Durham County opens applications for the U17’s Boys upcoming season

Durham County RFU open applications for the upcoming season for U17 Boys  

The new U17’s County Season is nearly underway and we are calling for nominations for this year’s teams. As always we are looking for the best of the best, the player that makes you GASP!

But you don’t have much time to get your entries in.

Due to a tight timescale, the nominations have to be returned by 28th January 2019.

If you have a player in mind, please click here for more information.

Win for Durham County U18 boy’s against Northumberland at Kingston Park

Durham County U18’s Boys win against Northumberland in final fixture 

 

Durham County U18’s Boys at Kingston Park

 

On Sunday 13th January Durham County U18 Boy’s played Northumberland in there last fixture of the season at Kingston Park.

Northumberland 22 – Durham 31 

Durham U18’s retained the Watt Davy trophy with a good win over Northumberland.

After a first half of missed chances from Durham, the sides where locked at 12-12 at the break with try’s for Dylan Penny and Captain Shan Ivey. An excellent conversion was then scored, against the wind, from Ralph Makepeace.

The second half Durham took control and eased out to a 31-12 lead with score from Shane Ivey with his second Gabriel Wray and James Pearson with Ralph Makepeace slotting 2 further conversions but the last 10 minutes we took our foot of the gas and to Northumberland’s credit (who kept going guided by their excellent Fly Half) scored 2 well worked try’s, with the last scored right on full time. This gave the game a more balanced look.

Lots of Durham boys impressed over the season and we now wait with anticipation to find out which players will be invited to the North of England Trials.

Best of luck!

Also, a special thank you to the injured players who came and supported the team – Joe Ross and Chris West. 

Well done Durham, a great way to end the season with a win…

A huge thank you for the coaching team for all their hard work throughout the season: 
Chris Webb, 
Tamara Taylor
Daniel Finney 
Dan Burns 
David Hill 

 

Thank you, 

Phil Lax 

Business Developmet Volunteer Community Club Legacy Programme

Durham County RFU open applications for Business Development Volunteer Programme  

Newcastle Falcons are offering all clubs in Durham County the chance to take part in sports sales training.

“The Newcastle 2019 European Finals Weekend hospitality programme now on sale, this programme attempts to harness the significant interest there will be in these packages to the benefit of local rugby clubs. Every local club has a network of players, volunteers and members that are prominent figures within the local business community.

The aim of the programme is for each club to nominate a potential business development volunteer who will:
• Receive generic sports sales training from Newcastle Falcons
• Specific sales training and marketing materials to gain commission and sell official Newcastle 2019 hospitality packages to your club business networks.

Any club that makes sales will receive 15% commission. 

We believe this is an excellent opportunity for clubs, the workshop will take place on Tuesday 14th January at Durham City RFU.

If you are interested in taking part in this fantastic opportunity to further your clubs development, then please contact us on DCRFU@therfu.com

Durham County RFU open applications for the upcoming seasons U15’s & U18’s Girls

Durham County RFU open applications for the upcoming seasons U15’s & U18’s Girls 

The new Girls County Season is nearly underway and we are calling for nominations for this year’s U15’s and U18’s teams.

But you don’t have much time to get your entries in.

Due to a tight timescale, the nominations have to be returned by January, 18th.

We have a brand new festival format this season that will see full XV, 7’s and X7’s rugby available to make sure we maximise the opportunities to develop our sport.

If you feel you are coaching a player that has the skills, the tenacity and ambition to take part and have fun with an amazing group of players then please send the following information to – durhamcorugbywomenandgirls@gmail.com

Full Name, DOB, Club, School/College, Position 1, Position 2, Favourite game – Full XV, 7’s or X7’s.  

Coaches supporting comments to support your applications. 

We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see lots of talent in the squad, again this year!

If you have any questions please contact David Hill, Player Pathway Manager on georgedavidhill@yahoo.co.uk or directly on 07522758395

Durham County announce December Challenge Cup ticket winners as Sunderland RFC U15s

Durham County announce December Challenge Cup ticket winners as Sunderland RFC U15s

 

Sunderland RFC U15s have been named Durham County’s December ‘Story of the Month’ through the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals initiative.

