Durham University Water Polo Scholarship

Map of Durham UniversityDurham University have one of the strongest university water polo teams in the country. Their men’s squad have won the BUCS title for the past two seasons while their women’s team were BUCS runners-up in 2016.

Durham University offer water polo scholarships as one of their 13 target sports.

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Durham University Water Polo Scholarships

There is a Durham University Water Polo Scholarship available through the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Sport scheme.

While applications are welcomed from any sport, water polo is one of Durham University’s 13 ‘target’ sports for which they encourage applications.

As well as an annual bursary of £2,000, scholars will receive access to the university’s Elite Athlete Support Programme.

While each athlete’s programme will be tailored to suit their need, support includes coaching, video analysis, strength and conditioning, sport psychology, injury prevention, lifestyle and time management support and nutritional guidance.

Sports Facilities at Durham University

Durham University features two comprehensive indoor sports facilities – the Graham Sports Centre at Maiden Castle and the Queen’s Campus Sports Centre.

The Graham Sports Centre contains a fitness suite which includes Technogym resistance machines, cable systems, free weights, cardio vascular machines, TRX suspension training system, ViPR trainers and medicine balls, as well as foam rollers and exercise balls. The Centre also contains world class facilities for a number of different indoor and outdoor sports.

The Queen’s Campus fitness suite also has a range of cardio and resistance machines as well as a separate strength and conditioning room.

The Durham University Water Polo team train at Freeman’s Quays, a purpose built 25m, 8-lane, all deep swimming pool in the centre of Durham. They also have close ties with Team Northumbria, who train twice a week in Newcastle, a 10 minute train journey from Durham.