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Men's & Women's Fencing Lead The Way Going Into Christmas

The Fencing Club have high standards to maintain after a 2016/17 season that saw the men crowned National Champions for the first time in over 20 years and the women reach the National Championship Final - a feat that had not been achieved by the women's side of the club for a similarly long period of time.

(7 Dec 2017) » More about men's and women's fencing leading the BUCS Premier Leagues

Palatinates secure a record 9 National Championships

BUCS Big Wednesday saw teams from across Britain come together for 24 National Championship finals, seeking to secure their title as the best student team in Britain. After a highly successful season, Durham were represented in 13 different Championship finals, along with three National Trophy finals, and secured a record 9 National Championships on a day that will long be remembered!

To win any National Championship takes a great deal of dedication, hard work and sacrifice. Our students and staff have worked tirelessly all year and on the day, every team put in performances to be proud of. 

(30 Mar 2017) » More about Palatinates secure a record 9 National Championships

A brilliant Season for DUFC

The men’s first team have had an unbeaten season this year. Having won all their league matches, they are expecting no less than gold for the Championships. Their results at individuals have also spoken for themselves, with two gold medals, one silver, and one bronze, they are certainly the strongest team in the country. Their semi-final win against UCL secured their position in the finals and proved yet again their commitment to securing the Championship title.

(10 Mar 2017) » More about the DUFC Season Roundup

Men's Fencing destroys St Andrews

With a 7am start and a five-hour coach journey into the depths of Scotland, the men's Fencing had a tough start before the big match. St Andrews had proved no bother at home but team Durham knew that St Andrews had the advtantage of being on their home territory. After a good warm up, dusting off the mental cobwebs more than the physical, foil got underway.

(28 Jan 2017) » More about the match against St Andrews

BUCS Wednesday Preview- November 16th

Join Team Durham this wednesday as we host 7 home games across 6 different BUCS teams.Team Durham has won over 250 fixtures this season, and we are excited to witness all teams deliver even more successes this week!

(14 Nov 2016) » More about The BUCS Wednesday

Back to Back Wins for the Men's & Women's Fencing Team

Both the men’s and women’s Fencing team have made a terrific start to the season! On Wednesday both teams beat the University of St. Andrews by a margin.

(11 Nov 2016) » More about Two Wins Against St. Andrews!

Team Durham Weekly Round Up 20/10/16

It was another strong week for Team Durham across all sports. Here are some of the highlights from our premier division teams including an 81st consecutive victory for the men's lacrosse 1st team, the women's volleyball 1st team continuing their dominant start to the season and a huge win over Northumbria for the men's basketball 1st team.

(20 Oct 2016) » More about BUCS Wednesday

Women's Fencing take on a glorious win against Newcastle

Durham University Women’s 1st fencing team takes a well-deserved win over Newcastle yesterday. A great start to what is expected to be a promising season! Team Durham demonstrated their proficiency in the three weapons: the foil, épée, and sabre while successfully leading with 129-86.

(13 Oct 2016) » More about the Women's Fencing Match

BUCS Wednesday Preview - 12th October

Join us this Wednesday in the kick off of the BUCS season for Team Durham! Over 70 games between 14 different sports teams will be played, with Team Durham hosting over 40 home games! Team Durham ended last year’s season as Britain’s Number 1 Team Sport University, and recording more league and cup points than any other. We are thrilled to begin this season off strong and concluding better than before!

(10 Oct 2016) » More about the BUCS Wednesday Fixtures

BUCS Results - Wednesday 2nd March 2016

It was a huge day for Team Durham as many teams competed in the semi-finals of the BUCS Championships. So far four teams have made it through to the final on Wednesday 16th March and there is a possibility for six more teams to earn themselves a spot.

(3 Mar 2016) » More about BUCS Results - Wednesday 2nd March 2016

BUCS Semi Finals - Preview

This Wednesday is huge for Team Durham as 12 first teams will compete in the Semi-Final BUCS Championships, 8 of which will have a home advantage.

