Denham’s Durham Destinations

Denham’s Durham Destinations


Below you will find the Durham destinations of John Denham, Durham County President for the 2017/18 season. Keep a look out for where he has been and grab yourself a visit if you have something special going on at your club.

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VISIT ONE – Referee Commitee Social Evening: Newton Aycliffe

This event came just three days after my honoured appointment as Durham County President and was therefore the first of what is sure to be many social outings as President.

As a kick starter, it set the bar as an enjoyable evening at my home of Newton Aycliffe with my Wife, Pauline and friends.

It is my aim to attend as many club events as possible through the 2017/18 season in order to show that the General Committee are interested in and support the clubs in their work and endeavours.

VISIT TWO – Billingham RUFC AGP opening with Jason Leonard OBE.

Billingham RUFC welcomed colts, women, men and families to their club house on Saturday, August, 19 for their official RFU 365 Artifical Grass Pitch opening with Jason Leonard OBE.

The colts 7s festival kick started the days events on the pitch with teams playing in a round robin format to give all teams game time.

Jason Leaonard, England’s most capped player then offically opened the pitch for Billingham RUFC before Durham County Women Development stepped out to play Yorkshire County Selects followed by Billingham XV v Otley RFC.


VISIT THREE – Newton Aycliffe V Sunderland RFC – County Junior Cup

Back on home turf I was warmly welcomed to watch Newton Aycliffe take on Sunderland RFC in the Junior Cup.

Sadly Aycliffe just missed out on their spot into round two as Sunderland secured a 26 – 15 victory!



Upcoming Events

  • February 25, 2018
    • U15s Age Grade Cup Semi F2:00 pmThis is the play on or play before date for the U15s Age Grade Cup semi final which will see the winners of the two frames head into a final together.
    • U15s Age Grade Plate Semi F2:00 pmThis is the play on or before date for the Age Grade Plate semi finals. The winners of the games will play one another for the Plate title in the final.
  • February 26, 2018
    • Durham County Schools Union Meeting4:30 pmDurham County Schools Union will meet at Durham City RFC to discuss all things schools rugby and set plans for the next academic year.
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