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Team East Durham - Sport Performance Centres

Love sport? Go further both academically and physically with East Durham College's fantastic Sports Performance Centres!

Our Sports Performances Centres - AKA Team East Durham - are all about giving you the opportunity to go further in a sport of your choice.

First of all, here's what you need to know: our Sports Performance Centres are open to ALL students!

So whether you're studying art and design, A Levels, hairdressing, or even sport, there's a place in a Sports Performance Centre for you!

We've got loads of opportunities available in different sports. We currently offer football, rugby, cricket, netball, dance, basketball and boxing Sports Development Centres.

Our coaching staff are amongst the most highly qualified in the region, all having gained vast experience from their own professional playing days.

What to expect:

  • High quality training and coaching
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Diet and nutrition guidance
  • Fitness training programmes
  • Performance analysis support
  • In-house physiotherapy
  • Competitions - league and cup

Everyone who joins on of our Academies also gets an exciting scholarship with load of extra benefits. And depending on the standard to play at you could qualify for our Silver or Gold Scholarship package.

For more details on Team East Durham and sport at East Durham College please see below. And why not join us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/TeamEastDurham

Our Sport Performance Centres

Want to learn more about a particular performance centre here at EDC? Just give one of the images below a click and it'll take you straight there.


Football Sports Performance Centre (Men)

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Play and train like a Pro with EDC's dedicated football academy for men! Learn from former professional players, use our fantastic facilities and get better at the sport you love while you study.

Learn More About Our Football Performance Centre


Football Sports Performance Centre (Women)

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Play and train like a Pro with EDC's dedicated football academy for women! Learn from former professional players, use our fantastic facilities and get better at the sport you love while you study.

Learn More About Our Football Performance Centre


Rugby Sports Performance Centre

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It's time to scrum down and get ready for EDC's Rugby Performance Centre! With excellent links with Durham University and fantastic facilities at our Houghall campus, our rugby centre is perfect for any rugby player who wants to be on top of their game.

Learn More About Our Rugby Performance Centre


Cricket Sports Performance Centre

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Thanks to our partnership with Durham Uni, Cricket players at EDC get access to Maiden Castle, Durham Uni's state-of-the-art cricket training centre, plus loads of other benefits. Click the button below for all the details.

Learn More About Our Cricket Performance Centre


Basketball Sports Performance Centre

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With our huge sports hall, quality coaching from experienced basketballers and other perks, joining the basketball performance centre is a must for anyone interested in the sport.

Learn More About Our Basketball Performance Centre


Boxing Sports Performance Centre

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East Durham College's boxing coaching is second-to-none, and we've developed an excellent reputation for developing the skills of talented fighters. Ready to get started? Click below for the details.

Learn More About Our Boxing Performance Centre


Dance Sports Performance Centre

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With our dedicated sports hall, great opportunities to take part in dramatic productions and much more, joining our dance centre is a must for anyone interested in dance.

Learn More About Our Dance Performance Centre


Netball Sports Performance Centre

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Love netball? Let us hone your skills and help you get even better at the sport with our dedicated netball performance centre!

Learn More About Our Netball Performance Centre


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At EDC, we offer scholarship packages at bronze, silver and gold levels. All students are eligible for the bronze package - for elite sportsmen/women, the silver/gold packages come with a number of added benefits.

Learn More About Our Sport Scholarships


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Your training is of great importance to us - that's why we employ some of the most qualified coaches in the region. Meet the people behind our sports academies right here.

Meet The Coaches