Sports Organisations


The ACLO is the main student sports organization in Groningen with 19.000 members each year. This makes the ACLO the biggest student sports organization in Europe! The ACLO provides unlimited use of facilities and a selection of more than 100 different sports. For only €59,95,- a year you can participate in all of our group lessons, rent a field, or sign up for one of our courses. Check out our website for more information!

De Groene Uilen-Moestasj

De Groene Uilen-Moestasj is the student basketball association in Groningen and the largest in the Netherlands. Our ten men’s and eight women’s teams play at almost all levels, from the lowest regional division to the national promotion division. So, are you a starting player? Someone who has been playing for a while? Or are you someone with a lot of experience who still wants to enjoy their student days a bit? Then this is the association for you! At every game there are supporters and especially with the higher teams we are cheering with many members in the stands! Our club is not just about basketball. It is also about making new friends during your study days during the events! For example, we have many committees (which you can also be active in!) that organize multiple events throughout the year, such as the Activity committee that organizes a ski trip! Besides this we have a weekend away twice a year, a drink every month and many more activities. Does this sound interesting and would you like to know more? Feel free to contact us via email or give us a call, have a look at our socials and check our website!

Drs. Vijfje

G.S.F.V. Drs. Vijfje is the biggest futsal association for students in the Netherlands. Every week, more than 450 members spread over 50 teams play competitive matches against other futsal teams in Groningen and Friesland. Our first team for men, Heren 1, is the highest playing students’ team in the Netherlands by performing in the Topklasse. Besides, Dames 1 plays in the Eredivisie, the highest level in our country! The other teams are spread across the five lower levels. Voluntary trainings are scheduled weekly and Drs. Vijfje regularly organizes big futsal tournaments. The matches are played during the week, on Wednesday and Friday. However, Drs. Vijfje is not solely about futsal: every Friday evening we unite, drink and party in our pub, Allround Groningen. Allround is regularly opened for Vijfje on Wednesdays as well, for a monthly pubquiz, tournament or party. But there’s more: every year, we organize a Christmas dinner, gala, skiing holiday and a football tournament in Spain. Therefore, Drs. Vijfje is the best association to join during your studies in Groningen! Sign up via and join us in September during our legendary introduction weekend!

G.B.D. Calamari

Are you interested in the underwater world? Or do you want to try something called underwaterhockey? Or just want to join our fun activities? Join G.B.D Calamari! Even if you can’t dive yet; we’ve got you covered, because you can get your license here! Hope to see you soon at the swimming pool.

G.e.A. Fairplay

Fairplay is the e-sports association for students in Groningen. In cooperation with the ACLO, we want to promote competitive e-sports and above all have fun doing so. That’s why we organize trainings and competitions, but also more relaxed activities. We aim to create a relaxed ambiance in our association where you do not necessarily have to compete, but can also interact and talk about about your favourite games! At this point we organize training sessions and competitions. Those interested in gaming are guided to improve their game, or simply have fun. We are open to any game, feel free to shoot us a message and talk about any game you want. We have enthusiasts for just about any game or console such as Smash, Rocket League, League of Legends, CS:GO, CoD, Fifa. But not only competitive games, also single player experiences, speed runners, party games and more! Other games will also be available during our weekly nights, LAN-parties and other activities. These other activities range from bowling to bar crawling. We have an active discord ( community as well which allows us to keep in touch with everyone.

G.S.A.V. Vitalis

Are you interested in athletics or do you like running? If so, you can join the largest and most fun student athletics club in the Netherlands: Vitalis! Vitalis is the association where sport and fun are combined! From high jump to javelin throw and from sprinting to endurance runs, there will be a training group that suits you. We compete in national competitions like Student Championships, and in smaller competitions, like our own club championships. Besides the weekly training sessions, we organize other activities throughout the year. Every Tuesday we eat together at the track after training. In addition, many members join the monthly drinks in our pub and fun outings. We also organize training weekends and our own gala. Have you already decided that you want to become a member, or are you curious about the sport? It is possible to register for our introduction period (September 13 to 30)! You will become acquainted with athletics and the association during many fun activities. After this period you can decide whether you want to become a member. Would you like to know more about Vitalis or to join the introduction period? Do visit our website ( or our Instagram (@gsav_vitalis).


