Are you ready for some … quidditch?
UH West Oʻahu is offering a robust intramurals sports program this fall, featuring sports such as basketball, softball, flag football, dodge ball, volleyball, soccer, ping pong, ultimate, and kickball. Along with the traditional sports listed above, UH West Oʻahu’s intramurals program is introducing unique offerings, such as quidditch, the game known from the Harry Potter series, dizzy decathlon, pickle ball, a spinoff of tennis, portage horseshoes, and 2-on-2-on-2 basketball.
All UH West Oʻahu students with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher (part time or full time) are invited to come out and participate for free! Faculty and staff are also welcome, but will be charged a small fee.
The benefits of participating in intramural sports are far-reaching, according to Ryan Perreira, the UH West Oʻahu intramurals coordinator.
“Students who participate in sports at their campus learn about school pride, have fun, become fit, improve their academic performances, learn more about patience, persistence and practice, learn teamwork, participation and cooperation, become positive mentors, improve social relationships, develop leadership skills, learn time management, and get into a successful mindset (including taking responsibility, learning to take risks, handling pressure and gaining focus),” Perreira said.
All sports are subject to change based on field/court availability and player involvement. Student interest will drive the offerings, and Perreira is open to suggestions. “We have the potential to grow and expand our services,” he added.
UH West Oʻahu is also looking into offering heath and wellness courses such as zumba, hip hop dance and mixed martial arts. Perreira also wants to start a sports club so that UH West Oʻahu can promote and participate in outside leagues and tournaments such as canoe races, hula and rugby.
Hawaiʻi Tokai International College students are able to play in all UH West Oʻahu-sponsored events.
Interested students should contact the intramurals office at IMWEST@hawaii.edu or call 689-2673.