Student Sports in Eindhoven, all united.

That's what ESSF is for. ESSF represents both students and associations in Eindhoven's student sports on the local and national level.

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Join the open trainings of the student sports associations!

Posted by ESSF

Do you like sports? Would you like to meet new people while being active? Join an open training of one of the many student sports associations!

To sign up, fill in the form

If you would like to download the calendar, go to About ESSF!


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The Van Lint Week is back!

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Van Lint is back again this year! We are hyped to see everyone again at the 2023 edition of our favorite student sports week, and we hope this year's Van Lint will be a fantastic one again!

More information and tickets can be found at

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Diamond lustrum fair and cantus

Posted by ESSF

The ESSF is 60 years and to celebrate that absolutely everyone is invited to come have fun in the afternoon at our fair with bouncy castles, fun games, drinks and food! This will be from 12:00 till 17:00 at the fields next to the SSCE.

If you are a member of a sports association, you are also invited to come to our lustrum cantus in the evening! The cantus will start at 20:00 at the Flux field. To get your ticket go to

Hope to see you all the 3rd of June!

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Sport Gala

Posted by ESSF on behalf of Sport Gala Committee

On the 23rd of March 2023, the annual ESSF sports gala will take place again!

During this gala we will have an award ceremony for the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Sportsteam and Sports Association of the year! Next to this, we will also have an added category of Member of the Year. More information and voting can be found here.

Make sure to invite all your members, and we would love to see you all in your prettiest gala dress, or fanciest suit on the 23rd, on a location yet to be annouced!

If you don't want to miss any updates follow the @essfsportsgala account on Instagram.

Pictures homecoming party

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On the 15th of September we celebrated our first edition of the homecoming party. We hope you had a great time at the party, and we would like to thank DJ Madstew for providing some sick tunes.

You can find the pictures here:

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Open Week Party

Posted by ESSF

During the open week, there will be a party in the SSC Sports Café to celebrate the start of the new academic year! Members from the associations will also be there, so you can get to know them better!

The party will take place on the 15th of September from 21:00h till 02:00h. For only 3 euros, you get a ticket to the party with 2 free drinks! You can buy your ticket at Hope to see you there!

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Hajraa Outdoor 2022

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World's biggest outdoor volleyball tournament and The Netherland's second biggest student event! Join us June 17, 18 and 19 for the games at the Hondsheuvels and make sure not to miss the free party with 5000 others at the MetaForum Markthal!

Sports gala

Posted by ESSF on behalf of Sports Gala committee

On the 24th of March, the annual ESSF sports gala will take place again!

During this gala we will have an award ceremony for the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Sportsteam and Sports Association of the year! Next to this, we will also have an added category of Achievement of the year during this edition of the gala. So if any of your members, or teams accomplished something outstanding, make sure to nominate them for the awards by sending an email to!

Make sure to invite all your members, and we would love to see you all in your prettiest gala dress, or fanciest suit on the 25th, on a location yet to be annouced!

If you don't want to miss any updates follow the @essfsportsgala account on Instagram.

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Thank You BBQ 2021

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To thank all the boards for all their efforts of the past year, we organized a Thank You barbecue! We had a lot of fun this evening and we hoped you did too. We think this was a great ending to this year. We were glad we could see you all again and close the year together!

Van Lint Student Sports Week 2021

Posted by ESSF on behalf of Van Lint committee

Dear Sporters,

As the van Lint week could not take place at its usual date, we were planning to organize a spring edition in the week of 17 May.

Taking into account the current regulations, we do not expect to be able to host a van Lint week in May. We discussed several scenarios, however we feel that an important part of the van Lint week is being together. We do not want to organise an edition in which we would have to significantly lower the number of participants, not letting all you sports enthusiasts participate.

Therefore, the spring edition is canceled. We are already thinking about the van Lint week of the upcoming year, before the christmas break, welcoming everyone willing to contribute to its organisation. Please email if you are interested.

For we do not want to let this week (17 May) go by unnoticed, we are organising an event in which everyone that wants to, can participate. We will set up a van Lint themed geo caching/easter egg hunt, during which you visit different locations at which you have to fulfill awesome sports challenges with your team.

More information on this activity will follow! We hope to be able to sport and have fun together again really soon.

From the van Lint committee

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Intro 2020

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New students, welcome in Eindhoven! This catchphrase is true during every Introduction Week, but especially during this special year!

During this Introduction Week, all sports associations are present and spread out over four fields for the market on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every sports association hosts their own small event (for instance: climbing, archery, volleyball, rowing etc.) at their stand, keeping strictly to the safety rules. Then, on Thursday and Friday, we will host workshops (where you can actively and safely participate) at the SSC and all around the campus.

Please note that access to the fields is restricted to participants of the TU/e Introduction Week only. If you aren't a TU/e student, you are welcome to join us during the SSCE Open Week instead from the 21st of September.

Besides the in person activities, ESSF associations also host some nice introductory sports events during September, which you can find on the Upcoming Events page. You can find all associations here: Associations, we're sure that there is one that fits your style!


ESSF and it's associations strictly adhere to the rules set out for the Introduction Weeks, as described here: COVID-19 Measures during the TU/e Introduction Week, to make the Introduction Week safe for all attendants.

Photo credit: Max Langerak (Photographer, On behalf of TU/e)

COVID-19 Measures during the TU/e Introduction Week

Posted by ESSF

As announced by the government on the 6th of August, stricter measures have been imposed for activities during introduction weeks. To clarify these measures for associations and participants, the following post was made:

The following restrictions apply for our member associations up to the 31st of August:

  • 1,5 meters has to be kept at all times, except directly during sports activities, where we ask you not to share materials between participants and to clean materials in between timeslots.
  • All approved activities within the Intro Program can continue, but no new public physical activities can be organized (both inside and outside of the Program). Member activities, where no public access is allowed, are excluded from this rule and can continue using the same rules as before.
  • All drinks, barbecues etc. are cancelled when they are publically accessible.
  • No activities in 'club houses' (verenigingshuizen) or 'club rooms' are allowed. An exception may be made for those present to host a WLF activity, however, you should minimize the amount of attendants, and no non-members may be present.
  • No alcohol during all association or program activities, for all participants, helpers or anyone else present.

The following measures are taken at the SSCE:

  • During days that Introduction Week participants are present at the SSCE, no alcohol will be available until after the end of the programme (21:00). Introduction Week participants are strongly motivated to leave after this time.
  • Routing restrictions will stay in place: you can enter at the front entrance and leave through the back/side doors. Associations will lead Introduction Week participants through the correct route.
  • Toilets are open, clothing rooms and showers remain closed.


We hope that we can still organize a great Introduction Week with these restrictions! See you on campus!

For further information for associations, please contact us at
For media contact, please contact the Spokesperson of the TU/e: Ivo Jongsma, tel: 06 44420799