Athletics

men’s rugby

Profile compiled by Steve Rivera

Purpose: “Create friendship, spread the great philosophy of rugby (Communication, Dedication, and Teamwork) and play rugby,” according to club President Dylan Kennard.

What do they do: Fitness training, including two mile runs Monday and Wednesday and practices twice a week. The rugby team also does community service like Relay for Life, a Fundraiser for the American Cancer Association.

Why should you join: Team Captain Brain Trew says, “Rugby players are some of the fittest athletes in the world, and players are part of a brotherhood known worldwide…There is a place for everyone on the field no matter how big, small, experienced or inexperienced.”

Members: At least 30 on the men’s team, 17 on the women’s team.

Three adjectives to describe the club: Respect, dedication, camaraderie.

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 – 9:30 p.m. at Henderson Field, next to A.D. Henderson University School, just south of 20th Ave. on the Boca campus. Games are usually on Saturdays.

Contact: [email protected] and FAUrugby.com.

tae kwon do

Profile compiled by Dominic Grasso

Purpose: To teach people who are interested in the art of tae kwon do.

Why you should join: Great workout experience, plus you get to learn about an entirely different culture.

Members: 15 active.

Three adjectives to describe the club: Energetic, determined, persistent.

Meetings: Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the gym on the Boca campus.

Contact: Piotr, president,(561) 860-3407.

Fee: $20 per semester, and classes are taught by professional instructors.

What makes the club stand out: The members are taught a traditional style of Tae Kwon Do by an actual 6th degree black belt.

dive club

Profile compiled by Marisol Lores

Purpose: To get divers active, get discounted dive trips and also get uncertified divers in to scuba diving.

What do they do: Reef and beach clean ups, practice diving skills, attend seminars and workshops.

Why you should join: If you’re already a diver, this is a great opportunity to meet dive buddies and for the uncertified divers to try scuba.

Three adjectives to describe the club: Exciting, active, adventurous.

Meetings: Every third Thursday of the month at the Akhurst Room in the Old Engineering Building, Boca campus. Times vary so members get notified by e-mail on meeting time.

Contact: Best way to contact is to go through the MyFAU clubs section.