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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 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.


2019/20 Season 1st team fixtures

🔴⚫️ 1st XV Fixtures 2019/20 🔴⚫️


For full league fixture click here


Kick off times tbc


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


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


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.


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.


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 will have a nominal charge (TBC) per person to cover the hire of the AGP and provision of certified coach to run the session.

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.


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.


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