A club for every interest

Rosie Sullivan, of ``Pole with Val'', demonstrates her skills. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
Rosie Sullivan, of ``Pole with Val'', demonstrates her skills. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
Joel Cunningham, of the Dunedin Fire and Circus Club, swings his poi. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
Joel Cunningham, of the Dunedin Fire and Circus Club, swings his poi. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
Otago University Japanese Students Association members Souhei Chan (left), Lucy Tang and Selena...
Otago University Japanese Students Association members Souhei Chan (left), Lucy Tang and Selena Kim dress in traditional grab. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
Student Tabarak Barham blocks back a table tennis ball. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
Student Tabarak Barham blocks back a table tennis ball. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
Otago University Tramping Club member Cameron Wright advertises at the Otago University Students'...
Otago University Tramping Club member Cameron Wright advertises at the Otago University Students' Association Clubs Day yesterday. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH

Whether you were a tramper or a pagan, clubs day had you covered.

More than 150 University of Otago clubs and societies recruited sign-ups at the Otago Museum Reserve for the Otago Students' Association event yesterday.

Stalls were occupied by young political party groups, sports clubs and churches, among many others.

Newer clubs which some might consider more niche were also seeking members.

For those who enjoyed some time inside there was a club dedicated to an online fantasy video game.

The Otago League of Legends Society split from a more general e-sports club last year.

President Tatyana King-Finau said it ran weekly meet-ups and held a larger competition.

Game producer Riot Games had supplied them with more giveaways than they could ever need.

"Please take a lanyard, we have boxes of them."

For students with team spirit, the Otago University Cheerleading Club was encouraging others to join in its lifts and flips.

President Roberta Noon said it was the first clubs day for the young group, which was looking to compete in national university competitions for the first time this year.

"We've had quite a lot of interest. Everyone should join. It's quite creative."

Probably the most novel giveaway came from the Otago Students Geological Society, which had a selection of free rocks.

Co-president Caitlin Hall said it was quite a social group which held movie nights and a themed ball.

"The free rocks are just a bonus."

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