Category: Age Grade News

County Girls: County Summer camp open days announced

County Girls: County Summer camp open days announced


Durham County Women and Girls committee are running two Summer camp open days for U15 and U18 players to attend.

The aim of the days is to get lots of girls from clubs across Durham County at the two different venues to showcase their talent and even learn something new.

By hosting open days before the season begins, coaches get a chance to work with a range of players and it means there is no limit on who can attend!

Last year, players from our County teams went on to North of England assessments, with some going on to play in the squad.


Team photo: Durham County U15s 2016/17 season


The Summer camps will be run by the upcoming seasons representative girls coaches.

Camp one -RYTON RFC – Sunday August, 20 at 1.30pm

Camp two – HARTLEPOOL ROVERS – Sunday September, 10 at 1.30pm

Durham County Schools Union: Our fourth and final news update of the academic year

Durham County Schools Union: Our fourth and final news update of the year


After a succesfull year of getting the Schools Union Committee reformed we would like to say a huge thank you to all those that supported, joined and interacted with the Durham County RFU Schools Union during 2016/2017.

We are a committee full of teachers and volunteers and would not be able to progress the way we have without you all.

Our final Schools’ update will tell you the latest news and need to know information for your schools rugby team.

Schools Union Update four


RFU Professional Staff are looking for you to join their All Schools Coaching team

RFU Professional Staff are looking for you to join their All Schools Coaching team


The Durham RFU Professional Staff are looking for keen, qualified and determined individuals to join their All Schools Coaching team.

As the All Schools Programme continues to brand out across Durham County, this year we will see new projects in Ryton and Darlington – which means we need more staff!

The All Schools Programme reaches out to schools across Durham to help coach and develop Rugby Union, it also connects schools with their local rugby club to enable transition of players to grow our game.

To find out more check out the job descriptions below and register your interest on or before MONDAY JULY, 10 2017!!


CBRE All Schools Coach advert 2017-18 (Ryton)


CBRE All Schools Coach advert 2017-18 (Darlington)

Inner Warrior camps to return to Durham County after huge success in May

Inner Warrior camps to return to Durham County after huge success in May

After a successful launch of the Inner Warrior campaign in May to attract more women to contact rugby, England Rugby are launching a second Inner Warrior camp in August.

Durham County saw a number of clubs hold Inner Warrior camps attracting women and girls to our rugby family.

In May, England rugby exceeded targets for their camps;

  • Over 2500 Women & Girls took part across approx. 150 camps
  • Over 1000 new players attended
  • See snapshot of some of the successes here – Inner Warrior Round Up May 2017

And so, to build on this we are now running another Inner Warrior Camp campaign from Friday Aug, 18 to Sunday September, 3 which will be during the Women’s Rugby World Cup so a great time to centre recruitment around!

What’s in it for your club?

Your Inner Warrior Camp will receive:

  • Support from local England Rugby staff in the build-up and during your event.
  • National promotion through England Rugby’s website including sign up options for new people.
  • Links to a national campaign across England Rugby channels and press that will be re-launched just ahead of all events.
  • Access to the England Rugby Brand Centre to design your club poster/flyer/social media banner and use the event guide with England Rugby imagery and phrases.
  • There will be opportunities in each area for certain events to be supported with further resources once the applications are in.

What do I have to do to register?

  • Simply click HERE to register your event. This will take less than 5mins if you know the date and time of your event
  • You MUST apply by Friday July, 14!    


What does the club do next?

  • Start planning how you are going to run and promote your Inner Warrior Camp, ensuring the whole club buys into this.  After all, this could result in more members!
  • Think of what will encourage local non-rugby women / girls to come down and have a go – not necessarily always rugby related!!
  • Once your event has been accepted as an Inner Warrior Event, get it on social media and ensure you share it regularly with as many local groups as possible


Durham County look forward to seeing lots of clubs registered and involved in the Inner Warrior camps to recruit more women and girls to our rugby family!




Durham County are looking for their first representative Girls rugby sponsor

Durham County are looking for their first representative Girls rugby sponsor


As we prepare for the upcoming season, Durham County would like to offer you the opportunity to sponsor the U15/ U18 representative Girls Rugby teams.

This sponsor will see you feature on trianing kits, have your business name sponsored across Durham, Lancashire and Cheshire!

Our County squad features players that were selected to join the North of England U18s squad this year and will still be with us for another season.

There are several benefits for teaming up with us, with opportunities and coverage offered in various ways for your company!

Pictured: Girls Sponsor advert


For more information contact Francesca Harding at:

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

Upcoming Events

  • September 27, 2017
    • Girls Schools Cup R1
      2:30 pm

      This year the Schoosl Union have partnered with the RFU Professsional staff to bring back the County Cup. The Girls will kick start this with their central venue event at Horden and Peterlee RFC.

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