I'm a first year whose never been the sportiest person. I wanted to join one this year but the sports fair was too intimidating so I didn't. I want to join a sport for exercise and because I didn't make too many close friends at uni this year, I'm not really looking to be on a team.
My options are:
Rugby - Could be something I wouldn't be too bad at but I've literally never played before and the culture seems so awful. I'm a girl so maybe wouldn't be so bad but theres still joint socials etc.
Badminton - I've played a bit of badminton in the past but I am by no means good. It is fun to play but I dont think it has the team vibes that I want so it wont be as easy to make friends.
Volleyball - Never played outside of P.E, seems fun and team vibes, my bf plays it so can help me but I also dont want to copy him and I want to be my own person. Also female dominated so I'm worried everyone will have played at least a decent bit more that me and I will be the worst.
Korfball - 'a game similar to basketball, played by teams each consisting of four men and four women.' I'm not sure how I feel about the mixed teams, as well as it being an uncommon sport I sort of feel like it 'embarrassing' - in the same way as if I told people I played quidditch. However, I did like netball in school (again never played outside of PE) and it gives me the opportunity to do something similar without the cliqueyness of it all.
Ski soc - I ski with my family every couple of year and I really enjoy it but there is no official ski soc at my uni (UoM) as they got banned. There is muski (includes other unis) but its awkward to join because theres no stall where I can sign up or anything. Plus you only actually ski once a year, and even then its mostly drinking.
Any other options would also be appreciated - things to note:
- I'm a 5'5 slightly overweight girl, not very athletic - but somewhat strong due to my size
- I go to UoM so lots of people
- I drink and like socials but I dont like to get drunk
- I dont like feeling judged so sports where I feel like that e.g dance, martial arts etc. I dont think are for me.