Durham County Under 15s
The Durham County U15’s start their campaign for the 2016/2017 season in the New Year with dates and venues to be confirmed.
Before the team selection process, the U15s completed training/ assessment sessions the same as the other County teams to enable the coaching team to see who out of the nominated players should be invited to represent the County.
After the assessment process the U15s were thinned out to pick a representative team! The competition continues at training as players are in contest for places in the matchday squad.
Coaches and Managers
There will be two squad training sessions this side of the New Year for the U15s. These will be on Sunday November, 20 from 1.30pm to 3.30 pm and on Sunday Decemeber, 4. Both sessions will take place at West Hartlepool Rugby Club.
Other training sessions:
Monday January, 2: Squad training @ Darlington Mowden Park (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Monday January, 9: Squad training @ Darlington Mowden Park (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Upcoming games for U15s in 2016/2017 season
Sunday January, 4: Durham V Northumbria (2 games) AWAY – KO 7pm & 8pm @ Kingston Park : Northumberland Green 27 – 24 Durham Princes & Northumberland Reds 12- 39 Durham Bishops
Sunday January, 15: Durham V Cumbria (2 games) @ West Hartlepool – 2pm KO : Durham Princes: 19- 12 Cumbria Hawks & Durham Bishops 11 – 15 Cumbria Bears.
Durham v Northumberland: Jan, 4 – 7pm KO
Durham County U15s take on local rivals Northumberland under the floodlights at Kingston Park. The double header game was originally set to be played on Sunday, March 8 but was brought forward due to other commitments on Northumberland’s behalf.
The Durham County Bishops and Princes squads will tackle, ruck and run on the first team Premiership side’s pitch from 7pm.
The Bishop’s kick start tonight’s action kicking off at 7pm, the squad to face Northumberland are…
1. Owen Chaplin – Durham City RFC
2. Reece Kundu – Billingham RFC
3. Jack Archer – Houghton RFC
4. Philip Greenbank – Billingham RFC
5. Matthew Ward – Durham City RFC
6. Ezra Laudy- Blair – Darlington Mowden Park RFC
7. Jack Maughan – Houghton RFC
8. Joe Berry – DMP RFC
9. Ben Turnbull – DMP RFC
10. Niall Butler – Durham City RFC
11. Jack Vinniecombe – Ryton RFC
12. James Pearson – West Hartlepool RFC
13. Louie Groark – Durham City RFC (CAPTAIN)
14. Jake Boyle – Ryton RFC
15. Harry Cuthbertson – Ryton RFC
16. Lyle Godfrey – DMP RFC
17. Devinn Dodsworth – Westoe RFC
18. Adam Huchinson – West Hartlepool RFC
19. James Bowman Durham City RFC
20. Lewis Simon – Billingham RFC
21. Louis Peacock – Barnard Castle School
22. Luke Redfern – Bishop Auckland RFC
23. Charlie Bourne – DMP RFC
24. George Greenshields – Houghton RFC
25. James Bailey – Ryton RFC
Durham Princes – KO – 8pm
1. Dylan Penny – Billingham RFC
2. Ethan Forester – Houghton RFC
3. Adam Eadington – Houghton RFC
4. Harry Malcolm – Houghton RFC
5. Sam Shanks – DMP RFC
6. Matthew Mercer – Durham City RFC
7. Innis Hill – DMP RFC
8. Ewan Lydiatt – Houghton RFC
9. Matthew Carruthers – Houghton RFC
10. John Grey – Durham City RFC
11. Owen Westhorp – West Hartlepool RFC
12. Aaron Muirhead –
13. Will Shiperley – Ryton RFC
14. Ben Miley – Durham City RFC
15. Sam Berry – DMP RFC(CAPTAIN)
16. Owen Nugent – West Hartlepool RFC
17. Liam Watson – Bishop Auckland RFC
18. Callum Poppitt – Billingham RFC
19. Jordan Hurdley – Bishop Auckland RFC
20. Joe Houston – Durham City RFC
21. John McKenna – DMP RFC
22. Sam Collishaw – Billingham RFC
23. Leon Kelly – Durham City RFC
24. Aadil Ahmed – DMP RFC & Yarm School
25. Sol Kench – DMP RFC & Yarm School
All players to meet at Kingston Park East Stand for 6pm and players must wear black or grey trousers white shirts and club or school ties also players must have all county playing kit.
Durham U15s V Cumbria U15s : Sunday, 15 @ West Hartlepool RFC 2pm
In the last meeting of the Durham County RFU 2016/2017 campaign against Cumbria, it was one a piece once again – but this time the tables turned on the winning team.
Durham Bishops 11 – 15 Cumbria Bears and Durham Princes 19 – 12 Cumbria Hawks
In the previous game against Northumberland, it was the Bishops coming out on top as the Princes marginally missed out. However, in the latest battle, Cumbria Bears swooped in to grab a last moment win from underneath the Bishop’s nose.
