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WBBL Championship first for Durham Palatinates

(22 January 2020)

We’re celebrating our elite athletes, the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) Durham Palatinates, who made history this weekend.

After fighting their way through the knockout rounds, the team took on Sevenoaks Suns in a thrilling WBBL championship final at Arena Birmingham. Despite their best efforts, Sunday wasn’t our day and Sevenoaks took home the Championship.

The Palatinates fought until the very end and we are incredibly proud of their achievements this season. We can’t wait to see them back in action soon.

Expert coaching

The Palatinates' success this season comes as no surprise, their dedication to the game is matched only by our expert coaching and support staff who work tirelessly with our athletes.

After guiding our team to a flawless record in the last period, the Palatinates' coach scooped the December 2019 Molten WBBL Coach of the Month gong and was the only coach in the WBBL to rack up three victories without tasting defeat during December.

State of the art facilities

The Palatinates train in our new Sports and Wellbeing Park, which reopens this year after a £32 million extension and refurbishment which will provide brand new, world-class facilities for students, staff and the wider community.

Our objective is to secure Durham’s long term position as the British University for academic and sporting excellence with a balanced focus across performance, participation and community engagement. 

 

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