(29 Feb 2016) » More about Fixture Preview

BUCS Results - 24th February 2016

It was an important BUCS Wednesday for Team Durham as 15 sports competed in a variety of competitions across the country.

Men's and Women's Football had huge quarter final games on 3G1, however the pressure didn't seem to affect them. The men beat Bath University on penalties and the women put four goals past Sheffield Hallam.

Men's and Women's Lacrosse also continued their unbeaten runs after beating Nottingham Trent and Oxford University, and Men's Hockey beat Bath University in a 3-2 thriller.

These victories secured all of these teams a place in next weeks semi-finals.

(25 Feb 2016) » More about BUCS Results - 24th February 2016

BUCS Preview - 15th February 2016

As the majority of BUCS League games have come to an end, it is time to move focus on to the trophy and Championship games. For many teams this week is critical and will determine the rest of their seasons.

(15 Feb 2016) » More about BUCS Preview - 15th February 2016

BUCS Results - Wednesday 10th February 2016

Another great BUCS Wednesday for Team Durham as many teams continue to fight for those precious points in the final weeks of regular season.

Men's Basketball beat Leeds Beckett to secure second place in the Premier North, Netball 1's and 2's get huge wins against Newcastle and York, and Men's and Women's Volleyball win in straight sets to top off the days success.

(11 Feb 2016) » More about BUCS Results - Wednesday 10th February 2016

Wednesday 2nd December 2015-BUCS Results

Great day for Team Durham on the whole. Men's Football secure an important 1-0 win over University of Stirling to ensure them the Premier North title. Women's Netball beat York St. John and Men's and Women's Lacrosse continue their unbeaten record.

(3 Dec 2015) » More about Wednesday 2nd December 2015-BUCS Results

BUCS Wednesday Results-25th November 2015

Team Durham took on Loughborough University on Wednesday in a clash of the purple's. It was sure to be a Wednesday to remember with 9 sports competing to come out on top.


(26 Nov 2015) » More about Results

Wednesday 18th November - BUCS Results

Another great week for Team Durham on BUCS Wednesday's.

Women's football fight back after being down 2-0 at half time, to win 4-2. Men's football get another win and sit in a strong spot for next week against Loughborough.

Men's and Women's Lacrosse carry on their unbeaten records, and Women's Basketball win by 73 points.

(19 Nov 2015) » More about Results

Wednesday 11th November 2015 - BUCS Results

Another great BUCS Wednesday for Team Durham.

Men's and Women's Football get important wins at Leeds Beckett to move into great positions.

Men's and Women's Lacrosse both win away at Manchester, and Men's and Women's Basketball get another 2 wins under their belts at Leeds Beckett and Newcastle

(12 Nov 2015) » More about Wednesday 11th November 2015 - BUCS Results

Wednesday 4th November 2015 BUCS Results

Some great results for Team Durham on another day filled with tough fixtures.

Women's Netball get a big 49 - 25 win at Newcastle University and Women's Lacrosse show another impressive performance and beat Newcastle University 16 - 4.

(5 Nov 2015) » More about Wednesday 4th November 2015 BUCS Results

LIVE BLOG: BUCS semi-finals

Women's lacrosse 1st bt Exeter 19-9 
Women's table tennis 1st lose to Nottingham Trent
Men's fencing 1st 114-135 Oxford
Men's lacrosse 1st 7-1 Exeter
Women's rugby 1st 0-15 Cardiff Met
Women's tennis 1st bt Leeds Beckett
Men's tennis 1st bt Stirling
Women's tennis 2nd bt L'boro (Trophy semi-final)
Women's hockey 1st XI 2-3 Birmingham
Women's football 1st XI 5-1 Leeds Beckett
Men's hockey 1st XI 1-3 Nottingham


(11 Mar 2015) » More about this week's Championship semi-finals at Maiden Castle

BUCS Results- 25th February

Yesterday’s results saw nine Durham teams (men’s fencing, women’s football, men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s table tennis, men’s and women’s tennis) progress to the semi-finals of BUCS Championship competition, while five teams (men’s badminton, women’s lacrosse, women’s squash, women’s tennis) progressed to the semi-finals of BUCS Trophy competition. There was also a Premier North title claimed by the women’s basketball 1st team after a comfortable win over Edinburgh. 

