Category: Women & Girls

Three Durham Schools prepare for North East and Cumbria U15 Girls Finals

Three Durham Schools prepare for North East and Cumbria U15 Girls Finals

 

Three Durham County RFU Schools will head to Tynedale RUFC on Thursday to compete in the North East and Cumbria U15 Girls School finals.

St Thomas Moore, Harton Academy and High Tunstall College of Science were invited to the Schools Final following their success in the Durham County Schools Union Cup competition at the end of last year.

St Thomas Moore reigned Schools Cup Winners, with Harton finishing a close second.

The Durham Schools will face one another, as well as teams travelling from Cumbria and Northumberland, including; Queen Elizabeth, Workington Academy and Netherhall Academy.

The competition will be played in a round robin format with each team playing each other in a bid to be the best on the day, and win the North East and Cumbria U15 Girls Final Trophy.

Games will kick off from 1pm at Tynedale RUFC, NE45 5AY.

Best of luck to all the players and schools making the trip.

 

Durham County RFU offer clubs fully funded bookings for England Rugby 365 AGP pitch usage

Durham County RFU offer clubs fully funded bookings for England Rugby 365 AGP pitch usage

Durham County RFU have incentivised the use of the England Rugby 365 AGP pitch situated at Billingham RUFC.

For four weeks only, Durham Clubs can book the AGP surface free of charge to fulfil outstanding 15 a side fixtures or to hold club training.

The offer comes in response to the ‘Beast from the East’ and a bad winter, that has seen clubs fixtures and trainings suffer.

Subject to availability and funding, Durham Clubs can book the pitch anytime between now and Sunday April, 8. The bookings must be made centrally through the Durham County RFU Administrator as personal bookings will not be reimbursed.

Maybe you want a Friday night lights fixture for your social team, a Saturday morning kick off for your first team or even a Sunday afternoon game for your women or girls!

To make your booking free of charge, get in touch NOW!

Email: dcrfu@therfu.com (During 9-5pm)   Phone: 07944041171      Facebook: Direct message us

England Inner Warrior camps return to Durham County to grow the female game

England Inner Warrior camps return to Durham County to grow the female game

 

England Rugby launch the return of the ‘Inner Warrior’ camps and, Durham County look to grow their number of Women and Girls players with eight Clubs hosting an event.

The Inner Warrior camps first launched last year, as a campaign by England Rugby to get Women and Girls in to rugby union.

It is the chance to try rugby for the first time or even pick up a ball again after a break.

Warrior camps are the perfect way to get your 2018 goals off to a flying start; say yes to more, improve your fitness, meet new people and more.

Throughout Durham County, there are ten camps taking place across the eight clubs.

First to kick start the camps were, Ryton RFC on Saturday as they welcomed over 20 girls for their taster session with, four new faces.

Pictured; Ryton RFC Inner warrior, 2017/18

 

Check out the camps up next;

BISHOP AUCKLAND RFC

Girls – ages 11 – 17 join the club for a Friday evening of fun, games and non-contact rugby.

Friday, Jan, 19 @ 6pm

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HARTLEPOOL ROVERS RFC

Women and Girls – two camps, one evening and all for free.

Friday, Jan, 19 @ 7pm

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SUNDERLAND RUFC

Women – between ages 17 and 100 come along for a fun morning of rugby! A chance to try something new at the same time as others, and you might even like it.

Sunday, Jan, 21 @ 11am

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CONSETT RFC

Girls – ages 11 – 17 welcome to come along to join the team!

Sunday, Jan, 21 @ 1pm

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HOUGHTON RFC

Girls – ages 11 – 17 come along for a night of fun, games and a little bit of rugby!

Wednesday, Jan, 24 @ 7pm

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DARLINGTON MOWDEN PARK

Women and Girls – That means an evening for mums, daughters, sisters, friends, aunties, grandmas and more!

Thursday, Jan, 25 – Girls @ 6pm and Women @ 7.30pm

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HORDEN AND PETERLEE RUFC

Girls – Ages 11 – 17 welcome to come along and join a growing girls section at the club!

Friday, Jan, 26 @ 6pm

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What are the camps for?

They were designed to introduce you to the sport with ease and lots of fun. Inner Warrior camps are a platform to encourage all ages, abilities and experienced females to get involved.