Sunderland RFC U15’s were nominated as a team that displayed the core values rugby should represent, doing themselves, Sunderland RFC and Durham County proud.

Newcastle 2019 December ticket winners: Sunderland RFC U15’s Boys 

 

The sportsmanship, attitude and respect that the young rugby players have demonstrated has won them, 20 free tickets to the European Challenge Cup Final at St James’ Park in May next year.

In a recent fixture Sunderland RFC U15’s Boys played against Thirsk U15’s Boys at Middlesbrough.

The players initial sportsmanship was demonstrated before the game had started, when they lent Thirsk 7 players so they were able to play the game with a full team.

The respect and sportsmanship continued into the game, when after the first half the score was 30-0 to Sunderland. Sunderland’s players then asked if they were able to make some changes in order to even the game for the second half.

This resulted in both of Sunderland’s Centres changing sides to help out their opponents.

Sunderland Chairman Paul Geehan said “This totally came from the players – great attitude and respect to their opponents”.

Due to the change up, that was totally player led, the final score was 30-5 with Sunderland wing Ethan Marrs scoring a try for Thirsk.

What an amazing show of respect to their opponents!

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 dcrfu@therfu.com by the end of each month.

 

By Erin Knotts  

Durham County RFU Office Open

Durham County RFU Office Open

Our full time office at Durham County RFU is now back to the normal working hours of Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

If you require any information, please contact DCRFU@therfu.com

Date Change for County U18 session

Statement for the date change;

The planned County U18 session for the 19th has to be moved by one week to the 26th of November.

The session will be at Darlington Mowden Park with 6.45pm registration for a 7pm start.

The reason for the move of the session is to ensure we comply with the annual RFU calendar of events and not have any activity out with our allotted time for this years u18 county sessions. Please confirm that you can make this date and we will confirm the location in the next few days.

Thanks for your understanding.

DCRFU

U18 Management team

Durham County announce first Challenge Cup ticket winners as West Hartlepool U15s

Durham County announce first Challenge Cup ticket winners as West Hartlepool U15s

 

West Hartlepool U15s have been named Durham County’s September ‘Story of the Month’ through the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals initiative.

West Hartlepool were nominated as a team that displayed exceptional core values of the game on multiple occasions.

Newcastle 2019 September ticket winners: West Hartlepool U15 Boys

 

The sportsmanship and respect that the young rugby players have demonstrated has won them, 20 free tickets to the European Challenge Cup Final at St James’ Park in May next year.

In recent weeks, West Hartlepool have been complimented from other clubs both on and off the field.

One club spectator, said: “A couple of the young lads were lovely to my three year old daughter.

“She was on the pitch after the first team game and the lads were brilliant with her. They made sure they were careful and gave her a ball to play with, and passed their ball to her in-between their own passing game.

“They even helped her to kick the ball. They are an absolute credit to the club.”

But, the young West lads have also been noticed by Acklam Rugby Club for their sportsmanship on the field.

In a recent fixture against Acklam U15s, the coaches made the decision to mix up the teams to let everyone enjoy the game.

Yet, with a clear advantage to staying as a team for the score line, the lads mixed teams without hesitation.

Acklam Age Grade Chair, Len Taylor, said: “The West U15 team and coaches, are true rugby men.

“We would like to say a huge thank you, you have a great team and your help with numbers and willingness to play mixed teams, meant a lot!”

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 dcrfu@therfu.com by the end of each month.

 

By Clarissa Murphy

Durham County RFU open applications for the upcoming seasons U18 Boys

Durham County RFU open applications for the upcoming seasons U18 Boys

 

Durham County Rugby Football are pleased to announced that they are accepting nominations for this seasons U18 Boys players.

But, you only have SIX days to get your entries in to our Pathway Manager, David Hill.

Due to a tight timescale, the nominations have to be returned by October, 24 and the first session will run on October, 28.

We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see lots of talent in the squad, again this year!

You can take a look at the nominations letter, here! 

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