Monthly Archives: March 2014

Wheelchair basketball: an exciting new addition to university sport

Football, cricket and hockey have long been part of university sporting calendars but this year has seen the introduction of an exciting new sport; wheelchair basketball. If you’d said to me when Durham’s first ever wheelchair basketball team was established that less than six months later, we’d be competing in the National University Championships, I’d have said there was more chance of England winning the World Cup this Summer! Fast forward two term terms, however, and that was exactly what we were doing.  Before I talk about the tournament, I should probably tell you a little bit about how we got there…

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Experiencing Winter Congregation

Standing in the shadow of the magnificent Cathedral, fully donned in graduation robes and smart shoes, I couldn’t help but smile. The day was cold and grey, as so many English afternoons are, but it didn’t matter. I felt radiant. I beamed with the effervescent energy of one who has achieved a new level of accomplishment. Continue reading