Sports associations

There are 49 different Sports Associations in Groningen connected to the ACLO. All of these Sport Clubs are for students only and are partially financed by the ACLO. The ACLO provides indemnity for materials, halls and supervision/training. For this reason everybody that wants to join a Sports Club that is connected to the ACLO has to buy an ACLO Card of €59,95 for a full year, or €49,95 for a semester. It is mandatory to buy the ACLO Card from the moment that you join the Sports Club. From that moment on you can also use all of the other facilities offered by the ACLO, such as group lessons and open hours and courses. You can find more on the ACLO here.
 
If you are interested in a Sports Associations and you want to join them, the best thing to do is to contact the Sport Association yourself. You can find more information on the Sports Associations below, they are listed in alphabetic order.
 
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G.S.D.C. Ad Fundum  – Diving
 Membership fee: €65
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: promotion@adfundum.info
 
Would you like to practice sports, relax and/ or experience the sports association life in Groningen? Are you interested in swimming with beautiful fish and exploring the underwater world? If you said yes to all those questions, scuba diving at Ad Fundum is the right association for you! We offer diving courses for rookies & experienced divers. Come and take a look at our club! Plan an introduction dive and experience the fun at Ad Fundum yourself!
 
G.S.R. Aegir  - Rowing
 
Membership fee: €175
Sign up deadline: KEI-week
More information: www.gsraegir.nl
 
‘Aegir’ is the number one student rowing club in Groningen since 1878. ‘Aegir’ consists of a close group of students, who practice (top)sports and develop themselves in different areas. Rowing is one of the most popular student sports in the Netherlands. In rowing you can reach the top fairly quick, by training and working hard. Besides rowing, Aegir provides possibilities for a vibrant student life by one of its committees, houses or sororities.
 
G.S.B.C. AMOR – Badminton
 
Membership fee: min. €65
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: info@gsbcamor.nl
 
Do you like badminton? Or have you always want to try and play some? Then AMOR is the place to be! Apart from badminton on all levels and (optional) weekly matches AMOR organizes a variety of other fun activities. For example: the monthly socials (where the price of beer/soda/wine is fixed and low), 2 camps, multiple tournaments and much more fun stuff! Feel free to come by every Tuesday at 20h00 in the “Struikhal” (ACLO Zernike).
 
SSV The Blue Toes – ballroom dancing
 
Membership fee: €60
Sign up deadline: September and February
More information: www.bluetoes.nl
 
We provide lessons in Ballroom and salsa. We also organize fun activities like dance evenings, running dinners and a weekend trip. Join our open dance evening at the start of the academic year or try a lesson. The first two lessons are free. Check our site for time and location. It is also possible to become a member for just one semester (either 1st or 2nd)
 
G.S.IJ.V. Bulldogs – Ice hockey
 
Membership fee: unknown
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: gsijv.bulldogs@gmail.com
 
G.B.D. Calamari – diving
 
Membership fee: €109,50
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: info@gbdcalamari.nl
 
G.B.D. Calamari is a fun and active diving association. Are you interested in exploring the gorgeous underwater world besides the vast pages of your study books? Then you should come and make an introduction dive with us! If you’re more into competition, then our underwater hockey team is the team for you!
Throughout the whole year, we organize fun activities, such as monthly drinks called “springtijborrels”, 5 diving weekends in Zeeland and an annual club holiday to foreign waters!
 
H.V. Cirkeltijgers – handball
 
Membership fee: €56 (trainingmember) or €148 (gamemember)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@cirkeltijgers.nl
 
H.V. De Cirkeltijgers has about 100 members, which makes us the largest student-handballclub of the Netherlands! You can play matches on Sunday, during the week or solely join practices. We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Aside from handball we also have lots of social activities such as the monthly drinks, Christmas-dinner, BBQs and more! We also visit several tournaments from other student-handballclubs, organize our own international tournament and go on a trip abroad.
Don’t be a pussy, be a tiger!
 
Deltaserat - Mixed Material Arts & Kickboxing
 
Membership fee: €75 per semester
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: board@deltaserat.com
 
Deltaserat offers a safe and friendly atmosphere to challenge yourself and push your limits. During training you’ll create an insane dexterity and will learn how to use your body in a wide range of challenging situations. Besides this we offer various social activities. Both beginners and advanced people are welcome. Come join a training (Dojo/Hall 2 at the ACLO Sportcentre Zernike) and feel the magic of MMA. Afterwards you’ll want nothing else!
 
