Coaching in Durham County

Durham County supports all coaches no matter what level you are involved in, to do this the county has a dedicated committee “Coaching Committee” ran by volunteers who have a coaching background and come from a range of different clubs.

The coaching committee runs a number of different projects funded by the county to help support coaches by providing them with development opportunities as well as providing opportunities for coaches to challenge themselves outside of their club environment with representative rugby.

Current projects that the county are running;

Quilter Kids First day- 29th June @ Blaydon RFC

Durham County Coaching Conference- 18th August @ Darlington RFC

Funding to help cover costs of ERCA’s and first aid qualifications

Providing open DPP sessions for coaches to observe;

9th June- Kingston Park

30th June – Venue TBC,

14th July – Kingston Park

U/13 Adaptive games session – 23rd June TBC

If you wish to attend any of these sessions as a CPD opportunity please email;

If you wish to find out more about getting involved with representative rugby please email

The coaching committee as it stands;

Rob Coulson (chair); Jarrovians RFC

Marc Watchman Atkinson; Houghton RFC

Simon Martin; Darlington Mowden Park RFC

Paul Vinnicombe; Blaydon RFC

Alistair Bowden; Darlington RFC

Kenny Teasdale; Stockton RFC


There are lots of online resources for you to access to benefit your coaching, check some of them out here

England Rugby Game Changer channel

Rugby Academy

Durham RFU Coaching Support