Durham County are proud to say that Charles Stanley are a leading sponsor of Durham County Representative Rugby teams.
Charles Stanley and Durham County RFU are a great match as both have long and stable track records, having been around since 1792 and 1876 respectively, demonstrating strength and resilience.
Today, Charles Stanley is one of the leading investment management companies in the UK, dedicated to serving the private investor. The company is proud to be supporting all of the teams representing Durham County and helping them to be the best in their respective age groups. Like these dedicated players we aim to be the best, focusing on performance and putting our clients and supporters at the heart of everything we do.
David Hill, Durham County Player Pathway Manager said
“We are delighted to have Charles Stanley on board to support our male and female representative teams and pathway. We have already benefited from some fantastic new playing kit for all age groups. We look forward to growing the partnership over the coming seasons and continuing to develop our sport in Durham County.”
Durham County RFU President David Sawyer is fielding two presidents XV sides over the next couple of weeks, with games against The Teeside Barbarians and Hartlepool RFC.
The first game will be played at Darlington Mowden Park Arena on 27th April against The Teeside Barbarians. The game is a curtain raiser before DMP’s last home game of the season.
The Barbarians team is being assembled by Carl hall, player with Stockton RFU and well know Durham County Referee. The team will comprise members of all clubs within kicking distance of the River Tees.
David Sawyers President’s XV will be made up of players from all the Northern clubs in the county. With David asking each club to nominate two players each.
The second game will be played on 5th May at Hartlepool’s Mayfield Park against Hartlepool RFC.
Players for this Presidents XV will comprise two players from each club South of the county.
All funds raised from the games will be donated to the Doddie Weir Foundation.
Keelmans Way School Hebburn have been named Durham County’s Aprils ‘Story of the Month’ through the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals initiative
has been brought to us by Rob Coulson who coaches the children at Keelmans Way
School in Hebburn. Rob runs a Rugby Training Programme every week and is now referred
to as “Rugby Rob” for the children involved.
at Keelmans Way School have varying disabilities, from learning difficulties to
physically disabilities. Rob describes the children as ‘very special’ and ‘inspiring’.
to be a sport full of enjoyment for the pupils at the school, with their faces ‘lighting
up’ when they get a hold of a rugby ball. The confidence and motivation that
the pupils have gained through the Rugby Training Programme has been very worth
while for Rob as the coach and Elaine Clarke as teacher at Keelmans Way.
helped the pupils learn and develop key skills such as; working in a team,
being creative and exploring what they can achieve.
running these sessions with ‘sheer happiness’.
to both Rob and Elaine, displaying our rugby core values and helping others
find enjoyment through the sport!
Challenge Cup will kick start the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals on
Friday May, 10 at 7.45pm at St James’ Park, for more information go to: http://www.newcastle2019.com/
would like to be considered for our next Story of the Month prize through
Newcastle 2019, download the nomination form and send it into
email@example.com by the end of each month.
Gateshead RFU have been named Durham County’s March ‘Story of the Month’ through the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals initiative
Gateshead RFC have dedicated this nomination to Ralphy Fawcett (Age 80) who they describe as
”A legend at his club for being the most welcoming and helpful man you ever want to meet”
“He has helped so many players over the years with encouragement, assistance and coaching that he is affectionally known in the club as ‘Fatha”
Mr Fawcett starting playing Prop at Gateshead RFC or Gateshead Fell as it was then, at the age of 11 and played his last game at 60.
At 63, he had an operation and we are told his first question post surgery was ‘when can I start playing rugby again?’ At Durham County RFU we love to see Rugby is such a big part of peoples lives, both old and young.
Mr Fawcett is still the groundsman at Gateshead RFC, marking 2 pitches every week, placing the flags and running the 2 baths to the perfect temperatures. He even puts bubble bath in the home bath but not the away one!
He has recently described one of his proudest moments as playing a Boxing Day game with his 3 sons, James, Keith and Iain. With his daughter Anne and wife Isobel watching from the side lines.
Durham County RFU would like to acknowledge this commitment to Rugby and the Core Values that are reflected through out this story!
The Challenge Cup will kick start the
Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals on Friday May, 10 at 7.45pm at St
James’ Park, for more information go to: http://www.newcastle2019.com/
If you would like to be considered for our next Story of the Month prize through Newcastle 2019, download the nomination form and send it into firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of each month.
would like to invite all club and school coaches, parents and
club officials with an interest in shaping the Male Player Pathway
Consultation that is currently being held in relation to boys playing in age
groups u14 to u18.
want you to come along and have your say as part of the current consultation
with the RFU.
Taylor from the RFU will be presenting and facilitating feedback and
agenda for the night is as follows;
Clarification of the consultation process
Key aspects of consultation
Any key views from the floor based on three key questions
is a great opportunity to come along and help shape the future of our game in
Venue: West Hartlepool Rugby Club When: Monday 1st April Time: 6:30pm meet and greet for a 7pm start.