Castle AFC

Making up the older and more illustrious half of a longstanding local rivalry with Newcastle United, and with over 50 playing members and plenty more attending socials, Castle AFC has always been one of the college’s largest and most successful clubs. We currently field four teams in various divisions of the enormous 11-a-side league setup as well as a squad for the indoor futsal league, meaning there is a chance for everyone to get involved; in the past we have seen countless examples of both exceptionally gifted players knocking on the door of the better DU teams, as well as those who have never played competitively but fancy a kickabout.

Each team plays around 15 league matches each season, in addition to taking part in two cup competitions. Matches are played largely on the weekends, with a raucous training session being held every Wednesday afternoon. Off the pitch, our infamous socials come around roughly every 2 weeks, providing a great opportunity to make friends with people from different years, as well as memories and stories to last a lifetime.

This is a big one, don’t miss out.

Club Captain: Xander Line (alexander.r.line@durham.ac.uk)

Social Secretary: Archie Thackray (archie.thackray@durham.ac.uk)

A Team Captain: Will Stonebridge (william.stonebridge@durham.ac.uk)

B Team Captain: Patrick Bates (patrick.e.bates@durham.ac.uk)

C Team Captain: Ben Belay (benjamin.belay@durham.ac.uk)

D Team Captain: Peter Hardman (peter.hardman@durham.ac.uk)