At Durham University you can get involved in sport at college and university level (see the Team Durham website for more info). Sport is a great way to spend your time doing something you love, meet new people, and get involved in college! Trevelyan College prides itself on its vibrant sporting community with over 25 teams competing in over 15 different sports, ensuring that a wide variety of interests are represented. All our teams warmly welcome novices, experienced players and anything in between, and provide fun both on and off the pitch. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in inter-collegiate and inter-university varsities, participate in the Team Durham Festival of Sport and attend Sports Dinner, a popular black tie event celebrating Trevs’ achievements of the season! The best piece of advice I can give is to try out anything that could even remotely interest you!
President: Nathan Su ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Badminton mainly holds its session in the JKH, the hall opposite the college, where students of mixed abilities come together to play. There are activities for everyone, from casual games like “around the world” to more competitive 21 Point matches. For the more committed players, we hold training sessions at either Maiden Castle or Freeman’s Quay and play in the top league for college badminton. There are also other opportunities to play competitively, like in the festival of sports at the end of a year which is a tournament against other colleges. If you are interested, please join the Facebook group “Trevelyan College Badminton” and come to some of the sessions to get a taste of the club.
President: Thomas Buckton ([email protected])
Whether you are a complete beginner or the next Lebron James, you’ll find a home with Trevelyan College Basketball Club (TCBBC). Our Men’s team plays in Division 2, while our Women’s team is in the Women’s Prem. We train twice a week and have regular games. TCBBC is a relatively small club which means you’ll get to know everyone right away. TCBBC joins up the Men’s and Woman’s team for socials and sometimes trainings. At Trevelyan we have a full basketball court on the back lawn which means independent training is available. Even if you’ve never tried basketball in your life, meet us at the Fresher’s Fair and give it a go, we are more than happy to show you the ropes. Everyone who joins will play and if you have any questions or need more information, please email us at [email protected].
Captain of Boats: Edward Jex ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Boat Club (TCBC) is one of the smaller rowing clubs in Durham, offering a competitive yet friendly environment. We offer a learn to row course in the first term where no experience is required to join. People who have rowed before can join the senior squad directly. We have a large fleet of boats including a top end Filippi 8, five coxed 4s, and smaller sculling boats. The club has both casual crews and competitive ones, so there’s a spot for everybody. If you are interested in joining please feel free to contact us at [email protected], and be sure to follow our Instagram @trevelyancollegebc for updates.
Trevelyan College Cheerleading is fun sport welcome to everyone, from those with prior experience to those who have never done cheer before! The club is extremely inclusive and always trying new stunts to make every session interesting. We train in the JKH twice a week in preparation for the Intercollegiate Cheerleading Competition in term 2 and a Trevs Day showcase in term 3. Trevs Cheer is close community and a great place to make new friends and enjoy lots of socials throughout the year.
Captain: Oliver Anslow ([email protected])
Trevelyan college football club is one of the college’s largest clubs, with around 100 members, made up of freshers all the way up to PHD students. We have 5 teams, with our As playing in the premiership, and our Es in the lowest division, and our other teams between. This means we have a place for people of all abilities, whether you are looking for competitive football or more casual Sunday league. We usually have a couple of training slots a week and then fixtures each weekend during term. Despite being a small college, we have always punched above our weight, making it to the semifinals of the Floodlit Cup and Football Trophy this year. However, we offer more than just football, with an active and inclusive social side of the club. We host socials at least every other week, which offer a chance to get to know people throughout the club.
Captain: Anya Nash ([email protected])
TCWFC is one of the best and most successful teams in Trevs. We are an inclusive and friendly team, welcoming players of all abilities with no trials needed; many players have never played on a full-size pitch before. We train every week and play matches most weekends to progress an develop as a team and provide strong opposition to other colleges. In the 2019/20 season we won our first floodlit cup trophy, which we retained until this year. We are currently merged with South college to give us more opportunity to participate. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, both on and off the pitch and are excited to welcome new players to our team!
Captain: Matthew Fowler ([email protected])
We are the Trev’s Men’s Hockey team – We train once a week, have league and cup games throughout the year and also enter a mixed team into the Festival of Sport in the summer term. We are also welcoming of all ability levels, so even if you’ve never played hockey or are in the Durham University Hockey Team we would love to see you join the team!
Captain: Tilly West ([email protected])
The women’s hockey at Trevelyan is a fantastic sport for anyone looking to get involved in the college while doing something fun and energetic. We train once a week, have matches on the weekend and have lots of fun socials. All abilities are welcome so if you want to be involved with the best club in Trevs, come and join!
