Join the club. Learn a new sport, become a MacWarrior or just have fun
The easiest way to play sport or get fit is to join one of Macquarie University's sporting clubs or one of our ‘Learn Courses’.
For those with a competitive streak, joining a club can enable you to compete in different levels of competition – from local, regional and state level competitions all the way to national inter-university championships.
Even if you’re not into competition, joining a club means you can get together with like-minded athletes and just have fun. From rowing competitions to scuba diving adventures, being active together is always a good idea.
Learn Courses - Fencing
Fencing is the martial art of fighting with blades and divided into different categories depending on weapon being used. A popular course with structured training, participants will learn the foundation technique, skills, strategy and rules of modern competitive fencing using the Foil via electric and non-electric means. Participants will learn footwork, defence and attack techniques as well as bouting etiquette and rules of competition.
Friday: 25 August; 1, 8, 15, 22 September
7pm - 8.30pm
Recreation Hall, Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre
Learn Courses - Rowing
Row across beautiful Lane Cove River and learn various rowing terms and familiarity with different boats. Instruction on the correct rowing technique both on the water and on an ergometer in the gym. Instruction on how to row and have practical experience of rowing on the water including sweeping and sculling.
Saturday: 26 August; 2, 9, 16 September; 7, 14 October
7.30am - 10am
Tambourine Bay Boat Shed, Lane Cove River
Learn Courses - Squash
Invented in England in 1830, squash is now played by more than 30 million people around the world. This course is designed for new players interested in learning the basics of squash and for social players keen to improve their technique. Taught by experienced coach Dominic Ratcliffe learn all the fundamentals including forehand and backhand strokes, serve and volleying, movement on the court as well as playing games to put it all together.
Tuesday: 22, 29 August; 5, 12, 19, 26 September
7pm - 8pm
Squash Courts, Macquarie University Sport & Aquatic Centre
Learn Courses - Volleyball
The Macquarie University Australian Football Club competes in the AFL Sydney competition, with teams featuring in the men's and women's competitions.
The Macquarie University Cheerleading Club has several teams that are highly competitive in their divisions and compete at several events across Australia.
The Macquarie University Cricket Club has eight teams playing across Sydney. The club welcomes all players who wish to play high standard, competitive cricket.
The Macquarie University Dance Club specialises in many dance styles, including pom, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary and sideline cheerleading. The club welcomes dancers of all dance styles, skill levels and backgrounds.
Two weapons (foil and épée) are predominately fenced at the Macquarie University’s Fencing Club. The club’s fencers range from complete novices to national champions, and new members of all experience levels are welcome.
If you're looking to combine your hockey skills with fun and friendship, then the Macquarie University Hockey Club is for you. Get fit and be part of a winning and friendly club.
If you’re interested in affordable scuba diving, join the Macquarie University Macquanauts Club. The club offers dive courses and scuba diving lessons for all diver levels. Step into the underwater world and become a certified scuba diver.
MacAlpine Ski Club
If you’re a die-hard powder junkie or just enjoy being on the slopes, the Macquarie University MacAlpine Ski Club would love to hear from you.
The game Quidditch is a unique mixed gender sport, based on the sport of the same name in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series but adapted to be played without magic! The Macquarie University Quidditch Club creates a diverse and dynamic environment for players to have fun and enjoy quidditch.
The mission of the Macquarie University Rowing Club is to provide a fun and spirited environment in which to support and develop members to reach their sporting goals.
Rugby League Club
The Macquarie University Rugby League Club is looking to re-form in 2017 after a 10-year hiatus. The team will play in the NSW Tertiary Student Rugby League competition against other universities, with training starting in February and the season starting in April.
Rugby Football Club
The Macquarie University Rugby Football Club is one of the oldest sporting clubs on campus and prides itself on being a competitive force on the field, while maintaining a friendly and social atmosphere to enjoy the game.
The Macquarie University Soccer Club boasts an impressive and ever-expanding membership base that welcomes players of all standards and from all backgrounds.
The Macquarie University Swimming Club is a combination of national, university, age development, junior and emerging squads.
Are you looking for a fun, low cost way to improve fitness and coordination? Then the Macquarie University Squash Club is the place for you.
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport played by two seven-person teams and combines the best parts of soccer, American football, basketball and netball to produce a sport that is simple yet demanding. The Macquarie University Ultimate Frisbee Club caters for beginners and experienced players.
Water Polo Club
The Macquarie University Water Polo Club is an exciting sport and social club where former and current students have the opportunity to learn more about water polo and represent Macquarie University.
Table Tennis Club
The Macquarie University Table Tennis Club trains at the Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre’s Recreation Hall and provides coaching as well as the opportunity to represent Macquarie University.
The current fees are:
Student Membership - $100 for 12 months, $60 for 6 months
Alumni Membership - $175 for 12 months
Community Membership - $200 for 12 months