AUC Sports Complex
Aucians have been waiting for a long time for the opening of the sports center in the new campus in Katameya. They endured a lot in the old campus due to the limited facilities that were provided. For this reason they were waiting for the new sports center to fill up their expectations and cover their needs. In fact, the new sports center provides a lot of facilities to AUC society, both students and staff. There is an outdoor zone containing two basketball courts and two handball courts.
There are four tennis courts where our colleagues who are members of the AUC team practice at. Two soccer pitches are also built on a very high standard so that the university could host important matches and championships.
Moreover, the new AUC sports center has a big gym containing 3 rooms of different equipments of the latest edition which persuade students to exercise regularly during their spare time. We usually go there to jog or lift some weights! An enormous indoor court is available for practicing sports such as basketball, handball & volleyball. It also has a track in its upper floor to be used by athletes.
The sports center should also include a swimming pool. However, it did not function till the moment due to some technical problems. In fact, this is causing some problems to the members of the swimming and water polo teams as they are not able to train within the entire campus. As a result, they are forced to exercise outside the campus which makes them fatigue and uncomfortable. Lockers are also available in the new sports center to be used by any exerciser. In addition, the AUC teams compete in different competitions either national or international ones. Trainers are very experienced and they schedule daily practices for the teams. Most of the AUC teams such as football, handball, basketball and volleyball had travelled to different countries such as Turkey and Malaysia in order to play against universities of these countries. Furthermore, the AUC sports center gives a lot of rewards for students who accomplish great sport achievments. In fact, the new sports center had met the Aucians expectations to a big extent. In addition, the sports center now has many new sports which weren't there such as boxing and rowing. To enhance the sports complex GoGo juice and Cilantro Café are also present for athletes to grab a drink after their exercising. AUCians do not use the sports complex as much; we're always busy eating at the food court or just chillin' anywhere..