St. John's Common Room

Sports & Societies

Contact

Club Captain: Jamie Nuttall jamie.nuttall@durham.ac.uk

Men’s Captain: Joe Wilson joseph.wilson@durham.ac.uk

Women’s Captain: Fiona Mo k.p.f.mo@durham.ac.uk

 

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After a very successful year for both Men's and Women's Badminton, we hope we will be able to build upon a great foundation. With promotion for the men's team, and only narrowly missing out with the women's, we'll be looking to strengthen our teams and go even further this year. However, it's not all about the competition! We have weekly practice sessions where everyone is welcome - from team members to novices - so do come along and give it a go!

Contact

Men’s Captain: Nicolas Skokeas- Mckellen Nicolas.skokeas-mckellen@durham.ac.uk

Women’s Captain: Mami Sugiyama Mami.sugiyama@durham.ac.uk

 

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The men’s basketball team have been playing in the league for a while now and after a promotion to the top division have continued to play to a high standard and prove themselves this year. Women’s basketball is a new addition to the league and is looking for some new recruits to show what we can do. Both teams have weekly training and games every other week. You don’t have to be tall, just willing to get involved and get to training! All levels are welcome

Contact

Saskia Burbach saskia.burbach@durham.ac.uk

Sophie Nicholls s.a.nicholls@durham.ac.uk

 

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Cheerleading is a great way to learn new skills as it incorporates elements of dance, gymnastics and stunting to create fun, exciting routines for people to enjoy! St John's College Cheerleading was established last year and our team of Freshers with no previous experience of cheer did amazingly in the annual Durham college cheerleading competition. There is no need for you to have done cheerleading, dance or gymnastics before, as everyone is welcome to join, including boys!

Contact

Jonny BlainJonathan.blain@durham.ac.uk

Oscar Dewhurst o.r.b.dewhurst@durham.ac.uk

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Last year we got promoted up to the top division for cricket so will be competing against some stiffer competition this year. We've got some great players staying on from last year, but we do welcome any fresher talent coming through to help us do well in the top league. Cricket at Johns is aimed at all experience: whether you really want to work on your game and win matches, or if you just want to come along for the banter, beer and pimms. We're always looking for new players and hope that you'll join us this year.

Contact

Austin Wright Austin.wright@durham.ac.uk

 

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St. John’s Darts Club remains one of the most prestigious and decorated College Darts teams to this date, after a slumping few years since the epic dynasty that was capped with a trophy win at the end of the 2009/2010 series. We are looking for men and women, ANY skill level, to join our Club and help us to reinstate the standard that brought victory to the club. Games are played on Monday nights and provide a perfect break from the studying with a cheeky pint and a chance to throw some arrows. Come on down and give it a try.

Contact

Club Captains: John Swistak j.h.swistak@durham.ac.uk, Jack Hepworth jack.hepworth@durham.ac.uk 

A Team Captain: Andy McCulloch a.i.mcculloch@durham.ac.uk

B Team Captain: Jamie Nuttall jamie.nuttall@durham.ac.uk

C Team Captain: Jack Hepworth jack.hepworth@durham.ac.uk

 

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If you enjoy playing football, either at the highest level or just socially, then sign up for St John’s Football. We have 3 competitive teams and matches every week, so regardless of your ability there will be game time for you! Last year the A team and B team both narrowly missed out on promotion, and the C team went the distance and were promoted as runners up. The Football Club is also an excellent way of socialising and brings together guys from every year and every course. We will be having a number of team socials throughout the year, so you can get to know each other both on and off the pitch.

Contact

Cat Lake catherine.lake@durham.ac.uk

Molly Green m.f.green@durham.ac.uk

 

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St. John's Women's Football is arguably the friendliest and most enjoyable team to belong to in college. We welcome complete beginners just as we do more experienced players. Everyone's skills and fitness develop through the year while having a great time playing. Obviously winning matches is brilliant, but we don't take it too seriously; we honestly aim just to have as much fun in training (once a week) and games (usually every weekend) as we possibly can. Because of this everyone has a great time no matter the score. Club socials will be put on throughout the year and we draw many purely social members as well as those who come to train and play

Contact

Johnny Savile j.b.savile@durham.ac.uk

Harry Purvis h.o.h.purvis@durham.ac.uk

 

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Frisbee at John's is one of the most laid back sports and traditionally one of our most successful as well. It's something that no-one has ever really done before they come to John's so don't worry if you don't yet know your hammers from your chicken wings. Teams are mixed and we play all throughout the year (yes, in the snow too). So come along and we look forward to seeing you out there.

Contact

Men’s Captain: Ali de Visme a.j.hoffman-de-visme@durham.ac.uk

Women’s Captains: Cat Lake catherine.lake@durham.ac.uk

Ellie Payne Eleanor.payne@durham.ac.uk

 

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As well as advanced players we have people who haven't played in a few years as well as some complete beginners; everyone is welcome! With training once a week and matches most weekends everyone quickly learns new skills, gets fit, and start playing as a team. Men and women share training time and occasionally train together or have short mixed matches for fun and skill development. There are big socials which are always fun and the best way to get to know everyone!

Contact

Harry Purvis h.o.h.purvis@durham.ac.uk

Ellie Payne Eleanor.payne@durham.ac.uk

 

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John's Mixed Lacrosse team are the current league champions with an unbeaten season. So, if you want to keep this winning streak going, we hope to see you there! Don’t worry though if you haven’t played before, our team is full of people who hadn’t picked up a stick before coming to Durham. We have had such an amazing team spirit this last year and fully intend to continue the tradition of 'playing for fun'. The socials will be banging and the team even more so. Get involved!

