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Sports and Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Purple and proud. Get your game on!

Sport and Recreation Services at Western University encompasses both Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation. We offer a variety of competitive sport and recreational activities to enhance your student experience.

Sport and Recreation Services

Intercollegiate Athletics
Nickname: Mustangs / Colours: Purple, White & Silver
Ontario University Athletics (OUA) / Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)

Varsity Teams & Clubs

Western has a proud tradition of athletic excellence that extends from the field of play to the classroom. Student athletes at Western compete at the highest level both athletically and academically and have the opportunity to enhance their learning experience by being part of a varsity team.

Campus Recreation

A wide range of programs and activities geared to all levels and abilities are available to all students through Campus Recreation.

Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC)

Opened in 2009, this $35 million state-of-the-art facility was made possible by the largest student donation in history at a Canadian university!
Features include:

Registered students receive a WSRC membership, funded through a small recreation fee within their activity fees.

Membership includes access to:

Intramural Sports

With more than 1,200 different teams and 15,000 participating students, Western has one of the largest intramural sports programs in Canada.

Student Employment Opportunities

Campus Recreation employs nearly 400 students each year to provide leadership in our many recreation programs. Students can work part-time in a variety of positions, including intramural sport officials, lifeguards, camp leaders and fitness instructors.

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