Durham County Under 16’s
Durham County U16’s to face Northumberland in 2 fixtures on Sunday 3rd February at Kingston Park KO 10am & 12pm
The following two squads have been selected to represent Durham County in this years campaign against Northumberland. Good luck to all the players.
The Squad is as follows: Princes Team
1 Joseph Gibbons – Barnard Castle
2 Jack Dunphy – Durham City
3 Jacob Newman – Barnard Castle
4 Archie Kidd – DMP
5 Oscar Arkley – Durham City
6 Jack Moralee – Durham City
7 Guy Pepper – Barnard Castle
8 Oliver Bosanko – Durham School
9 Charles Siddle – Westoe
10 Joseph Dufton – Durham
11 Jay Seymour – Barnard Castle
12 Ewan Greenlaw – Durham School
13 Michael Graham – Durham City
14 Evan Lawther – Blaydon
15 Oscar Jaques – Barnard Castle
16 Tom Mitchell – DMP
17 Lewis Pressley – DMP
18 Daniel O’Reilly – DPM
19 Thomas Cunningham – DMP
20 Matty Lynn – Yarm
21 Danny Thompson – Westoe
22 Joseph Cowie – Sunderland
23 Elliot Shaw – Yarm
24 Ralph Archer – Durham City
25 Harry Weildon – DMP
Travel Arrangements and Meet Up times: Princes Team
We ask for DCRFU Princes players to meet at Kingston Park for 9am or a 10am Kick Off.
The Squad is as follows: Bishops Team
1 Paul Blades – DMP
2 Josh Duarte – Barnard Castle
3 Lewis Pressley – DMP
4 Sam Tunhill – Durham School
5 Adam Thornton – Billingham
6 Tyler Hepple – Northern
7 Mathew Stevens – Bishop
8 Fred Liddle – DMP
9 Mathew Osbourne – Barnard Castle
10 Jack Dean – DMP
11 Callum Morris – Yarm
12 Tristan Somersall – Blaydon, NSB
13 Jake Anderson – Gateshead
14 Oliver Turner Blake – DMP, Carmel
15 Aiden Young – Billingham
16 Kia Leeke – Gateshead
17 Jordan Bayles – Bishop
18 Kieran Hope – Durham
19 Jack Riley – Hartlepool
20 Dube Thabo – Blaydon
21 Oliver Schiable
22 Zak Welsh – Durham City
23 Arron Norman – Sunderland
24 Archie Thompson – Barnard Castle
25 Dan Taylor – Billingham
Travel Arrangements and Meet Up times: Bishops Team
We ask for DCRFU Bishops players to meet at Kingston Park for 10:15am for a 12pm Kick Off. (although we will encourage support for the first game played).
All players please wear county pre-match kit and remember county socks and shorts for playing.
Post match players will be expected to dress in the following; white dress shirt, dark trousers and either county tie or club/school tie if you have not been presented a county tie yet.
If you have any questions please contact Durham County office at DCRFU@therfu.com or alternatively speak with the U16’s coaching team.
Good look again to both teams!
Following the very success festival at Kingston Park on Saturday, we would like to congratulate the following players, they have been selected for the Durham County U16’s Squad for 2018/2019 season.
Players not selected, although you will be disappointed the standard was so high and there was a limited number of places available. Keep working hard and improving and you will get another opportunity.
The first squad training session is at East Durham College on Monday 14th January 7:45pm – 9pm
If you wish for feedback, this will be given direct to players on request (feedback will not be given to parents or coaches).
The Squad is as follows:
1 Lewis Pressley – Falcons
2 Jack Dunphy – Durham City
3 Kai Leeke – Gateshead
4 Joseph Gibbons – Barnard Castle School
5 Josh Duarte – BCS
6 Kieran Hope – Durham City
7 Jacob Newman – BCS
8 Jordon Bayles – Bishop Auckland
9 Adam Thornton – Billingham
10 Oliver Sciable
11 Jack Riley – Hartlepool
12 Archie Kidd – DMP, Hummesknott
13 Thabo Dube – Blaydon, Emmanuel College, Falcons
14 Sam Turnhill, Durham City, Falcons
15 Oliver Bosanko – Durham City, Falcons
16 Oscar Arkley – Durham City, Falcons
17 Innes Hill – DMP, Falcons
18 Archie Thompson – BCS, Falcons
19 Ralph Archer – Durham City
20 Matthew Stevens – Bishop Auckland
21 Daniel O’Reilly – DMP, Richmond High
22 Guy Pepper – BCS, Falcons
23 Jack Morallee – Falcons
24 Tom Mitchell – DMP
25 Fred Liddle – DMP
26 Ewan Greenlaw – Durham City, Falcons
27 Michael Graham – Durham City, Falcons
28 Tristan Somersaul – NSB, Falcons
29 Evan Lawther – Blaydon, Falcons
30 Jake Anderson – Gateshead, Falcons
31 Jay Seymour – BCS, Falcons
32 Matty Lynn – Yarm
33 Charles Siddle – Westoe
34 Jack Dean – DMP, Richmond High
35 Elliot Shaw – Yarm
36 Matthew Osbourne
37 Joseph Dufton – Durham City
38 Zack Welsh – Durham City
39 Thomas Cunningham – DMP
40 Joseph Cowie – Sunderland
41 Aaron Norman – Durham City
42 Danny Thompson – Westoe
43 Henry Bowler – Yarm
44 Oscar Jaques – BCS
45 Callum Morris – Yarm
46 Harry Wheildon – DMP
47 Dan Taylor – Billingham
48 Aiden Young – Billingham
49 Josh Irving – DMP
50 Oliver Turner – Mowden Park, Carmel
The First Squad Training Session is on Monday 14th of January at East Durham College 7.45pm
Registration for 8pm-9pm session.
