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Sport

Joining a sports club at Aidan’s is a fantastic way to make friends and have fun whilst at University. At Aidan’s there are opportunities to play a wide variety of sports, whatever your skill level. The majority of our students play in at least one sport, whilst others play in several different sports teams, and some compete at University level. Most sporting activity takes place on Wednesday afternoons and at the weekends. At college level, each team will have one or two scheduled training sessions per week, whilst the University teams can stretch up to six. This is supplemented by weekly fixtures in the inter-collegiate leagues. Each team appoints their own captains and social secretaries and buy their own kit, commonly known as “stash”. The once-a-term Aidan’s Sports Social (ASS) is an event not to be missed but individual clubs also regularly organise their own team social events.

If you would like more information on University sport, have a look at  Team Durham’s Website  to see what they have on offer.

Team Durham

 

  • Men's Teams
  • Badminton

    Welcoming complete beginners to the most experienced players, the Badminton club is a great way to improve your sporting skills alongside keeping in great shape. Training is twice a week and there are regular league matches for players to show off their skills. To support all this activity the Badminton Team organises regular social events each term (usually in fancy dress), which is a great way to get to know your teammates off the court.

    A-Team Captain: Matt Poyser (matthew.poyser@durham.ac.uk)

    Basketball

    Men's BasketballSt Aidan’s College Basketball Team is one of the leading teams in the league after another strong season. Welcoming all abilities, even if you have never played before, the basketball team is a great way to meet new people and challenge yourself. The basketball team trains once a week and plays games on Saturdays.

     

    Captain: Simon Kehoe (basketball.mens@st-aidans.com)

    Cricket

    CricketSt Aidan’s College Cricket Club has now firmly cemented its place as one of the top college cricket outfits in Durham. Nets are held in second and third term, and the majority of fixtures are post-exams in June. The cricket club does well in both indoor and Twenty20 competitions. The end of season BBQ is always a major highlight of the year for cricketers, who also boast some of best stash out of the teams with Aidan’s College Baggy Caps.

    A Team & Club Captain: Will Stephenson (cricket@st-aidans.com)

    B Team Captain: Luke Almond (luke.almond@durham.ac.uk)

    Football

    FootballNo college club offers as many levels to compete in as the St Aidan’s College Association Football Club. We have one team in each of the 5 divisions this year, and will be welcoming players of all levels. Whether you’re the next Rooney or simply just want to play casually there’s a place for you. The football club also boasts an impressive social scene, with regular full and individual club socials and a club tour in summer. SACAFC is guaranteed to make your time at Durham unforgettable. You can even follow @sacafc on Twitter for all the latest information and to ask any questions.

    A-Team Captain: Dan Tew(d.n.tew@durham.ac.uk)

    B-Team Captain: Liam Goldsborough (liam.goldsborough@durham.ac.uk)

    C-Team Captains: Jack Andrew + Billy Albion (william.albion@durham.ac.uk)

    D-Team Captain: Adam Knox (a.h.knox@durham.ac.uk)

    E-Team Captain: Liam Thorpe(liam.thorpe@durham.ac.uk)

    Club Captain: Kieran Moriarty (football.mens@st-aidans.com)

    Club Treasurer: Jordan Bartlam (jordan.bartlam@durham.ac.uk)

    Hockey

    Men's HockeySt Aidan’s College Hockey is a great way to keep playing for those of you who don’t want to devote 6 days a week to University Hockey, and still want to have fun and compete in inter-collegiate rivalries. The season consists of one match and one training session every week throughout the first two terms of the year. Our emphasis is on having a great time with your friends whilst keeping up your fitness and scoring goals. College hockey gives those who have never had the option to play hockey a chance to try it out and be coached by some more experienced players with some fantastic socials in between.

    Captain: Rob Cullinane (hockey.mens@st-aidans.com)

    Rowing

    Boat ClubSt Aidan’s College Boat Club (SACBC) is one of the largest sports clubs in Aidan’s and as such, SACBC prides itself ton being able to cater for all types of rowers, from complete beginners to the most experienced school leavers. The oboat house is located just below the Cathedral, near Prebend’s Bridge, and is managed by a 10 person executive mommittee. The club competes in all major events in the North East and some of the major ones in London (e.g. iead of the River on the Oxford-Cambridge boat race course). It also competes in a selection of novice-only events sfor the less experienced (e.g. Novice Cup). The club also has a thriving social scene with events such as the Boat aCuntlub Ball, Post-Novice Cup and Durham Regatta parties all being major events in the Aidan’s Social Calendar.

