County Women

Durham County Senior Women 


The Durham County Womens 2016/2017 season will begin with the first game at the end of April. To enable preparation for the games against, Northumbria, Cumbria and Lancashire players are welcomed to training and trials from end of March.

The regional plate competition will be expanded in 2016/17 to a national competition, this is following feedback and the number of counties who expressed a wish to take part in a national competition.
It is the committee’s intention to continue to look at the competition structures and how best to meet its objective in Season 2017/18.

Below are next season fixtures with some movement between the plate and cup. Where possible the men’s and women’s home fixtures have been mirrored so counties have the opportunity to hold double headers.
Coaches and Managers

David Addison – Head Coach

Chris Marsden – Assistant Coach

Chris Geehan – Assistant Coach

Paul Geehan – Manager


Training will commence from the end of March, where players from across the women’s section in Durham will be welcomed to come along to Hartlepool RFC to impress coaches to earn the honor of representing their County.

Training dates:

Wednesday March, 29 : Open training/trials @ Hartlepool RFC (6.45pm – 8.30pm)

Wednesday April, 5 : Open training/trials @ Hartlepool RFC (6.45pm – 8.30pm)

Wednesday April, 12: Training and trial game @ Hartlepool RFC (6.45pm – 8.30pm)

Wednesday April, 19: Squad training @ Hartlepool RFC (6.45pm – 8.30pm)

Wednesday April, 26: Squad training before the first game @ Hartlepool RFC (6.45pm – 8.30pm)

Training will continue in between games, all traiing sessions are open training sessions and players are encouraged to train and make themselves available for games.

The trial game after two weeks will be a chance for coaching staff to pick a squad but all players are still encouraged to train and if there is enough interest and players, the coaching staff will look to put out a development side.

Upcoming games for the 2016/2017 season:

The Squad will be announced on a Tuesday night of the week of games ready for Wednesday training sessions.
Pool one:
Durham V Northumberland : Friday April, 28 – Novocastrians (Friday night game)
Durham V Cumbria: Sunday May, 7 – Blaydon Rugby Club
Durham V Lancashire : Sunday, May, 14 –  Darlington Rugby Club, Blackwell Meadows.

Semi Final One:

Winner of pool one  V  Winner of pool two : May 21, 2017 to be hosted by Winner of pool one.


Winner of semi final one  V winner of semi final two



Season 2015-2016


Sunday 15th May 2016 Lancashire Ladies vs Durham Ladies at Liverpool St Helens.  Durham were unable to cope with the strong running Lancashire ladies as they suffered their first defeat in the 2016 County Championship.  The final score which did not really reflect how competitive the game really was ended as Lancashire 54 – 24 Durham.
See match report    see photos

Sunday 8th May 2016 Durham vs Cumbria at Hartlepool RFC kick off 2pm.  Durham come out on top 27-19 with another excellent performance report and photos to follow
See match report  See photos

Sunday 1st May 2016 Northumberland vs Durham at Percy Park RFC kick off 3pm – Durham have to settle for a thrilling draw as Northumberland get late score to make the scoreline 24 -24
See report  See photo’s and  more photos

Upcoming Events

  • April 26, 2017
    • Senior County Cup Final

      The finalists are yet to be known but the match will take place on April 26 , 2017.

  • April 27, 2017
    • Discipline Committee
      7:00 pm

      Discipline Committee will meet at Sunderland RFC

  • April 29, 2017
    • Darlo mini and junior festival
      10:30 am

      Festival of rugby for age groups, Under 16, Under 15, Under 14 & Under 13.
      Entering a team costs £25 each but if you enter four, the fifth goes free. To book contact:

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