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There are a wide range of student activities on offer here at the college designed to enhance your time as a student.  These activities allow you the opportunity to meet new people, join groups, clubs, and associations, partake and organise fundraising events – and generally get to grips with student life!

Through enrichment you can learn new skills, meet new people, develop a wide range of personal skills and have FUN!

Some students may have the opportunity to complete an accredited course such as Food Hygiene or First Aid.

Student activities are delivered at a range of venues and are run subject to demand.

There are a wide range of activities available including:

  • Football
  • Kendo (Japanese sword fighting)
  • Badminton
  • Fitness training
  • Swimming
  • Netball
  • Volley ball
  • Basketball
  • Outdoor adventure
  • 5-a-side football
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Street dance
  • Women’s football

Competitive sports

We have college sports teams who compete weekly on a Wednesday afternoon.  Our football team competed in the top division of the North East Colleges League (NECL).  The team were crowned champions in the 2011-12 season, as well as reaching the cup final the past two consecutive seasons!

The college prides itself on the standard of our teams and hopes to continue this in the future.

The team are currently at the top of the football division too, and we wish them luck in retaining the title this year.

We have teams for Basketball and Rugby, who compete on Wednesday afternoons.  The basketball team compete within our sports hall, with the football and rugby teams playing their home matches at Blackwell Meadows (Darlington) Rugby Club.

If you have any ideas or want to get involved in any of the teams we currently run then please get in touch with Gavin.

We would love to get lots of new teams such as; table tennis, badminton, tennis, female football, volleyball and anything else you can think of.

College sports times

Monday

  • Fitness training (Gym)  7.45am-9am and 11.45am-1.15pm
  • Various activities 12pm-1pm

Tuesday

  • Fitness training (Gym) 7.45am-9am and 11.45am-1.15pm
  • 5-a-side football (sports hall) 12.15pm-1.15pm

  • Table tennis (The Gateway) 11am-1pm

Wednesday

  • Fitness training (Gym) 7.45am-9am and 11.45am-1.15pm
  • College football team 12.30pm-4pm

  • 5-a-side (sports hall) 12.15pm-1pm
  • Zumba (sports hall) 1pm-2pm

  • Basketball (sports hall) 2pm-4pm

Thursday

  • Fitness training (Gym) 7.45am-9am and 11.45am-1.15pm
  • 5-A-Side 12pm-1pm

Friday

  • Fitness training (Gym) 7.45am-9am and 11.45am-1.15pm
  • 5-a-side (sports hall) 9am-10am

  • Sport activities 1pm-2pm

Evening activities

Various clubs and activities take place on an evening here at the college, ask Gavin or pop down to the Sports Hall for more details.

Other activities

Other activities that Gavin and Ste can organise range from ski and snowboard trips at Castleford Xscape centre.

If you have some new ideas on any sporting activities, drop us an email:

gparkin@darlington.ac.uk

jedavison@darlington.ac.uk

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