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Partners of Team Durham

Team Durham are lucky to receive substantial support from a range of National Governing Bodies to enable us to deliver our sports programmes to the highest of standards, with opportunities for our athletes and coaches. Durham is also supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

National Governing Bodies
Rugby Football Union (RFU)

The RFU has a close partnership with Universities across the country, providing support and resource to enable partner institutions to deliver a broad rugby programme for students, from representative competition in BUCS to more local opportunities and off the pitch development as coaches and officials. There is a focus on growth, sustainability and transition of students into and out of their university rugby programmes.

Follow the link to the RFU's official website.

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The English Football Association (The FA)


Follow the link to the FA's official website.

The Football Association - Wikipedia


British Rowing

British Rowing is the governing body for the sport of rowing (both indoor rowing and rowing on water). They are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive from the grassroots right up to winning medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Follow the link to the British Rowing's official website.

British Rowing - Wikipedia


The R&A - Golf

The R&A’s purpose is to make golf more accessible, more appealing and more inclusive and to be responsible for upholding the traditions of golf while embracing change and breaking down barriers to progress.

Follow the link to the R&A's official website.

The R&A - Wikipedia


England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)

The ECB runs successful England teams, oversees domestic and recreational cricket, and runs participation programmes.

Follow the link to the ECB's official website.

England and Wales Cricket Board - Wikipedia

Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

The LTA's vision is Tennis opened up; to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. The LTA are here to govern and develop tennis in Britain, from grassroots participation through to the professional game.

Follow the link to the LTA's official website.

Writtle Tennis Club / HE SMASHED IT! Congratulations Andy Wilshaw!

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme - TASS

TASS is a Sport England funded partnership between talented athletes, delivery sites and national governing bodies of sport. TASS work with Durham University to bring the best out of our country’s most exciting young talent. TASS helps athletes – aged 16-plus – to balance sport within the rest of their lives, be they in education, training or another form of personal development.

Click here for TASS' official website.

TASS accreditation | Bournemouth University


UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)

UK Anti-Doping is the UK’s National Anti-Doping Organisation responsible for protecting clean sport in the UK, and are governed by a worldwide agreed set of rules, protected globally by commitments from both governments and the sports movement.

Click here for the official website of UKAD.
Homepage | UK Anti-Doping