Durham County Under 18’s
The Durham County U18’s started their campaign for the 2016/2017 season in October 2016 and will play three games through to November to defend their undefeated title!
Before the team selection process, the U18s completed two training sessions where nominated players are invited along to demonstrate their skills and eligibility to be picked for the final 33 man squad.
After the assessment process the U18s was thinned out to pick a representative team! The competition continues at training as players are in contest for places in the match day squad.
Coaches and Managers
Lead Coach – Chris Webb with Luke Monument and Chris McTurk
Team Manager – Stuart Hardy
Durham County training will continue on Friday October, 28 at East Durham College, Peterlee from 6pm -7pm. All 33 players will train in preparation for squad selection for Sunday’s game against Cumbria at Lymm on Sunday October, 30.
2016/2017 Team Photo
UPCOMING GAMES FOR THE COUNTY U18 FOR 2016/17
This year the U18s will compete in three fixtures listed below:
Sunday Oct, 23: Durham V Lancashire @ Aspatria RFC – KO 12.45 : 41-40 victory
Sunday Oct, 30: Durham V Cumbria @Lymm RFC – KO 12.45 : 47-5 victory
Sunday Nov, 6: Durham v Northumbria @ West Hartlepool RFC – KO 2pm : 22-12 victory
Congratulations to Durham U18 Men’s team as they retained the Watt/Davy trophy after their hard fought victory with Northumberland concluding three victories this season.
County U18s vs Lancashire U18s: October, 23 2016
Durham County U18s had to overhaul a significant deficit to secure a win in their opening game of the 2016-17 campaign.
Despite scoring first, Durham trailed 33-10 at the break. However, confidence in the Durham camp remained positive and rightly so as they dominated the second half with the coaches game plan ending in a marginal but earned 41-40 win over their Lancashire counterparts.
County U18s vs Cumbria U18s: October, 30 2016
Durham County U18s led with a clean sheet until the half time whistle and went on to win 47-5 in a confidence filled performance away to Cumbria at Lymm.
The opponents were only able to make one bounce back unconverted try to start the second half before the Durham boys were back at it again.
County U18s vs Northumberland U18s: November, 6 2016
Durham secured their third and final win of the season against Northumberland U18s. This saw they see in a second season undefeated and secure the Watt/ Davy Trophy after a hard fought fight.
Following three great performances, the Durham U18s await the news of who will be selected to attend the North of England assessment day.
SEASON 2015/2016 : The County U18s remained undefeated in their three games.
On Sunday October, 25 Durham defeated Cumbria at the Lancashire Festival at Liverpool St Helens RFC
On Sunday Nov, 1 Durham traveled to Morpeth to play Cheshire as part of the Northumberland Festival.
Sunday Nov, 29 saw Durham face their local rivals Northumberland in a stand alone fixture. Despite difficult conditions including strong wind, cold temperatures and heavy rain both sides contributed to a very competitive and entertaining game. Durham won the game 17-27 to make it 3 wins from 3 this season see more
For more information or for contact details get in touch with Clarissa Murphy at the Durham County office on 0191 477 2959