGill DBZ is a sports team aimed at spreading the dragon boat sport to more students in McGill! Dragon Boat is a new and exciting flat-water sport which has been gaining lots of popularity in the recent years! We consist of twenty paddlers sitting two abreast, a drummer in front keeping the team’s stroke pace and a person who steers the back of the boat. The better the crew paddles in unison, the faster the boat will go. Interested in joining our team?

Join our Facebook group for the 2019-2020 season!

McGill Badminton Club

We are a student group of the Student’s Society of McGill University (SSMU) and our goal is to create a friendly and supportive environment for our members to play badminton together. We hope that you enjoy your time here and make lots of new friends!

May the net gods be ever in your favour.

McGill Fitness Club

Our group is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles through nutrition and fitness. We operate through two main services; gym buddy pairing, and workshops/seminars. The gym buddy pairing program pairs students together based on their fitness level and goals so as to have a workout partner and foster a community environment. Workshops and seminars are offered on a monthly basis and cover a range of both fitness and nutrition topics presented by dieticians and personal trainers. Follow us on Facebook for announcements and to register for gym buddy pairing.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Fitness Club in their club constitution.

McGill Karateka

McGill Karateka was created to facilitate McGill students’ access to Shotokan-style karate training. Through safe and inclusive trainings focused on katas (forms), kumite (sparring), and kihon (techniques), as well as karate related social events, the Club has the goal to encourage student networking as well as to improve physical and mental health.

The Club provides access to grading examinations to grow in ranks as a karateka, and access to material ordering such as karategis (karate wear), belts, and kumite gear. Moreover, information on the art of karate will be made easily accessible to all interested students.

The Club promotes the philosophy of karate, which puts forward the ideas of seeking perfection of character, faithfulness, endeavour, respect, and abstention from violence.

Through participation in the Club’s karate trainings, students will work to improve and maintain their physical fitness by performing cardiovascular, endurance and other different types of exercises. Our members will benefit from other positive impacts of exercise such as reducing stress and gaining self-confidence.

McGill Muggle Quidditch Club

The McGill Muggle Quidditch Club is Canada’s first and most prestigious quidditch club. With our two teams, McGill A and CFQC (Canada’s Finest Quidditch Club), McQuid provides a fun, competitive, and inclusive environment for everyone who wants to play. Boasting first place at the 2015 Eastern Regionals and a narrow second at Canadian nationals, McGill is a front runner in the Canadian quidditch scene. We travel from Mont Royal to Vancouver, and sometimes to America for tournaments. McQuid provides a large network of diverse McGill students, with members in almost every faculty. Not only do you get to play a cool sport, you have an instant circle of close and caring friends who will stay with you for life. Catch us on lower field and at BDP!

McGill Naginata Club

The McGill Naginata Club is dedicated to practicing the martial art of Naginata, which uses a Japanese halberd weapon. Naginata is characterized by grace and precision, and uses big, circular, cutting motions. We welcome all students of every level, especially those who have never tried (or seen) Naginata before! There is practice for both the competitively minded and non-competitive student. All equipment for beginners can be borrowed. We hope to see you at practice!

McGill Students Cricket Club

McGill Cricket Club constitutes cricket loving enthusiasts who aim to promote the beautiful game of cricket among the McGill population and attract cricketers from all the different fields at McGill to play and represent their prestigious University in local, national and international cricket tournaments. The McGill Cricket Club has been recognized by Cricket Canada, Quebec Cricket Federation (QCF) and American College Cricket.

McGill Students Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (MMA and BJJ) Club

The McGill Students MMA and BJJ Club provides students with training in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The club provides a relaxed and fun environment for McGill students of all experience levels to come together and train in both self-defence aspects and in the sports aspects of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Classes are held twice a week during the fall and winter semesters. Feel free to email the club with any questions.

McGill Students Running Club – McRun

McRUN is a community of McGill students, employees and alumni around a common passion for recreational running. With McRUN, you will never run alone again. McRUN provides a platform to McGill students and staffs to meet like-minded runners of all levels.

JOIN RUNNERS OF ALL LEVELS: Search, get notifications and join other McGillians’ runs. Find runs that match your schedule, location, length and difficulty.

