U18’s County Rugby Assessment Day

Please see information regarding the U18’s Assessment day on Sunday 27th October held at Barnard Castle School. The session will be facilitated/Lead by the U18’s DCRFU Coaching Team with support from DCRFU Selectors. All Players please bring training/playing kit(GUM SHIELDS)- including wet weather kit & ... More

AGP Bookings made in advance to help Clubs play fixtures

Durham County RFU have pre booked 4 dates across November, December and January on the 2 AGP's; Billingham and Blaydon. The County understands that games get cancelled due to bad weather over winter months. Although this is out of our control, we would like to help games get played! The following dates have been ... More

GMS and a Curry Help Night

Monday 28th October Dear valued rugby volunteer We know that GMS is becoming a big part of the way we work in our game and that some people have encountered issues with the system. Durham County RFU is wanting to support those currently having issues with GMS no matter how big or small. We would like to invite you ... More

Level 3 Coaching Award – Open for applicants

Below is the process for anyone wishing to apply for Level 3 coaching in 2020.  Please share with your local networks and let them know that Part 1 of Towards Level 3 is now live for booking (see dates below). Information for Applicants Reminder that you are required to book through online course booking to ... More

#Backinthegame Ryton RFC 3rd Team Development Game

On Friday 4th October, Ryton RFC organised a 3rd team development game and played against Consett RFC. The game was followed by a live band and street food. Organised by one of Ryton’s resident players, the game was a success and gave the Club bar some excellent Friday night traffic. Ryton RFC 3rd Team ... More

Safeguarding and RugbySafe Cluster Meetings

Paul Geehan and Chris Simpson would like to invite Clubs to attend the 2019/20 Safeguarding and Rugbysafe Cluster meetings that will be hosted over the next few months. We encourage all Clubs to send a representative to the meeting, ideally the Clubs Safeguarding Officer. Please see below dates, and venues for the ... More

DCRFU Schools Union County Cup, the Story so far

Vic Young Schools Union County Cup for Durham County RFU for the 2019/20 season has kicked off. The first event of the season kicked off on Wednesday 11th September. 3 venues from across the County (Billingham RFC, Blaydon RFC and Horden and Peterlee RFC) hosted the Year 10/11 Boys from 12 different schools. DCRFU ... More

2019/20 U18 County Representative Programme

2019/20 U18 County Representative Programme We are delighted to call for nominations for this years u18 County Representative programme.  There is a massive buzz around this years programme as we plan for the Assessment Day on the 27th October at Barnard Castle School, County Durham.  We are asking ... More

Outstanding Contribution to Rugby

‘Outstanding Contribution to Rugby’ On Friday 6th September, England took on Italy at St James Park, Newcastle. This was a great moment for the North East, hosting an international Warm up Game before the World Cup commenced this week. It was also a great moment to recognise the outstanding volunteers, and ... More

Italy players attend Durham County Club, Ryton RFC

On Friday 6th September England took on Italy at St James Park, Newcastle. While the Italian players where in the area, Durham County rep Robin Wannop organised a club visit for the players to Ryton RFC. 4 Italian Rugby stars, visited the Club to help inspire the future generation of Rugby players on Sunday 1st ... More