Contact

Club Captain: Charlie DC charlotte.de-cock@durham.ac.uk

A Team Captain: Eleanor Winters e.l.winters@durham.ac.uk

B Team Captains: Emilia Davies and Flick Kenny e.r.favies@durham.ac.ukfelicity.kenny@durham.ac.uk

 

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St Johns Netball includes netballers of all standards and is a great way to meet some new people in other years and get a bit of a run around. We have an A and a B team as well as the possibility if entering a friendly/mixed league if interest is high! We train once a week on a Wednesday (as long as it's not snowing or pouring!) and try to get everyone a game most weekends. No experience needed so feel free to come down anytime whether it's due to your love if netball or just because you want to try something new (or maybe just because you last played when you were 10).

Contact

Oliver Palmer oliver.palmer@durham.ac.uk

 

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Being very much a social sport, St. John’s Pool allows you to get cross college interaction with like-minded individuals while at the same time trying to get them to buy you some drinks for the evening. If an excuse were needed to visit another college’s bar then this would be it. Over my last two years in this team we have got steadily better and higher up the league so who knows, maybe this is the promotion year! Either way it is a fantastic social evening together playing a great game.

Contact

Joe Pearman j.m.pearman@durham.ac.uk

Will Smith will.smith@durham.ac.uk

 

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Rounders is a summer sport only but still one of the best ones. It’s a relaxed and fun atmosphere which loads of people get involved with even if they don’t normally play sport. Any ability or year can join, the more the merrier! Come and get stuck in to the game of your year 6 PE lessons.

Contact

Club Captain: Sebastien De-La-Fuente

Men’s Captain: Alex Thornton a.j.thornton@durham.ac.uk

Women’s Captain: Molly McCaffery molly-kate.mccafferry@durham.ac.uk

 

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John’s is all about Rowing. In fact, although we are independent of the JCR, the College Boat Club is the biggest society in the college and is a great way to engage in the college community. As one of the smallest colleges we significantly punch above our weight and challenge the larger colleges in all events. Open to anyone of any ability, we encourage you to push yourself to your limits, but we also have a gentler social side for those who wish to enjoy the relaxed side of rowing. Both experienced and inexperience new rowers will have the opportunity race all over the country. As a club we are famous for our socials that go down in history as nights to remember nearly every time we have one, and we have many formal events too such as our Christmas Ball and Annual Dinner.

Contact

Matt Cumming matthew.cumming@durham.ac.uk

 

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The rugby club at John’s is open to all, from people who have never played before to those who have been playing most of their lives. The club competes at the level below university standard and has a proud culture and past, with some notable success in seasons gone by. The College rugby scene is great fun with competitive matches against other colleges played throughout the year. There will be training every week and it will be useful, instructive and fun as well as challenging at times. As well as actually playing rugby, a key aspect of our rugby club is the socials, so expect the most regular and best socials in college.

Contact

Ali De Visme a.j.hoffman-de-visme@durham.ac.uk

 

Description

Despite being a small club, we had a very successful season last year. Our Men’s A team came first in the Premiership, despite some worrying moments of injury! With three university players next year we will again be challenging for the title. The B team came mid-table in Division 1 and hopefully can push for promotion to the Premiership this coming season. Players of any standard are welcome, and this year we will try to run an organised training/coaching session once a week to cater for all abilities, with matches at weekends. Unfortunately the last few years the women's team has had to pull out of the league, so we'll be on the lookout for players! Any queries please get in touch. We'll be at the sports & societies fair so you can sign up.

Contact

Athletics: Katrina Bass k.l.bass@durham.ac.uk

Cross Country: Hope Bicknell hope.bicknell@durham.ac.uk

 

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College athletics isn’t overly frequent but makes a strong appearance at College Festival of Sport and the annual John’s Chad’s Day. Cross-country and longer distance running sessions are run (pun intended) about once a week. We welcome anyone who wants to give any athletics a try to get in touch with us!

Contact

Sasha Waloff Sasha.waloff@durham.ac.uk

Contact

Ben Jones Benjamin.jones2@durham.ac.uk

 

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Johns has a table tennis table in college that deserves more use! There are 1 or 2 sessions a week depending on how seriously you take it and an opportunity to compete against other colleges. Come along if you fancy it, if anything the inevitable beer pong socials promise to be a good laugh!

Contact

Martin Jakobsen t.m.jakobsen@durham.ac.uk

Edris Nikjooy edris.nikjooy@durham.ac.uk

 

Description

John's tennis is extremely relaxed and has a nice chilled atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to join whatever your level. The more the merrier! In the summer term we train once a week and play a few matches against the other colleges. Anyone is welcome to come and play both at training and matches! Remember to bring your rackets!

Contact

Charlie DC charlotte.de-cock@durham.ac.uk

 

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St Johns volleyball team is a very relaxed team with people of all standards more than welcome! A good one to come along to if you would rather train and play matches indoors on rainy/snowy Durham days. Feel free to come along to learn a new skill as hang out with some new people. Hope to see many of you there!

Contact

max.whitby@durham.ac.uk

 

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Our society meets once a week for a very informal game or two. Our members range from ordinary people to basement dwellers. This society is open to literally anyone that has a few fingers and at least half a brain. We play all sorts of games from diplomacy to scrabble and always welcome new members so please come along!

Contact

Sophie Nicholls s.a.nicholls@durham.ac.uk

 

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