Support Team

The team behind your pathway

Queen’s Sport has developed a strong and dynamic support network for those athletes who are willing to challenge themselves to reach their academic and sporting goals.

Coaches – Academy + Club

  • Head GAA Coach – James McCartan
  • Head Rugby Coach – Bob Young
  • Head Hockey Coach – Simon Bell / Brian McQueen
  • Head Rowing Coach – Mick Desmond
  • Head Soccer Coach – Peter Thompson

Academic + Sports Mentoring

  • Individualised support for athletes designed to ensure dual academic and sporting careers can exist at equally high standards.

Conditioning Staff

Nutritional Support

Performance Analysis through the School of Psychology

Sports Medicine

Academy Development Officers/Head Coaches


  • Athletes are supported by a range of physiotherapists connected to the Queen’s Sport Clinic and sporting academies.

Careers at Queen’s

Degree Plus

Alumni Associations