DUAFC is the university football club, drawing the best players from across all the colleges together. The club has three football teams that compete within the BUCS league and cup competitions.
The 1st XI have just completed their seventh season in the BUCS Premier North, finishing 4th while advancing to the quarter final of the BUCS Men’s Championship. The 2nd XI competed in Northern 3B this season and maintained their position in this league for the 20/21 season; a fantastic achievement. The 3rd XI competed in Northern 4D this season and won the league yet again, to be promoted into Northern 3B to compete against our 2nd XI in 20/21.
The club is very fortunate to have received high calibre coaching in the past few seasons; easily demonstrated through the success of our teams such as the newly founded 3rd XI enjoying three consecutive promotions. Often our coaches bring links to many local clubs, allowing players to join up with some of these semi-professional sides.
Exciting times lie ahead for the club as we try to maintain our unprecedented success of recent years, to underline our establishment as one of the top sports clubs at Durham University.
The teams train twice a week each on floodlit 3G pitches, whilst receiving extensive S&C support and physiotherapy provision. We enjoy a fantastic club spirit, which is demonstrated on our weekly socials after our games on a Wednesday.
The level of football within the club is demonstrated by the fact that players in the past seasons have left to achieve professional contracts.
Footage courtesy of Performance Advantage.
DUAFC are partnering with Durham United FC from the 22/23 season competing in the Wearside Football League. In the last season, Committee Member Steph Makepeace, aligned the club to the University’s managed Durham Women’s Wildcats Affiliation Programme; in showing DUAFC the way, the club now open a pathway for elite performers, as well as enabling the club to tap into more quality coaching and improved facility use. Read more on the transition into non-University league football here.