Durham University Athletic Union
is a student-run organisation responsible for sport at Durham University
. In 2006, the Athletic Union was rebranded "Team Durham" to signify a more modern approach to sport at Durham. In contrast to most British universities, it is a separate organisation with the status of a students' union
, rather than a part of Durham Students' Union
, the primary student representative body at Durham University.
The Athletic Union is responsible for the administration of the largest intramural sports programme in terms of percentage participation in the United Kingdom. The league sports administered are Badminton, Basketball, Cricket (Indoor and Outdoor), Football (11aside and 6aside), Hockey, Netball, Rugby Union, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis and Ultimate Frisbee. One off tournaments are also arranged in Athletics, Volleyball, Sailing, Swimming and Water Polo.
The Athletic Union hosts 3 charity events per year , Team Durham's official charity.
The Union is affiliated to British Universities and Colleges Sport
(BUCS), formerly BUSA
, and was ranked 5th across all sports in 2005's BUSA rankings, 8th in 2006, and 4th - its highest ever finish - in 2008. Durham's women's Hockey 1st team won the BUSA... Read More