Category: Age Grade News

Durham County U16 and U17 Men on the look out for this years talent pool

Durham County U16 and U17 Men on the look out for this years talent pool

Durham Countu Rugby Football Union have opened the door for nominations for this years U16s and U17s talent pool.

As we approach the County season, Durham Coaches are on the look out for this years players as they welcomes teams, coaches and parents to nominate appropriate players for trials.

Download the files below and get your nominations in by 27/10 (U16s) 3/11 (U17s)

U16s

Durham County U16’s nominations letter 2017 18.docx

Durham County Rugby Football Union U16’s County Squad Expressions of Interest and Nominations The 2017/18 selection process is due to start shortly and we are calling for expressions of interest and nominations from players, coaches, teachers and academies as of now. The closing date for applic…

U17s

Durham County U17’s nominations letter.docx

Durham County Rugby Football Union U17’s County Squad Expressions of Interest and Nominations The 2017/18 selection process is due to start shortly and we are calling for expressions of interest and nominations from players, coaches, teachers and academies as of now. The closing date for applic…

 

Durham County Women and Girls proudly release their first monthly newsletter

Durham County Women and Girls proudly release their first monthly newsletter

 

The womens game has been growing for some time now and Durham County are proud to demonstarate that growth as they release their first montly newsletter.

There are clubs across the County doing great things for the Women and Girls game and that has been captured by, Sally Evans of Bishop Auckland in this newsletter.

Since the Womens’ Rugby World Cup, the season has taken off back home and we have seen 53 new women into the game through our Inner Warior events across the region.
We are moving with the game!

Take a look at the first edition and do not miss out on your say, email in if you have something to add for the next one!

County Girls and Ladies Newsletter Sept 2017.pdf

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As well as the first ever newsletter, we now have a Women and Girls dedicated map to help you navigate your way around the Durham County based teams and see what they can offer you!

Check it out here

Durham County U18s announce training squad following trials

Durham County U18s announce training squad following trials

 

Durham County U18 Girls held their trials on Sunday for all nominated players to showcase their talent.

Darlington Rugby Club welcomed a record number of girls for the U15 and U18 trials.

This year, Durham County Coaches held two coaching camps throughout the summer for any players to attend to get a taste for county level.

Following nominations from clubs and schools, players were invited to the first trial session to demonstrate their abilities in a round of five 15 minute games of rugby.

Congratulations to the following girls that will continue to battle for places as we approach games.

Well done to all that attended and got involved!

 

First Name

Surname

Club

Hope Armstrong Horden & Peterlee
Alysha Bell DMP
Chloe Broom Horden & Peterlee
Sophie Brunskill Bishop Auckland
Nina Buckton Horden & Peterlee
Georgia Burnyeat Ryton
Eden Button Bishop Auckland
Jess Clabby Ryton
Abbie Corrigan Horden & Peterlee
Maddison Craggs Horden & Peterlee
Olivia Davison Bishop Auckland
Sophie Derbyshire Hartlepool Rovers
Olivia Forester Houghton
Molly Gardener Horden & Peterlee
Megan Gardner DMP
Molly Hadfield Bishop Auckland
Erin High Sunderland
Maisey Lloyd Horden & Peterlee
Fiona MacFarlane Bishop Auckland
Evie Peacock Barnard Castle
Ellie Pigford Horden & Peterlee
Caitlin Render Horden & Peterlee
Dannah Ryan-Munden Horden & Peterlee
Mia Simpson DMP
Kate Smith Ryton
Lauren Swales Hartlepool Rovers
Sarah Thear Ryton
Anna Tuvotu DMP
Lucy Wharrier Horden & Peterlee
Megan Woodward Bishop Auckland

Durham County U15 Girls announce training squad ahead of campaign

Durham County U15 Girls announce training squad ahead of campaign

 

Durham County U15 Girls held their trials on Sunday for all nominated players to showcase their talent.

This year, Durham County Coaches held two coaching camps throughout the summer for any players to attend to get a taste for county level.

Following the success and interest from lots of girls across Durham County Clubs, players nominated by clubs and schools were invited to the first trial session at Darlington Rugby Club on Sunday.

Players were put through their paces in five games of 15 minutes rugby matches to test their talents in real scenarios.

This year saw the best turn out for girls rugby across both U15 and U18 with more than ever wanting to give County a try!