INVITE OTHERS TO YOUR NEXT RUN: Post your next planned runs on the community calendar to invite other McGillians to join you.

GET IN SHAPE WITH RUNNING HEADS: Join larger runs three times per week to meet more running buddies. Led by our amazing Running Heads.

GET TRAINING PLANS: Get training plans tailored to your distance objectives and running frequency from professional coaches.

RAISE FUNDS AND TRAIN FOR EVENTS: Prepare in groups for running events of all distances — 5km, 10km, half-marathon, marathon and triathlon — and collect pledges for charity.

GET RUNNING TIPS: Not sure how to get started? Want to improve your performance? Check out some useful tips on nutrition, running gear, injuries, stretching and more.


McGill Tennis Club

Founded in 2010, the McGill Tennis Club is dedicated to bring all tennis enthusiasts in the McGill community and promote the growth and development of recreational tennis on campus. The Tennis Club hosts a multitude of functions ranging from practices, weekly Round Robbins, tournaments, food sales, and social events. Whether you are a highly competitive player or a recreational player, by joining the club you will find partners on your skill level and available at a time when you are.

Poseidon Water Polo

We’re a water polo club that plays at a club level within Quebec, as well as against some other university teams. We practice twice a week at the McGill memorial pool. Come check us out! All levels of experience are welcome, just come ready to swim and enjoy yourselves!

Red Thunder

Red Thunder is a group of passionated students who hype up home varsity games and events! We attend many games as a group and try to rally as many people as possible to come cheer on the McGill teams. We collaborate with McGill Athletics to elevate the fans’ (and the players’) experience at varsity events by offering McGill branded items such as tattoos, sticker, bracelets, etc. as well as bringing equipment to make some noise! We also sometimes plan pre-game activities or after-game parties where fans and players alike are invited!

SSMU Boxing Club

This is a student-run club that aims to bring together both boxers and aspiring boxers of McGill University and provide trainings in a safe and social environment. Join our Facebook group to keep up to date with what’s happening.

SSMU Powerlifting Club

The SSMU Powerlifting Club is a group focused on improving strength, fostering friendships, crushing weights, and just having a good time. As a group training out of the McGill Fitness Center, we offer students (and McGill community members) a chance to train together, perfect technique, discuss training programs, all within the goal of becoming competitive powerlifters.

SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club

Love winter? Come experience all that this gloriously long season has to offer by joining SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club! This gnarly club runs trips every Saturday and some Sundays to a variety of mountains within a 2 hour radius of the city (including some trips to Vermont!). After a long day on the slopes there’s nothing better than cold beers and good times at one of our outrageous after-skis. Gloomy waiting for the season? Don’t worry, we throw events all year round for members to meet up and reminisce on last seasons/weekends best lines. The perfect club for pros and beginners alike!

Table Tennis Club

The McGill Table Tennis Club aims to increase exposure for the sport of table tennis in the McGill community as well as foster a friendly, yet competitive environment for players of all skill levels to improve at the sport.

We host practice sessions twice a week where you can drop-in whenever you have time and either play with friends or seek guidance from one of our practice coordinators who can help you improve. We host an internal tournament every semester and tryouts in the fall. Through the fall tryouts, the strongest players are selected to comprise a woman’s and co-ed team that are sent to represent McGill at NCTTA (National Collegiate Table Tennis Association) tournaments, competing with over 150 universities across North America.

Lastly, we aim for a sense of community. This is achieved through our numerous social events each year that bring people together to play table tennis or other activities in a more casual setting.

Ultimate Club

McGill Ultimate Team is a self-funded SSMU club consisting of four competing ultimate teams affiliated with McGill University in Montreal, Canada: men’s A and B, and women’s A and B. Last season, our men’s A team finished 2nd and the women’s A team finished 5th at and CUUC. On the other hand, the B teams are more developmental, and are comopsed of players with less experience or those who would prefer a less competitive atmosphere. All members become part of a tight-knit community that hosts several events throughout the year, including an end-of-season banquet that recognizes the hard work and achievement of our members.