Mohawk College offers several unique opportunities for students to get involved in sports and recreation activities. The department is headlined by the Mountaineers high-performance varsity program and includes extramural, intramural and recreational opportunities.
Athletics and Recreation receive tremendous support from the college and Mohawk Student Association in promoting athletics as a key element of the student experience while attending Mohawk College. Varsity teams participate in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) and offers ten sports between both men’s and women’s programs. Head to mohawkmountaineers.com for more information.
The Mohawk Mountaineers athletics program is moving into a new era with a focus on three pillars: podium success, classroom success and community success. Varsity athletes are committed to competing at the highest level in both the classroom and on the field/court. Athletes must balance games, including road games across the province, frequent practices and team meetings, all while dedicating the necessary time needed to thrive academically.
The Mountaineers offer eight high-performance, league sports teams with soccer, volleyball and basketball each having a men’s and women’s team while rugby competes on the men’s side and softball on the women’s side. All eight teams compete provincially, battling for a spot in the provincial championships (OCAA) and ultimately, a berth in the national championship tournament (rugby excluded).
Curling and cross country are both tournament sports which see athletes compete in several hosted events ahead of the OCAA Championships with a CCAA national championship to close out the season. Both curling and cross country offer men’s and women’s teams.
All of our teams compete out of the Fennell Campus in Hamilton with the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre (DBARC) being the centre of operations. Basketball and volleyball teams play out of the DBARC gym while the outdoor sports compete at various fields across Hamilton, including the Mohawk Sports Park.
Recreation at Mohawk
There’s opportunities in sports for all who are interested across various levels, beginning with the extramural programs for those who are still looking for a competitive feel without the commitment needed at the varsity level. Extramural athletes compete against other colleges across the province in tournament style play. In the 2019-2020 school year, Mohawk offered seven extramural sports with some additions to come in 2021-2022.
There’s also opportunities across several different sports at the intramural level for those looking for more relaxed and casual competition. A list of intramural sports will be provided at a later date as recreation activities return to campus.
Beyond intramural and extramural, Mohawk also offers drop-in recreation sports. Drop-in sports are currently on pause but it’s a great way for students to get up and moving during the school year while enjoying some of their favourite sports and activities.
All fitness classes have been suspended until further notice. We offer a variety of fitness programs to David Braley Athletics & Recreation Centre members. Our fitness programs include:
Resistance Bands Training
- STRONG by Zumba
David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre
Stoney Creek Fitness Centre
Director of Athletics & Recreation
matthew.ferreira [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email Matthew Ferreira)
Supervisor of Varsity & Community Engagement
matthew.schnarr [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email Matthew Schnarr)
Sports Info Coordinator
cameron.black-araujo [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email Cam Black-Araujo)
Athletics & Recreation Directory
Athletics & Recreation Directory link
athleticsandrecreation [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Email general inquiries)