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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

View our Community Sport Programme to find out what's on!

Please come along to reception 10 minutes before the advertised start time to register and pay.

Summer Sculling camps 

Our annual summer sculling camps are back for 2022, running for 3 weeks from July 25th. From learn to row to performance camps we cater for all levels of rowing ability. Click on the link below for more details.


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 3 regular junior programmes; Hockey, Basketball and Tennis. Please see below for more information.

Junior Hockey

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

A partnership with Durham City Hockey Club and Team Durham, hockey is our largest junior programme with over 100 members. Specifically tailored to be accessible to players of any experience we have sticks that beginners can borrow, goal keeping kit for those interested and highly experienced coaches from both DCHC and DUHC. Fixtures have returned for the 2021/22 season at U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 level. Contact:

Junior Basketball

When: Tuesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm, Ages: 8-12, Where: Maiden Castle Arena A (DH1 3SE) Cost: £3.50 a session

In partnership with our WBBL Durham Palatinates, basketball has been one of our fastest growing programmes in recent years. We will be restarting Basketball in October.

Junior Tennis

When: Mondays, Ages: 3-8 (4pm-5pm) & 9-11 (5pm-6pm), Where: Maiden Castle Arena A (DH1 3SE) Cost: £34.99/£3.50 a session

Returns Monday 23rd May – Monday 27th June (inclusive) with 2 age groups.

3-8 year olds can book onto our LTA Youth Start programme here which must be pre booked. This costs £34.99 for which you will also receive An LTA Youth Start racket, ball-set, and branded t-shirt delivered right to your door.

9-11 year olds will be an open session for which you can pay weekly delivered by our LTS qualified coaching staff.

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