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Opening hours:

Monday 7pm till 10pm
Tuesday 7pm till 10pm
Wedensday 6pm till 10pm
Thursday 6pm till 11pm
Friday 6pm till 11:30pm
Saturday Noon to 11:30pm
Sunday Noon to 5pm (later if Function booked)



Squad announcements for 2019/20 season

New signing/returning players…..

#pumpthecrow………

 

Centre Tom Small makes a welcome return.

Fly half Jordan Carey joins us from Westoe

 

Blaydon RFC are delighted to announce the return of prop forward Elliot Beattie and back row Drew Davison


 

Blaydon RFC, in collaboration with RFU and Age UK introduce Walking Rugby on AGP at Crowtrees



‘Walking Rugby’ for the over 50s, improving fitness levels in a safe environment and enjoying the social activity around it. The game is mixed gender, suitable for ex-players or non-players who want social exercise and for all abilities.
Take a look at the overview on video click here


Past Players also welcome: 

Just when you thought your rugby career may come to an end one day, ‘Walking Rugby’ steps in as a real consideration for people who want to:

  • Rekindle past friendships with teams mates
  • Join new teams and build that camaraderie only taking part in a team can achieve
  • Meet new friends with like minded people
  • Get out the chair, do some exercise and have a pie & pint/gin/prosecco

 

WHAT IS WALKING RUGBY
As the name suggests, running is forbidden as is passing the ball higher than shoulder height. There are also no high tackles – or indeed any tackles – and, crucially, no contested scrums, rucks or mauls.
Instead players are allowed to hold onto the ball for no more than three seconds before passing, keeping the pace moving and giving the other team an opportunity to intercept. No running allowed.

 

WHO IS IT FOR
Walking Rugby is for anyone aged 50 and over. Sessions are adapted to cater for all backgrounds and experiences of Rugby. Veterans of the game are welcome as are newcomers.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Your first two sessions are free, to introduce you to the sport, after that:

  • the one hour session on Thursday morning will be free as its sponsored by RFU and Age Concern
  • the evening session which will take place at 6pm on either Tuesday or Thursday night (give us your availability on contact@blayodnrfc.co.uk) will have a nominal charge (TBC) per person to cover the hire of the AGP and provision of certified coach to run the session.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING/WEAR?
All equipment is provided. Participants must wear suitable clothing. Sessions will take place on artificial grass so moulded, plastic or metal stud boots are required.

 

WHO DELIVERS THE SESSION?
The Walking Rugby sessions will be delivered by a RFU certified coach who will use the rules of Walking Rugby developed by Age UK.
Coaches received Older Peoples Champion training developed by Age UK. This is a condition of delivering Walking Sports. The feel of the sessions will be very much social and fun, whilst providing physical activity. Sessions will last one hour.

Blaydon RFC are delighted to announce an initial two year partnership with leading sporting teamwear specialist, Macron

The partnership was agreed after a comprehensive selection process against agreed criteria, with sample goods produced as part of the process to verify ‘look & feel’ and Macron wining overall, scoring well on quality, delivery, range and availability via an online shop.

We have been working on this deal for some time and a lot is already in place, product range and design are agreed, a new online shop is being built, so goods can be delivered direct to your home

This is great news for Blaydon, Marcon is a well known brand, great delivery and product range and will allow us to completely re-brand all elements of the club, to one club, they will be our sole clothing supplier.

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Macron is recognised for the quality, design and technical features of its products which secured the brand a position of leadership in the world of international rugby.

At national team level, Macron sponsors Italy, Scotland, Portugal and Germany. At club level, the long list of sponsored teams includes; Newcastle Falcons, Northampton Saints, Glasgow Warriors, Edinburgh Rugby, Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Pau, Lyon and Biarritz, while in the referee sector Macron is also technical sponsor of the Guinness Pro14.

“Their proven track record of supplying quality kit for teams and supporters of both club and national teams is there for all to see, and we look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial partnership.”

 

Durham County Intermediate Cup Final to be held on AGP at Blaydon on Wednesday 15th May

The final of the County Intermediate Cup –  Durham City v South Shields Westoe

will take place on

Wednesday May 15th 2019 at Crowtrees the home of Blaydon RFC

with a 7.30 pm kick off

 

Bar will be open, all drinks (alcoholic & soft) purchased from the bar taken pitch-side will be in plastic glasses and no drinks other than water are allowed within the white boundary fence of the AGP.