We are the student badminton club in Groningen! Open to both internationals and dutch students we play badminton on nearly all skill levels, ranging from beginners to students playing on the highest level of badminton. You can either join for playing casual with your fellow AMOR members after training or play in competition or tournaments throughout the year. You can find us training at the ACLO at the Zernike Campus throughout the week. Aside from badminton we organize a lot of fun activities as well such as monthly social, a barbecue, running dinner and a lot more. There are committees you can join to get more involved in the club as well as meeting the people you usually don’t see at practices. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions and try it out for yourself with 3 free practices!

G.S.P.V. De NoordPole

G.S.P.V. De NoordPole is the student pole dance association in Groningen. Through pole dance you train strength and flexibility. As a member, you train weekly – you can train unsupervised during open hours. We also offer workshops, social activities and an annual club championship. Become a member via our website:

G.S.S.V. Squadraat

Cool that you are interested in our association! G.S.S.V. Squadraat was founded in 1985 and has grown to be the Netherlands’ biggest student squash association with roughly 130 members! Next to the fact that squash is of course the best sport in the world, Squadraat also loves social activities! At Squadraat you can choose whether you want to be an active member or not. Do you immediately want to join a committee? That is possible! Do you just want to play squash sometimes? That is possible too! Our association offers, next to squash training on different levels, also lots of other activities. These activities can be squash-related, ór just for fun! As a general member you can join our weekly tosses for free; these are open hours in which you can play squash with your fellow members without a trainer and socialize for a bit. Squadraat also organizes (internal) tournaments, clinics and you can even play competition. Every month we organize a social, every year the legendary Squadraatweekend and, we participate at the Batavierenrace every year! So, besides sports, we also offer a lot of social activities! At Squadraat you get involved very easily! Feel free to become a member! Questions? You can always email us at or go to!

G.S.T.V. Tritanium

Tritanium is THE student triathlon club of Groningen. Tritanium combines the three sports with a lot of fun! You can find fun in sports as well as in non-sports. Tritanium has monthly drinks in Tram 13, monthly club dinner at the Blokes, and holidays do not go unnoticed. On the sports side, there are also many outings. There is the training weekend in Bakkeveen, many Tritans go to competitions together and there are holidays abroad where they can train. During the competition season, Tritanen can be found in all triathlon and run bike run divisions. All in all Tritanium is the triathlon association for both beginning and experienced triathletes where sociability comes first. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll see you soon!

We know that beside the sporting, you also need to relax. Tritanium provides monthly drinks and dinner, parties, association-day, and many more activities!

Are you curious about Tritanium? Sign up for our introduction week (7-11 September) via

G.S.V.V. Veracles

Would you like to play volleyball at the greatest and greenest volleyball association of Groningen? Sign up for Veracles! With nine men’s teams (third class to first division) and 16 woman’s teams ( fourth class to top division), there’s a team for everyone. Even if you haven’t played volleyball before, you are more than welcome!

Besides volleyball, Veracles has got more to offer: fantastic gamedays, drinks and themed parties with your teammates, weekends with all Veraclesmembers, skitrips and many more. Want to have a taste of the Veracles ambiance? Check out our page! If you are interested and want some more information or want to join a practice? Send an email to There is no deadline for registration, don’t wait too long, ’cause we have limited places!

G.S.Z.V. De Golfbreker

G.S.Z.V De Golfbreker is the student swimming association of the Northern Netherlands. It is an association for and by students. Besides the regular practices, we have regular social drinks and activities, moreover we swim at a competing level of the Dutch Student Swimming Competition (NSZK). There are 5 bigger matches per year, where, next to the competition against the other student swimming associations, plenty of time is reserved for a good party.

Many active members within the association are part of committees that organise all kinds of activities and trips. Extra competitions, weekend trips and an annual big foreign trip are offered to anyone who wishes to participate.

