Durham University Hockey Club

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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
Websitewww.dur.ac.uk/teamdurham/performance/universitysport/clubs/hockey/
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StructureEdit

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]

CoachesEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  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.