BILL BEAUMONT CUP – COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 -2019
Week 1 – Saturday 4th May 2019-Durham v Lancashire @ Sunderland RFC Week 2 – Saturday 11th May 2019- Northumberland v Durham @ Kingston Park Week 3 – Saturday 18th May 2019- Cheshire v Durham @ Birkenhead Park RFC County Final 2nd June 2019 @ Twickenham
We are seeking nominations of appropriate ability players to be part of the County Senior Squad that will compete in Division 1 North of this year’s competition.
A programme of
training sessions is being compiled with sessions at Billingham RFC planned for
7pm till 8.30pm on:
Wed. 17th April 2019, Tues. 30th April 2019, Thurs. 9th May 2019, Thurs. 16th May 2019.
A further session is to take place at Sunderland RFC on Thurs. 2nd May 2019.
If you have a player/players whom you wish to be considered please forward his name, position, telephone number and email address to John Dove & Gus Miller at the below contact addresses as soon as possible.
Durham County Schools’ launched their 2018/2019 Cup competition, with the help of Durham County’s Young Match Officials.
One round of matches has already taken place, with 18 events hosted across Durham County. The events have been taking place on Wednesday evenings with school groups YR 7, 8 and 9 all entering teams.
Three finals have also been hosted across various venues in Durham County with the schools playing for the Cup, Plate and Shield. The results of the finals are as follows –
TBC – postponed
Our Lady and St. Bede’s
to all the players involved!
events have not only been successful for the students playing rugby, but also
for the Young Match Officials (YMO’s) who have been able to gain valuable experience.
have completed the Quilter Kids 1st Refereeing for Children and 20
have completed the England Rugby Referee Award through the YMO’s programme.
Students from St Johns School and Durham Johnston Comprehensive School have helped to referee the County Cup games, with great knowledge and confidence. These YMO’s have received support and mentoring from the Durham County Referee Society.
and Horden U14s have been named Durham County’s January ‘Story of the Month’
through the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals initiative.
Hartlepool Rovers and Horden U14’s were nominated as a team that displayed the core values rugby should represent, doing themselves and Durham County proud.
attitude and teamwork 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 this year.
At the end of last
season, both Hartlepool Rovers and Horden under 13’s where two struggling
sides. A lack of numbers meant both teams where at risk of folding.
However, some joined
up thinking from both coaches has turned things around and now both teams are
flourishing… as one.
Coaches from both
clubs worked together for the good of the players, putting any rivalries aside.
They made an agreement to combine for the 2018/2019 season. Moving to U14’s
they now play 15 a side (a number neither team would have been able to meet
Both teams now enjoy
regular joint training sessions and with some clever work buy fixtures secretaries
they have a full list of fixtures. One week the team will play as Horden, and the
next as Hartlepool Rovers.
None of the players
mind what shirt they wear, and neither coach has let personal club pride come
in the way of a player centred approach to rugby.
The players have
shown all the core values of rugby. They have especially showed teamwork with the two teams now working
together as one. Numbers have improved for both clubs, which has strengthened
The players have built
a really good relationship and enjoyed a joint Christmas party, they also look
forward to an end of season tour.
They are now enjoying
regular competitive fixtures and training weekly, the boys are stating to
flourish and improve week on week.
This is a perfect example
of two local clubs working together for the good of the players. Without this, there
is no doubt that most of these players would have been lost from the game.
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
email@example.com by the end of each month.
On Sunday 17th March 2019 Billingham RUFC will host England U18s vs Scotland U18s.
Billingham are very proud to have been selected to host the future stars of the game and this is an excellent chance to see some top class international rugby. You can purchase tickets via the Billingham website Get Tickets
RugbySafe and Safeguarding cluster meetings across Durham County
Following on from the success of the Durham CB RugbySafe and Safeguarding launch at Houghton RUFC back in September, we have decided that we will host a number of cluster meetings across the CB in the coming months covering both RugbySafe and Safeguarding in our clubs.
The meetings are design to see how we as CB representatives can
help develop player welfare and safeguarding in your clubs. As well as being
able to answer any questions you may have, share any models of good practice
across the clubs and any updates that we have.
The meetings will take place on the following dates starting at
Monday 28th January at Ryton RFC
Monday 11th February at Sunderland RFC
Monday 25th February at Darlington Mowden Park RFC
Monday 11th March at Billingham RFC
If every club could please endeavour to send at least one member
to your cluster meeting. If you cannot attend your cluster meeting please try
and attend another cluster meeting.
Can we please ask that you respond to firstname.lastname@example.org stating
who from your club will be attending the meeting and at which venue.
In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact either Chris Simpson CB RugbySafe Lead or Paul Geehan Safeguarding Officer
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
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