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Athletics and Recreation

Bader Hall Gym

Bader Hall Gym offers three zones for different types of fitness:

  • Sports Hall This basketball/volleyball/indoor football court is used for intramurals and classes. Students are also encouraged to use this facility for pick-up sports.
  • Cardio Room Contains cardio machines including treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a spin bike, and two rowing machines
  • Weights Room There are several resistance machines, free weights, kettlebells, and additional equipment in the weights room.

To meet social distancing requirements, students are required to book specific timeslots in advance to use the Bader Hall Gym facilities.

External Team and Individual Sports

If you would like to be part of a sports team please look into teams in the local East Sussex area (Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings). Student Services can help coordinate your travel and getting in touch with the coaches. Student Services can also provide a variety of outdoor activities equipment such as croquet, soccer nets, and spikeball.

Fitness Classes

Based on student interest we arrange specialist trainers to come to the BISC to hold fitness classes. In the past these have included Kickboxing, Zumba, Kettlebell, Yoga, and Military Circuits. Fitness classes may involve an extra cost to students.


Intramurals are always a popular part of the student experience and are a great way to get involved with peers and staff outside of the classroom. The sports vary each semester and are determined by student interest, but have included dodgeball, indoor soccer and volleyball.


The 500 acres of beautiful grounds are a favourite for cross country runners and there is a marked 2km running route on the estate.

The Gym

There are many running trails on and around the estate

Floor hockey intramural

Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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