Congratulations to the following girls that will continue to battle for places as we approach games.

Well done to all that attended and got involved!

NAME

 

Melissa Saunders

CLUB

 

Barnard Castle

Millie Swinburn Barnard Castle
Teigan McKie Barnard Castle
Kate Graham Bishop Auckland
Catherine Wilson D.M.P
Abbie Beattie Hartlepool Rovers
Amy Kirby Hartlepool Rovers
Ellie Railton Hartlepool Rovers
Faith Spence Hartlepool Rovers
Grace Trimble Hartlepool Rovers
Libby Williams Hartlepool Rovers
Nicole Johnston Hartlepool Rovers
Abbie Turnbull Horden & Peterlee
Ellie Thirkell Horden & Peterlee
Emmy Holloway Horden & Peterlee
Jasmine Hendin Horden & Peterlee
Kiera Throw Horden & Peterlee
Mackenzie Dawson Horden & Peterlee
Tamzin Thompson Horden & Peterlee
Anna Scott Ryton
April Ishida Ryton
Grace Metcalf Ryton
Hannah Rollingson Ryton
Jess White Ryton
Katie Johnson Ryton
Lucy Capenhurst Ryton
Lucy Simpson Ryton
Maddy Graham Ryton
Megan Lawrence Ryton
Niamh Swailes Ryton
Olivia Lindsay Ryton
Codie Bates West Hartlepool

Durham County Girls U15 and U18 Trials

Durham County Girls U15 and U18 Trials

 

Durham County Girls Coaches will welcome nominated players from a host of different clubs to the first 2017/18 season trials on Sunday.

The trials will take place at Darlington RFC, Blackmeadows on Sunday, October, 1 from 1pm.

This will be the chance for potential players for Durham County 2017/18 season to showcase their talent to onlooking coaches.

On the day, players will be put through their paces in full game format and full contact so coaches can assess all areas of the game and players abilities.

 

Best of luck to all those that attend!

Durham County Men’s U18s call players forward ahead of first trial session

 Durham County Men’s U18s call players forward ahead of first trial session

Durham County U18s are preparing for their 2017/2018 season as they invite players from clubs and schools across the county to the first trial session.

This will take place at Darlington Mowden Park RFC on Monday, September, 25 with registration taking place in the stadium bar from 7.30pm and heading outside for 8pm.

Any players named below not able to attend through injury or avaliability please contact team manager, Phil Lax on: philjlax@hotmail.co.uk.

As well, can Ben Johnson, Ross Harll, Luke Feathersrone, Zak Ivey and Sam Kitching please send emails to Phil Lax.

Durham County Representative sides have strict deadline dates and requirements so do not fail to meet them as you will miss out on your spot!

Best of luck to all those attending!!

PLAYER CLUB SCHOOL
Freddie Lockwood Barnard Castle School
Max Pepper Barnard Castle School
Tom Edwards Barnard Castle School
Ben Johnson Barnard Castle School
Elliott Trott Emmanuel College
Lewis Wilson Billingham Hartlepool 6th form
Harry Beadling Billingham QE
Luke Featherstone Billingham
Alfie Lawson Billingham
Oscar Ready Billingham TTE tech training
Ethan Hall Bishop Auckland Barnard Castle
Dan Hope DMP QE
Andrew Bain DMP QE
Rob Finn DMP QE
Matthew Hanmer DMP Barnard Castle School
Ross Harll DMP
Jack Hudson DMP Barnard Castle School
Alasdair Cunnigham DMP QE
Will Lanagan DMP
Sam Anderson DMP
Kieran Hogg DMP Hartlepool 6th form
Matthew Price DMP Barnard Castle School
Matt Jackson Durham City St Bedes Lanchester
Adam Robinson Durham City
Dan Smith Durham City
Will Elliott Durham City Durham School
Niall Pace Durham City Durham School
Jared Deacon Durham City South Shields Marine
James Coxon Durham City Durham School
Leo Hislop Durham City Gateshead college
Kyle Elliott Durham City Durham School
Will Hodgson Durham City Durham School
Nick Blowey Durham City Durham School
Ross Craig Gateshead Joseph Swan Academy
Ben Wilson Gateshead NSB
Lewis Arthur Gateshead Newcastle 6th form
Shane Ivey Hartlepool
Zak Ivey Hartlepool
Sam Kitching Hartlepool
Ryan Graham Houghton
Daniel Lax. Ryton Gateshead College
Joe Thompson Ryton
Daniel Chambers Ryton Charles Thorp
David Thomas Ryton Gateshead College
Mark Tallentire South Shields
James Mcgurk South Shields
Ciaran Flaherty Stockton
Will Hulyer Stockton
Callum Steel Stockton
Caleb Seed Stockton
Conor Dodgson Stockton
Max Thompson. Stockton
Antun Wilson Yarm
Eddie Anderson Yarm
Jack Pearson Yarm QE
James Murphy Yarm Conyers 6th Form