De Golfbreker offers a mix of sport and sociability, where everyone can pursue his/her hobby without any obligation and on their own level. So if you’re at the top of the sport, or just curious if swimming is something you like, feel free to come and join three voluntary practices in the Willem-Alexander sportcomplex on Zernike.

G.S.B.V. De Mattekloppers

G.S.B.V. De Mattekloppers is the student sport association for Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Systema in Groningen. These sports are intensive and instructive which are given for every level. Our attitude is to learn from each other. Are you interested or have questions? Come by one of our trainings!

G.S.D.C. Ad Fundum

Are you interested in diving and do you want to learn it or continue doing it during your studies in Groningen? Are you fascinated by the amazing underwater world, both in the Netherlands and the rest of the world? Do you want to train on a weekly basis, do fun dry-events and make new friends with enthusiastic and social people? Then Ad Fundum is the perfect sports association for you! We are a relatively small diving association for UG and Hanze students with many different educational backgrounds, but who all share a passion for diving. Due to our small size, all members know each other and it is easy to get acquainted with fellow divers! Besides the opportunity to get your diving license supervised by experienced diving instructors, we always have drinks after training, and regularly go to Zeeland, a prime diving spot in the Netherlands. Besides these regular activities, we usually also organize several dry-events, like our monthly drinks. For more information, or on how to get in touch with us, see our website. You can find our email, Instagram or Discord to ask any questions you might have! Hope to see you at our association this academic year!

GSIJV The Bulldogs

We are a fun co-ed group of students who enjoy the greatest sport in the world: ice hockey! We are a mixed bag of students from all over the world and of all levels of experience and make it our mission to let everyone have fun playing the best sport in the world. We have practice twice a week (wed+sun) at the Kardinge ice rink and play in an exclusive league with other student teams from all over the Netherlands. After our Sunday practice we like to meet up at our regular bar “De Toeter”, to end the week with some drinks and/or boardgames! Interested? Don’t hesitate to contact us so we can arrange everything you (and your friends) need to get introduced to our beautiful sport!

G.S.S.V. Donar 1881

Lots of fun? Check. Great trainings? Check. Social activities? Check. Fancy outfits? Check! Weapons? Check!! We are GSSV Donar 1881 and you are warmly welcomed to our trainings where you can make new friends by stabbing them. If this sounds good, join one of the oldest student fencing clubs in the Netherlands- GSSV Donar 1881! No matter your level you are always warmly welcomed in our fun trainings and social activities! Why should you ever try out fencing you may ask? That is because all the other sports are “pointless”…

G.S.T.T.V. Idéfix

We are the Groninger table tennis club for students. At our association it does not matter whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced player. We provide practice and fun for all levels.

H.V. De Cirkeltijgers

Are you studying in Groningen or are you planning to? And would you like to play handball at the most amazing sports club of the north? Maybe student handball club De Cirkeltijgers is the place for you!

With multiply teams on differnt levels, there are enough opportunities for the beginning and experienced handball player. Besides playing handball, we organise various other activities and monthly drinks. We are a close club where you know your fellow tigers. So, are you looking for a club where you can combine sports and social activities? Check out our Facebook, Instagram or website. Send a message to and join one of our practices!

Northside Barbell

Northside Barbell is the strength sports association of Groningen. At Northside the sports Powerlifting and Weightlifting are trained at the ACLO Power Station. Strength training is the perfect sport to accommodate any other sport. But also it fits well for people that want to do their own training, but want to be among other people to train together. With strength sports at Northside Barbell you can train together but for yourself. Did you know? We offer coaching at Northside Barbell for Powerlifting and Weightlifting for beginning sporters or competitive athletes. The strength sports are individual sports, but are actually very social. Northside Barbell is not only a gym, but also an association with fun social events, active group chats and loads of collaborations. During all hours at the Power Station there is a supervisor present of our association to guarantee the safety of all sporters and offer help where needed. Are you not sure if strength sports is something for you? You can always request a free try out to join us in a training at the Power Station. Have you become curious? Take a look at our website or send an email to

SSV The Blue Toes

SSV The Blue Toes is the student association for salsa and ballroom dancing in Groningen. With us you will learn how to shine on the dance floor with dances like the quickstep and chachacha. Can you imagine how spectacular our galas are? You can also participate in dance competitions, join committees and meet other members at fun activities.