 
Membership fee: min. €50
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@gssvdonar1881.nl 
 
Looking for a sport with a sharp edge? Cross swords at G.S.S.V. Donar 1881! Register for the ACLO course or join one of our training sessions! Active and social events: you will find them at G.S.S.V. Donar 1881. We hope to welcome you soon!
 
G.S.V.V. Donitas – volleyball
 
Membership fee:  min. €125
Sign up deadline: KEI-week
More information: info@donitas.nl

G.S.V.V. Donitas is the largest student volleyball club in the Netherlands. Donitas has 20 women’s and 9 men’s teams at different levels. Aside from playing volleyball, Donitas offers a highly active student culture. Donitas has about 20 committees in which you can get to know many other members. The committees organize parties, socials, activities, tournaments and two holidays to name a few. If you would like to become a member, please send an email toinfo@donitas.nl or go to our website at www.donitas.nl.
               
U.C. Face Off - floorball
 
Membership fee: €75
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@ucfaceoff.nl
 
Do you like floorball? Maybe U.C. Face Off is the right fit for you! Besides practices and matches we have an association with a lot of activities, like a monthly drink, members weekend and other activities. Come to the KEI-week or join a practice and get to know U.C. Face Off!
 
G.S.H.C. Forward – hockey
 
Membership fee: €180
Sign up deadline: 1st of September
More information: www.groningerstuds.nl
 
G.S.A.V.V. Forward – football
 
Membership fee: €70 per semester
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: secretaris@gsavvforward.nl
 
G.A.G.V Pitch – golf
 
Membership fee: min. €65
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.gagv-pitch.nl
 
GAGV Pitch is thé place for playing golf in Groningen! Pitch has a lot to offer for both the experienced as unexperienced golfer. First of all we organize golf lessons a few times a year, what enables you to get your handicap license in a cheap and fun way. For the more experienced golfer Pitch organizes matches and has a competition team. The best activity of the year is of course our own student tournament, the Pitch Open.
 
 
Membership fee: €130,- (gamemembers), €55,- (trainingmembers)
Sign up deadline: September 1st (gamemembers), possible all year (trainingmembers)
More information: secretaris@gchc.nl
 
G.C.H.C. is the Netherlands’ largest and most fun student hockey club located in Groningen!
More than 550 competition members play at G.C.H.C. in 17 women’s and 13 men’s teams. Additionally, G.C.H.C. has 150 training members. The first men’s and women’s teams play in the first division (Eerste Klasse), and the second and third teams of both men and women play in the reserve premier division (Reserve Hoofdklasse). If you’d like to become an active member, you can apply for one of G.C.H.C.’s 21 committees. Interested? Sign up via www.gchc.nl
 
G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker swimming
 
Membership fee: €45
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@golfbreker.org
 
G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker is the student swimming association of Groningen. Together we train in the WAS on Zernike. Besides that, we have regular socials/activities and swim in the National Student Swimming Competition (NSZK). De Golfbreker is a mix of sportive and social activities which are all without obligations. The only requirement is that you are able to swim 3 strokes. Are you interested? Come and train 3 times for free! For more information you can approach our board during practices. See you in the pool!
 
 
Membership fee: min. €89,50 (practicemembers), min €167,50 (gamemembers)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.groeneuilenmoestasj.nl
 
De Groene Uilen – Moestasj is the student basketball association in Groningen. The club stands for sportsmanship, fun activities, and a lot of companionships. The 10 Men’s teams and the 7 Ladies’ teams play at nearly all possible levels, from the lowest regional division to the national promotion division. Every team has good coaches and practices at least 2 times per week. Next to this, we organize many activities like an introduction weekend, monthly drinks, mix tournaments, a weekend away, GUMIT and a ski trip! Let’s go and become a member!
 
 
Membership fee: €35
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.gsac.nl
 
The Groninger Studenten AlpenClub (GSAC) is THE mountaineering association of Groningen! The GSAC covers all disciplines of climbing, alpinism, bouldering, winter sports and ski touring: in short every that has to do with mountains. Our many committees organise climbing weekends, a summer week, a winter sports week, weekly climbing trainings, climbing competitions, drinks, parties and more. Every 2nd Thursday of the month you can find us at the Toeter for drinks.
 
