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

Established in 2008, Dragon Boat Z is McGill’s only Dragon Boat Team. Our goal this year is to compete at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival in the the University Division which hosts over 30 university teams coming from all over North America. DBZ has two mixed teams (10 men and 10 women per team), a novice team for those who have not worked out in years and an intermediate team for those who are physically active year round.

Our paddling season starts in early May and runs all the way through the middle of August. During the fall and winter semesters, we offer circuit trainings at the McGill Gym and indoor paddling practices at our practice location.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Dragon Boat Z in their club constitution.

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 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (MMA and BJJ) Club in their club constitution.

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.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students Running Club – McRUN in their club constitution.


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!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Poseidon Water Polo in their club constitution.

Red Thunder

Red Thunder is a club devoted to sports enthusiasts and improving McGill school spirit at Varsity sporting events. Members get free access to ALL varsity home games/events, as well as cheaper drinks and concessions at certain events, and access to Red Thunder-hosted pre drinks and after parties.

We also organize intramural sports teams and other great sporting events!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Red Thunder in their club constitution.

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.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the SSMU Boxing Club in their club constitution.

SSMU Powerlifting

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.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the SSMU Powerlifting in their club constitution.

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 rowdy shot skis at one of our outrageous after-skis. Gloomy waiting for the season? Don’t worry, we throw parties all year round for members to meet up and reminisce on last seasons/weekends best lines. The perfect club for pros and beginners alike!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the SSMU Ski and Snowboard Club in their club constitution.

Table Tennis Club

We are the Table Tennis Club of McGill and we welcome anybody who loves to play table tennis/ping pong. We hold practices every week at the McGill gym as well as tournaments 3 times a semester. We also host events such as dinners, and even plan trips where we go abroad to compete.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Table Tennis Club in their club constitution.

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.

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

Ultimate Club

The Ultimate Club at McGill is a SSMU club (Students’ Society of McGill University) consisting of all four competing ultimate teams affiliated with the university: men’s A and B, and women’s A and B. We compete both provincially and nationally each year during the school’s fall semester. Tryouts occur at the beginning of September and practices are usually 4-6 hours of commitment each week of September and October.

Recently, both the Men’s A and Women’s A teams placed among the top 3 teams at Canadian University Ultimate Championships in 2013, and some of our players even went on to compete internationally and professionally outside of McGill.

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