Durham County Schools Union: An exciting U14s tournament

Durham County Schools Union: An exciting U14s tournament 


Over ten Durham County Schools gathered at Egglescliffe School to play in an ‘exciting’ U14s Sevens tournament.

After a successful start to the sevens tournament with the U18s, Durham County Schools Union volunteers continue to provide competitive tournaments for each age grade.

Pictured: Durham County Schools U14 Sevens


The U14s seven’s was described as an “exciting and demanding day for all the participants,” said John Pearson, Durham County Schools Union Secretary.

The Eleven participating schools played in three pools of four, giving each school at least three games to play. The three top winners from the pools proceeded to the semi-final with a fourth, being promoted by means of having the best points scored percentage.

Pictured: Durham County Schools U14 Sevens


In the semi final, Barnard Castle had a victorious 17 -5 game against hosts Egglescliffe while on the other side of the pitch,  Emmanuel took on Durham School losing 26-5.

Proceeding to the final, Barnard Castle were the only team to mark the scoreboard with a convincing 27-0 victory over Durham School.

Pearson added a special thanks to Egglescliffe School for hosting at late notice and to the Durham County Schools Union committee members making the festival both possible and a success.

Schools involved include: Durham School, St Johns Catholic School and Sixth Form, High Tunstall, Lord Lawson, Barnard Castle School, Kepier School, Emmanuel College, Egglescliffe, Manor CA, Durham Johnston and Grindon Hall.


The next Schools Sevens tournament is: the U16s which is to take place at Barnard Castle School on Wednesday, March 8 from 1.30pm.

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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