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 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…
BUCS Championship winning Women's Lacrosse
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BUCS Championship winning Women's Lacrosse

Menna Rose, a second year from Hatfield College, has been playing lacrosse for 9 years, and now plays in Durham University Women’s 1st team. We asked her about what it’s like being involved in a sport in Durham, and why people should consider getting involved in lacrosse. How did you first get involved in lacrosse? It…
Shoot hoops with the Women's Basketball Team
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Shoot hoops with the Women's Basketball Team

Hi, my name is Samantha Bagulay and I am captain of the Durham W2’s basketball team. Being part of the university team has changed my whole uni experience for the better. The team are some of my closest friends and win or lose, I know they are always there for me. Through playing basketball, I have travelled all around the…
Preparing for the BUCS Championship Lacrosse Final
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Preparing for the BUCS Championship Lacrosse Final

Men’s Lacrosse Club President, Harry Perry, reminisces about his sporting experiences at Durham, as the Club prepare to take on Nottingham Trent in the BUCS Championship Final. My fondest memories of my time at Durham University will be with the Men’s Lacrosse Club. Whilst being part of the Club I have had the opportunity to…
Raise a cheer with the Durham Divas
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Raise a cheer with the Durham Divas

This is my second blog and I want to devote it to my favourite activity in Durham that is cheerleading.   It is my second year as a cheerleader and it has become my favourite sport along with dancing that I have done for 13 years.  Many people ask me who I cheer for? But I just want to make it clear Durham Cheerleading…
The Palatinate Experience
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The Palatinate Experience

It’s 6.30am on a Monday morning. November.  It’s pitch black outside, freezing, and the bin-men have hardly finished collecting the rubbish. You’re about to get a lift – if you’re very lucky – or perhaps even the X12 bus; if you’re a fresher, you’re probably walking under the streetlights, without a car…