 

Durham County Girls look for mini red roses to join representative sides

Durham County Girls look for mini red roses to join representative sides

Pictured: Durham County U15s team 2016 17

 

As the Red Roses have set the way with their World Cup Campaign in Ireland in August it is hoped many mini red roses will join Durham County in this years U15 and U18 representative campaign.

The Red Roses may have narrowly missed out on retaining their World Cup title but they did not fail to inspire hundreds of females across the country!

Durham County U15s and U18s are looking to see the talent showcase on Sunday, October, 1 at their first trials of the season.

But, before that we need coaches to nominate all those worthy mini Red Roses! This can be done by filling out and downloading this form and sending it to: durhamcorugbywomenandgirls@gmail.com.

Remember to consider the tough criteria before nominating to save dissappointment!

Best of Luck!

Durham County U18s Boys on the hunt for nominations

Durham County U18s Boys on the hunt for nominations

 

Pictured: The U18s Team from 2016/17 season

 

As the Durham County representative teams are getting ready for the 2017/18 season, the U18s boys are looking for this years nominations.

Trials are only a short while away and the County Coaches are on the look out for this years rugby stars to join them!

Coaches, players or team managers can nominate players by following the instructions in this letter  and contacting Phil Lax but remember that competition is fierce and coaches are after quality not quantity!

Goodluck

ENGLAND’S MOST CAPPED RUGBY PLAYER SET TO UNVEIL BILLINGHAM RFC PITCH

ENGLAND’S MOST CAPPED RUGBY PLAYER SET TO UNVEIL BILLINGHAM RFC PITCH

Billingham Rugby Club welcome England’s most capped player, Jason Leonard to officially open their newly laid Artificial Grass Pitch.

This  Saturday, Bilingham Rugby Club are holding the grand opening of their RFU Rugby 365 Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) with the help of OBE and former England Player, Jason Leonard.

Although the pitch has already had its christening of rugby boots since being laid, the club are welcoming; families, friends, players and spectators to enjoy the official opening.

Billingham were selected as the first Area Six club to trial the RFU Rugby 365 AGP in the 100 clubs across England. The pitches are part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 legacy seeing over £50m investment across four years around the country.

The aim of the pitches is to allow rugby to be played 365 days a year without weather permitting the game we love. This will mean we can play more rugby, more often especially as the weather in the North East can be very fluctuant.

As part of the agreement for holding an AGP pitch at the club, Billingham RFC will also be accessible to; surrounding rugby clubs, organisations, schools and more through an online booking system with fees as low as £24 per hour for some participants.

Jason Leonard, aka ‘The Fun Bus’ will open the pitch from 12pm followed by an open Q&A session.

On the day, there will be lots to enjoy including; a bouncy castle, outdoor bar, all day rugby and more.

Running of events:

11am – 1pm: Under 17s Tournament involving local clubs

12pm – 12:15pm: AGP Official opening by Jason Leonard OBE

1pm – 2pm: Durham County Women V Yorkshire County Women 3pm – 4.30pm: Billingham RUFC V Otley RUFC friendly

 

 

By Clarissa Murphy

Could you join the road to playing Internationally for Scotland

Could you join the road to playing Internationally for Scotland?

 

Scotland Exiles are looking to guide potential players through the different pathways to potentially play international rugby.

This could be you if you have Scotish roots, whether they be direct or through a generation.

Check out this great opportunity below and get that email sent today!

Upcoming Events

  • November 29, 2017
    • Yr10/11 Schools County Cup (F)
      3:00 pm

      The Yr 10/11 Boys Schools County Cup final will take pllace at Blaydon RFC and DMP where the top place and bottom place from each event will play one another.

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