Spring Fling concludes club sports year
This past Friday, the NAU club sports council, in collaboration with intramural sports, capped off the season with a Spring Fling. The event was held both outdoors and indoors this year, with most of the activities taking place on the Wall Aquatic Center (WAC) grass.
“This is the third year we’ve done it in its current format,” said Erik Jaeke, Coordinator for Intramural Sports, Clubs and Summer Activities. “It’s put on by the club council, so it’s their event.”
There were a wide range of clubs to suit any and all interests.
“It’s a good recruitment event for the clubs,” Jaeke said.
There was a pro-wrestling demo put on by the Pro Wrestling club complete with costumes, characters and a pro-style match. The water polo teams also took their talents inside the Wall Aquatic Center to put on an exhibition game, and also gave lessons on treading water.
The NAU Quidditch team, which during their season defeated then-No. 3 ASU in a monumental upset, also put on a demo.
For the 33 clubs present at NAU, each put on their own demo or tutorial.
“I thought that it was a good event for all the club sports to show people what they do and to spread the word about unusual sports,” said Hannah Price, a freshman on the rugby team. “It was cool to see the different performances by the clubs.”
The Zumba dance party was the opening event inside of the Health and Learning Center, directly across from the WAC green. Through the year, Zumba has been one of the more popular classes offered at the HLC and became the craze of campus during the school year.
“Hopefully, it’s a cool spectator event,” Jaeke said.
The event was held at the south fields for the last two years. With the newly renovated HLC, the WAC green was a perfect location to showcase the clubs offered here.
In the middle of the afternoon, 3-on-3 soccer, as well as flag football, was held on the WAC grass. These were two of the most popular intramural sports offered all year. Ultimate Frisbee was also held on the green in the mid-afternoon, after the Zumba class had concluded.
Even roller derby was put on by the students Friday. Additionally, our lacrosse teams, along with our rugby teams, were out in full effect with demos and pick-up games.
The club season will start up again this upcoming August, so be on the watch for some of them during Welcome Week for those interested in joining a club sport.