The Grenfell Campus athletics season has been one of
travel and sport development.
Men’s basketball and women’s volleyball both have more than 15
games under their belt and the women’s basketball had 10 games in the first
half. This includes local competition and travel throughout the Atlantic provinces
including trips to universities in Saint John, Truro, Sydney, Prince Edward
Island and Halifax for ACAA tournaments, exhibition and club competition.
“We have the backing from the university to seek out more
competitive games for our teams as we continue to grow athletics here at
Grenfell Campus,” said Kirk Durning, co-ordinator of athletics. “This has lead
us to more games against other universities and club teams of that caliber,
which means travelling to play when they can fit us into their schedule. This
includes league tip-off tournaments, Invitational events and weekend
The travel is providing the teams and athletes the
opportunity to compete against other university teams and experience true
university sport, Mr. Durning said.
“Committing to traveling to compete against other
universities is helping us build our reputation in competitive sport and it
also allows our athletes to see first-hand the commitment necessary to play at
Mr. Durning’s efforts are also focused on bringing more
competition to Grenfell’s newly- renovated gymnasium. The basketball teams will
continue to have Grenfell Gameday on Thursdays and the women’s volleyball team
will be hosting a few local club teams for a series over the next month.
For up-to-date information, follow the Twitter account:
@GrenfellSport and visit www.grenfell.mun.ca/athletics.
Grenfell Athletics’ growth is due in part to sponsorship from Marine Atlantic,
Health and Performance, Corner Brook Plaza and Subway.
~Story courtesy of Grenfell Campus Marketing and Communications
~Photo: Grenfell athletes compete against the UNB Seawolves in Saint John. Christian Hamlyn photo