We are the perfect addition to your student life in Groningen!


STUGG is the gymnastics association for students in Groningen! Welcome at the gymnastics club of Groningen for students! Are you a student and are you in for some action? Whether you are an experienced gymnast or have never done a cartwheel in your life, everyone is welcome. We offer practices in gymnastics and trampoline jumping (in English as well). Furthermore, we organize tons of awesome monthly activities and compete in student competitions each year.

U.G. Face Off

Looking for a fast and engaging teamsport? Then floorball is the perfect sport for you! Floorball, otherwise known as unihockey, lies somewhere between indoor hockey and icehockey. The main difference is that it does not allow for as much stick or body contact. Floorball is safe, low-cost and easy to learn, and therefore the perfect sport for anyone.

Besides fanatic, Face Off also has a very social atmosphere. Since we are a smaller association, we are accessible and you will get to know everyone very quickly! We train twice a week, on Monday and Friday. Drop by to experience how fun our sport is for yourself!


V.V. Kroton

V.V. Kroton is not only the oldest student volleyball association in Groningen, but more importantly the most exciting one! We have 13 men’s and women’s teams ranging from 4th to Promotional class, so there is bound to be a team that suits you. Up to one third of our members are internationals, making the transition to the association very smooth no matter where you’re from. Kroton is more than just volleyball, we also organize monthly socials, home game day parties and many more fun activities. We also have a lot of committees, where you can be closely involved and get to know our association even better. So don’t hesitate, and join our one big team to get to know Dutch student volleyball culture with us! If you are interested in joining a tryout training, sign up via or send an email to!

G.S.S.V. Donitas

G.S.V.V. Donitas is the biggest and highest playing student volleyball association in The Netherlands! The ideal place to play volleyball. In addition to volleyball, Donitas also has a super fun association life. Various committees ensure that playing at Donitas becomes unforgettable including parties, Amelandweekend, the beach tournament, the DKV tournament, holidays, monthly drinks in our favorite pub, and much more. Everything for an unforgettable time! With 16 women’s teams, 9 men’s teams and 4 weekly teams, Donitas is the largest volleyball association for students. The teams are divided over almost every level (from Top Division to Fourth Class). So there is always a team for you, even if you are just starting out with volleyball. Why Donitas? Donitas is the largest student volleyball association in the Netherlands. With so many members, there are always people with whom you get along well. In addition, a large association needs many committees to make all the fun things possible. Plenty of opportunities to learn more than just playing volleyball. And last but not least: at Donitas you will experience the most amazing parties!


The Groninger Studenten Rugby Club is a one of a kind. The combination of our long history (we were founded in 1986) and the fact that we are the only student rugby club in the northern Netherlands makes us unique. We understand that being a student means more than just studying, and that is what the GSRC is all about. Maybe you did, or maybe you didn’t play rugby before, at the GSRC that doesn’t matter. The GSRC is for everyone and will make your time in Groningen worthwhile! Are you a student who wants to play one of the most intense sports on the planet and experience the rugby life? Than send a mail to the board via or simply search for us on Facebook!


We are a martial arts club that specializez in teaching Kickboxing, MMA, Grappling and Krav Maga. Our instructers are of the highest quality and we pride ourselves in the quality of the training that we provide for all levels. Moreover, we are a friendly sport association with high internationalization and fun activities planned for our members all year round! The atmosphere within the club is extremely friendly and open, we aim to make everyone feel home and comfortable, especially for new members. And like a family we always help each other!

