Western Mustangs

The Western Mustangs are the athletic teams that represent Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The school colours are purple and white. The university's varsity teams compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of the U Sports and, where applicable, in the west division.

Western Mustangs
UniversityUniversity of Western Ontario
AssociationU Sports
ConferenceOntario University Athletics
Athletic directorChristine Stapleton
LocationLondon, Ontario
Football stadiumTD Stadium
ArenaThompson Arena
Other arenasAlumni Hall
Fight song"Western"
ColorsPurple, White, and Silver[1]

Many Western varsity programs lead Canadian universities in the number of championships won. The women's volleyball team has won 10 provincial championships, the rowing team has won 23 provincial championships, the basketball teams have won 24 provincial championships and the football team has won 31 provincial championships. Additionally, the cheerleading team has won the national championship 31 times, including 22 straight, and the Western Mustangs football team has won seven Vanier Cup national championships. They also have one of the largest university marching bands in Canada.

Varsity teams

The University of Western Ontario's Athletics program currently supports 22 varsity programs.[2]



There are a number of different gyms, facilities, and rooms that different teams use for practicing and games.


  1. Western Mustangs Graphic Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-09-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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