Durham County Under 16s
The Durham County U16’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 U16s 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 U16s 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
Squad training will commence this side of the New Year with the first being on Monday November 28, venue and times to be confirmed. The second session will be on Monday December, 12 at Darlington Mowden Park 6.30pm- 8.30pm.
Other training sessions:
Monday January, 16: Squad Training @ Darlington Mowden Park (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Monday January, 30: Squad Training @ Darlington Mowden Park (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Monday February, 13: Squad Training @ Ryton RFC (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Friday February, 17: Squad Training @ Ryton RFC (6.30pm -8.30pm)
See selected squad
Upcoming games for the 2016/2017 season
Sunday January, 22: Durham V Cumbria @ Carlisle RFC (2pm KO) : Princes: 47-0, Bishops: 50-14 victories
Sunday February, 5: Durham V Northumberland @ West Hartlepool RFC -1pm/2.30pm KO: Princes 10 – 5 Victory, Bishops: 38-0 loss
Sunday February, 19: Durham V Yorkshire @ Ryton RFC – 2pm KO
Durham V Cumbria @ Creighton RFC, Carlisle – 2pm KO : Princes: 47-0, Bishops: 50-14 victories
Durham County U16s kicked off their 2016/17 campaign with two outstanding performances giving them a triumphant start to the season.
Five of the tries scored among the 97 points were from players making their debuts to the Durham County squad.
Despite a comforting win, the U16s still have alot of hard work to come as they prepare to face local rivals Northumberland which always proves to be a tough game for the side.
Durham V Northumberland @ West Hartlepool RFC : 1pm and 2.30pm KO: Princes 10- 5 Northumberland Jacobites, Bishops 0- 28 Northumberland Reivers.
Durham secure one win out of two at home to Northumberland after injuries saw other players stepping up to the game with short notice.
Durham Princes won 10-5 over Northumberland Jacobites with tries came from Leon Turnbull (Durham City RFC) and man of the match Matthew Price (Barnard Castle School).
For the Bishops it was not the same story losing 38-0 to Northumberland Reivers.
Three U15 players stepped up to play in the U16s having notable performances, those payers included: Louie Groark, James Pearson and Owen Chaplain.
Durham V Yorkshire @ Ryton RFC: 2pm KO : Durham 7 – 5 Yorkshire
Durham held a string front to bounce back against a pressuring Yorkshire side. The visitors had only previously conceded three points in their past two victories and it was certainly evident to Durham as to why.
Both teams demonstrated a great performance of rugby with individuals displaying great skills and ability.
To find out more check out the report below.