Groninger Studenten Rugby Club (G.S.R.C.) – rugby (men)
 
Membership fee: €90 (trainingmembers), €180 (gamemembers)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@gsrc.nl
 
The Groninger Studenten Rugby Club is always searching for new players to join the only student rugby team of the northern Netherlands. The club has many traditions, great annual events and of course matches every Sunday. Although studying is important, any man needs his time to enjoy sports and beers. 
 
G.S.T.C. – tennis
 
Membership fee: €62 + trainingfee
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: info@gstc.nl
 
We are the oldest student tennis association of the Netherlands. You can train, play competition, we have activities and we go to the Davis Cup. We have quite a few international students so you don’t have to worry about being the only one not speaking dutch.
 
A.G.S.R. Gyas - rowing
 
Membership fee: €269
Sign up deadline: KEI-week
More information: www.gyas.nl
 
Gyas, with more than 1100 active members the biggest student rowingclub of in the Netherlands! At Gyas you don’t have to be an experienced rower to become a member, you can combine your student life with rowing, or you can become a competitive rower and row on a high level. Every year Gyas is successful on various (inter)national tournaments, and has been represented at the Olympic games since 1996. You can also become active at Gyas through a committee.
 
 
G.S.T.T.V. Idefix – table tennis
 
Membership fee: €30   
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: voorzitter@gsttvidefix.nl
 
Are you looking for a small, international, socially active sportsclub? Look no further! Idéfix is a table tennis club, with half of its members being international. Our members play on different levels: from beginners to experienced. Check our website or join one of the trainings!
 
 
Membership fee: min. €85
Sign up deadline: Juli
 
Do you love playing football and enjoy partying after the match? If the answer is yes, you definitely have to join G.S.V.V. The Knickerbockers. At G.S.V.V. The Knickerbockers there are multiple teams for both men and women on every level. So, can you beat Lionel Messi in a match or don’t you even know what offside means? It all doesn’t matter, there will always be a team in which you fit perfectly.
 
V.V. Kroton – volleyball
 
Membership fee: €110 – €150
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: tc@kroton.nl
 
Volleyball club Kroton is looking for you! Kroton is the oldest and most fun volleyball club there is. With us it is all about volleyball, parties and being together. Within Kroton, everybody knows each other, and there is always someone you can hang out with. Our teams range from 1st to 4th class, and all positions are welcome. So don’t think about it, and just contact us! There is always a spot left for you. VV Kroton: united!
 
 
Membership fee: min. €62,50
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: info@lacrossegroningen.nl
 
Lacrosse in short: it’s a quick, tactical and technical team sport. It is one of the oldest sports in the world, usually interpreted as ice hockey in the air. Lacrosse Groningen Gladiators has three teams that participate in the national competition and, of course, tons of “gezelligheid”.
 
G.S.B.V. Mattekloppers – Ju jitsu, Judo, Systema
 
Membership fee: €82
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.mattekloppers.nl
 
Are you interested in challeging sports that train your whole body? You want to improve your balance, strength, stamina and self-defense? Than the Mattekloppers are the right choice for you! We offer Judo, Ju-Jitsu and System for you to try out and improve your skills. We are an enthousiastic group of people from all levels who want to improve every training. Are you interested? Then come to one of our trainings and try it out!
 
G.S.Z. Mayday – zeilen
 
Membership fee: €75
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@gszmayday.nl
 
Mayday is a fun and active student-sailing-organization. You can learn to sail and even become a sailing-instructor yourself. You can join our race-team on a Skûtsje, a traditional Dutch ship. Sail on the RUG flagship “Nicolaas Mulerius”, our 26m clipper which we use for education, races and parties. Besides sailing, you'll be able to form a group of friends with your fellow first years, join one of our sororities, fraternities or sailing teams and participate in a number of other activities.
 
G.S.S.V. Moddervet – survivalrun
 
Membership fee: €100
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.gssvmoddervet.nl
 
GSSV Moddervet is the survivalrunning association for students in Groningen. Survivalrun is a sport were you have to conquer technical an physical challenging obstacles during a long parcour. At our track we train for the different survivalruns taking place throughout the year. Are you joining us for this challenge?
 
