Fourth UAB Games takes place this week
The fourth edition of the Jocs Esportius de la UAB will take place from 16 to 26 October, the day in which all competitions and activities will end with a March for Mental Health. The UAB Games aim to contribute to a comprehensive education for members of the university community by providing healthy values and habits. During two weeks (one more than previous editions) UAB members will be able to participate in table tennis, football, volleyball, yoga, padel tennis, basketball, chess, body combat, tai chi, rugby, and many more sports.
The 4th UAB Games focus on values such as participation, fair play and respect, and are dedicated to this year's institutional campaign at the UAB: “La salut mental està en joc #guanyemlapartida”. Physical movement and playing sports, under the framework of the UAB Health and Sustainability Week, is seen as a comprehensive and critical training tool, which fosters a feeling of belonging among UAB members and promotes personal growth, apart from contributing positively to the physical and mental health of those practising it.
The UAB Games will offer different ways of participating. Those interested in team sports will be able to sign up for: football-7, futsal, 3x3 basketball, traditional games, beach volleyball, rugby, and inclusive volleyball and basketball. Individual sports will include table tennis, padbol, squash, tennis, chess, court soccer, padel tennis and badminton. Fitness activities will include yoga, body combat, core and tai chi, zumba taitxí, zumba, triathlon fit, FitCross and cycling. There will also be recreational activities such as TikTok sessions, life-size chess, badminton and inflatable games.
Those interested must sign up for the programmed activities. For students, participating in three different activities (sports competition, participative activity and the march for mental health) will be validated for 1 academic credit.
Registrations will be open until 8 October for the competition activities; until 48 hours before for participation activities (except for life-size chess and Tik Tok where no prior registration is needed); and until 12 noon of 25 October for the March for Mental Health.
Most sports games will be mixed and participants will need to bring their own rackets for the badminton, squash, tennis, table tennis and padel tennis activities. All other sports equipment will be provided by the organisers. Activities will take place in different areas of the campus: SAF building, Espai SiS and in green areas around the campus.
This year the annual march will be dedicated to mental health and offers the possibility of participating by walking or running. It is not a competition and there is no winners' podium, it is meant to be more of a moderate health activity which this year will be dedicated to this year's institutional campaign: “La salut mental està en joc. #guanyemlapartida”. Participating in the march is compulsory for all students interested in obtaining 1 academic credit (in addition to participating in two more activities: a competition and a participative activity).
The March for Mental Health will begin at the square in front of the ICTA building, on the other side of the UAB Columns, at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday 26 October, and will end at the Espai SiS.
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