G.S.V.B. Pugilice

As the one and only student boxing association in Groningen, we’re the right place for you to get stronger, fitter, more fierce and to learn boxing! Our trainings are not for the weak, but whatever your current boxing level and fitness is, you will feel at home with us. That is because, despite any misconception you might have about boxers, we’re actually quite nice people. Therefore we organise social events besides boxing as well, like BBQ’s, social drinks and boxing camp (to mention a few). So besides increasing your boxing skills, you will meet plenty of new people in no-time! In addition, all trainings (3 times a week) are given in English, as traditionally around 1/3 of our members are international (again, a pretty solid argument of why you will feel at home with us right away). Already convinced? Please take a look at our site ( to find more information about becoming a member or contact us ( for a free try-out! Interested? Then we will see you at the information market!

G.S.W.V. SurfAce

Aloha! Are you interested in trying out a new, fun sport involving water? Then windsurfing might be the sport for you! For €25, SurfAce offers an introductory membership to meet all your surfing needs. SurfAce has two gnarly vans, with which we travel to spots inside and outside the country. For beginners and advanced surfers, you can use the material from our stalling for free. You can also rent a spot to store your own gear here. The CliCo organises clinics for wannabe pros, and the BeginCie teaches the beginners the humble beginnings. You can even attend lessons for free in your first weeks! Aside from surfing, we also organise awesome parties, activities, an intro camp, trips to Denmark, France or Spain, and a wintersport. We also have our social at the Barra Groningen each Tuesday. SurfAce knows many committees: The IntroCie, who wrote this text and will help answer any and all of your questions; the BeginCie will teach you everything you want to know; the AcCie does fun activities and the EscalaCie knows how to party. You can also join our WebCie, RedacCie, CliCo, MatCie, SkiCie, and of course the BusCie. Does this sound appealing? For only €25 you can have an awesome time surfing and drinking until December. See you later, on the water!

G.S.S.V. Tjas

Tjas is the biggest student ice speed skating club in the world. We have ice skaters at every level. You can join us even if you have never seen ice before! Therefore, it’s possible to start your speed skating journey or, when you are more experienced to improve your skills. There are different groups varying in level. So, there is a suitable training available for everyone. You and your trainers will work with you on your technique and power. In the summer when there is no ice there are other training sessions, such as cycling, skating and running training. In winter, in addition to skating, spinning training is also offered. Tjas offers more than just training. Every Thursday you can find us in our favorite bar ‘Café de Walrus’ located at the Pelsterstraat 25 where we enjoy each other’s company and have a few drinks. Every other Thursday you can join us for dinner, if you don’t feel like cooking after training. We also have regular parties and there is also a great gala once a year. Additionally, there are lots of other social events organized throughout the year which are mostly organized by our committees. One of the highlights of the year is our trip to Collalbo in Italy.

G.S.Z.C. de Walvisch

Water polo association G.S.Z.C de Walvisch is all about sport and having a nice time together! A association where you will quickly get new friends. The association has teams at different levels. So whether you have years of experience or you are just beginning; there is a suitable team for you. An association where you will get to know many new people within your team during drinks, training sessions and waterpolo games!

G.S.S.V. Moddervet

We are the student survivalrun association of Groningen. Survivalrun is a combination of running while overcoming all kind of different obstacles. We are a small, but fast growing association with around 100 members. It is not sports only though, we have a committe who organises an activity and social drinks every month. If you are curious then sign up for the informationletter about our intromonth. You get 4 training sessions and 2 social drinks for €5!

Groninger Studenten Alpen Club

Groninger Studenten Alpen Club (GSAC) is the student mountain sport club in Groningen. We have climbing, bouldering, mountaineering, and winter sports! Through GSAC you’ll have full access to the ACLO climbing wall. And every week we have training sessions to learn and improve climbing, supported by multiple courses. During the year we have multiple climbing weekends abroad, summer expeditions, a winter sport week, and other exciting climbing activities! GSAC also wouldn’t be GSAC without the great community. To welcome new members we have rope families where your rope parents will introduce you to GSAC and guide you through our great introperiod! After that you’ll form further connections through our borrels, parties, and climbing trips 😉 If you are an experienced climber, or have never climbed before but want to try, we hope you’ll join us! For more information please fill out