It is a chance to learn the basics, get an introduction to the contact side of the game but mostly, to have fun!.

Rugby is all about, enjoyment, sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline and respect and this will be shadowed in all of the camps around Durham County and the Country.

After a huge boost of women and girls playing rugby in 2017, England Rugby hope this years, 185 planned Inner Warrior camps across the county will have the same affect.

Since its initial launch, over 10,500 women have attended Warrior Camps nationwide; and of those women, 3,500 had never picked up a rugby ball before.

As a result of the camps, a high interest from women and girls rugby echoed, resulting in an influx of players joining 41 new contact rugby club teams in 2017.

As well, women’s rugby continues to show its worth as it breaks records – female participation in rugby has increased 215% since 2013, making it one of the fastest growing team sports for women in England.

Still got more questions? Check out the poster below for all you need to know…

 

Be a apart of the continued growth in Durham County and sign up to your #InnerWarrior camp now!

New year, new coaching goals: Newcastle Falcons coaching masterclass

New year, new coaching goals: Newcastle Falcons coaching masterclass

 

The Newcastle Falcons have teamed up with Durham County RFU and RFU professional staff to bring you some coaching masterclasses from our, Tyneside Falcons players.

As the masterclasses are set up through England Rugby, they will add on to your growing coaching license upon completion.

All you have to do is sign up online and go along to learn more!

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NEWSLETTER: Women and Girls January edition

NEWSLETTER: Women and Girls January edition

The Durham County Women and Girls section continue to develop, from the Counties biggest campaign yet to supporting England Rugby’s Inner Warrior campaign.

There is so much that clubs, volunteers and players are now involved in.

Take a look at this months January Newsletter to keep up to date;

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Durham County Girls prepare to take on Cumbria as they announce squads

Durham County Girls prepare to take on Cumbria as they announce squads

Durham County representative girls sides prepare for their last fixture of the 2017/2018 campaign as they welcome Cumbria on Sunday.

After a mixture of results so far in their campaign, lots of hard work and determination, both sides will look to turn home advantage in to winning advantage.

Take a look at the squads to take to thre field on Sunday at Ryton RFC;

U15G Squad

​​Millie​ ​Swinburne,​ ​Grace​ ​Trimble,​ ​​ ​Abbie​ ​Beattie, Nicole​ ​Johnston,​ ​Ellie​ ​Thirkell,​ ​Jasmine​ ​Hendin,​ ​Keira Throw,​ ​Tamsin​ ​Thompson,​ ​Anna​ ​Scott,​ ​April​ ​Ishida,​ ​Grace Metcalf,​ ​Hannah​ ​Rollingson,​ ​Jess​ ​White,​ ​Megan​ ​Lawrence, Lucy​ ​Capenhurst,​ ​Olivia​ ​Lindsay,​ ​Maddy​ ​Graham,​ ​Faith Spence,​ ​Niamh​ ​Swailes,​ ​Libby​ ​Williams,​ ​Melissa​ ​Saunders and Ellie​ ​Railton

U18​G Squad

Hope​ ​Armstrong,​ ​Maddy​ ​Craggs,​ ​Sophie Derbyshire,​ ​Olivia​ ​Davison,​ ​Meghan​ ​Gardner,​ ​Maisey Lloyd,​ ​Ellie​ ​Pigford,​ ​Dannah​ ​Ryan-Munden,​ ​Mia Simpson,​ ​Kate​ ​Smith,​ ​Sarah​ ​Thear,​ ​Megan​ ​Woodward

Chloe​ ​Broom,​ ​Nina​ ​Buckton,​ ​Georgia​ ​Burnyeat, Eden​ ​Button,​ ​Jess​ ​Clabby,​ ​Olivia​ ​Forester,​ ​Erin​ ​High, Caitlin​ ​Render,​ ​Anna​ ​Tuvotu and​ ​Lucy​ ​Wharrier

 

Best of luck everyone!

Vaccancy: Rugby Safe Manager

Rugby Safe Manager Wanted

 

Durham County Rugby Football Union are looking for a Rugby Safe Manager, if you are passionate about making rugby safe then you could be just who we are looking for!

Check out the role below and get in touch at: dcrfu@therfu.com for more information;

CB Rugby Safe Manager

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

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