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Image Credit: Agata Lesnik (Courtesy of Fanshawe Athletics Campus Recreation)

Fanshawe Athletics Campus Recreation

1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.

For students at Fanshawe, Fanshawe College offers a large selection of recreational activities at the Student Wellness Centre. During the fall and winter terms, intramural leagues run every week from Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and you can join as a team or free agent with no fee for registration before the registration deadline. The leagues run for the first few weeks each semester and include a variety of sports which vary by season such as three-pitch, badminton, ball hockey, basketball, cricket, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, and more. Intramural leagues in the summer vary from year to year, but usually include cricket, outdoor soccer, and volleyball. Additionally, Fanshawe has a rock-climbing wall and a gym with workout equipment available year-round. Visit Fanshawe’s intramural league portal for schedules and more information.

Western Campus Recreation

1231 Western Rd.

For students at Western University, Western offers its own selection of recreational activities such as a squash court that can be booked by reservation, group fitness activities that require a group fitness membership to attend, and Thompson Recreation and Athletic Centre (TRAC) member jogging or skating. Western also has a pool with lane swim hours from Monday to Friday every week. All Thursday or Friday swims are a 50m long course, while the other days are a 25m short course. The university hosts a number of summer intramural leagues such as basketball, beach volleyball, soccer (7’s and 11’s), softball (3-pitch and Slo-Pitch), spikeball, and ultimate frisbee.

Forest City Sport and Social Club

463 King St.

The Forest City Sport and Social Club (FCSSC) offers a number of seasonal recreational sports leagues for adults to make friends and socialize while playing a sport or getting fit. Sports leagues are offered for softball, badminton singles or doubles, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, turf soccer, floor hockey, curling, dodgeball, flag football, and ultimate frisbee. Some leagues have LGBTQ2S+ options and they even offer a 911 dodgeball league for first responders who can’t play during daytime hours. Other recreational activities include yoga, rock climbing, fitness boot camps, pickleball lessons, hiking, snowshoeing, golf lessons, pub games at The Clubhouse at 100 Kellogg Ln., and even a book club. Unlike the previous two programs, since FCSSC is not affiliated with any post-secondary institution, there is a cost of registration to participate in a FCSSC league or event. Events can be registered for on their website

North London Baseball League

The North London Baseball League has several leagues for kids and high school students, but it also offers an under 21 house league for under 21 individuals interested in baseball. Leagues happen during the summer months with tryouts to place players in teams that are competitively balanced happening in April to early May. Teams play between 15 to 20 games and participate in an end of season playoff tournament in August.