This semester has been awesome for our intramural and varsity sports teams. The intramurals are a great opportunity to get involved, try a sport you’ve never played and challenge yourself. You also always end up making new friends, either because you were on the same team or because of that horrible tackle you did! Here’s a snapshot of what Tyndale Athletics is all about:
Our soccer intramural league has four teams, with 10 to 12 players per team. This year’s playoffs were intense. We had some incredible goals scored, amazing saves, and immaculate tricks. Last I heard, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo really wanted to join the intramural but Justin Bodiam, Campus Recreation Coordinator, had to say no because they aren’t Tyndale students. The championship game took place on October 29, it was a cold evening but a well fought game. Orange Crush took the game 2 – 0 against Defenders of the Faith.
We have six basketball teams, each consisting of 10 to 11 players. It’s always a thrill to watch every game, we have some brilliant players that could give Lebron James a run for his money. The games have been drawing great crowds – people who would consider themselves “non-athletic” love watching because the skills displayed on the court are mesmerizing. The playoffs start the second week of November.
The volleyball is currently in mid-season. There are six teams and seven players per team. Many of our varsity players play on a team for extra practice, which makes the game even more thrilling to watch.
Finally, our new intramural league is ultimate frisbee. Some of the teams include players who have competed at Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) tournaments. We have reports that drivers passing by on Bayview Avenue have mistaken frisbees for alien spaceships invading our campus, but that’s unconfirmed. The final took place on October 28 and it was a battle between the Red and White team. In the end, the Red team overpowered the White to a historic win.
Our hockey team has been practicing every Friday morning bright and early at 7 a.m. in rain, shine or snow (just kidding, this not Alberta – thankfully we haven’t had that much snow yet). We have an exhibition game coming up on November 14 against Heritage College, at Clatsworthy Arena in Thornhill, Ontario at 10:30 p.m. This, my friends, is going to be an electrifying game!
In November we have tournaments coming up for men and women’s volleyball, and women’s basketball. Practices happen twice every week.
The progress of our sports program is best captured in the words of Justin Bodiam: “This has been great year so far. We have had the highest participation in our intramural and varsity. We are looking at getting more investments in our sports program, and growing it. Currently, we looking at new awards to give out for intramurals and for the future years ahead. This season has been brilliant! Very promising for the future of Tyndale sports.”
For details about Tyndale Athletics, check out our Athletics website.
Photo Credit: Beth Healey
BA Biblical Studies & Theology and Philosophy
Senior Student Admissions Representative