The University of Windsor Athletics Club (UWAC) is known for its commitment to athletics. UWAC provides athletes with highly experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff, excellent facilities and a healthy training environment. Our mission is to create a safe, fun and positive environment to implement long term athletic development and healthy lifestyle for our club members. We believe in fair play and sportsmanship between our athletes and our competitors while maintaining a high level of competition.
For the past decade the club has been providing an opportunity for collegiate and post collegiate athletes to compete in athletics all year around. The University of Windsor Athletics Club has had the pleasure of developing some of the best athletes in the Windsor Essex Region on the Provincial, National and International stage in multiple event disciplines.
In 2013, members of UWAC demonstrated terrific success. In total, nine athletes represented the club at the Canadian Senior National Championships with four top six placing’s. Noelle Montcalm highlighted the results winning the gold medal in the Women’s 400m Hurdles and qualifying for the IAAF World Championships. Noelle also represented Canada and UWAC at the FISU games and Francophone Games. Virginia McLaughlin also represented Canada on the International stage, competing at the IPC (International Paralympic Championships) in Lyon, France. Virginia earned two silver medals at the Championships in the Ambulatory T-35 100m and 200m.
In November of 2013 the UWAC opened its doors to non-collegiate athletes. Athletes attending High School in the Windsor Essex Region were invited to train for the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships in Belvoir, Ontario. There was immediate success with 14 athletes joining and competing for our Club. The expansion was a natural next step for the Club, sharing a successful model that has worked well for collegiate athletes and now looking to develop a junior program. This will allow us to expand our full service club, covering all event disciplines, to the youth in our area. The junior program has also given our veteran athletes, who are interested in coaching, an opportunity to experience hands on instruction while being mentored by our senior coaching staff.