Queen’s University Belfast Basketball

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Queen’s University Belfast Basketball

We are the basketball team of Queen’s University Belfast.

We train twice a week at the Physical Education Center in Botanic Garden (times are to be confirmed). No matter what background you have in the sport, even if this will be your first time taking up basketball, you will find our training sessions to be a great way to get your daily exercise, have some fun and make great friends in fellow teammates. For the more competitive players, a team will be selected to represent Queen’s in the Basketball Ireland Colleges league. We also take part in the yearly inter-varsities competition against other colleges and universities in Ireland which lasts 3 days.

Throughout the year the club organises a number of fundraiser events, in conjunction with other clubs of QUB. In the past, these have included a mixed 3v3 tournament, a poker night and a themed night out. Please like our Facebook page for further information on training times and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries! We look forward to meeting all you new recruits

Why should you play basketball?

All round fitness

Basketball is one of the best ways to improve your all round fitness because it works both the upper and lower body. During a game you’ll use all your main leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, groin and buttocks while simultaneously toning the muscles of your shoulders, neck arms and back. All while burning those calories….

Basketball will improve:

Muscle strength Power Endurance
Cardio-respiratory Endurance Co-ordination Balance
Acceleration Agility Vision
Awareness Accuracy Team work
Social Skills Mood Energy Levels
Flexibility Body Composition

What have you got to loose?

What do you need to get started?

Absolutely nothing! Just turn up to training in the PEC on a Wednesday at 4.30pm in the Minor Hall. Just wear sports gear, suitable for a bit of running! 😉

What does the game involve?

Basketball is played on a court, with a net at either end, above the reach of the players. The object of the game is to score by throwing the ball through the hoop. Different points are awarded depending on your position on the court from where you threw the ball. When moving with the ball, you must bounce it continuously. In competitive games there will always be at least one referee and two table officials.

Still unsure? Confused? Come to a training and see for yourself.

Adapted from an article by Mr. Philip Phelan, (Chartered Physiotherapist, Master of Medical Science) for VHI. http://www.vhi.ie/hfiles/hf-624.jsp

Contact Us

If you need any information about the club then contact:

Email: qub_basketball@hotmail.com

Or write to us at:

QUB Ladies Basketball Club
Queen’s University Students’ Union
University Road
Belfast
BT7 1NF

Or Find us on Bebo:

http://QUB_Ladies_Bball.bebo.com/