Our 1XV Performance Squad are strong competitors within BUCS' Women's National League. We are very proud to be the BUCS WNL Champions of this season, 2021-22. Previous years have seen similar unparalleled success, such as during the 2018/2019 season placing second and playing the BUCS National final at Twickenham stadium. We look forward to remaining a strong competitor within this league for seasons to come.
Durham University over the years has produced multiple international standard players, including current Red Roses Heather Kerr and Claudia MacDonald and current Scotland player Coreen Grant.
We currently have in our squad three England U20 internationals, one England U18 international, a Hong Kong international and a further five overseas international postgraduate players. In addition to this, our squad consists of nine full premiership players.
36 years ago Cameron 'Cam' Henderson established Women's Rugby at Durham University. Cam's efforts, persistence and enthusiasm has created the family values that DUWRFC hold today. Women’s rugby is a part of cam’s life and he has devoted himself to the club.
Durham University has a proud history in women’s rugby, the last two seasons has seen some significant changes go on to progress the club and players to the next level through new facilities, coaching and management, standards set and driven by the players themselves. It’s only going to keep getting better here at DUWRFC.
"A long term plan, for a long term reign."
Beth Blacklock, 1XV Captain 2019
NEWS & UPDATES
1XV CHARITY MATCH
16th October 2019
DURFC X DUWRFC collaboration to raise money for Project Zambia with the double header against Northern Rivals, Northumbria University.
BUCS 2018/19 NATIONAL RUNNERS UP
10 April 2019
BUCS NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
February 25, 2022
Having lost only one game throughout the entire season, our 1XV defeated Edinburgh for the second time to become BUCS's Women's National Premier League Champions.