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Durham U18 Training
Important message regarding training and games :- see Durham County U18 web page.

Durham U16 name their first squad of the season
Preparations are now well underway for the 2014 season. Following the first trial a squad has been selected to progress to the second trial, which will take place at EDC Peterlee on Monday, Sept. 8th. See squad

Durham County AGM Kevin Bannon - President 2014-2015
Congratulations to Kevin Bannon who was elected President of Durham County at the AGM on Tuesday 1st July 2014. Kevin from the Westoe Club takes over from John Scott, the 2013-2014 President.

Kevin has a long rugby history as a player, committee man, referee and advisor. Everyone in the within Durham County Rugby and the Rugby Clubs within Durham wishes Kevin well and hopes he enjoys his year as President.

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County Cups
County Cup draws for the Senior sides are now available go to County Cup Competitions
County Meetings timetable for 2014-2015
A provisional meetings timetable has been drawn up for the coming season
Meetings timetable
Women and Girls Rugby
Following the success of England in the Women's Rugby World Cup there is real anticipation that the game in Durham will continue to grow.

Katy Mclean and Tamara Taylor from Darlington Mowden Park Sharks represented England fantastically well in the World Cup and the development of players to this level is important for the future of the game. With that in mind Player Pathway Guidance for the Senior Academy Programme has been made available
The programme is aimed at ambitious players who have the drive and commitment to be the best they can be. The major focus of the programme is on individual skill development and will allow talented players the opportunity to be part of a high intensity training and competition programme.
see Programme Guidance
If anyone fits the bill, club and university coaches can use the attached form to nominate suitable players with potential Trials Nomination Form

Durham U15 and U18's play Cumbria away on the 9th November 2014 and then face Northumberland at home on the 30th November 2014 see the full U15 and U18 County Girl's programme

Update of Women and Girls rugby calendar See Calendar

Under 13 Girls Rugby dispensation
The RFU Governance Committee have discussed the removal of the dispensation for girls who are Under 13 to play up
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RFU Council vote for league restructure
The Adult Competitions Review will bring adjustments to the structure of competitive beneath the Championship. Durham clubs voted to oppose the change which will see a flattening of the Leagues below level 4. The changes will come into force in the 2016-2017 season
Discipline concerns
Following several incidents involving people coming onto the playing area and getting "involved", the discipline committee have issued a letter to all clubs together with a reminder of the regulations. Behaviour of this kind is not acceptable and could have very serious implications for the person and the club
Letter to Clubs reminding them who may be in the playing enclosure

Regulations regarding barriers and the field of play

RFU Courses
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Get up to the minute information on all coaching courses or details for booking go to http://www.rfu.com/takingpart/olcb/coursesearch
RFU Courses
Interested in taking a coaching, refereeing or any other RFU Course. The RFU Training Dept are moving to a new online booking and search system, and the scheme is 100% up and running in Area 6 (Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham and Yorkshire). It will allow Club members and others to search for RFU courses as easily as possible? It will be constantly updated so the information will allow coaches to search for a course any time of day with minimal fuss.

Courses can also book and pay for from the same link. http://www.rfu.com/takingpart/olcb/coursesearch

Get up to the minute information on all coaching courses, and soon referee and medical. It does away with the old paper lists too.