Sun, Sea and Touch Rugby for Girls across Durham County
Durham clubs gathered at Seaburn beach for a morning of rugby fun in the sun for the Girls Touch Beach festival.
The beach festival was a huge hit with Durham Clubs with seven clubs bringing eleven teams to enjoy some competitive rugby.
Teams came from; Alnwick, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Houghton, Horden and Peterlee, Ryton and Sunderland.
Games ran very smoothly playing across two pitches in a round robin format supported by RFU professional staff.
Matt Bradford, Community Rugby Coach for Mid Durham said: “There was some great rugby on show and the games were played in the right spirit.
“Players, parents and coaches seemed to enjoy the morning and it was even better that the sun made an appearance for us.”
After a few hours of running around, getting hot and many tries later the day was rounded off with a short presentation to reward the girls who had been nominated by coaches to receive an England Rugby goody bag for demonstrating rugby’s core values throughout.
Bradford added: “It was a really good rugby family day with everyone having fun and getting along and the majority of players, coaches and spectators finished off their day with a dip in the sea to cool off.
“A great day all round!”
The next girls summer touch festival will take place at Acklam Rugby Club on Sunday, July 30 from 2pm following cancelation of the Consett event set for this coming Sunday.
For more photos of the day by Sally Evans, see here
By Clarissa Murphy