About Queen’s Sport

Get active at Queen's

Queens Sport provides students with the opportunity to continue or start being active. Our world class indoor and outdoor facilities are ideal for recreational, competitive or a high performance athletes.

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Our facilities

The Physical Education Centre (PEC) is the hub of sport at Queen’s.

Our facilities include, a state of the art fitness area with over 140 pieces of CV and resistance equipment, a functional training and weights area, four studios, 25m swimming and diving pool, two multi-purpose sports halls, martial arts area, 2 climbing walls, 8 squash courts, 2 handball courts and outdoor 3G grass pitches.

Learn more about our facilities

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Exercise Classes

Keep fit with friends at the PEC

With over 70 weekly classes to choose from you will find a class that suits your needs and your fitness level.

Find the perfect class for you

£20m investment in sport

Our recent investment means Queen’s is now one of the premier sporting universities in Ireland and the UK 

Guardian University Guide 2015

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Try something new and get in shape

Queen’s Sport offers adult and children’s courses such as Climbing, Swimming or Pilates with reduced rates for students.

View our full range of courses

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PEC Membership

Starting from just £15 per month

our All Inclusive memberships are flexible and tailored to meet your needs

Choose a membership to suit you

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Join a Student Club

Queen’s has 54 sports clubs, from the most popular, like rugby, to the most unique, like underwater hockey

So you can continue playing your favourite sport or start to play a new sport at Queen’s.

Find a club

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Campus Sport

Campus sport is recreational, fun opportunities for students and staff to get active and enjoy sport

The programme offers opportunities for all abilities whether you are returning to sport, want to try something new or just fancy meeting new people. We facilitate one off events & tournaments, weekly drop in sessions to new clubs and campus leagues.

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Sporting Scholarships


Queen’s Sport Bursary Awards

These awards are designed to give top sporting individuals the best opportunity to develop their talent during their time at the University.

They are available to current students who have achieved a high standard in their particular sport. The scheme offers recipients a comprehensive package including sports science support, free use of facilities, free equipment and financial assistance for the costs of training at such a high level.

Full details



Queen’s University Belfast has a proud and unique tradition of producing some of Ireland’s most elite sports people and leaders in business.

Queen’s is working with student clubs, governing bodies and alumni networks to develop sporting academies. Currently there are five academies – Rugby, GAA, Soccer, Rowing and Hockey – with over 35 teams and 600 students competing each year.

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Elite Athletes Programme

Elite Athlete Programme

Helping exceptional students achieve their goals

The programme places equal emphasis on academia and sporting ambition and offers benefits including academic support, financial assistance, tutoring, media support, physiotherapy, access to Queen’s Sport facilities and bespoke sports clothing.

Full programme details


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Upper Malone

With recent investment, the outdoor facilities at Upper Malone is now a world-class centre for student team sports

The new Arena Pitches and Clubhouse are the only facility in the UK and Ireland where the sports of rugby, Gaelic games and soccer can be played on the same area

The perfect playing surfaces

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Training and Competition

With an additional 16 floodlit grass and synthetic playing surfaces all with changing rooms, Upper Malone is a perfect sporting location for students

Numerous sports, including rugby, football, gaelic and hockey are catered for and a fully equipped Strength and Conditioning Suite ensures all training needs are met.

Giving you a competitive edge

ranked 2nd for sporting facilities

 Among 13 Russell Group universities. International Student Barometer Autumn 2015


Queen’s Boat House

The Queen’s Boat House is home to the Men's and Ladies' Boat Clubs, who have an excellent pedigree through performances at Senior and Novice levels throughout Ireland and beyond

In 2015 the Boat House benefited from an extensive upgrade including new shower areas, crew meeting rooms, a new boat launch pontoon and a motor boat launching slip.

Visit the boat house

Mourne activities

Mourne Cottage

Located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, the Cottage has been used by the mountaineering fraternity and has been a breeding ground for a number of accomplished mountaineers

The Cottage features space for 24, kitchen, living area, showers and toilets, providing the perfect setting for residential, team-building sessions or outdoor activity trips

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Famous faces

From the world of sport

Queen's has conferred honorary degrees on many of the UK and Ireland's most successful athletes.

From rugby to running

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