To end the season, both sides, Durham Princes and Durham Bishops reflect with one win and one lose each.
The selected lads will return to club and school duties and will work towards being selected again later in the year. Until then the U15 County volunteers will have a little break from County duties before all the hard work and selection begins again.
The teams that faced Cumbria are as follows:
Coaches- Nick Wade & Nigel Aucott
The following players will represent Durham County in the U15s
|1||Owen Chaplin||Durham City RFC|
|2||Reece Kundu||Billingham RFC|
|3||Jack Archer||Houghton RFC|
|4||Philip Greenbank||Billingham RFC|
|5||Matthew Ward||Durham City RFC|
|6||Ezra Laudy-Blair||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|7||Lewis Simon||Billingham RFC|
|8||Joe Berry||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|9||Luke Redfern||Bishop Auckland RFC|
|10||Niall Butler||Durham City RFC|
|11||George Greenshields||Houghton RFC|
|12||James Pearson||West Hartlepool RFC|
|13||Louie Groark (Capt)||Durham City RFC|
|14||Jake Boyle||Ryton RFC|
|15||Harry Cuthbertson||Ryton RFC|
|16||Lyle Godfrey||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|17||Devinn Dodsworth||Westoe RFC|
|18||Adam Hutchinson||West Hartlepool RFC|
|19||James Bowman||Durham City RFC|
|20||Jack Maughan||Houghton RFC|
|21||Louis Peacock||Barnard Castle|
|22||Jack Vinniecombe||Ryton RFC|
|23||Matthew Carruthers||Houghton RFC|
|24||Aadil Ahmed||Darlington Mowden Park RFC||Yarm School|
|25||James Bailey||Ryton RFC|
Coaches- Daniel Finney & Daniel Burns
The following players will represent the Princes in the Durham County match.
|1||Owen Nugent||West Hartlepool RFC|
|2||John McKenna||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|3||Adam Eadington||Houghton RFC|
|4||Harry Malcolm||Houghton RFC|
|5||Sam Shanks||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|6||Matthew Mercer||Durham City RFC|
|7||Joe Houston||Durham City RFC|
|8||Innis Hill||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|9||Ben Turnbull||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|10||Leon Kelly||Durham City RFC|
|11||Owen Westhorp||West Hartlepool RFC|
|12||Charlie Bourne||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|13||John Grey||Durham City RFC|
|14||Sol Kench||Darlington Mowden Park RFC||Yarm School|
|15||Sam Berry (Capt)||Darlington Mowden Park RFC|
|16||Dylan Penny||Billingham RFC|
|17||Liam Watson||Bishop Auckland RFC|
|18||Callum Poppitt||Billingham RFC|
|19||Jordan Hurdley||Bishop Auckland RFC|
|20||Ewan Lydiatt||Houghton RFC|
|21||Ethan Forester||Houghton RFC|
|22||Sam Collishaw||Billingham RFC|
|23||Ben Miley||Durham City RFC|
|24||Will Shiperley||Ryton RFC|
Phil Lax, U15s Team Manager congratulated all of the players involved for their efforts throughout training, assessment and training mentioning they displayed great skills determination and coach ability that ultimately produced the entertaining rugby that was enjoyed against Northumberland and Cumbria.
He also sends out a big thank you to all the dedicated coaching team who disseminate their knowledge and skills to the boys giving up their free time to give the boys the opportunity to play at county level.
Those are: Nigel Aucott, Nick Wade, Daniel Burns, Daniel Joesph, peter Groark, John Forester and David Hill.
Durham County U15s 2015/2016 season
Durham U15s had a successful 2015/2016 season winning three out of four games and only loosing the one game by a single point.
Sunday April, 10 2016: Durham Princes U15s V Cumbria A U15s @ Cumbria : 21-20 loss
(Tries: Sam Douglass, Joe Hogan, Max Thompson, Luke Cooper)
Sunday April, 10 2016: Durham Bishops U15s V Cumbria B @ Cumbria : 31-7 victory
(Tries: Harry Shovlin x 2, Ethan Crawford, Caleb Ellis, Taran Stewart, 3 x conversions + 1 pen – Callum Pascoe)
Sunday April, 17 2016: Durham Princes U15s V Northumberland East @ home : 20-12 win
(Tries: Luke Cooper x 2 Max Thompson, Fletcher Jackson)
Sunday April 17, 2016: Durham Bishops U15s V Northumberland West @ home : 10-7 win
(Tries: Henry Fulford, Conversion & Pen- Callum Pascoe)
A great Effort from all the players & a massive well done to the coaching team of David Hill, Daniel Finney, Peter Groark, Daniel Burns & John Forester.