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Durham County Girls play their final fixture
Sunday 30th November sees the final fixture in the County Durham Girls calendar – and what a season it has been. From last year’s humble collaboration with Cumbria (where even between the two counties we were rarely able to field a full team) through the early season teething problems to where we are now – a force to be reckoned with. For more details click here

Durham U18s vs Cumbria

Durham County U18 Boys
Having come to the end of one of the most exhilarating and successful seasons for Durham County U18's, where they remained unbeaten throughout the CB programme with convincing victories over Northumberland, Cumbria & Yorkshire, the North of England U18 Selectors have announced a squad of 43 players (Including 12 reserves) whom they wish to see at the North U18 Assessment Day at Woodhouse Grove School on Monday 29th December.

In relation to Durham specifically, huge congratulations must go to 6 players who have successfully made the North of England trials; To see who made the trails click here

Durham County U18 remain undefeated

Durham County U18s faced Cumbria in the "Yorkshire Super Sunday Fe

Durham faced Yorkshire at HARTLEPOOL RFC on Sunday 16th November to see who would remain the only undefeated side in the U18 Northern Division

As expected it was a highly entertaining and competive game
and much to the delight of the Durham side, officials and spectators Durham beat Yorkshire 22 -10

Match report to follow

stival" at West Park Leeds on Sunday 2nd November 2014 see match report

Durham County U18s faced Northumberland in the "Durham Super Sunday Festival" at Darlington RFC on Sunday 26th October 2014 see match report

Player Safety
Player safety is paramount and there is currently a major initiative by the RFU to raise awareness of injuries and potential dangers .  The RFU have a course "RFU Immediate Care in Sport - Level 2 Course" running in several locations around the Country in December and the early part of next year.  It is not cheap but if it helps one person it will be worth every penny Click here for details.

Don't be a Head Case campaign
In another player safety initiative is aimed specifically at raising awareness of the dangers of blows to the head and concussion.   Will Halford, Area Training Officer of the RFU gave a presentation at the October Durham County Referee Society meeting - see information

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County Cup Draw
The County Cup draw for the 2nd team cup, 3rd team cup and 4th team shield are available Cup Draws

County Cup draws for the Senior sides are available go to County Cup Competitions
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County Meetings timetable for 2014-2015
A provisional meetings timetable has been drawn up for the coming season Meetings timetable
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
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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.