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England Premier League for men's hockey stars

(1 May 2020)

In a first for Durham University Hockey Club, our Men's 1s have been promoted to the England Hockey Premier League where they will compete as one of the best 11 clubs in the country in the 2020 / 21 season. 

The promotion followed an exceptional season, in both their student and weekend leagues, that saw the team sitting two points clear at the top of the table before the season was cut short as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The players, coaches, club committee, support staff and volunteers are an exceptional group of people who have all worked incredibly hard to achieve this very well deserved promotion.

We look forward to seeing the team out on the pitch again in the future and wish them all the very best of luck.

Hockey at Durham

Durham University Hockey Club is one of the highest achieving hockey programmes in the UK and we have been recognised as the top University Hockey programme for the 2019/20 season.

The team trains at our new Sports and Wellbeing Park that was reopened this year following a £32 million extension and refurbishment which provides brand new, world-class facilities for students, staff and the wider community. 

The new Sports and Wellbeing Park will help us achieve our objective of securing Durham's long term position as the British University for academic and sporting excellence with a balanced focus across performance, participation and community engagement. 

Find out more

We are Britain’s Number 1 Team Sport University, visit our Team Durham website to find out more about our performance and participation sports programmes.

We offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarships for exceptional sportsmen and women, find out more on our Team Durham webpages.

Our sports participation programmes create friendships and memories that last a lifetime and play an integral role in developing the lifelong bond that many of our students form with their College and the University.