Sport brings people together
The best thing about sport is that it often brings people closer together. Exercise and extra-curricular activities are a brilliant way to meet new people and get involved in further university life. Sport teams offer students a breather from their studies, and they can enjoy meeting up with friends for a game of hockey, badminton or other sports and just relax. Many people say that your university years are the best of your life, and getting involved with a sports team would certainly help you to enjoy your time at one of the UK’s academic establishments.
This applies to both team and individual success, and on both a personal and university level. For example, you can celebrate the individual achievements of a rugby player who has grown through the ranks of his local club – whilst remaining at university – and has been called up to the first team to feature in the Challenge Cup. On a similar level, you can congratulate and support the university cricket team in their opening clash of the season. There are many reasons to celebrate success, and it’s crucial that the achievements of those fortunate enough to progress to high levels in sport are recognised.
To be proud of your university
Another reason why students should support and get involved with university sport teams is to show that they are proud to attend the university establishment and to make others aware of this. There are a number of university ‘Varsity’ tournaments, for example Swansea vs. Cardiff, where universities travel to a rival and they compete in various sports over the course of the weekend. However, this helps to build up friendly banter and many of those involved become good friends with opposing players too. It is crucial to openly support your university and inform others that you are proud to attend your chosen institution.