Durham County Under 16s
The Durham County U16’s start their campaign for the 2017/2018 season in the New Year.
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 large training squad for the Princes and Bishops representative sides. A match day 23 will be picked for both sides following the first squad training session.
Coaches and Managers
Nick Wade – Lead Backs Coach
Dan Finney – Support Backs Coach
Nigel Aucott – Lead Forwards Coach
Dan Burns – Support Forwards Coach
Phil Lax – Team Manager
David Hill – Programme Lead
Squad training sessions:
Friday January, 12: Squad Training @ Darlington Mowden Park (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Monday January, 15: Squad Training @ West Hartlepool RFC (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Monday January, 29: Squad Training @ Winlaton Vulcans RFC (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Monday February, 12: Squad Training @ Darlington Mowden Park (6.30pm -8.30pm)
Friday February, 16: Squad Training @ Ryton RFC (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
See selected training squad
Upcoming games for the 2017/2018 season
Cumbria V Durham @ Penrith RFC (2pm KO) PP – Sunday, Feb 25 @Penrith RFC : Cumbria 36 – 15 Durham Princes // Cumbria 29 – 33 Durham Bishops
Sunday February, 4: Durham V Northumberland @ West Hartlepool RFC – 2pm KO : Durham Princes 12 – 17 Northumberland Reivers Loss // Durham Bishops 19 – 20 Northumberland Jacobites Loss
Sunday February, 18: Yorkshire V Durham @ Keighley RFC – 2pm KO : 22- 18 victory
Durham Princes V Northumberland Reivers // Durham Bishops V Northumberland Jacobites: 17-12 Loss // 20-19 Loss
David Hill, Programme Lead commented on the games, saying: “We are proud of every single one of the lads today.
“Rugby is all about being gracious in defeat and humble in victory, and that we were.
“It was great to see the lads displaying the core values of the game.
“Turning up to wear the county jersey with pride and supporting their team mates, it was awesome.
“They are a great bunch of players and coaches to work with.”
Princes team picture
Bishops team picture
Yorkshire V Durham @ Keighley RFC: Sunday February, 18 – 2pm KO: 22-18 victory
Durham U16M took on Yorkshire away at Keighley RFC where they reigned victorious with a score line of 22-18.
Despite and early and controlled lead by Yorkshire, Durham closed in on triumph in the final five minutes.
Tries on the day came from; Matthew Ward, Sam Berry and Max Rafferty with two points from the boot of Harry Leyland.
Cumbria V Durham: Sunday February, 25 @ Penrith RFC: Cumbria 36 – 15 Durham Princes // Cumbria 29 – 33 Durham Bishops