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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. 

(4 Jun 2021) » More about DUHC Affiliate Jack Tranter selected for the Euro Hockey Championships


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.

(14 May 2021) » More about DURFC collect the Core Values Award and the Vaughan Parry Williams award at the SRFU University Awards 2021


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. 

(13 May 2021) » More about GB Senior Home Debuts for DUHC Stars Ollie Payne and Fiona Crackles


Back to back wins for the Durham Palatinates in the WBBL

Durham Palatinates had a very successful weekend in the WBBL, as they recorded back to back victories against Oakland Wolves and Nottingham Wildcats away from home.

Saturday saw the team match up against Oaklands and a hard working Palatinate side proved their training sessions were paying off as the game finished 74-54. Senior player, Claire Paxton, led by example, putting in a dominating double-double performance as she dropped 19 points and contributed a huge 19 rebounds. Kara Elderkin also scored another double-double with 11 rebounds and 23 points, adding to her already impressive total and making her the 14th player to reach 1000 points in WBBL history.

(28 Apr 2021) » More about Back to back wins for the Durham Palatinates in the WBBL


DUWRFC past and present impress on and off the pitch

It's been great to witness alumni Claudia MacDonald and Coreen Grant flying the palatinate flag on the international stage these past few weeks, representing England and Scotland in the Women's Six Nations Rugby Tournament. No doubt DUWRFC will be glued to their screens today as the competition comes to a close as England take on France in the Championship decider at 2pm whilst Scotland play Wales in the fifth place playoff at 5pm. 

(24 Apr 2021) » More about DUWRFC past and present impress on and off the pitch


A successful first week back for The Fitness Centre and Queens Campus Sport

It’s been a successful first week back for both of our University gyms since they opened their doors last Monday 12th April to staff, members of the community and students who have remained on campus over the Easter break.

(19 Apr 2021) » More about A successful first week back for The Fitness Centre and Queens Campus Sport


Professional cricket player and alum, Joe Cooke, focuses on climate change issues

Former student, Joe Cookeis using his findings from his dissertation to combine his career in professional cricket with his ambitions to act on current climate change issues. 

(15 Apr 2021) » More about Professional cricket player and alum, Joe Cooke, focuses on climate change issues


Team Durham gyms reopen today

We are delighted to re-open the doors to both The Fitness Centre and Queens Campus Sports Centre gyms today! 

(12 Apr 2021) » More about Team Durham gyms reopen today


DUBC's Guy Kitchen sets new British Record

First year rower, Guy Kitchen, made his mark last month as he set a new record on the Concept2 rower during the virtual BUCS Head competition between Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham with a time of 21 minutes 23.5 seconds in the 17-18 lightweight category.

(10 Mar 2021) » More about DUBC's Guy Kitchen sets new British Record


DUBC’s Zoe Brain thrives in an ever changing environment

Post graduate student and Senior Durham University Boat Club athlete, Zoe Brain, showed immense resilience and adaptability when faced with the challenges presented as the pandemic took hold last year.

(8 Mar 2021) » More about DUBC’s Zoe Brain thrives in an ever changing environment


Former PhD Student, Dr. Kate Baker, appointed director of Performance at UK Sport

Former PhD student, Dr Kate Baker, was, last month, appointed Director of Performance for UK Sport. Dr Baker will join the UK Sport’s Executive Team in May, with a responsibility for leading UK Sport’s Performance Teams and their investment in supporting Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

(8 Mar 2021) » More about Former PhD Student, Dr. Kate Baker, appointed director of Performance at UK Sport


International Women's Day 2021

Monday 8th March will mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, an event which celebrates inspiring women. For Team Durham that involves highlighting the exceptional individuals involved in Sport at Durham University.

(4 Mar 2021) » More about International Women's Day 2021



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