Team Durham's Performance Hockey Coach, Gareth Weaver-Tyler, has been with Durham for four years, transitioning from coaching England U21s to playing a key role in the Welsh senior setup.
Durham won eight Championship titles and five Trophy/Vase titles in Nottingham, making this a historic day for University sport.
No fewer than 18 teams from Durham have qualified to participate in the BUCS Big Wednesday Championship Finals in Nottingham tomorrow.
The 1s succumbed to that cruel mistress we in England are so acutely familiar with, losing on penalties in the national playoff quarter-finals.
They will host FA Women’s Super League 1 in what will be a historic afternoon for the County Durham club.
The game between Durham and Germany's national side was even, but it was the Palatinates who came out eventual winners with a historic 11-8 victory.
The group are set to travel to South Africa at the end of March to prepare for what appears to be a testing start to their season.