    Men’s Captain: Sam Nobbs (Samuel.nobbs)

    Men’s Novice Development: Tristan Roberts (tristan.a.roberts@durham.ac.uk)

    Captain: Christian Smith(rowing@st-aidans.com)

    Club Treasurer: Rotimi Akindeinde(olurotimi.o.akindeinde@durham.ac.uk)

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    Rugby

    Men's RugbyAll are welcome to train, play and socialise with St Aidan’s College Rugby Football Club. Training (for both the A & B Team) is held at least once a week - with some players opting for extra gym sessions - and matches are held at the weekends. The club boasts tours to Berlin, Krakow and Barcelona and holds some excellent gentlemen’s evenings, as well as once-a-term club dinners at Finbarr's Restaurant. If you’re looking for tough, hard rugby, coupled with excellent socials and a close-knitted team, then St Aidan’s Rugby Football Club is for you.

    Captain: Tom Debenham(rugby.mens@st-aidans.com)

    Treasurer: Alex Hall(alexander.r.hall@durham.ac.uk)

    Squash

    Men's SquashMen’s squash has two teams and is always keen to hear from both experienced players and athletic beginners. Unlike other sports, playing squash for the University team does not exclude you from playing for your college, so there is an excellent standard of play across the leagues. Training takes place on weekday evenings at the racecourse, where matches are also held at weekends. Both teams are part of the league, and matches are played in the first two terms of the year.

    A-Team Captain: TBC (squash.mens@st-aidans.com)

    B-Team Captain: TBC (TBC)

    Tennis

    TennisThe tennis club practices between 2pm and 4pm every Sunday afternoon during Easter term on Aidan’s own tennis courts. There are usually two teams but this varies each year with demand, and matches are spread over the Easter term. There is no standard requirement to join the tennis club, but most people have had some training before.

    Men's Captain: TBC(tennis.mens@st-aidans.com)

  • Women's Teams
  • Badminton

    Women's BadmintonWelcoming complete beginners to the most experienced players, the Badminton club is a great way to improve your sporting skills alongside keeping in great shape. Training is twice a week and there are regular league matches for players to show off their skills. To support all this activity the Badminton Team organises regular social events each term (usually in fancy dress), which is a great way to get to know your teammates off the court.

    Captain: OnYing Chan (badminton.womens@st-aidans.com)

    Basketball

    Women's BasketballSt Aidan’s Women’s Basketball Team welcomes anyone, regardless of experience or even height. They organise training around members' schedules and have matches once a week. Priding itself on its team spirit, the women’s basketball team tends to have one social per match.

     

    Captain: OnYing Chan(basketball.womens@st-aidans.com)

    Footballl

    Women's FootballThe women’s football club consider themselves more a family than a team, with an easy-going attitude, and regular training for keeping fit and having fun. The women’s team trains every Wednesday and matches take place on Saturday mornings at Maiden Castle. The team also has regular socials, occasionally joining the men’s teams for joint ones.

     

    Captain: Ellie Brown (football.womens@st-aidans.com)

    Hockey

    Women's HockeySt Aidan’s College Hockey is a great way to keep playing for those of you who don’t want to devote 6 days a week to University Hockey, and still want to have fun and compete in inter-collegiate rivalries. The season consists of one match and one training session every week throughout the first two terms of the year. Our emphasis is on having a great time with your friends whilst keeping up your fitness and scoring goals. College hockey gives those who have never had the option to play hockey a chance to try it out and be coached by some more experienced players with some fantastic socials in between.

    Captain: Jemima Wolstencroft (hockey.womens@st-aidans.com)

    Netball

    NetballSt Aidan’s Netball Club train every Wednesday and play weekly matches. We have a mixture of both playing and social members, and everyone is welcome to play whatever their standard and experience. The club has around 2 to 3 large socials a term and an annual netball dinner at the end of the year.

     

    A-Team Captain: Hannah Stanley(t.k.asquith@durham.ac.uk)

    B-Team Captain: Jane Harding(netball@st-aidans.com)

    C-Team Captain: Emily Locke(netball@st-aidans.com)

    Club Captain: Becky Graves(netball@st-aidans.com)

    Rowing

    Boat ClubSt Aidan’s College Boat Club (SACBC) is one of the largest sports clubs in Aidan’s SACBC prides itself on being able to cater for all types of rowers, from complete beginners to the most experienced school leavers. The boat house is located just below the Cathedral, near Prebend’s Bridge, and is managed by a 10 person executive committee. The club competes in all major events in the North East and some of the major ones in London (e.g. Head of the River on the Oxford-Cambridge boat race course). It also competes in a selection of novice-only events for the less experienced (e.g. Novice Cup). The club also has a thriving social scene with events such as the Boat Club Ball, Post-Novice Cup and Durham Regatta parties all being major events in the Aidan’s Social Calendar.

