AMOR, what about it?
What we do at AMOR
Are you a student at the University of Groningen or the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and do you want to play badminton? Then AMOR is the place to be! Very experienced players, as well as complete newcomers, are welcome to join.
At AMOR you have the opportunity to train/play once or twice a week. On Tuesday we train in six different groups from 18:30-23:00 in the "Struikhal" (ACLO Zernike). Every group has a different level, so it is easy to fit in!
You can always try out our training (90 minutes) three times completely for free without committing yourself to anything! Just come to the "Struikhal" at 20:00 on any Tuesday and ask for a board member or trainer. If you don’t have a racket (or shuttles) that’s no problem at all, we have plenty of material you can borrow free of charge!
Apart from badminton, lots of social events are organised during the year, including but not limited to: monthly socials, (running) dinners, weekend-camps and BBQs.
The GSBC (NL: “Groninger Studenten Badminton Club”) was founded in the year 1963. The founding members were members of Vindicat (Atque Polit) and Unitas. However AMOR became a completely independent association, not a sub-association. In those days almost a revolutionary act! The name of the club changed shortly after founding (on November 14th 1963) in GSBC A.M.O.R. (NL: “Alles Met Ons Racket”). However, complete satisfaction was not yet achieved. So in the year 1968 it was decided to change the name to GSBC AMOR (no more separation dots), with which we are familiar now. Our wildly accepted credo: AMOR OMNIA VINCIT (love conquers all).
In the early years, AMORians used training facilities all over Groningen, all was given just to play the beloved sport. Competitive matches were even played on grain in the “Korenbeurs” (Vismarkt). A special effect service was not unheard of on the grain! The broken top windows also gave a great (wind) assist every once in a while. In those days AMOR had 2 competitive teams with nine gents and two ladies, which gave no problems of course! The biggest (and nearly the only) rival in the North was Djempol from Leeuwarden. In the late sixties, there are accounts of AMOR being the second biggest badminton club of the Netherlands. After the Sportcentrum was built at the Zernike Campus the Struikhal became the home of AMOR and it has remained our home until today.