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Sports and Societies

At Grey, we offer one of the widest range of Sports and Societies (more commonly referred to as 'Sport and Socs') out of any other colleges in Durham. From the mainstream, to the downright bizarre, we are confident that there will be at least one to suit your taste! And that's not even the best bit... If you want to start your own society or sport team, be it a 5-a-side football league, trampolining or even Call of Duty soc., then you just need to register it with the JCR and you can apply for a budget based upon your needs and number of members! The first thing you need to know about sports at Durham is that there are two tiers; you can either play for the University or for your college (or sometimes both).

Team Grey

If you would like to play sport on a social-level, then college sport is for you.Want to play sport for Grey? Then you can, it's that simple! Almost anyone can get involved with any sport they wish. Very few teams have entry-requirements.Joining a team at Grey is a fantastic way to make friends. The vast majority of JCR-members are involved in one or more sports, and enjoy regular socials, bar crawls, and meals out in town together! On top of this, most teams participate in the inter-collegiate league, where you can play teams from other colleges and keep track of your progress! When a team forms it will start right at the bottom of the lowest division, and over the years it's great to see the team promoted through the leagues and progress.

Sports include:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • GCBC (Grey College Boat Club)
  • Cricket
  • GCTC (Grey College Team Croquet)
  • Dance
  • Men's Football
  • Women's Football
  • Men's Hockey
  • Women's Hockey
  • Pool
  • Netball
  • Men's Rugby
  • Women's Rugby
  • Men's Squash
  • Women's Squash
  • Grey College Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Team Durham

If you are serious about your sports, and would like to travel the country playing other universities or ultimately aspire to become world-class sportsmen and women, then University sport is for you!

Team Durham provide full-time coaches in:

  • Basketball (men and women)
  • Cricket (Men's & Women's)
  • Fencing (Men's & Women's)
  • Hockey (Men's & Women's)
  • Lacrosse (Men's)
  • Lacrosse (Women's)
  • Netball
  • Tennis (Men's & Women's)
  • Rowing (Men's & Women's)

For more information regarding university sport and entry requirements, visit their website (


For a full-range of societies available at Grey, make sure you're at the Freshers' Fair in your first week to register your interest for any society you wish! Here is just a selection to wet your appetites!

  • Grey College Big Band
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Cheerleading
  • Christian Union
  • Fountains Theatre Company
  • Music Society