Student sports associations
In the Netherlands, sports competitions are generally organized by sports associations and federations. This is also the case at the Sports Center. Both training and competition matches in over twenty sports are run by the relevant sports associations. A full list of the associations can be found elsewhere on this website.
The Sports Center exists primarily for students, as do its affiliated sports associations. They are also run entirely by students. If you are interested in joining an association, or wish to play in a match, you should contact the association directly. Don't be shy: they're waiting to hear from you!
FOSST Sports Council
The FOSST Sports Council represents the interests of all sport membership holders, regardless of whether they are also a member of a student sports association. FOSST promotes sport among students and is also the coordinating body for all student sports associations. It advises the Sports Center, and is the main channel of communication between the center's General Manager and the committees of the various associations. There is close and ongoing consultation between FOSST and the Sports Center.
Last but not least, the FOSST Sports Council organizes various events, both large and small such as a Carnivall Volleyball tournament and OSC Futsall.
Athletics: T.S.A.V. Parcival
Tilburg Student Athletics Asociation Parcival organises every Tuesday and Thursday a runningtraining for starting runners up to (very) advanced runners. Besides, Parcival organises a monthly drink among other cozy activities for her members.
Badminton: T.S.B.V. Sauron
Sauron is the student sport association of badminton. Students, alumina, and anyone who likes to play badminton are welcome to join. We offer training for all level players on Tuesday night and a member night on Thursday. Besides playing badminton, you also have chance to have fun with us in Yonex Dutch Open, BBQ, and numerus member events.
Basketball: T.S.B.V. Pendragon
TSBV Pendragon is the student basketball club of Tilburg. With 4 Men’s and 3 Ladies teams who play on different competitive levels. There’s also the Mixed Beginners who train on recreational level. Every Wednesday training starts at 18:00 hrs! Come and take a look! Play Smart, Party Hard!
Cricket: T.S.C.A. Tigers
To promote the game of Cricket and encourage its followers and players in Tilburg, a cricket student association is established. The aim of T.S.C.A. Tigers is to introduce cricket to students and give an opportunity to students with a cricket background to play cricket in Tilburg. Practice sessions are scheduled every week on the hockey fields or the sports hall.
CrossFit: S.C.A. Fortis
S.C.A. Fortis is our CrossFit student sports association. The Sports Center offers weekly CrossFit lessons in an official CrossFit box. In addition, lessons are offered in T-Kwadraat. All classes are aimed at both beginners and advanced students.
S.C.A. Fortis organizes every month a (sportive) activity with a nice drink.
Cycling: T.S.W.V. De Meet
Dance: T.S.D.V. DanceNation
DanceNation, the sports association for people who can't help but move when they hear the melody, feel the beat and experience the groove. Get active, go to fun activities with dancers of different styles to develop yourself as a dancer, make new friends and shine during our annual final show!
E-sports: TSEA Link
Tilburg Student Esports Association (TSEA) Link is an association that deals with e-sports, gaming, DnD, tabletop and everything related! We focus on organizing and participating in e-sports tournaments and LANs. Besides our competitive side, we also offer informal and social events. More information can be found on our website. See you soon!
Fitness: T.S.K.V. Spartacus
Spartacus is the association in Tilburg for everyone who is serious about strength training and bodybuilding. We offer clinics about training and nutrition for beginners and advanced sporters, so we can help everyone with achieving their goals. We stimulate training together and organize fun activities!
Golf: T.S.G.V. Underpar
Have you always wanted to play golf? Or do you already play golf for a while? This is the ideal moment to join our Tilburg Student Golf Association.Together with other students we organise trainings, contests, drinks and other events. Are you interested? Feel free to contact us for more information.
Flexibility, power and endurance is what T.S.T.V. Saltare stands for. Three times a week gymnastics trainings are provided in a fully equipped gymnastics hall. The levels vary from professionals to immature. Everyone can train on their own level and pace. Our members show off their qualities on the national competitions. In short, we ‘catches you with open arms’.
