Durham University Boat Club named six new boats at the Henley Royal Regatta
Durham University Boat Club named six new boats this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta. The boats were purchased after the University received an incredibly generous donation from Goldman Sachs on behalf of alumnus and 1997 DUBC President, Ben Thorpe. The boats were named after notable alumni of the Boat Club during an intimate ceremony at Henley, which was well attended by past and present club members and coaching staff.
Students celebrate Olympic success
We’ve been glued to our TV screens for the past few weeks as Tokyo 2020 has captured the heart of the nation.
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Durham University Cricket Club stars perform at The Hundred
After making his professional debut just over a week ago, Chris Benjamin helps Birmingham Phoenix secure victory over London Spirit at the Hundred. Chris, who has just graduated from Durham with a degree in Accounting and Finance, has catapulted himself into the spotlight and hit 24 not out from 15 balls to take Phoenix to a three-wicket win.
Olympic Round Up
It’s been an exciting few days for our Olympians as Tokyo 2020 is now well underway. We’ve been eagerly supporting and following all of the action from home as our Team Durham athletes, past and present, have been working hard to perform in their sports.
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We are recruiting for a new charity executive fundraising committee
Volunteer Zambia is an international sport programme run by the Wallace Group – a collaboration between leading UK ‘sport’ universities – they support and work with the leading Zambian sports NGO, Sport in Action. Together, they use sport to engage, educate and empower young people in Zambia and the UK.
DUHC W2s gain promotion to the Conference North National League
We are delighted to confirm that in light of the recent England Hockey league restructuring, the DUHC Women’s 2nd XI have been promoted to the National League Conference North. After a severely affected 2020/21 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the basis for the promotion was historical league positions in the 2019/20 season, in which the W2s produced a string of stellar performances to finish in second place, winning 19 out of 22 games encompassing a 13-game unbeaten run that saw them not lose a game between late November 2019 and the end of the season in March 2020. The promotion represents an exciting new challenge for the W2s and they will no doubt face some stern tests as hockey begins to return back to normal for the 2021/22 season.
Duathlon success for Team Durham Tennis Player
Second year maths student and competitive tennis player, Liv French, hadn’t ridden a bike since childhood until her Dad encouraged her to join him during the first lockdown last year whilst tennis centres were closed and an Achilles injury prevented her from running. Fast forward 14 months and Liv has not only found herself a new hobby but has exceeded all expectation to become the duathlon 20-24 age group champion at the GB Team Qualifiers, booking herself a place in the world championships in Australia in 2022.
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Palatinate Awards Ceremony 2020/21
This season has been somewhat different. With sport being stop and start for some and non- existent for others, we have been incredibly proud of how all of our students and staff members have navigated their way through a tough 18 months.
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Olympic Selections for DUHC
We are beyond delighted to be able to share the news that current student Fiona Crackles, alongside alums Jack Waller and Ollie Payne have been selected as part of the Olympic Squad that will compete in Tokyo this Summer for Team GB.
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DUHC Affiliate Jack Tranter selected for the Euro Hockey Championships
We are delighted to announce that DUHC Men’s Premier League Goalkeeper Jack Tranter has been selected to attend the Euro Hockey Championships in Amsterdam with the Men’s Senior Wales Squad. Wales will open the tournament this evening in their first game against Germany.
DURFC collect the Core Values Award and the Vaughan Parry Williams award at the SRFU University Awards 2021
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected us all but the prospect of not being able to train or play together is huge within University sport. Lifelong friendships are often made on the rugby pitch but having the opportunity to play the sport you love and socialise with other like-minded individuals taken away is something every University athlete in the country will have struggled with.
GB Senior Home Debuts for DUHC Stars Ollie Payne and Fiona Crackles
Ollie Payne and Fiona Crackles made their senior Great Britain hockey home debuts last night as GB hosted Germany at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre following their return to the FIH Pro League. Payne, who is a Goal Keeper, contributed to the men’s 5-3 victory, putting in some key saves at critical moments to ensure the home side finished the game in front. Crackles, who won player of the match on only her fourth cap against Belgium at the end of last year, put in a dominant performance in the midfield, but unfortunately the women fell short to a late winner from the visitors.
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