President: Robbie Mould ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Mixed Lacrosse offers an engaging and enjoyable experience for all levels of lacrosse enthusiasts. The society hosts one fun training session per week, complemented by exciting weekend matches. Participants eagerly anticipate the spirited cup and floodlit tournament, adding an extra layer of enjoyment and camaraderie. What sets Trevelyan College Mixed Lacrosse apart is its inclusivity and relaxed atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for beginners and experienced players alike. This society prides itself on fostering a supportive environment where anyone can learn and join in the fun. Beyond the sporting activities, Trevelyan College Mixed Lacrosse boasts a vibrant social scene. Regular events bring members together, creating a strong sense of community and lasting friendships. The emphasis on socialising enhances the overall experience, making this society not just about lacrosse but also about building connections and sharing memorable moments off the field.
President: Abigail Peel ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Netball Club is an all-female club catering to all different ability levels. We meet every Wednesday afternoon for our training sessions, which are a fun opportunity to come
together with our friends to play the game and have a catch-up with teammates. Matches take
place on the weekends and are a nice opportunity to further play the game in a more competitive setting against other college teams. Outside of the game, socials are held every fortnight giving the team the opportunity to strengthen their friendships, as well as let their hair down and have a break from their busy schedules.
The Trevelyan College Pool Club is a club dedicated to promoting pool within college. We have an active membership with players of varying skill levels which means you can always find someone of a similar level to play with, and our senior players are always willing to help others improve their game. We currently have four teams within the inter-college pool league for those who wish to play competitively and have a strong presence in the university Friendly Ladder for those who want to play more casually with their friends, within Trevs we also run a singles tournament where you can test your skills against others within college. Trevs has a vibrant pool culture, and we would love to see that continue so come get involved whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned player it’s always a laugh.
President: Dylan Tweats ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Rounders club is an enjoyable and inclusive club that welcomes everyone to partake in during the summer term. The club plays in a series of laid-back matches against other colleges in the league, providing a nice opportunity to relax and socialise post-exa
President: Ben Rickard ([email protected])
Trevelyan College Rugby Football Club (TCRFC) is an inclusive club, welcoming players of all abilities to join, even those who have never played before, and provides members with an opportunity to improve their technical skills as well as their fitness. We play in Division 1 of college rugby and pride ourselves on being a competitive team, even when we are facing some of the larger colleges, attracting large crowds for our matches in the Floodlit Cup. Off the pitch, we hold an optional social once a fortnight where club members can choose to get to know each other in a non-rugby capacity, as well as a tour abroad at the end of the year.
We are a friendly and inclusive Women’s Rugby team who are here to tackle gender stereotypes and the opposition. Since last season we have combined with Grey Women’s Rugby team to form Pegasus! This has allowed us to consistently put out a strong team and win matches! Most members have never played rugby before joining but with the help of our team of fantastic coaches, they will teach you everything from how to throw the ball to safely tackling. We hold taster sessions at the beginning of the year for people to try it out. Our team is small but feisty and very much a family as we hold socials throughout the year to promote teamwork. We play mixed touch with the boy’s team during the third term and last year went to Budapest for our Rugby Tour. With some impressive wins under our belt from last year, we are hoping this year to win both the trophy and the league!
President: James Harwood ([email protected])
The principle of running club is simple- once a week we go for a run. There is no competition or pressure, only running. It is a great way to meet new people and learn the local geography. We are inclusive and cater to all abilities. We are also completely free! Therefore, if you want to exercise at a reasonable price of £0, feel free to join running club.
President: Paul Seidenberg ([email protected])
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have played before, Trevs Squash is an opportunity to get involved. We have weekly training sessions and our men’s and women’s teams each have games most weekends against other college teams in the league system throughout first and second term. There’s also a cup competition in third term that we put teams forward for as well as the chance to compete in Festival of Sport at the end of the year. We’re also a very social society, and plan to hold at least one social each term where we can spend some time together as a club and get to know each other even better.
Trevs tennis is a very open club, welcome to all abilities. We aim to do a few socials through the year to get everyone involved. Also, for those who have played before we have matches during the summer term in the premier league of college tennis. This is also open to those who attend training sessions and want to play competitively.
President: Isaac Williams ([email protected])
Ultimate Frisbee is a fun and fast pace mixed gender sport which almost nobody has played before they have come to university. Trevs Ultimate Frisbee (TUF) has one mixed team 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 have just been promoted to division one and next season aim to make it all the way to the top. 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 in what we have to offer, why not grab a disc, and come along?
Welcome to TCVC! The Trevelyan Volleyball Society is a group that promotes and encourages team work and friendship through playing volleyball. Anyone, who is part of Trevelyan College can join. No past training or skill is needed. All sorts of players, whether beginners or advanced, will find a space for themselves in the club. Volleyball training will happen between once to twice a week during first term. Later, as matches start, training may become more frequent under the request of members.