Entrance fees, supporting Durham RFU

  • Adults:                                                               £5.00
  • Concessions for senior citizens:            £3.00
  • Free to holders of current County Handbook
  • Under 16s free

 

It is with sadness Blaydon RFC announce the loss of Eric Kings

Eric (Crusher) Kings last played rugby at Blaydon RFC in the 80s as a prop forward

 

Our thoughts are with his family at this time

 

His funeral will be held on Tuesday 21st May, 12-45 West Road Crematorium and returning to Newburn Club

Blaydon Lions Festival Report

The dust has settled on what was an absolutely fantastic day of rugby at Crow Trees for the inaugural Blaydon Lions Festival.

With teams from Perthshire, Whitecraigs, Market Harborough, Stockton and Newcastle School for Boys visiting Crow Trees, the standard of rugby was always going to be high. All of the players did their parents and coaches proud and you are all welcome back to Blaydon any time in the future.

Congratulations to Perthshire and Market Harborough for taking home the Plate and Cup respectively following their names being drawn out of the hat.

The post festival social was great fun, with players, coaches and parents mingling and making new friends. Some suspect dancing from the ‘lost property crew’ and some extremely dodgy singing from a couple of the Blaydon coaches!!

All the players, parents and coaches of Blaydon Lions would like to thank Ian Taylor from Taylor & Sons Building Contractors for his generous sponsorship of the event and all the teams who attended for making our first attempt at a Festival a great success.

Now…where to go on tour next season?

Blaydon Lions Festival Report

The dust has settled on what was an absolutely fantastic day of rugby at Crow Trees for the inaugural Blaydon Lions Festival.

With teams from Perthshire, Whitecraigs, Market Harborough, Stockton and Newcastle School for Boys visiting Crow Trees, the standard of rugby was always going to be high. All of the players did their parents and coaches proud and you are all welcome back to Blaydon any time in the future.

Congratulations to Perthshire and Market Harborough for taking home the Plate and Cup respectively following their names being drawn out of the hat.

The post festival social was great fun, with players, coaches and parents mingling and making new friends. Some suspect dancing from the ‘lost property crew’ and some extremely dodgy singing from a couple of the Blaydon coaches!!

All the players, parents and coaches of Blaydon Lions would like to thank Ian Taylor from Taylor & Sons Building Contractors for his generous sponsorship of the event and all the teams who attended for making our first attempt at a Festival a great success.

Now…where to go on tour next season?

Durham U20’s to play at Blaydon this Sunday, 14th April

Durham U20’s take on Surrey

in semi-final of Tier 2 playoff of the

Jason Leonard U20 County Championship


at Crowtrees this Sunday, 14th April
Kick off 2pm

 

Current table standing:

https://www.englandrugby.com/club-competitions/jason-leonard-u20-county-championship/fixtures-and-results/

Ilkley 15, Blaydon 21

 

Ilkley  15   Blaydon  21
Blaydon racked up another win on the road which despite the closeness of the final score was a comfortable enough victory in which they led by 3 tries to nil until the final minutes.
In difficult conditions on a sodden pitch at Stacks Field Blaydon were much the more decisive and although the home side huffed and puffed with plenty of possession they could make little progress against an excellent defence.
Winger Jack Appleton applied the final touch to a smart handling move to get the ball rolling and Jamie Guy was on target with the conversion. Ilkley fly-half Charles Ramsay pulled back 3 points for his side with a simple penalty in front of the posts but by the interval some intense pressure from the Blaydon forwards involving much re-cycling resulted in a try for skipper Keith Laughlin with Guy again adding the extras.
Leading 3-14 at the break Blaydon continued to press and were rewarded with a 3rd score when Matt Jenkinson went over after umpteen phases of possession. Guy landed his 3rd conversion but that was to be the end of Blaydon’s scoring, with  possession being lost too easily there-after and a number of opportunities wasted.
And as Blaydon sat back with a comfortable lead the home side were allowed to come more into it in the final quarter and grabbed a try through their winger Rick Talatio. Their deficit was now 8-21 and in the final play of the game another 7 points were secured when lock-forward Ben Waddington crossed in the corner and Ramsay put over the conversion.
 
John Brennan