At Durham University you can get involved in sport at both University (see the Team Durham website for more info) and College level. Trevs is a great place to participate and excel in sports. Some of the best moments of your uni life can come from college sport. You can make some amazing friends from all year groups. College sport is a mix of people who have never played before and those who excel at their sport. Many Trevs sports have multiple teams allowing for a variety of abilities. Best advice I can give is to sign up to anything that even remotely interests you and try everything. Take a look at the sports below to see what Trevs has to offer!
Senior Sports and Fitness Representative
President: Ellie Hughes (Ellie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevs is one of the best colleges for badminton as we have our own court right on our door step, the James Knott Hall. We have to have 1-2 practice sessions a week each for men’s, women’s and mixed which are informal, flexible, fun and cater for players of all abilities. We also have six teams competing in the college leagues and various levels for those who want to play more seriously so come and sign up at the Freshers’ Fair!
Whether you are a complete beginner or a Michael Jordan, you’ll find a home with Trevelyan College Basketball club. With a short weekly practice and bi-monthly games it is not a major commitment. Regardless, we are competitive team coming off a good season. We are a relatively small club which means you’ll get to know everyone right away and we join up with the Woman’s team for socials and the occasional joint-training. At Trevelyan we have a great full basketball court in the back lawn which means more training is definitely available. Even if you’ve never tried basketball in your life, meet us at the Fresher’s fair and give it a go. Everyone who joins will play. If you have any questions or need more information please email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidents: Morgan Lee (Morgan.email@example.com)
Basketball is definitively one of the best sports in Trevs; it’s fun, fast-paced, and great exercise. Absolutely everyone is welcome to play even if you’ve never played before. Height isn’t even necessary (you’ll notice that when you see the captains), all you need is a bit of enthusiasm! If you’re really serious about it or if you just want to do some kind of sport now that you’re at uni, join the Women’s Basketball Team. We practise once or twice a week and play matches a few times a term for the first two terms. Please get in touch if you want to play, we’d love to have you!
Captain of Boats: Jack Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevelyan College Boat Club (TCBC) is a competitive but friendly rowing environment welcoming and encouraging all abilities, from total beginners to experienced rowers. We offer a wide range of rowing opportunities, from single and double sculling to sweeping in IV’s and VIII’s. In recent years the club has enjoyed great success by priding ourselves on commitment, hard work, and inclusiveness. For new rowers we have an established novice development programme where students can learn to row in a safe, friendly, and fun environment. We then offer both competitive and casual rowing opportunities, which cater for all ranges of abilities and experience levels. Our team spirit and friendly competitive attitude towards rowing is accentuated in our club socials, which allow members to bond and form lasting friendships. This has also been essential to the great success, which will continue into the foreseeable future.
Trevs Cheerleading Squad is a friendly, relaxed society which welcomes both sexes and all abilities; it really is one of the closest knit communities within Trevs. Cheerleading is loads of fun and a really great way to make friends and keep fit. Most people who join cheer are complete beginners, but are able to perform level 2 stunts by the end of first term, so if you think you would like to try it out come along to the taster session at the beginning of term. We then meet twice a week to practice stunts, tumbling and dances. We learn and perform routines for the annual intercollegiate cheer competition (this year we won our section!) and also outside on Trevs Day. We have amazing socials throughout the year that create an infectious team spirit. So come along and give cheerleading a try – you’re sure to love it like we do!
President: Alex McKenzie (email@example.com)
Trevelyan College Cricket Club comprises of two teams and is wholly inclusive to cricket players of all abilities. Throughout the Epiphany term winter nets are available to all players and during the Easter term there is an abundance of opportunities to get involved in competitive matches and outdoor nets. Ranging from minor counties players to those who have not picked up a bat for a few years, Trevelyan College Cricket Club gives everyone within the college the opportunity to benefit socially and physically from this fantastic sport.
President: Jamie Leripiniere (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevelyan College Cycling Club is an up and coming club as an alternative to the DUCC. The club aims to cater for all levels of ability, from less experienced to more serious cyclists. Led rides take place once or twice a week, with a variety of routes around the beautiful Durham countryside. We believe the best way to see the countryside (and the cafes!) is in on two wheels. We are a social club and have socials about three times a term. A weekend away in the summer term promises to be the highlight of the year. The club also offers a basic bike maintenance service to both members and non-members at a competitive rate. If you’d like to get involved, please feel free to send our road captain an email at email@example.com.
