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Active DCU

Being active and leading a healthy lifestyle is crucial while at university. There are many physical, mental and social benefits of being active including improved body shape, improved confidence and concentration, and sport is a great way to meet people! Also, studies show a positive correlation between performance in sport and level of academic achievement. So what better reason to get off the sofa and in to your sports gear! The Sports Development Service offers opportunities for DCU students to get involved for fun and fitness through the ACTIVE DCU Programme. This programme is for students that want to keep fit, or just want to get involved in sport but without the competitive pressures! Download the full schedule here

ACTIVE DCU Programme 

Pay as You Go Sports Complex Activities 

Men's & Women's Astro Leagues

Join in the fast paced outdoor 5-a-side Men's or Women's Soccer leagues. Games are played every Wednesday afternoon at the 5-a-side Soccer Centre on the DCU Glasnevin Campus. Get a team together with your classmates or room mates! It's a great way to get some exercise and to enjoy some competitive soccer!

Dates: Wednesday 1-5pm, 12th Oct - 8th Dec 2016
Venue: 5-a-side Soccer Centre, DCU
Register By: Friday the 7th October at the Sports Development Service, DCU Glasnevin Campus, CG25 Henry Grattan Building, application form is available here
Cost: Men's €80 per team/Ladies €80 per team

Ladies GaGa

Ladies GaGa is a recreational GAA initiative aimed to introduce football to new players, and as a fun fitness session for ladies that don't want to play competitively. The session is held on DCU Glasnevin Campus every week and is a great way to get involved in the DCU Ladies GAA club, meet friends and get some exercise.

Dates: Wednesday 16th October - 18th December 2013, 9-10pm
Venue: 5-a-side Soccer Centre, DCU
Register By e-mail to sportsdevelopment@dcu.ie
Cost: €1 per session

Beginners Men's Rugby

Do you want to learn the skill of rugby and get fit and active? If so beginner's rugby is for you. Learn the basic skills of the game and the difference between a line out and a srum as well as getting fit!

Dates: Thursdays 5-6pm, 17th Oct - 19th Dec, 2013
Venue: 5-a-side Soccer Centre, DCU
Register By e-mail to rugby@dcu.ie
Cost: €1 per session

Meet & Train Athletics

Running is a great free way to stay fit and active. All you need is a good pair of trainers and some sports gear. The DCU Meet & Train Group meets every week and runs in the beautiful Albert College park located 2 minutes from DCU.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, 1pm
Venue: Meet at Sports Complex Reception
Register By e-mail to sportsdeveloment@dcu.ie
Cost: €1 per session

Futsal

Futsal is 20 minute indoor soccer game, teams consist of 5 players with a maximum of 10 in a squad. This is a fast paced game of soccer action!

DCU St Patrick's Campus

Dates: Mondays 19th September- 5th December 6-7pm 
Venue: New Hall, St Patrick's Campus

DCU Glasnevin Campus

Dates: Thursdays 22nd September- 8th December 2-3pm
Venue: Main Arena, Sports Complex, DCU Glasnevin Campus

Meet & Swim (Women Only)

Dates: Monday's, 30th Sep - 16th December 2013, 8-9pm
Venue: Swimming Pool, DCU Glasnevin Campus
Cost: Free

Boxing 

Dates: Tuesday's & Thursday's, 4-5pm
Venue: Minnor Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus
Cost: €2 per session 

Jogging Club

Dates: Monday's 6-7 and Wednesday's 2-3pm
Venue: Meet at Sports Complex, DCU Glasnevin Campus  
Cost: €4 to Join Club

Introduction to Cricket Club 

Dates: Date to be confirmed, email us and we will add you to the interets list
Venue: Sports Complex, DCU Glasnevin Campus  
Register By: 
Cost: €Free

Sli na Slainte 

Dates: Pick up a Sli na Slainte card and get walking using the DCU or Albert College Park routes. 
Venue: DCU Glasnevin Campus or Albert College Park 
Register By: 
Cost: €Free

Pay as You Go Sports Complex Activities

Badminton 

Dates: Various times, see sports complex for more information
Venue: Sports Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus 
Register By: 
Cost: €12 per court per hour

Basketball & Volleyball

Dates: Various times, see sports complex for more information
Venue: Sports Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus 
Register By: 
Cost: €20 Off Peak & €30 Peak

Fitness Classess Pay as You Go

Dates: Wednesday Lunchtime class
Venue: Sports Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus 
Register By: 
Cost: €5 per class

Racquetball, Handball & Squash

Dates: Various times, see sports complex for more information
Venue: Sports Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus 
Register By: 
Cost: €5 per court per 30 minutes 

Soccer 5-a-side

Dates: Various times, see sports complex for more information
Venue: Soccer Centre, DCU Glasnevin Campus 
Register By: 
Cost: €25 Off Peak, €45 6-7pm Mon-Thurs & €65 Peak per pitch per hour

Swimming Pay as You Go

Dates: 3-4pm Wednesday & during term time
Venue: Sports Hall, DCU Glasnevin Campus 
Register By: 
Cost: €5 per session 

 *Sports Complex off peak times are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday