Category: Women & Girls

Update: Check out the latest Durham County Girls Calendar

Update: Check out the latest Durham County Girls Calendar 

As the season is in full swing, festvials, fixtures, schools games and Natwest Competitions are seeing lots of female players across Durham getting to experience rugby!

Check out the latest Durham County Girls Calendar and make sure you have the dates in your clubs diaries to attend as much as possible, even if it is to support and spectate!

Durham Girls Calendar's 2017-18

 

Durham County U15 Girls announce squad to face Yorkshire

Durham County U15 Girls announce squad to face Yorkshire

 

Durham County U15 Girls prepare to welcome Yorkshire U15G as they name their squad.

The girls will take to the field this Sunday for the first of three games in their 2017/2018 campaign.

Players that have been selected from the training squad are as follows:

FORENAME SURNAME CLUB
FORWARDS
Codie Bates West Hartlepool RFC
Jess White Ryton RFC
Abbie Turnbull Horden and Peterlee RUFC
Ellie Thirkell Horden and Peterlee RUFC
Niamh Swailes Ryton RFC
Grace Metcalf Ryton RFC
Tamsin Thompson Horden and Peterlee RUFC
Hannah Rollingson Ryton RFC
Abbie Beattie Hartlepool Rovers RFC
Katie Johnson Ryton RFC
Millie Swinburn Barnard Castle RFC
Lucy Capenhurst Ryton RFC
BACKS
Anna Scott Ryton RFC
Maddy Graham Ryton RFC
Nicole Johnston Hartlepool Rovers RFC
Jasmin Hendin Horden and Peterlee RUFC
Keira Throw Horden and Peterlee RUFC
April Ishida Ryton RFC
Megan Lawrence Ryton RFC
Amy Kirby Hartlepool Rovers RFC
Grace Trimble Hartlepool Rovers RFC
Lucy Simpson Ryton RFC

Well done to everyone selected and best of luck 

The next game will see the Durham side play locals, Northumberland at Tynedale on November, 19 at 2pm.

Durham County U18 Girls prepare for Yorkshire clash as they name squad

Durham County U18 Girls prepare for Yorkshire Clash as they name squad

Durham County U18 Girls take on Yorkshire this Sunday in their first of three fixtures in the 2017/18 campaign.

The game will kick off at 2pm at Darlington RFC, Black Meadows.

The team is as follows:

FORENAME SURNAME CLUB
FORWARDS
Hope Armstrong Horden and Peterlee RFC
Maddison Craggs Horden and Peterlee RFC
Olivia Davidson Bishop Auckland RFC
Sophie Derbyshire Hartlepool Rovers RFC
Meghan Gardner Darlington Mowden Park
Maisey Lloyd Horden and Peterlee RFC
Ellie Pigford Horden and Peterlee RFC
Dannah Ryan-Muden Horden and Peterlee RFC
Mia Simpson Darlington Mowden Park
Kate Smith Ryton RUFC
Sarah Thear Ryton RUFC
Megan Woodward Bishop Auckland RFC
BACKS
Alysha Bell Darlington Mowden Park
Chloe Broom Horden and Peterlee RFC
Sophie Brunskill Bishop Auckland RFC
Nina Buckton Horden and Peterlee RFC
Georgia Burnyeat Ryton RUFC
Eden Button Bishop Auckland RFC
Jess Clabby Ryton RUFC
Olivia Forester Houghton RFC
Molly Hadfield Bishop Auckland
Caitlin Render Horden and Peterlee RFC
Lucy Wharrier Horden and Peterlee RFC

Best of luck to you all and enjoy wearing the Durham jersey.

To find out more about the U18s 2017/18 campaign see here

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 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!

Darlington Rugby Club Ladies grasp Cup title in final while Bishop run away with the Plate

Darlington Rugby Club Ladies grasp Cup title in final while Bishop run away with the Plate.

Four Women’s teams in Durham County went head to head in the County Cup to see Darlington Ladies crowned Champions on Sunday.

Pictured by Sally Evans: Darlington Celebrating winning County Cup

 

Ladies from Bishop Auckland, Darlington Ladies, Hartlepool Rovers and Sunderland Flames all gathered at Black Meadows to see who would take the County Cup and Plate.

Ahead of kick- off, all players and coaches gathered across the pitch to hold a minute silence for recently passed player of Darlington RFC Ladies, Lyndsey Burns more commonly known to friends as Percy.

Pictured by Sally Evans: Minute silence in memory of Percy

 

In the first round of games, group A; Darlington and Hartlepool Rovers played one another and in group B; Bishop Auckland played Sunderland Flames.

Pictured by Sally Evans: Rovers v Darlington

Pictured by Sally Evans: Bishop v Sunderland scrum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the conclusion of two positive games of rugby the decision was made and Bishop Auckland were set to face Hartlepool Rovers with Darlington and Sunderland heading over to the main pitch to battle it out for number one spot.

As current title holders, Sunderland Flames were keen to obtain the trophy against fellow friends and league associates, but as Darlington stepped out for only the second time without dear friend Percy, they too had a reason to deliver.

Pictured by Sally Evans: Darlington v Sunderland in the final

 

After a gruelling and physical opening to the game, Darlington scooped up a loose ball in their 22 to see them over the line for a 7-0 lead. Despite strong efforts by Sunderland moving forward they just feel short of a score as the game ended with Ali Bell of Darlington kicking into touch inside the ten metre line of their own try line.

Across the fence, the contest for the Plate was a much higher score with Bishop winning 38-5. Rovers made their way on to the board with try scorer Natasha Kennedy while Bishop saw Hannah Mulholland score a hattrick and four conversions, Chloe Allison cross over twice and full back Amie Bell add one.

Pictured By Sally Evans: Bishop Auckland team with County Plate

 

Jan Duncan, Durham County Women and Girls Chair said: “It was a great day and all teams had new people in which is great.”

This Sunday, Darlington Ladies and Sunderland Flames head into league action in Women’s Championship North Two with Sunderland playing hosts to Sefton Ladies and Darlington welcoming newly promoted ‘Women’s Team of the Year’ Barnsley Ladies.

For Bishop Auckland and Hartlepool Rovers it is another week to prepare as their league action in Women’s NC North Two East starts on Sunday, September 17 where Bishop travel to Morpeth and Rovers tackle their first ever league match against Novocastrians II away.

See more photos of the day

By Clarissa Murphy

Enter now: Women’s County Championships

Women’s County Championships

Entries are now being taken for the Women’s County Championship and you only have nine days to get them in!

It is hoped to follow in previous year’s footsteps and provide a great day of entertaining rugby!

For more information and how to enter, check out the poster!

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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