 
Membership fee: €55 (full year), €35 (one semester)
Sign up deadline: October 1st
More information: bestuurnoordpole@gmail.com
 
G.S.P.V De Noordpole is an inviting and fun student sports association which teaches pole dancing to anyone who wants to learn a new skill that incorporates power as well as elegance. Apart from our weekly classes, we also offer all kinds of social activities, monthly workshops & drinks. You can also follow a 10-week beginners course at ACLO for which you can sign up every period. Does this sound appealing to you? Come by in the Keiweek! Or check out or website denoordpole.nl for more information.
 
 
Membership fee: €50 per semester
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information:  info@northsidebarbell.nl
 
Northside Barbell is Groningen’s first and only student strength sports association. We are here for every student who desires to become bigger, faster and stronger. Are you an athlete who simply wants to be healthier of stronger, or are you a competitive lifter: Northside Barbell is the student association where you can and will find your fellow iron-lovers.
 
G.S.K.V. De Parabool – korfball
 
Membership fee: €40 (trainingmember), €135 (gamemember)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information:  secretaris@parabool.com
 
G.S.K.V. De Parabool is thé students korfbalclub of Groningen and also the highest playin students club in the Netherlands. At De Parabool, the central focus is on performance as well as on fun . The first team plays as well on the field as inside, in the first division and with seven competeting teams all levels are represented. Besides the matches of fanatic korfball, there are a lot of activities organized throughout the year, for example the monthly social in Café Jut and Jul, hitchhiking competition, theme parties and Paraweekend!
 
G.S.P.V. Parafrid – horse riding
 
Membership fee: €26 + trainingfee
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: secretaris@parafrid.nl
 
G.S.P.V. Parafrid is the biggest and best horse riding club of Groningen. We offer weekly dressage lessons and jumping lessons every other week. We also offer outside rides, various clinics and as a member of Parafrid you can participate in inter-club contests, national and international competitions. Of course we organize plenty of other activities, like socials and dinners! Do you want to know more about Parafrid? Look at www.parafrid.nl or send an email to secretaris@parafrid.nl for a try-out lesson!
 
G.S.B.V. Pugilice – boxing
 
Membership fee: €40 (trainingmember), €135 (gamemember)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information:  secretaris@parabool.com
G.S.B.V. Pugilice is thé student boxing association of Groningen. Learn the latest boxing techniques and join us in our ring training sessions. Trainings are provided at different levels so there's always one suitable for you! The combination of intensive training and our social activities ensure a good balance during your student days
 
G.S.K.V. Released - kitesurfing
 
Membership fee: €120
Sign up deadline: September & March 1st
More information: info@gskvreleased.nl
 
Kitesurfing is a rapidly upcoming sport within the world of surfing. With international competitions like the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge, where kiters jump more than 20 meters in the air with only a kite around the waist, kitesurfing can be classified as a true extreme sport. As soon as wind is predicted, the real 'surf fever' comes over us, our gear is thrown into our cars, in which we then race to the Ijselmeer or the sea. In addition, we enjoy borrels once a fortnight, a winter sport vacation, a spring and summer kite trip, and many activities per year.
 
 
Membership fee: min. €42
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: secretaris@squadraat.nl
 
Squadraat is the biggest and most sociable student squash association in The Netherlands! On a sportive level you can enjoy a variation of training, competition and tournaments. On a social level you can also enjoy all sorts of activities, for example a festive monthly social or our famous Squadraatweekend.
 
STUGG - gymnastics
 
Membership fee: €35 (full year), €22,50 (one semester)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: bestuur@stuggmail.nl
 
We are STUGG: the gymnastics and trampoline club for students in Groningen! Have you been practising gymnastics all your life, are you looking for a new challenge, or are you rather looking for great parties? Don’t hesitate to drop by! For further information please visit our website: www.stugg.nl
 
G.S.W.V. SurfAce – windsurfing
 
Membership fee: €85
Sign up deadline: September & May
More information: secretaris@gswv-surface.nl
 
Do you want to learn how to windsurf during your time in Groningen or are you already experienced and want to join others with the same level on the water? Then join G.S.W.V SurfAce! You can often finds us on the water or touring through the Netherlands and other countries for the best surf spots. Furthermore, we have a weekly social at The Pacific pub and organise multiple activities like hitch-hike competitions, wintersport and surf-trips. Does this seem interesting to you? Then check out our website. See you on the water!
 