Well done to all those selected, we wish you the best of luck playing for Durham County!
Durham County U16’s Festival at Kingston Park
Following the Trials at Horden RFC on Thursday 3rd January 2019, the players listed below have been selected to represent Durham County U16’s at the festival at Kingston Park on Saturday 5th January.
|Princes - Team 1||Bishops - Team 2|
|1||Tom Mitchell||DMP||1||Kieran Hope||Durham City|
|2||Jack Dunphy||Durham||2||Kai Leeke||Gateshead|
|3||Joseph Gibbon||Barnard Castle School||3||Jordan Bayles||Bishop Auckland|
|4||Archie Kidd||DMP||4||Jamie Pender||Yarm School|
|5||Oliver Schiable||5||Jacob Rowley||Blaydon|
|6||Mathew Stevens||Bishop Auckland||6||Conner Charlton||Durham City|
|7||Daniel O’Reilly||DMP||7||Andrew Harrison||Bishop Auckland|
|8||Ralph Archer||Durham||8||Fred Liddle||DMP|
|9||Jack Dean||DMP||9||Zak Welsh||Durham|
|10||Rory Dunne||Houghton||10||Joseph Dufton||Durham|
|11||Oscar Jacques||Barnard Castle School||11||Zohaib Nasir||Billingham|
|12||Henry Bowler||Yarm||12||Dan Taylor||Billingham|
|13||Edward Lockwood||Barnard Castle School||13||Danny Thompson||Westoe|
|14||Callum Morris||Yarm||14||Miquel Quieruga||Durham City|
|15||Harry Weldon||DMP||15||Aiden Young||Billingham|
|16||Kieran Potts||Yarm School||Hooker||16||Josh Duarte||Barnard Castle School||Hooker/BR|
|17||Jacob Newman||Barnard Castle School||Prop/Hooker||17||Adam Thornton||Yarm||FR/Lock|
|18||Harrison Minto||Blaydon||Lock||18||Richie Richardson||Blaydon||Lock|
|19||George Sanderson||Barnard Castle School||BR/ Lock||19||Jack Riley||Hartlepool||Lock|
|20||Kieran Scollay||Yarm||Lock||20||Charles Siddle||Westoe||SH|
|21||Elliot Shaw||Yarm||SH||21||Mathew Osbourne||Barnard Castle School||SH|
|22||Matty Lynn||Yarm||SH||22||Thomas Cunningham||DMP||9/FB|
|23||Joseph Cowie||Sunderland||Centre||23||Jack Hillary||Blaydon||Wing|
|24||Oliver Turner Blake||Centre||24||Arron Norman||Sunderland||Centre|
All players are to meet at the Bullocksteads for 9am-9:15am for registration. Players please wear county shorts and socks if you have them, if not please wear your club or school shorts and socks.
All players will be given a ticket for the Falcons V Quins game, making this an all day event… Players will need to bring food, water and warm clothes as well as their playing kit.
Thanks for all involved and very well done for your selection!
If you have any queries please contact Phil Lax – firstname.lastname@example.org
Durham County U16’s Festival at Kingston Park – Results
The scores from the Festival are:
Bishops 5 – Northumberland Jacobites 20
Bishops 5 – Cumbria A 10
Bishops 3 – Northumberland Reivers 2
Bishops 0 – Cumbria B 1
Princes 10 – Northumberland Jacobites 10
Princes 20 – Northumberland Reivers 5
Princes 15 – Cumbria A 0
Princes 25 – Cumbria B 5
The following players have been selected to attend the DCRFU U16’s Trials at Horden RFC on Thursday 3rd January 2019 from 7pm-9pm.
|Jack Dunphy||FR/H||Durham City|
|Max Ayers||FR||Durham City|
|Jordan Bayles||Prop/Hooker||Bishop Auckland|
|Connor Scaife||Prop/Lock||Bishop Auckland|
|Kieran Hope||Prop||Durham City|
|Ralph Archer||BR||Durham City|
|Connor Chalton||BR||Durham City|
|Matthew Stevens||BR||Bishop Auckland|
|Fred Liddle||No 8||DMP|
|Joshua Lister||BR/Lock||Bishop Auckland|
|Andrew Harrison||BR/FB||Bishop Auckland|
|Oliver Turner Blake||IB/9|
|Joseph Dufton||FH||Durham City|
|James Imelia||FH/Centre||Bishop Auckland|
|Zack Welsh||SH||Durham City|
|Aaron Norman||Centre||Durham City|
|Jacob Phillips||Centre||West Hatlepool|
|Matthew Cooper||FB/Wing||Durham City|
|Oliver Stables||Wing||Durham City|
|Miquel Quieruga||Wing||Durham City|
The players will then be informed who will be involved in the Festival at Kingston Park on Sunday 6th of January 2019.
From the festival hosted on Sunday 6th, players will be selected to go to the final training squad where the Newcastle Falcons academy players will join the process for the final squad selection.
Please make aware any injuries or unavailability to Phil Lax on – email@example.com
Well done to all short listed, and good luck!
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