Clubs and Societies use various facilities
throughout the whole of Queens. The main ones
being the facilities provided by the students'
union, and the Sports and Recreation Service.
The students' union offers Clubs and Societies
advice, rooms, and a admin recourse centre. For
advice any club or society can call in to see
the Vice President Clubs and Services, Room S.14
2nd Floor of the Students Union, who will help
and guide any club with any problems. He/She will
also help anyone get in contact with any club
and Recreation Service
Queen's sports facilities are recognised throughout
the whole of Ireland and the UK as one of the
Best University sporting facilities. This has
been strengthen over the past few years with the
hosting of various events which included several
Squash and Basketball tournaments, World Cross
Country Championships, two European Hockey tournaments,
Ulster Rugby matches against Munster and Ireland
and the GAA Sigerson Cup as well as the Northern
Ireland youth games. The University has extensive
sporting facilities, with more than 50 student
sports clubs offering a wide range of activities.
The main indoors Centre offers casual and programmed
opportunities and specialist services for all
members of the University community to enjoy whatever
their level of ability.
facilitates at Queens are split into two areas:
1. Indoor facilities - The Physical
Education Centre 'PEC' - Based in Botanic Gardens
2. Outdoor Facilities
Malone Playing Fields 'The Dub',
- A Cottage
in the Mournes
Each year over 400,000 visit or use the centre.
The PEC is located in Botanic Gardens and the
car park is approached from Stranmillis Embankment.
It is situated close to the main University site,
and only a 15-minute walk from the Hall's of Residence.
Membership is free to all Queens' students, although
a charge of 70p will be levied at reception each
time you use the centre.
Student Cards must be produced on entry. The centre
houses two swimming pools, 3 conditioning rooms,
a purpose-built aerobics/dance room, 10 squash
courts, 12 badminton courts, 4 basketball courts,
1 tennis court, 2 volleyball courts, 2 handball
courts, 4 cricket nets, 2 trampolines, a purpose-built
'Everest' mountain wall and facilities for fencing,
karate, bowls and yoga. The extensive indoor sports
facilities are brought to life by a wide-ranging
programme of activities , club sessions, coaching
Student clubs can be found at the centre for all
the traditional sports, such as basketball, badminton,
netball, squash, volleyball, as well as the more
exotic clubs for various martial arts, mountaineering
and weight training; a fitness suite, aerobics
classes and, when necessity arises a sports injury
clinic can all be found in the Centre. Facilities
can also be booked by non Student Sport Club members.
The Issac Agnew Sports Injuries Clinic is open
four evenings (Monday - Thursday inclusive) each
week to treat sports related problems, with preferential
rates for all members of the PEC. The centre also
houses the "Fit to Eat" snack bar on the top floor
overlooking the swimming pool - You can enjoy
a wide range of tasty (and healthy) offerings
while admiring the efforts of those below.
also houses Classes in Aerobics, Stretch-n-Tone,
Weight Training, Swimming, Life-Saving, and Circuit
Training. During the past year, the PEC was the
venue for several squash tournaments, namely the
Irish Universities' Championship, the U!6 Home
International, the Junior Interprovincial and
Ulster Squash Home International Championship.
The Centre was also used for Malaysian Open Championships
in Badminton, Basketball, Squash, Five-a-side
and Table Tennis. The facilities at Queen's are
primarily for the students who have first option
for booking. On the top floor there are seminar
and committee rooms, which can be booked through
the PEC Bookings Officer.
bookings of PEC facilities may be made at the
PEC reception. All club or block bookings should
be made through Mrs Dolores Anderson. Any general
queries or suggestions regarding the PEC facilities
should be addressed to Mrs Maureen Drennan, Administrator.
Any specific queries regarding student sport may
be directed to Mr Bill Gardner,
PEC Officer for Student Sport.
Weekdays - 9.50 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Saturdays - 9.50 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sundays - 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m.
(Last admission half an hour before closing)
Early Morning - 7.30 a.m. - 9.00 a.m.
(Monday - Friday) (Last admission 8.40 a.m.)
Monday & Wednesday - 12.00 noon - 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday - 12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m. 4.00
p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Friday - 12.00 noon - 9.00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 12.00 noon - 5.30 p.m.
Times subject to change - please see PEC noticeboard
Physical Education Centre:
Tel: (028) 90 681 126
Fax: (028) 90 681 129
'The Dub' Malone Sports Facilities is home to
most of the University's outdoor sporting clubs
and is situated just over two miles away from
the main campus. The facilities comprise of the
Malone Pavilion (more commonly known as 'The Dub')
and the 100 acre playing fields. The Pavilion
includes extensive committee/seminar rooms, the
largest changing accommodation in Ireland as well
as the Queen's Malone Club, a sports bar available
for club fund raising, team hospitality and social
functions. All Queens' students (over 18) are
automatic members of the club and event bookings
can be made on:
Tel: (028) 90 62 3946
Fax: (028) 90 61 3999
The Playing Fields have the reputation as one
of the best sports complexes in Ireland and prove
a popular venue not only for intervarsities but
also for some of the Province's major sporting
events. Within the last year the facilities have
hosted the World Cross Country Championships,
two European hockey tournaments, Ulster Rugby
matches against Munster and Ireland and the GAA
Sigerson Cup as well as community events such
as BBC Town Challenge Finale. The University,
through the Estates Office, has an on-going policy
of improvements at the Playing Fields and wishes
to develop the north end of the complex in the
near future. Hopefully this will include additional
grass pitches as well as refurbishment of the
tennis courts. At present the facilities include
13 grass pitches (three with floodlights); 2 full
size floodlit synthetic pitches (water based/sand
filled); 1 hard porous hockey surface; 9 tennis
courts; 3 netball courts and 2 cricket squares
(with synthetic mats).
to Get to Malone Sports Facilities:
Either: Bus No 71 'Malone'
/or Bus No 70 'Ladybrook'
Both pass the Students' Union and 'The Dub Stores'
is the nearest stop to the Playing Fields.
There is ample car parking at the Playing
Fields site. Use the Dub Lane entrance.
The site is only 2 miles from the main
or Foot campus.
General Opening Times:
Weekdays - 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Saturday - 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday - Dependent on demand
For training/matches at the weekend bookings
should be made by Wednesday afternoon. Midweek
training/matches to be booked no later than Saturday.
Gary Mack (Head Grounds Officer)
For Bookings or Enquiries:
Tel: (028) 9062 3946 Fax: (028) 9061
'The home of the men's and Ladies boat clubs'
The Queen's Boat house is based along side the
river Lagon and on on the Stranmillis Road for
Tel: (028) 90 68 1126
Fax: (028) 90 68 1129
The University has a mountain Cottage in the Mourne
mountains in Annalong, County Down. for details
Tel: (028) 90 68 1126
Fax: (028) 90 68 1129