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Moncton Sport and Social Club to launch in the fall

By Tara Clow Aug 4, 2023 | 8:42 AM

A new group aims to bring adults together.

The Moncton Sport and Social Club launches this fall.

Executive Director Matt Linton says, “The sport and social clubs have been around for 20 years, and we’re currently in seven other cities across Canada. Just recently we made the decision to join the Moncton community. It’s a growing community, and it’s active and young. We found that there’s not an organization like us currently, that is able to offer a multi-sport umbrella for adults 19 plus.”

Those seven cities are Halifax, Nova Scotia,  Ottawa, Ontario, Kingston, Ontario, Victoria, British Columbia, Quinte, Ontario, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Gatineau, Quebec.

Registration for the fall has been open for a couple of weeks, and they’ve already seen great interest in the upcoming season.

They’re going to offer five sports, volleyball, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, and floor hockey. These were chosen because they are the most popular sports amongst all of their clubs in Canada.

“We’re all about, fun and it’s recess for adults with sweat and smiles, meeting new people and making new friends. Whether you are an experienced player or totally new to it, we offer a variety of different opportunities. The main thing is that we’re here for fun and everyone is there to have a good time. It is a great place to connect with people. Whether you are looking for a partner or an opportunity to just hang out with your friends on a weekly basis. You meet new people, or maybe you’re looking to network in the community, or maybe you’re new to Moncton and you want to grow your social circle, this is an amazing opportunity,” Linton adds.

The sports will be played at three locations in the area, but Sports Operations Coordinator for Moncton Andrew Affleck says they’re hoping this will open up more connections for other facilities.

Affleck previously was part of a Club in Halifax for six or seven years, “I made so many lasting friendships that I still hold dear to this day, so I’m looking forward to having the same experiences for the people of Moncton where I grew up.  It really doesn’t matter about your skill level, it’s just about showing up and having fun.”

Linton adds, that the Club is mixed-gender and totally inclusive, “We welcome everyone. You just have to be 19 years or older to participate.”

The Moncton Sport and Social Club will be the first in New Brunswick.  Linton is hoping this will motivate others to start up Sports and Social Clubs in other communities in the province.

The deadline to register is August 29th, and fall leagues begin in mid-September.


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