    Women's Captain: Sarah Jowett(sarah.jowett@durham.ac.uk)

    Women’s Novice Development Officer: Amy Foley(amy.j.foley@durham.ac.uk)

    Club Captain: Christian Smith(rowing@st-aidans.com)

    Club Treasurer: Rotimi Akindeinde(olurotimi.o.akindeinde@durham.ac.uk)

    Rugby

    GraidansJoining forces with Grey to form “Graidans Rugby Team”, women’s rugby is a great way to keep fit, get muddy, and have a laugh. Training is held every Wednesday immediately after women’s football (so you can do both), with a match at the weekend. The team also benefits from University-wide training days, where you can learn and practice new skills and meet some awesome people from other colleges. The club also has a selection of exciting socials throughout the year for you to get to know your team mates off the pitch too.

    Women's Captain: Elspeth White(rugby.womens@st-aidans.com)

    Squash

    Women's SquashWomen’s squash has one team but is always keen to hear from both experienced players and athletic beginners. Unlike other sports, playing squash for the University team does not exclude you from playing for your college, so there is an excellent standard of play across the leagues. Training takes place on weekday evenings at the racecourse, where matches are also held at weekends. Matches are played in the first two terms of the year.

    Captain: Hannah McFarlane(squash.womens@st-aidans.com)

    Tennis

    TennisThe tennis club practices between 2pm and 4pm every Sunday afternoon during Easter term on Aidan’s own tennis courts. There are usually two teams but this varies each year with demand, and matches are spread over the Easter term. There is no standard requirement to join the tennis club, but most people have had some training before.

    Women's Captain: TBC(tennis.womens@st-aidans.com)

  • Mixed Teams
  • Darts

    DartsDarts is proving increasingly popular as both a serious competitive sport and as a social occasion. Aidan’s has an ever-increasing number of teams who play every Monday night (in either the Premiership, Div 1 or Div 2 League) in college bars across the University. There's also an annual cup and a knockout singles tournament! Practice is whenever you happen to be in the bar or JCR...

     

    A-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    B-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    C-Team Captain: TBC()

    D-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    E-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    F-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    Club Captain: Tasha Alevropoulos(darts@st-aidans.com)

    Lacrosse

    LaxWelcoming male and female players of all abilities, from complete beginners to the more experienced, mixed lacrosse is an exciting sport which is being played for a second year in college. Practice times are extremely flexible and only held once a week (usually not on Wednesday), and matches against other colleges are played every other weekend. This is a sport perfect for people who already play other sports and fancy an additional social scene. Equipment is also provided. Off the pitch, the team holds socials once a term for team bonding and hosts an annual team dinner.

    Captains: Siobhan Campbell and Caleb Jordan(mixedlacrosse@st-aidans.com)

    Pool

    Pool ClubPool is a competitive college cue sport. The pool league has 54 teams in 3 divisions and Aidan’s boasts 5 teams currently. Teams are made up of 6 players, who play matches every Wednesday or Sunday evening. Matches involve singles and doubles games as well as an infamous beer leg. Whether you just want to play socially, or compete to win the Trophy or University singles tournaments there are teams ranging from the competitive A’s to more social E’s.

    A-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    B-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    C-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    D-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    E-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    F-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    G-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    Club Captain: Luke Almond (pool@st-aidans.com)

    Rounders

    RoundersUnofficially St Aidan's most successful team. A mixed club with teams catering to those of all abilities. The summer terms premier procrastination method.

    Captain: Lizzie Kaye(rounders@st-aidans.com)

    Table Tennis

    Table TennisSt Aidan’s Table Tennis Club has doubled in size in the past year, no doubt thanks to the second table purchased for the JCR. As with all college sports they compete on a regular basis with other colleges both home and away with each person playing a singles and then doubles match. Each match requires a squad of 6, and each team has about double this number of players so there’s plenty of flexibility when it comes to games at the weekend.

    Club Captain: TBC(tabletennis@st-aidans.com)

    A-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    B-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    C-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    D-Team Captain: TBC(TBC)

    Ultimate Frisbee

    Ultimate FrisbeeUltimate Frisbee is one of Aidan’s more enjoyable and relaxed sports. Welcoming men and women, almost all of whom won’t have played before, the team will teach newcomers how to play. Training is held once a week, usually on a Wednesday, but is fairly flexible and games are played at weekends. Members are also encouraged to get involved in the University club, who host extra training sessions to hone your skills.

    Captain: Johan Seidenfaden (frisbee@st-aidans.com)