Co-Captains: Hannah Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Victoria Beardow (email@example.com)
Trevelyan College Dance Society is a new society which aims to make dance a fun activity open to all. Welcoming all levels of members, it will have a weekly class in varying styles, with anyone and everyone being able to teach in any style. They will work to a performance at Trevs Day and any others which can be organised by the Presidents / Dance Captains.
President: Ronald Dadds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Dodgeball Club provides a great place to enjoy both the growing sport of dodgeball and a vibrant social scene. An increasing number of colleges are engaging with dodgeball and we want to be at the forefront of that. Key to this aim is the organising of regular playing sessions, as well as events involving the clubs of other colleges from time to time. Players of all ability levels are welcome – the more the merrier as far as we’re concerned. We also have an inclusive policy regarding socials in that all are welcome to join regardless of how involved they are with the club. Sign up by emailing me (email@example.com) and I’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible!
Club Captain: Matt Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevelyan College Men’s Football Club is an inclusive society aiming to promote the opportunities for football players of all abilities within the college. The club is split into four tiers: an A Team, a B Team, a C Team and a D team, to ensure all players find a level of football at which they feel comfortable. This does not mean the club is entirely segregated; socials are whole club and welcome as many people as possible, while training often involves multiple teams. The club takes both training and matches seriously and is ambitious: last season the B’s were challenging for promotion up until the final game of the season, eventually losing out on goal difference.
Captain: Rebecca Gwyther (email@example.com)
TCWFC is one of the best and most successful teams in Trevs; not only did we come 4th in the premiership, but we are an inclusive and friendly team. We welcome players of various abilities; most of our players had never played on a full sized pitch at the start of the year, or even played at all. Through weekly training sessions and weekend matches, we have progressed and developed as a team to provide strong competition for our college rivals. However, it’s all about the taking part and enthusiasm, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and have a laugh both on and off the pitch, e.g. our tour to Mallorca, and various socials throughout the year. We’re a great group of friends, and would love to welcome more players to our team.
Captain: Christopher Saunders (christopher.w.saunders@durh
This is the mens’ hockey team for Trevelyan College which competes against the other colleges in an eleven-a-side league. We have a great friendly atmosphere and a mix of abilities between those who are new to hockey and those with more experience which creates a great environment to practice and perform in.
Captain: Jess Maclean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevs Women’s Hockey Club is a welcoming, friendly and social club that welcomes all players keen for hockey no matter what your ability or experience. We have a range of abilities and strengths in the squad so there is something for everyone. Whether you would like to brush up on old skills or are eager to develop your game and play matches, come along and get involved in the fun! We train once a week at Maiden Castle Sports Centre and are currently in Division 1 league. We aim to have regular socials both as a team as well as joint with other Trevs sports teams.
Captains: Katie Lampl (email@example.com)
Lacrosse at college level is played in mixed teams with training every week and at least 6 matches a season. The season culminates in the Festival of Sport in the post-exam period. Most members sign-up as complete beginners although we do have some more experienced players so all abilities are welcome and encouraged! This is a really relaxed, social club with at least 2 socials a term. We are always keen for new members throughout the year so please get in touch with the captain if you are interested. After an incredibly successful season, we are looking for enthusiastic members to help us fulfill the lacrosse team’s full potential.
President: Georgina Crawfurd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevs Netball is the largest all-female society. We have two teams that are entered into a league, and cater for all standards. Some of our players have previously played at university level, whereas others hadn’t played netball before at all. Our A Team has kept their place in the Premiership league, and our B Team is in Division 1. We meet on a weekly basis, Wednesday 1:30-3 on the courts outside, and matches are usually on weekends. Netball is a great social sport. We have a lot of fun on our socials, which usually have an array of themes. It’s an excellent way to bond as a team and mix year groups. People are welcome to join us throughout the year for training and matches!