(25 Feb 2015) » More about yesterday's BUCS results

Team Durham 'Team of the Week'

As Team Durham starts to focus on the knockout rounds of BUCS, we will be recognising a PlayerLayer "Team of the Week" at Championship, Trophy and Conference Cup level (three teams per week) throughout this term.

(16 Feb 2015) » More about the 'Team of the Week'

BUCS Preview- 3rd December

On the final BUCS Wednesday of 2014, our teams will be hoping to maintain their momentum going into the Christmas period. After a stunning 3-2 away to Nottingham last week, the men’s football 1st XI will be hoping to continue that form into tomorrow’s fixture against Northumbria. It should be a close affair too, with both sides currently on nine points in the Premier North. Meanwhile the women’s 1st XI will also be looking for a home win against Northumbria the side remain on top of the Premier North having gone unbeaten so far this season, however the visitors are their nearest rivals just six points behind with a game in hand. The men’s fencing 1st team also face a crucial match against Newcastle with the winner guaranteed to top the Premier North going into the new year.

(2 Dec 2014) » More about tomorrow's BUCS fixtures

BUCS Results- 26th November

This week saw fantastic BUCS results across the board with teams excelling in league and cup fixtures. In the Premier North games Durham secured their best results of the season with fourteen wins, two draws and just one loss this week. This included wins in men's and women's football, women's hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, women's badminton, men's and women's rugby union, men's tennis, men's and women's volleyball, men's fencing and men's and women's basketball. Meanwhile in the cup competition 26 teams progressed into the quarter final stage of the BUCS Trophy and Northern Conference Cup competitions. Full results from yesterday’s BUCS fixtures can be viewed below.

(27 Nov 2014) » More about yesterday's BUCS results

Men’s fencing secure emphatic win against Lancaster

The men’s fencing 1st team bounced back this week with a comprehensive win over Lancaster to stay second in the Premier North. The final score of 135-68 reflected their dominance, with the Palatinates winning all three weapons: 45-17 (foil), 45-30 (epee) and 45-21 (sabre), respectively.

(6 Nov 2014) » More about the men's and women's fencing teams this week

A three for three victory for the Women’s fencing team

The Women’s 1st fencing team took on Aberdeen in a battle of wills.

(2 Dec 2011) » More about Fencing's Triple Victory

Women's Fencing Remain Undefeated

The Women’s 1st team quiet confidence shines through in a fencing battle against Birmingham

(11 Nov 2011) » More about Fencing's Win Over Birmingham

Durham Fight Their Way to Victory in the Women’s Fencing

The first team enjoyed a comfortable win over Manchester in the first round of the BUCS Premier League.

(28 Oct 2011) » More about Women's Fencing Beating Manchester

Women's Fencing off to Sheffield after dramatic win over Oxford

The women fencers showed fighting spirit in their quarter final match against Oxford, coming back from losses in both the epeé and foil to take the match 106-105.

(3 Mar 2011) » More about women's fencing reaching the Final Fours

Women's Fencing cruise through to the Final Eights

The women’s fencing team sail past Northumbria to face Oxford in the quarter final of the National Championships after an easy 132-63 victory.

(17 Feb 2011) » More about women's fencing defeating Northumbria

Roberts takes individual gold at BUCS Sabre Championships

Durham's Kira Roberts won the BUCS Sabre Individual Championships for the second time in three years as she gained revenge for last year's final by defeating the same opponent, Katie Hendra from Brunel, in a closely fought out contest that went right to the wire.

(28 Nov 2010) » More about Roberts going one better than last year

Women's Fencing march on

Durham’s women fencers shock Birmingham with their level of skill and composure to take the match 129-79.