TAM – tennis
 
Membership fee: €39
Sign up deadline: 1st of September
More information: www.tam.nl
 
 
Membership fee: €26
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.tandjehoger.com
 
Do you want to combine road cycling with a lot of fun next year? We are the student cycling association of Groningen, G.S.W.V. Tandje Hoger! Everyone is welcome, from novice cyclist to enthusiast. Besides the two trainings per week we also organize drinks, activities and tours.  In September we will start with the beginners course to learn more about cycling. Interested in the beginners course and/or do you want to join a training? You can find more information on www.tandjehoger.com
 
G.S.S.V. Tjas – ice skating
 
Membership fee: €39
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: info@tjas.nl
 
G.S.S.V. Tjas is the student speedskating association of Groningen. In the winter we offer speedskating lessons at every level and in the summer we do speedskating related sports like running and cycling. Besides speedskating, Tjas offers several activities, including weekly socials, several trips and parties. Experience with speedskating is not necessary to become a member of our association! Are you the new Sven Kramer or are you a real party animal? Tjas offers it all!
 
G.S.T.V. Tritanium – triathlon
 
Membership fee: €45
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: www.tritanium.nl
 
Triathlon consists of swimming, cycling and running and all this consecutively. There is no arguing that a triathlon is not a challenge. However, triathlon is also a way to socialize and stay fit. The same applies for G.S.T.V. Tritanium, in which high-quality training sessions and a lot of fun social activities are combined for all levels!
 
G.S.B.V. Tweeslag - beachvolleyball
 
Membership fee: min. €30
Sign up deadline: possible all year (see website)
More information: bestuur@tweeslag.nl
 
Do you love the beach, sun and sports? Then Tweeslag offers the perfect sport for you: Beachvolleyball! Tweeslag is the biggest beachvolleyballassociation for students in the Netherlands! We don’t just offer the possibility to train at every possible level (from beginnerslevel to eredivisie),  but there’s also the opportunity to join one of our many monthly activities, such as tournaments or drinks!
 
T.C. Veracket – tennis
 
Membership fee: €37
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: secretaris@veracket.nl
 
T.C. Veracket is the independent student tennis club in Groningen and offers a wide range of tennis levels. So, if you’re an experienced tennis player or a beginner, Veracket is for all! Aside from tennis we organize a lot of activities during the year. There is a weekly toss, a monthly party in the city centre, a hitchhiking weekend, an introduction weekend, a skiing holiday, trips to the Davis cup and Roland Garros and much more!
 
G.S.V.V. Veracles – volleyball
 
Membership fee: min. €116
Sign up deadline: KEI week
More information: tc@veracles.nl
 
Volleyball enthusiasts listen up! Do you want to continue playing sports during your student life and be able to play at your own level? Come check us out! We organize monthly drinks and amazing parties. Everyone is welcome of course, and you will definitely make new friends!
 
G.S.F.V. Drs. Vijfje – indoor football
 
Membership fee: €35 (trainingmembers), €100 (gamemembers)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: secretaris@vijfje.nl
 
The Dutch Football Association may say that beer and sports can´t be combined, bet we think this is wrong! Welcome at Drs. Vijfje where futsal and partying are combined to create the perfect mix for your time as a student. With 450 members divided among 49 teams, Vijfje is the largest futsal club of the Netherlands.
 
G.S.A.V. Vitalis – running
 
Membership fee: €37,50
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: secretaris@vitalis.org
 
Vitalis is the student athletics association in Groningen. Several types of trainings are offered at and around the track in ‘het Stadspark’. Moreover, the association has a lot of social activities as well, such as monthly socials, dinners and different trips. If you are interested, you are always welcome to join 4 trainings for free. Please have a look at our website www.vitalis.org for more information and join the introductory period in September!
 
 
Membership fee: €108 (trainingmembers), €213 (gamemembers)
Sign up deadline: possible all year
More information: abactis@gszcdewalvisch.nl
 
G.S.Z.C. De Walvisch, founded in 1933, is the oldest student waterpolo club in the Netherlands. With three men’s and two women’s teams, de Walvisch has enough to offer for both experienced players and rookies who never touched a waterpolo ball. Since all five teams play in the regular league, there are lots of opportunities to chant each other to victory. Ever wondered what it’s like to play waterpolo? Join us for practice or meet us in the bar for a drink!