The Trevelyan College Pool Club provides a relaxed, but also competitive match system for players of all abilities. The club consists of 6 teams which play in the University College sport leagues each week and with the help of the specific captains of each team, players are encouraged to improve their pool skills, but also have fun. In 2015/16 the B team won their league and were promoted back to the top division, and the A team were runners up in the trophy cup competition. As well as this we have had teams in all 4 divisions so everyone is welcome to join the pool club regardless of if you’ve played previously or not, and chilled out evening matches are there for all.
President: Annie Harding (Annie.email@example.com)
The Trevelyan Thestrals are the first college quidditch team in Durham, playing the game of quidditch alongside other college teams, and with the University teams. A team of seven players runs around on brooms, attempting to score through the hoops at either end of the pitch, and eventually catch the snitch (worth 30 points) to end the game. We are a fun and vibrant community of players, and we welcome anybody and everybody!
President: Chloe Enevoldsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevelyan College Rounders Club convenes during summer term, welcoming members of all ability and skill-sets to play rounders and compete against other colleges. There are normally three or four teams which are entered into the league, with team members selected by captain preference rather than aptitude, creating a positive and fun atmosphere, which corresponds with the general mantra of the society. The club is highly social and relaxed, encouraging people who are not active members of other sport societies to sign up, as well as those who are keen sportsmen, making rounders one of the most inclusive and friendly sport clubs in Trevelyan. If you enjoyed rounders during school, or just fancy doing some exercise in the sun as a de-stress during exam season, and a relaxing reward post exams, rounders club is the place for you!
Captain: Sam Seacombe (email@example.com)
Trevelyan Men’s Rugby Club is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the college. It provides regular fitness and training sessions every week and matches most weekends throughout first and second term. There is also an organised social side with a social every other week during the first two terms. The rugby club is great for those wanting to keep fit during the winter, those who want to try out a new sport or those wanting to continue rugby but don’t want the intensity that DURFC provides. Trevs Rugby is perfect for those who want to play competitive sport and have a lot fun at the same time.
Captain: Ruth Laidler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevelyan College Women’s Rugby Club is a new club formed in 2016 in order to promote contact sports and physicality for ladies attending Trevelyan College. We aim to compete once a week in the premier college rugby league and train once a week. We focus on improving our knowledge, skills and fitness. All skills are welcome and beginners are encouraged to join us.
Captain: Lizzy Leason (email@example.com)
Trevelyan College Running Club is a friendly group of runners who meet once a week for a run of 5 – 10 kilometres. We also aim to provide a network for runners in college. Members regularly participate in Durham Parkrun and as a club we have taken part in a charity relay. We cater for all abilities, so whether you’re a seasoned runner or have just started we’d love to see you on a run soon!
President: Anna Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trevelyan College Squash Club is a mixed gender squash club open to all abilities and skill levels, we have members who have never played before and those who have played for years. We play matches each weekend against other college teams in the Team Durham league and also the cup. It is a fun, chilled-out club offering the opportunity to learn and get involved in a new sport.
President: Noah Lawrence (email@example.com)
The Trevelyan College Table Tennis Club is a relaxed and informal club with weekly trainings for all ability ranges. It is also highly successful for those who are more competitive, having had several recent successes including winning the Premiership.
Trevelyan College Tennis Club is one of the most sociable clubs in college, open to a wide range of playing abilities from absolute beginner to seasoned professional. We aim to make sure as many people in college as possible have the opportunity to try tennis and reach the highest level that they can. In the first two term of the year the Men’s and Women’s Captains run weekly sessions on the weekends that help players improve their tennis, while at the same time hopefully meeting a lot of new people in college. The sessions take place on Trevs’ very own court at the back of the college, which has been resurfaced this year. We also have a shiny new net, so more tennis can be played than ever before. In the third term Trevelyan plays against the other colleges in Durham. The initial format is a league table, culminating in an ultimate showdown of the best colleges on Finals Day.
A Team Captain: Melissa Aldinger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The favourite sport of Captain America, most people have never played Ultimate Frisbee before coming to Durham! Trevs Ultimate has two mixed teams and lets absolutely anyone participate in this relaxed and well-spirited sport, and for them to take it as seriously as they would like to. We train once a week and have weekend matches, along with a variety of exciting socials each term, optional tournaments during the holidays and a chance to make some amazing friends! With the best team kit in Trevs (and the university), if you’re interested by what we have to offer, why not grab a disc and come along?