Since our foundation, sport has played an important
part in the Queen’s student experience.
ABOUT QUEEN’S SPORT
Be part of our Gameplan
Whether you are interested in keeping active, trying a new sport, being part of a team or representing your university, you can be part of the Queen’s Sport Gameplan.Get involved with Queen's sport
Active Campus is a fun way to try something new while meeting new people.
We empower you to find your level at Queen’s Sport - our range of social, recreational, club sport and physical activity opportunities are open to all abilities.
Connect with other students in an environment where you feel safe, supported and happy to exercise and enjoy sport.
THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTRE
The Physical Education Centre (PEC) is the hub of Queen’s Sport. The state-of-the-art fitness area includes:
Over 200 pieces of CV and resistance equipment
- A Training and weights area, six power cages and Olympic lifting platforms
- Four exercise and dance studios
- 25m swimming and diving pool
- Two multi-purpose sports halls
- Martial arts area
- Two climbing walls
- Eight squash courts
- Two handball courts
- Outdoor 3G grass pitches
The state-of-the-art fitness and exercise facility in our Belfast city centre accommodation includes cardio fitness machine, a multi-purpose training rig, functional training and weights areas.
Fitness classes are also available at BT1 for accommodation students.
Champions have been made, trophies won and accolades heaped onto thousands of students throughout Upper Malone’s existence.
We have heavily invested in our outdoor facilities, and the new Arena Pitches and Clubhouse is the only facility in the UK and Ireland to showcase rugby, Gaelic games, hockey and soccer all at one site, with an additional 16 floodlit grass and synthetic playing surfaces.
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 motorboat launching slip.
Starting from just £16.50 per month our all-inclusive memberships are flexible and tailored to meet your needs. We offer peak and off-peak student membership packages with flexible payment options.
Queen’s Accommodation Students get free Queen’s Sport membership, including access to BT1 Gyms, PEC facilities, over 100 classes and more.
Try something new and get fit with friends. The PEC offers over 75 weekly classes so you can find a class that suits your needs and your fitness level.
Queen’s Sport offers adult and children’s courses such as Climbing, Swimming, Zumba, Kettlebells or Pilates with reduced rates for students.
MyWellness is an App personalised by Queen's Sport staff that will guide and record all your training sessions until you reach your goal.
With training programmes, live and on demand classes, challenges and video tutorials all created by the Queen's Sport Fitness Team, the MyWellness App will become your best workout partner.
The Elite Athlete 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.
The programme offers a support package including up to £2,000 per year for tuition fees and £3,000 per year for living and travel costs.
Queen's Sport works with student clubs, governing bodies and alumni networks to develop our sporting academies.
Currently there are five academies - Rugby, GAA, Soccer, Rowing and Hockey - with more than 35 teams and 600 students competing each year as part of our Performance Pathway.
We created these academies to provide a high-performance culture within each sport, but also to promote recreational and community initiatives.
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.
We host a weekly ParkRun at our Outdoor Sporting Facility at Upper Malone and our annual Deep RiverRock 5K race, which attracts thousands of recreational runners.
Belfast offers a wealth of choice for sports fans and spectators, whether you fancy a night at the rugby, a Belfast Giants ice hockey game, a soccer match or a fast-paced Gaelic football or hurling match.
The Belfast City Marathon attracts 20,000 participants from around the world every year.