About Bishop's (Recruitment Information)
Bishop's. The good old days were marked by massive participation in team sports such as cricket and football. Annual matches were held by the rugby-football team against the Old Boys as early as 1873. The College team also competed with local teams from Sherbrooke and Stanstead.
There were also recreational activities such as boating on the St. Francis and the Massawippi rivers, tennis, the game of five (similar to handball) and skating.
Today, Bishop's University offers a diversified athletic program. It is divided into three categories, offering levels of competition and instruction to
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meet a variety of individual interests and needs.
- Interuniversity Athletics . Bishop's is a member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, and fields varsity teams in football, men's and women's basketball, women's soccer, men's and women's rugby, and golf. There is also a club lacrosse team which in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association, and a club women's hockey team that plays in the Maritime Intercollegiate Women's Hockey Challenge.
- Intramural Sports provide another level of competition in men's, women's and co-educational leagues as well as individual sports. These sports include badminton, ball hockey, basketball, broomball, cross-country running, touch football, golf, ice hockey, water polo, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, and volleyball.
- Recreational Instructional Programme offers an array of non-competitive, life-enhancing instructional activities such as aerobics, yoga, and martial arts. Two separate brochures provide details about the Fall, Winter and Spring programmes; these are available at the beginning of each session.
The John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre houses a double gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and badminton, with a capacity for 1 200 spectators; a six-lane, 25 metre pool complete with diving boards and platform; squash courts, and facilities for gymnastics, combatives, aerobics, fitness, weight training and indoor jogging. The complex provides the opportunity for sport and recreational experience to all members of the university community and plays a vital role in fulfilling the concept of total education at Bishop's. Other campus facilities include Coulter Field, a 2200-seat football stadium; the W.B. Scott Memorial Rink; 10 outdoor tennis courts including six lighted play areas, one of the finest Sports Medicine facilities in the country, a meticulously groomed 9-hole golf course, and a number of playing and practice fields.
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