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Blaydon U11s

BRFC U11’s Season Update

The Blaydon U11s rugby team have had a great season. New players have joined, we’ve all worked hard and gained new skills, had a lot of fun and built a good team spirit. We always welcome new players, no matter what level of experience and ability they have, as long as they want to enjoy playing!! The U11’s now train at BRFC on a Wednesday night from 6pm and the coaching team has been increased this season with the addition of Jonathan Chapman and Peter Newton, who will assist Doug and Craig most weeks. We are all looking forward to the season ahead and can’t wait to get started in September. If you know anybody about to start in Year 6 at Junior School please have a word and see if they’ve considered giving rugby a go, this would be appreciated. Many thanks the BRFC U11’s

Blaydon U11s

Blaydon RFC Pre-season friendlies – 2019/20 Season

Saturday 17th August – tournament AWAY at Boroughmuir RFC


Saturday 24th August – 2 games at HOME to Wharfedale

  • 1s contest Andrew Baggett Cup KO 3pm
  • 2s fixture KO 3pm


Friday 30th August – HOME to Tynedale KO 7:30pm

  • following the success of last season’s Friday night’s game, we’re doing it again this year
  • entry will again be free, with a collection being made for the club’s charities on the night


Saturday 31st August – HOME to Middleborough KO (tbc) 1:30pm

Blaydon online club shop for Macron Clothing launched

Junior & Senior clothing ranges available for delivery to the club (FOC) or your home (P&P applies)


Blaydon RFC Bars are Public Bars, everyone welcome

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)

Updated with funeral arrangements – It is with great sadness that Blaydon RFC announce the loss of one of our rugby family: Derek Murray

Details of arrangements:

  • A service will be held at Mountsett Crematorium on Friday 19th July at 12:30
  • A reception will follow at Blaydon Cricket Club

Please respect family wishes, NO BLACK TIES, club ties where available, or any other colour other than black. Derek himself never owned a black tie and would not want people wearing a black tie at his funeral.

All who knew Derek or wish to pay their respects will be welcome at the service and reception.

Family flowers only requested please, a collection will be made after the service for donations to ‘Daft as a Brush’ cancer patient care.


Derek was one of the great stalwarts of Blaydon RFC having served the club for decades; as a player, a coach, member of the committee and one of the club’s best fans.

Derek was a true gent, many people have already expressed on social media that they felt privileged to have known him and he will be sadly missed by many friends at Blaydon RFC, Rest In Peace Derek.


Derek Murray – 1931 – 2019

Sadly, Derek died in hospital in his 88th year on Monday 1st July and will be sadly missed by all his sporting friends in the North East and in particular, Blaydon Rugby Football Club.

Derek was a life member of Blaydon following on from his Father Jack and also a Life Member of the Durham County Rugby Football Union Committee for whom he was President in 1974/75.

Derek played rugby for Blaydon for many years at all levels culminating in representing the 1st XV in the latter stages of his playing career and also in his earlier days he carried out the arduous administrative duties of being Team Secretary well before the arrival of modern day technology of mobile phones and computers. Derek posted team sheets in Camsell’s the Barbers in Blaydon every week relying on players to find if they were selected.

Latterly, whilst still supporting the club at all matches and functions and continuing his duties on the County Committee, he also served as a Trustee for the Blaydon club.

Derek, during his sporting life, was always supported by his wife Jean who pre-deceased him several, years ago.

For his efforts in the past at Blaydon Derek will be irreplaceable and Blaydon Rugby Club and all members send condolences to his son Ian and his family at this very sad time.

Details of funeral arrangements will follow when available.



BRFC Under 10’s Update for 2019/20 Season

Hello. And thank you for taking time to visit our U10 page for Blaydon RFC.

A complete new coaching team was introduced last season and the players were taught the principles of contact rugby.

Our philosophy at this young age is trying to get the best out of each individual player.

This coming season the team will play against other local teams both home and away, and we have the use of our fantastic all weather state of the art pitch – it’s fantastic.

Training is under the watchful eye of three coaches – James, Scott and Jason. James and Scott are gaining more and more experience and attend training courses, and Jason has been a coach at BRFC for 14 years and is qualified as a level 2 coach. The guys are DBS checked and are 1st aid trained. Also not forgetting our team manager Steph who runs off-field comings and goings.

Training and matches are on a Sunday morning, usually starting at 10am. Everyone gets a chance to shine and after matches all players, and our very supportive group of parents and families, go into the clubhouse for a get-together. Players and coaches wear Blaydon dress shirt and tie (provided) and during the season Steph also arranges social events as we believe the team is not just those on the pitch, it is players family too.

We would be delighted to welcome you into our rugby family, you will be very welcome both on and off the pitch.


Blaydon rugby club are delighted to announce the addition of Jim Houghton to the coaching team.

Jim will be responsible for the 2nd team and will provide further support to bridging the gap between youth and senior rugby as we look to place more emphasis on our players’ development. 


Jim is a long term player at Blaydon RFC and Durham County and has stayed actively involved at Blaydon RFC running our ‘Crows’ veteran team while developing his coaching career with the senior squad at Consett RFC. 


He joins us to further develop his coaching career at Blaydon and brings with him experience of developing players at grass routes rugby.  Jim will perform a vital linking role to the Georgians and Development squads, ensuring the teams all train, prepare and play consistently to allow smooth progression of players through the teams. He will also spend majority of his match days with the Georgians to provide input to the senior coaching staff of players deserving first team recognition/opportunity. 


This is another example of Blaydon developing from within, with another one (following; Keith, Lee/Hogga and Jason) of our senior coaching staff coming from our own players.


2019/20 Season 1st team fixtures

🔴⚫️ 1st XV Fixtures 2019/20 🔴⚫️


For full league fixture click here


Kick off times tbc


Blaydon 2019/20 Pre-season fixtures

Blaydon have 3 pre-season fixtures again this year:

• Saturday 17th August; 2pm KO, we will be taking part in a 4 team tournament at Boroughmuir RFC, to include Musselburgh, Heriots and Boroughmuir.

• Saturday 24th August; 3pm KO, Home on the AGP against Wharfedale in the Andrew Baggott Cup

• Friday 30th August; 7pm KO, home on AGP to Tynedale in a return of a very successful fixture as last year on a Friday night.

Your support greatly appreciated.

Squad announcements for 2019/20 season

New signing/returning players…..



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