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200 students delivering sports activities in schools and the community
4000 children offered high-quality sports provision
16,000 hours of practical volunteer support
Over 2700 community visitors each week


Team Durham is based upon the three core strands of Participation, Performance and Community. Our Community Sports Development and Physical Activity Programme is wide-ranging, covering a broad range of age bands and a variety of abilities.

Community Sports Programme

Our community sports programme includes session for juniors and adults, including activities during the school holidays.  

See below for more detail on our current sessions.

Holiday Camps

We run holiday sports camps throughout the year through the school holidays at Easter, summer, October half-term and February half-term. Click on the picture to the right of the page for further details. 

Sculling Camps

This summer saw the return of our popular summer sculling camps. From learn to row through to performance camps our rowing team worked with young people to develop and improve their skills. 

Information on future camps will be posted here. 




Fitness Centre and Classes

Find out about the Fitness Centre and its classes
The interior of the Fitness Centre with people using various gym equipment

Holiday Camps

Find out about upcoming holiday camps
The Team Durham Holiday Camp team in fancy dress

Team Durham Juniors

Team Durham currently host a number of regular junior programmes across a number of sports. Please see below for more information:


When: Sundays, Ages: 6-9 (09:30-10:30) & 10-16 (10:15-11:55), Where: Sports and Wellbeing Park Hockey Pitches (DH1 3SE), Cost: £4.50 a session (Termly or Annual discount available)

A partnership between Team Durham and Durham City Hockey Club, hockey is our largest junior programme with over 100 members. Specifically tailored to be accessible to players of any experience. We ask all members to bring a gumshield and shin pads - we can provide sticks to borrow and goal keeping kit for those interested. Fixtures have returned for the 2022/23 season at U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 Contact: for more information



When: Mondays, Ages: 3-8 (4pm-5pm), Where: Sports and Wellbeing Park Arena B (DH1 3SE) Cost: ££3.50 a session

The session runs every Monday, finishing December 5th for this term, with equipment provided.

Further details on next terms' session will be posted here shortly. 

Contact for information 



When: Tuesdays, Ages: 11-17 (5pm-6pm), Where: Sports and Wellbeing Park old sports hall (DH1 3SE) Cost: £3.50 a session

Starting 11th October - 6th December 

A weekly introduction to volleyball for teenagers to learn and build their skills in an enjoyable relaxed environment.

Contact for more details

Sport for Adults

We also provide opportunities for adults to access sport and physical activity provision, working with our community partners (Lanchester Road Hospital, Changing Lives, Blindlife, Waddington Street Centre and Resolve Care) where we use sport and physical activity to increase wellbeing and social inclusion.

Community Partnerships

We work very closely with the local community, working in partnership with organisations to offer a range of opportunities. These include working with Durham City and Chester le Street School Sports Partnership to host a variety of festivals and events, we offer strength and conditioning support to the Durham Institute of Sport programme working with Durham County Council and work with County Durham Sport to support the delivery of the School Games Programme.

Supporting Local Clubs

The University Sport and Wellbeing Park is home to many local clubs and teams including Durham City Harriers, Elvet Striders, Lazlo's Fencing Club, Durham Mums on the Run, Durham City Hockey Club, Shincliffe Juniors FC, City of Durham Fives Club and Durham Women Football Club. For more detail and contact information click here Community partner update  

Volunteering and Coach Development

Volunteering and coach development is at the heart of our programme and we offer both opportunities to members of the public through our Holiday Camps programme and to University students with our Community sport activator scheme .

Contact us on for further details. 


A selection of our community activity videos