This girl can and these girls do!
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This girl can and these girls do!

19 – 25 November is This Girl Can week and Team Durham are celebrating our own women in sport, with a profile each day of the week of an inspirational woman from Durham University. Get involved in this national initiative, using the hashtag #thisgirlcan At Durham, we pride ourselves on the variety of sports available to…
#thisgirlcan - from Durham to Team GB
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#thisgirlcan - from Durham to Team GB

Getting involved in hockey  My first real introduction to hockey came when I was about 11 and I switched from club rugby to Cambridge City Hockey Juniors, playing on Sundays. So, I guess I’ve had a hockey stick in hand for around 8 years. What first made me fall in love with the game is that anything can happen. You…
Swimming with the Durham Otters!
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Swimming with the Durham Otters!

I signed up to volunteer with Durham Otters at the Freshers’ Fair three years ago when i first arrived at Durham, and have rarely missed a session since.  I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a Monday evening! Durham Otters, is a club for anyone who finds public swimming sessions unsuitable, and offers the…
Bowled over by South Africa
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Bowled over by South Africa

After waking up early to meet at 6 am, the South Africa cricket tour 2018 had begun. And for the first time the women’s team, the arguably better half of Durham University Cricket Club (DUCC), would be going too. We finally arrived in Cape Town over 24 hours later, after a quick and very scenic (or not) pitstop in Dubai…
College varsity challenge, Stevo -v- Butler
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College varsity challenge, Stevo -v- Butler

The inaugural College Varsity match between Stephenson College and Josephine Butler College , held this term, is sure to go down in the annals of history as a clash for the ages. Dubbed ‘The Battle of the Howlands’, it was truly about much more than sport. The University’s decision to move Stephenson college from its…
College Sports Day - Festival of Sport
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College Sports Day - Festival of Sport

College sport at Durham University is one of the largest intra-mural sports programmes in the UK, with over 550 teams competing regularly in over 60 leagues of 23 sports. The programme culminates each year in the Festival of Sport,  being held today at Maiden Castle sports complex. Annual sporting celebration  This…
The British and European Quidditch Cups
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The British and European Quidditch Cups

In my first year at Durham I became part of the first St Aidan’s College Quidditch Team – we would go and throw a ball around on St Mary’s field on Sunday’s mornings and then go back to college for brunch. Since then Durham Quidditch has grown in popularity and now boasts two University teams – Durhamstrang and the…