Under 12s

Children in school year 7

Coach Gavin Burt. gavin.burt@talk21.com
Team Admin Andy Lane. aalane@hotmail.co.uk 

Training is usually 9.30-11am Sunday on Whickham Comp Playing Fields, Fellside Rd and also Wednesday 6-7.15pm at Blaydon RFC, Hexham Rd, Swallwell

“The U12’s are a team that have consistently proved their commitment to the sport and to each other week after week. Aided by a mightily impressive and supportive parent group, along with a team of 4 dedicated coaches, our team have experienced some great success as they have progressed through the age groups winning festivals, tournaments and trophies along the way. 

We pride ourselves on working hard and focus on the team ethic which is a skill that easily transfers to other walks of their young lives and stands them in good stead, while never losing sight of the fact their rugby should all, ultimately, be about enjoyment. The successes that follow are a happy result of a fine balance of all the ingredients coming together in the mix along with the infectious enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and a group of naturally gifted players turning out week after week.

As a coaching team we all agree that we have a responsibility to deliver the full package to our players and ensure that they gain from experiences that form memories to last a lifetime and build friendships.

Last season our players were fortunate enough to experience the following events:

  • Mascots at a Newcastle Falcons match
  • Played a game at Kingston Park
  • Attended a RWC match together
  • Had an audience with Dean Richards
  • Had a training session delivered by Newcastle Falcons players
  • Went on their first rugby tour to Perthshire
  • Raised £1700 for charity through various activities and sponsored events

We are inclusive and new members are most welcome to come along and have a look to see what we are all about at any time and will be supported and coached every step of the way on their rugby journey regardless of whether a novice or an experienced player looking for a new team or challenge. We also have a programme of events scheduled that gets us away from rugby and allow other skills and talents to come to the fore while reinforcing our team building ethics and bond. 

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to your new mates.”