Category: Schools News

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: durhamcorugbywomenandgirls@gmail.com

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 www.rugbycamps.co.uk/newcastle-falcons

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: dcrfu@therfu.com 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!

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Durham County RFU look to empower the youth of game with the help of RFU staff

Durham County RFU look to empower the youth of game with the help of RFU staff

 

Durham County RFU are forming  a ‘Youth Council’ to empower the next generation of the game and grow the game from its roots.

By creating a Youth Council, a group of selected individuals will be responsible for; growing the game, representing the County and being ambassadors for the the game we love… RUGBY!

The posts are open to members from clubs, schools, universities, colleges and more.

For more information and how to apply see the forms below. Candidates will be invited to a selection day on April, 26 from 4pm.

Are you right for the job?
Terms of Reference - DCYC - Edit
Think it is for you? Fill out the application form below

Return your application by midnight March, 31 to Matt Bryan, Durham RDO: mattbryan@RFU.com

Download the application here 

Durham Youth Council Application Form (2)
Code of Conduct 
Code of conduct - DCYC - edit

 

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you!

 

Durham County Schools Union: An exciting U14s tournament

Durham County Schools Union: An exciting U14s tournament 

 

Over ten Durham County Schools gathered at Egglescliffe School to play in an ‘exciting’ U14s Sevens tournament.

After a successful start to the sevens tournament with the U18s, Durham County Schools Union volunteers continue to provide competitive tournaments for each age grade.

Pictured: Durham County Schools U14 Sevens

 

The U14s seven’s was described as an “exciting and demanding day for all the participants,” said John Pearson, Durham County Schools Union Secretary.

The Eleven participating schools played in three pools of four, giving each school at least three games to play. The three top winners from the pools proceeded to the semi-final with a fourth, being promoted by means of having the best points scored percentage.

Pictured: Durham County Schools U14 Sevens

 

In the semi final, Barnard Castle had a victorious 17 -5 game against hosts Egglescliffe while on the other side of the pitch,  Emmanuel took on Durham School losing 26-5.

Proceeding to the final, Barnard Castle were the only team to mark the scoreboard with a convincing 27-0 victory over Durham School.

Pearson added a special thanks to Egglescliffe School for hosting at late notice and to the Durham County Schools Union committee members making the festival both possible and a success.

Schools involved include: Durham School, St Johns Catholic School and Sixth Form, High Tunstall, Lord Lawson, Barnard Castle School, Kepier School, Emmanuel College, Egglescliffe, Manor CA, Durham Johnston and Grindon Hall.

 

The next Schools Sevens tournament is: the U16s which is to take place at Barnard Castle School on Wednesday, March 8 from 1.30pm.

Schools Union: Schools U18s launch start of sevens tournaments

Durham County Schools Union Sevens Tournament launches

 

U18s: In action at Yarm School

Durham County Schools Union launched their first of six, seven’s schools tournaments yesterday at Yarm School.

There were six teams involved in various matches, with two teams from Barnard Castle School, one each from, Durham, Yarm, Lord Lawson and Emmanuel.

All of the teams had a fair chance at game time playing three matches each. The winning teams of the first rounds continued to play the winning teams of each game and the losers of the first games played the other losers from each game.

Durham School came out winners of the Cup after beating Barnard Castle School in the last game where it was all to be played for.

U18s: In action at Yarm School

John Pearson, Durham County RFU Schools Union Secretary said: “It was a well organised event and the lads seemed to enjoy themselves despite it being a bit on the cold side.

“Various School teachers involved in the Schools Union voluntarily got stuck in to help organise these events and it is thanks to them they are a success.”

The next Seven’s games are as follows:

U14 – @Yarm on Tuesday February, 28

U16 – @BCS on Wednesday March, 8 

U15 – @Durham School on Tuesday March, 21

U12 – @Durham School on Thursday March, 23

U13 – @BCS on Thursday March, 30

Durham U16s training squad trimmed ready for Yorkshire game

Durham U16s training squad trimmed ready for Yorkshire game

 

After hours of deliberation the extremely difficult task of selecting a 29 player training Squad for the game with Yorkshire has been completed.
The coaching team will then have to select a playing 23 with two travelling reserves.

The training squad is:
Forwards

1.Ethan Hall – Barnard Castle School
2.Luke Hawkins – Gateshead RFC
3.Charlie Caswell – West Hartlepool RFC
4.Nick Blowey – Durham City RFC
5. Fred Lockwood – Barnard Castle School
6. Stephen Carrick – Darlington RFC
7. Will Dexter – Billingham RFC
8.William Elliott – Durham City RFC
9. Zak Swan –
10. James Borthwick – West Hartlepool RFC
11. Conor Martin – Darlington Mowden Park RFC
12. Josh Hanson -Durham City RFC
13. Shane Ivey (C) – Hartlepool RFC
14. Sam Gate – Billingham RFC
15. Ryan Andrew Walsh – Billingham RFC
16. Chris West – Houghton RFC

Backs

17. Max Pepper – Barnard Castle School
18. John Guy – Westoe RFC
19. Caleb Ellis –
20. Luke Pearson – Billingham RFC
21. Alex Smith – Durham City RFC
22. Cameron Mather – Gateshead RFC
23. Mathew Price – Barnard Castle School
24. Sam Wilson – Billingham RFC
25. Sam Douglass – Middlesborough RFC
26. Leon Turnbull –
27. Joe Ross – Billingham RFC
28. Max Thompson – Stockton RFC
29. Ethan Crawford – Bishop Auckland RFC

Manager, Phil Lax said:  “Well done to all the players selected and you owe it to the guys that didn’t quite make it to work as hard as you can to justify your selection.”

The final match day 23 man squad will be announced next week.

Training will also take place at Ryton RFC on Monday, 13 and Friday, 17 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

To see more on the U16s see here 

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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