ENSOC has been a driving force for the social sport scene within UC, coordinating some epic tournaments and events for all to get amongst.

Lawn Bowls: Who said lawn bowls was for the old & wrinkly? The annual ENSOC weekly lawn bowls competition is held in the last few weeks of term 1. A great opportunity to drag summer out that little bit longer, sink a few brews in the sun and roll the arm-over at the iconic venue of Bowls Canterbury.

Rugby Union: The Engineers XV is the oldest rugby team at University and currently competes in the local University social grade over 2nd and 3rd term. The highlight of the year is the annual Marlowe Cup rugby match against the Dunedin Survey school. All that have been involved remember the Marlowe Cup fondly and there is a huge amount of pride associated with this traditional fixture, it is a must-do before you leave UC. Make sure you’re around that weekend for some dusty code and a few cold ones.

Inter-disciplinary Derbies: When the study inevitably gets too much for us engineers, expect a mix of inter-discipline fixtures that provide opportunities for bragging rights and are a perfect excuse to get out of the classroom. Past years have included tug-o-war, rugby and netball so dust off the sports gear and get ready to suck in the big ones for your subject.

Football: If you like kicking and running while still looking stunning the Engineering Football Team competes in the local University social grade over 2nd and 3rd term. Awesome way to breathe the good oxygen, rid a hangover and work on the next one after with a good crew of boys & beers.

Touch Rugby: For those of you that like the touching part of rugby, or just touching in general, the ENSOC touch competition takes place in the 3rd and 4th terms, which is always the best introduction to summer after a cold slog at uni. It is run in association with UC Sport, and will provide a social, well organised competition where you get to touch as much as you want.

Remember you’re the oldest you’ve ever been right now so don’t waste time getting involved, keep an eye out for more details in the ENSOC member emails, or flick our sports guys an email on Also if you’ve got an idea that you think would fit well with ENSOC’s sporting vision don’t be afraid to get in touch.