Rugby lineout about to be thrown


ENSOC has been a driving force for the social sport scene within UC, coordinating some epic tournaments and events for all to get amongst.

Interdisciplinary Derbies

When the study inevitably gets too much for us engineers, expect a mix of inter-discipline fixtures that provide opportunities for bragging rights and are a perfect excuse to get out of the classroom. Past years have included tug-o-war, rugby and netball so dust off the sports gear and get ready to suck in the big ones for your subject.

Rugby Union

The Engineers XV is the oldest rugby team at University and currently competes in the local University social grade over 2nd and 3rd term. The highlight of the year is the annual Marlowe Cup rugby match against the Dunedin Survey school. All that have been involved remember the Marlowe Cup fondly and there is a huge amount of pride associated with this traditional fixture, it is a must-do before you leave UC. Make sure you’re around that weekend for some dusty code and a few cold ones.

Lawn Bowls

Who said lawn bowls was for the old & wrinkly? The annual ENSOC weekly lawn bowls competition is held in the last few weeks of term 1. A great opportunity to drag summer out that little bit longer, sink a few brews in the sun and roll the arm-over at the iconic venue of Bowls Canterbury.

Touch Rugby

For those of you that like the touching part of rugby, or just touching in general, the ENSOC touch competition takes place in the 3rd and 4th terms, which is always the best introduction to summer after a cold slog at uni. It is run in association with UC Sport and will provide a social, well-organised competition where you get to touch as much as you want.

Fresher Sports Day

Sports Day for first year students, a fun afternoon of BYC and pick up football for an intro to University club culture. What a better way to bust the dust on a Sunday!