(5 Nov 2010) » More about Durham being too strong for Birmingham

Cardiff Carved Open As Palatinates Power Into Quarters

Durham Men’s Fencing Firsts took the spoils as they put Cardiff to the sword in a thrilling and powerful 138-87 victory.

(10 Feb 2010) » More about Cardiff Carved Open As Palatinates Power Into Quarters

Birmingham beaten as Men's Fencing achieve biggest win of the season

The men’s fencing first team continued this season’s bizarre ‘win one, lose one’ sequence, earning a massive 135-73 win over Birmingham.

(28 Jan 2010) » More about Durham defeating Birmingham

Silver and Bronze for Durham athletes at BUCS Individual Sabre Championships

Despite record entries in the BUCS Individual Women’s Sabre event Durham came home with two out of the three medals.

(7 Dec 2009) » More about medals for Durham students at BUCS Individuals

Palatinates' power and poise ensures Birmingham are beaten

Durham Women’s Fencing Firsts turned in a mercurial performance as they overcame Birmingham by 135-57, their biggest individual win so far this season and a result which keeps them on course to finish second in the BUCS Northern Premier League.

(3 Dec 2009) » More about Birmingham being put to the sword

Palatinates power to Fencing victory

Durham Women’s Fencing Firsts gained a third win of the season to defeat Newcastle across all three weapons by 135-96 in the BUCS Northern Premier League.

(26 Nov 2009) » More about women's fencing storming past Newcastle

Durham daring makes light work of Manchester

Building on last week’s 135-84 victory at Birmingham, Durham Women’s Fencing 1s recorded their second win in as many weeks as they comprehensively outfought Manchester to triumph in all three rounds and by a score of 130-96.

(6 Nov 2009) » More about women's fencing being far too strong for their opposition

Three the magic number as Men's Fencing outfox Northumbria

Having lost by just a narrow five points a fortnight ago at the hands of St Andrews, Durham Men’s Fencing 1s recorded an impressive first win of the season as they defeated neighbouring Northumbria 135-74.

(30 Oct 2009) » More about the Men’s 1s securing a first victory of the season

Durham's Kira Roberts shortlisted for BA Great Britons Award Scheme

Durham University’s Kira Robers has been shortlisted in the most recent round of the BA Great Britons Award Scheme. Kira, a second year English Literature student and current BUCS sabre champion, sits down to talk with Team Durham student reporter James Dennis about her experiences as a fencer before Durham and during her time at the University.

(29 Oct 2009) » More about Kira Roberts talking to James Dennis about fencing and university life

Positive Result For Fencing Men

The Men’s fencing squad succeeded once again and progressed through to the next round of the knockout competition. Facing the visiting Leeds opposition, the Durham boys enjoyed a close and exciting match which resulted in triumph for Team Durham.

(11 Feb 2009) » More about Positive Result For Fencing Men

Double Triumph over Edinburgh

The University men’s fencing team performed well and produced an unexpected win over Edinburgh in the BUCS Premier league. Playing at home, the Durham men produced an outstanding performance in all three weapons creating the final 130 – 125 score.

(29 Jan 2009) » More about Double Triumph over Edinburgh

Fencing Men Triumph After a Close Battle

The University fencing Club achieved a great win after they faced Birmingham in a closely contested match. The visiting Birmingham side dominated the Epee and Foil events however failed to challenge the strong Sabre fighters representing the Palatinate side.

(4 Dec 2008) » More about Fencing Men Triumph After a Close Battle

Durham's Kira Roberts wins the Cornwall Open Sabre title whilst Bilardi and Creechan also record impressive finishes

Durham’s fencers made an emphatic impact in Cornwall over the weekend, with no less than thee University students securing a top 16 finish in the Sabre event.

(2 Dec 2008) » More about the Cornwall Open

Women's fencing secure crucial victory over local rivals

Durham’s women’s fencing first team secured an extremely important victory over local rivals Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon to haul themselves off the bottom of the Premiership table.

(27 Nov 2008) » More about Durham's victory over Newcastle