Durham University Hockey Club

Durham University Hockey Club is a field hockey club that is based at Durham University. The club's home ground is at the Maiden Castle Sports Centre in Durham.[1]

Durham University Hockey Club
Home groundMaiden Castle Sports Centre, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3SE
CoachesGareth Weaver-Tyler and Claire Dobison-Lee
UniversityDurham University
LeagueMen's England Hockey League
Women's England Hockey League
British Universities and Colleges Sport


The club runs five men's teams, with the first XI playing (as of the 2021/22 season) in the Men's England Hockey League Premier Division, and five women's teams, with the first XI playing (as of the 2021/22 season) in the Women's England Hockey League Division One North.[2][3][4]


As of 2021, the club is coached by Gareth Weaver-Tyler and Claire Dobison-Lee.[5] Durham graduate and Scottish international Jamie Cachia was previously part of the coaching staff.[6]

Gavin Featherstone, a Durham alumnus and former England international who had coached the United States at the 1984 Olympics and South Africa at the 1996 Olympics, led the Durham coaching team from 2003.[7] His period in charge saw an improvement in club fortunes, with the men participating in the National Hockey League for the first time.[7] He eventually joined Cornell University in 2012.[8]


  1. ^ "Durham University HC - Team Info". Global Sports Archive. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  2. ^ "men's section". Durham University Hockey Club.
  3. ^ "Men's Hockey League". England Hockey. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Investec England Hockey Women's divisions". England Hockey. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Hockey". Durham University. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Coaches". Durham University Hockey Club. Retrieved 23 December 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b "Hockey legend charges forward at Durham". Durham First (25). Winter 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Gavin Featherstone - Assistant Coach". Cornell University Athletics. Retrieved 23 December 2020.