Coach Development

Coach Development

Durham County wants to help clubs develop their coaches. To aid this process, each club has a designated Club Coach Coordinator – this person is tasked with helping recruit new coaches as well as to facilitate coach development within the club.

This can be in the form of mentoring coaches, sign posting people to local courses or booking in courses at their club.

To find you CCC please go to your club website or ask them on facebook.

If you are interested in becoming a coach but do not have a club yet please contact us:

There are lots of ways of getting into coaching, the best way is to attend a local RFU course, their CPD’s which are bite size courses usually lasting two to three hours are designed to give you all the info you need to coach in that area. If you are new to the sport but want to get involved there is lots of information on England Rugby here


You can attend the following courses across the county; 


England Rugby Referee Award – Houghton Kepier School – 21/01 & 28/01…

Rugby Ready – Hartlepool RFC – 21/01…

Falcons coaching masterclass – continuity @ Sunderland RFC – 24/01: 18:30
book at

Falcons coaching masterclass – scrummaging @ Houghton RFC- 29/01: 18:30
book at

Scrum Factory – Houghton RFC – 29/01: 18:00 – 21:00…

CPD Game Planning 21st Feb 18:30-20:30 Gateshead International Stadium

Play It Safe – Darlington RFC – 30/01…

England Rugby Coaching Award (ERCA) 04/02/2018, 25/02/2018, 11/03/2018 @ Darlington Mowden Park

CCPD Performance Analysis 7th March Gosforth Academy

Female only courses;

ERCA – 17/02/2018, 03/03/2018, 17/03/2018 @ Darlington Mowden Park;

ERCA – 17/02/2018, 03/03/2018, 17/03/2018 @ Leeds Beckett;

Check out all the England Rugby Course here


There are lots of online resources for you to access to benefit your coaching, check some of them out here

England Rugby Game Changer channel

Rugby Academy

Durham RFU Coaching Support

Upcoming Events

  • February 25, 2018
    • U15s Age Grade Cup Semi F2:00 pmThis is the play on or play before date for the U15s Age Grade Cup semi final which will see the winners of the two frames head into a final together.
    • U15s Age Grade Plate Semi F2:00 pmThis is the play on or before date for the Age Grade Plate semi finals. The winners of the games will play one another for the Plate title in the final.
  • February 26, 2018
    • Durham County Schools Union Meeting4:30 pmDurham County Schools Union will meet at Durham City RFC to discuss all things schools rugby and set plans for the next academic year.
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