County Girls U18s

County U18 Females

County U18 2017/2018 campaign

The Durham County U18 girls will play three fixtures throughout their 2017/18 campaign.

This year saw more girls trial out than before making the competition even more fierce for selection.

This year, the U18s only face Cumbria from last years fixtures and swop Lancashire and Cheshire for Northumberland and Yorkshire.

Coaches and Managers 

Team Manager: Stuart McIvor

Head Coach: Greame Holloway

Assistant Coach: Paul Armstrong

Assistant Coach: Marc Keirl


2017/18 training squad


Sunday October, 29: Durham County v Yorkshire @ Darlington RFC – KO 2pm : 0 – 48 Loss

Sunday November, 19: Northumberland v Durham @ Tynedale RFC – KO 2pm : 32 – 5 Loss

Sunday December, 3: Durham v Cumbria @ Ryton RFC – KO 2pm

Get down and support the girls in the 2017/208 campaign. 

Durham U18 Girls V Yorkshire U18 Girls : 0 – 48 Loss

Pictured: Durham County U18G to face Yorkshire

Durham County U18s lose out to a stronger Yorkshire side, 48 – 0.

U18G County Coach, Graeme Holloway commented on the game: “Despite the score, it was a fantastic performance from a talented bunch and all of the coaches are very proud.

“The girls pulled together and worked hard and it was brilliant to watch.

“We came up against a very good and very strong Yorkshire side but the fight we put iup was admirable.

The girls will continue to improve as they polish up on more aspects in training.

Holloway added; “We have all now set a high bench mark in our performance and we will step on from this and keep improving.”

Northumberland U18 Girls V Durham U18 Girls: 32 – 5 Loss

Durham County U18 Girls made the short journey, north to Tynedale RFC to face Northumberland in their second game of the 2017/18 campaign.

Losing out 32 – 5 the visitors look to pick up more points in their final game against Cumbria on the first weekend in December.


County U18 2017/2018 campaign

Team photo 2016/2017 



Team phot against Cumbria U18s: Back row: Stuart McIvor (Manager), Sam Jamieson (Head Coach), Nicole Dawson, Charlotte Lamb, Eden Bulman, Molly Hadfield, Laura Bookall, Lucy Branch, Shannon Hetherington, Lucy Wharrier, Caitlin Render, Chloe Broom, Olivia Rowe, Lauren Swales, Ellie Pigford, Marc Keirl (Coach) Front row: Meghan Gardner, Imogen Keirl, Alice Birkert, Mia Welsh, Erin Kelly (Captain), Olivia Davison, Maddison Craggs, Megan Woodward, Lauren Robinson, Erin High.



Sunday October, 30: Durham County v Cumbria @ Doncaster – KO 2pm  : 68-0 victory 

Sunday November, 20: Durham v Lancashire @ Tynedale – KO 2pm   : 62-0 loss

Sunday December, 4: Durham v Cheshire @ Vale of Lune – KO 2pm   : 36-22 victory 

Get down and support the girls in the 2016/2017 campaign. 

Durham v Cumbria U18s : October, 30 2016 

The U18s started their 2016/2017 campaign against Cumbria away at Darlington on Sunday, October 30 and will play a further two games to complete their season.

By playing to their own strengths the side maintained a record win with their first victory over a County in a full length game.

After several tries and points from the boot the north east representatives tallied up a 68-0 victory.

See report

See photos by Sally Evans 

Durham v Cumbria U18s : November, 20 2016 

The U18s had a dissappointing second game of the season against a dominant Lancashire to flip the tables of their previous performance.

The game away Tynedale saw Durham remain in the spirit of the game till the final whistle giving it all their energy. However, lack of finishing chances meant that they were to come away the losing side.

They will take on Cheshire in their final test where they will look to bounce back.

See report 

See photos by Sally Evans

Durham v Cheshire U18s: December, 4 2016

Durham took on Cheshire at Vale of Lune RFC where the North East girls dominated the majority of play until the final moments where Cheshire tallied some points again the side.

Regardless of three unanswered tries for Cheshire, it seemed Durham and their six tries were too much for the side.

A positive way to close of the 2016/17 County campaign for the girls.

See report