T.S.H.V. Camelot is a handball club of and for students who would like to throw a ball alongside their study. There are two league teams that both play 2nd class.
In summer, there are both men’s teams and women’s teams that play (inter)national beachhandball tournaments.
Hockey: T.S.H.V. Shot
T.S.H.V SHOT is a student sports association especially for those students in Tilburg that like to play field hockey and have a few drinks afterwards. Every Sunday several teams play matches, in which there is not only a first and second, but also a third half. Players at all levels are welcome to join!
Horse riding: T.S.R. Cave ne Cadas
Have you always wanted to do horse riding, or do you have many years of experience? Then we are looking for you! Become a member of Cave Ne Cadas and experience the fun within our association. Do you have a sport membership? You’ll receive discount on the lessons.
See you soon!
Ice skating: T.S.S.V. Braga
When you join T.S.S.V. Braga you can work on your speed skating technique during the training courses which will be held every Monday evening between October and March. Besides our ice training, you can join our weight and fitness training courses, which are specifically designed for speed skaters. Next to skating we also like to organize several social activities for our members and we regularly drink hot chocolates when we are done with our training.
Korfbal: S.K.V. Melmac
S.K.V. Melmac is the student korfball association of Tilburg. At Melmac you can play in a team with ladies only or in a team where both genders play together. It is also possible to join as a training member. There are two trainings per week and besides that we organize several activities and social drinks. We also visit several different korfball tournaments organized by other student korfball associations. Join us!
Rugby: T.S.R.C. Tarantula
Do you want to sport in your studentlife? As a pure studentsport, it's possible to sport and to enjoy a beer at our Rugby Club. There are enough challenges at the Tilburgse Studenten Rugby Club Tarantula, so give it a try!
Running: T.S.A.V Parcival
T.S.A.V Parcival organizes running training for beginners and advanced runners four times a week. In addition, the association organizes various activities and trips throughout the year, and we go to running races together. Our association is open to Dutch and international students. Membership is not required. You can find current training times on our website.
Soccer: T.S.V.V. Merlijn
TSVV Merlijn is for everybody who likes to play football. The association is represented by both performance teams and beer teams, men and women, indoor and outdoor players, beginners and advanced players, people who like to be actively involved within an association and people who simply want to play football. Activities and parties such as a beer cantus and the Tilburgs Studenten Zomeravond Voetbaltoernooi (student football tournament in the summer) are organized as well.
Swimming and waterpolo: T.S.W.V. Avalon
In addition to swimming lanes by yourself, it is also possible to join a training session at TSZWV Avalon On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening there are swimming trainings (see the sports schedule to register). During these trainings we are improving your swimming technique and condition for every level. You can come and have a look if you are a beginning swimmer, but for the advanced swimmer there are also enough challenges.
On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings there are water polo trainings organized by TSZWV Avalon (see the sports schedule to register). During these training sessions we will be working on improving your technique, fitness and tactics.
Avalon also has land-based trainings and we regularly invite guest trainers who are also oriented towards other branches of swimming, such as rescue swimming.
Are you interested in participating? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or a dm via Instagram to @tszwvavalon to join us.
Tennis: T.S.T.V. Lacoste
T.S.T.V. Lacoste is the biggest student sport association in Tilburg. If you are into tennis and party at the same time, you should totally join us. We also provide our members to play several competitions during the year. Besides competition Lacoste organizes tournaments. Our biggest tournaments are: LUST, NSK Beach Tennis, Lacoste Open and TSTK. Our clubnight is every Wednesday from 8pm to 1am. If you like to join or have questions? Feel free to ask!
Volleyball: T.S.V.V. Gepidae
T.S.V.V. Gepidae is the student volleyball association of Tilburg. One of the largest indoor sports clubs with 333 members. With 18 teams and various committees, it offers its members not only effort but also enough relaxation. Gepidae: volleyball, parties, tournaments, fun activities, low contribution. In short: lots of fun and lots to do!