Category: Age Grade News

South Shields RFC launch junior wolfpack

South Shields RFC launch junior wolfpack


South Shields are expanding their growth as they now set targets to introduce junior rugby at the club. 

As a club, South Shields have been continuing to grow from the senior aspect of the game and as a club without an offical clubhouse they do very well to draw in lots of players.

This May, the club are broadening their scope to attract the younger generation of the game.

As a starting point, the club are welcoming all age groups but will look to targeting U12, U14 and U16 boys.

They have given the Junior teams identify naming them, The Wolfpack.

See more information on the below poster regarding training.

Falcons Camp: Residental junior camp returns for tenth year

Falcons Camp: Residental junior camp returns for tenth year


The Newcastle Falcons Barnard Castle residential camp returns for its tenth year at the prestigious Barnard Castle School.

It will be held from August, 21- 25. The five day/ four nights residential camp is a fantastic opportunity for experienced rugby players to gain high quality coaching from Newcastle Falcons community coaches, Falcons players and Academy coaches.

As well as invaluable time spent with coaches and players there are a variety of areas the camp will focus on including: fitness, game management, position specific skill sessions and tactical decision making.

This gives the participants an insight into professional rugby with visits from both Newcastle Falcons players as well as hosting Acadmey Coachings. Both visits will give the playes insight into how to improve their game and work towards their rugby goals. 

To conclude the week, the Friday will be games day – participants are put into teams and play games displaying all they have learnt throughout the week, and of course parents are invited to come and watch.

Off the field, each evening there will be a host of activities to take part in such as touch rugby, football, dodgeball, swimming* and leisure time.
The price includes three meals a day plus supper, and all overnight accommodation.

For just £295 participants will have a week never to forget experiencing first class coaching in spectacular surroundings.  

Camp begins Monday @ 1pm and finishes Friday lunch time. Participants must be at least age group U13 and maximum U17 (going into season 17/180).

For more information and to book, please visit

Age grade: County Cup and Plate updates

The Durham County Age Grade Cup and Plate Finals


With the season drawing to a close the final three age grade cup and plate finals are set to be played in the coming weeks.

In the U15s, Durham City challenge Billingham in the Cup final while in the Plate, South Shields Westoe face Bishop Auckland.

Both games will take place on Sunday April, 30 at Consett RFC for a 1.30pm KO

Moving on to the U16, in the Cup, Durham City take on Darlington Mowden Park and fighting for the Plate, Gateshead play Sunderland.

The U16s Cup and the Plate will also be played at Consett RFC on Sunday, April 23 for a 1.30pm KO.

And lastly, in the U18s Cup Darlington face Durham City and in the Plate, Consett take on DMP.

The Cup will be played for on at Durham City RFC on the main pitch on Sunday, 23 – KO 2pm while the Plate will be played at DMP arena on Thursday, May 27 for a 7.30pm KO.

LIVE: We are here to connect your Schools and Clubs through the new MAP!

LIVE: The Durham County Schools Union Map for Schools and Clubs 

We have launched the Schools Union map to help clubs and schools interlink and provide as much information as possible for YOU to take advantage of. The aim is to help parents, players and teachers connect with their nearest club teams at age grade level to get children making an easy and fun transition into the game. We will look to develop this map further with as we add more schools, more details and get more of you using it! We hope it is a helpful tool!

Durham County Schools Union Schools and Clubs

This map is to help navigate Durham County Schools Union affiliated schools as well as other rugby playing schools with their local clubs in Durham. If you would like to add your school to the map please get in touch with us at: We hope you find this very helpful and it leads clubs to schools and schools to clubs to expand the link between the two and get more children enjoying playing rugby!


Durham County Schools Union: Update three

Durham County Schools Union: Update three 

This terms Durham County Schools Union Update includes; success stories, sevens competitions, a chance to have your say and of course, most important the launch of our Schools Union MAP!

The Map is a great tool to use to connect schools and clubs with one another, providing contact details and information about the club, we look to build on this platform as we add more schools and more contact details for schools.

Please share the map and encourage people to use it to find out more!


Darlington Mowden Park U17s win Northern Bowl final

Darlington Mowden Park U17s win Northern Bowl final 


DMP U17s: Winners of the North of England Bowl

Mowden Park Colts played with heart until the final whistle to beat Wirral RFC 15-14 in the National U17 North of England Bowl Final.

Both teams offered an evenly matched game which showed in the tight score line.

Despite our Mowden Colts falling just short of the lead throughout the game, they continued to play in high spirits and in the 66th minute took their first lead.

After the regional semi final away at Liverpool Collegiate RFC being a forward dominated game, it seemed that on the return to Liverpool that it would be the backs turn to shine.

Johnstone and Hogg in the centers created the last score as they opened up the wing for Lanagan to scoop through past the defence and plant the ball over the try line.

After the try, Mowden sat with a nervous 14-13 score against them on the board.
Alasdair Cunningham stepped up to take the conversion from the left hand side and slotted it through the posts to all the DMP supporters delight.

Despite a few penalties being conceded by DMP before the whistle they held on to their one point lead to win the game 15-14.

Following the win, Mowden Colts will travel to Stourbridge on Sunday, April 9 to take on Sutton Coldfield RFC in the National Semi Final.

Best of luck lads! 

By Clarissa Murphy 

Durham City and Gateshead take the U17s Cup and Plate in the finals

Durham City and Gateshead take the U17s Cup and Plate in the finals

Durham City Rugby Club U17s yesterday took on Yarm Rugby Club U17s in the challenge for the U17s Age Grade Cup. Durham took the prize with pride after winning 51-0 at West Hartlepool RFC.

Fighting for the U17s Age Grade Plate on the Brinkburn pitch, Gateshead and Sunderland kept the battle a close one, coming out 24-22 on top, Gateshead Rugby Club U17s were awarded the Plate.

To see other results from the Age Grade Cups and Plate check out the page here.

Register your #InnerWarrior events


Register your #InnerWarrior events 


After a successful launch to #InnerWarrior in January of this year, the RFU are setting up for another plough at the women and girls promotion through a secondary #InnerWarrior promo event!

You can register your clubs #InnerWarrior event here and gain extra support, resources and more!

Help grow the game together!


Age Grade Cup and Plate Finals: U17s

Age Grade Cup and Plate Finals: U17s


The U17 Age grade Cup and Plate Final will take place this Sunday (26/03) at West Hartlepool RFC!

In the Cup, Durham City will take on opponents Yarm on the main pitch

Across on Brinkburn pitch, Sunderland will face Gateshead 

Both games will kick off at 2pm with access to the changing rooms from 1pm.


Upcoming Events

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      6:30 pm

      In the final event for the Women's summer touch festivals, women will play at Houghton RFC in a series of game. Games will start from 7pm

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