Presidents Message: 

A warm welcome to all visitors to Blaydon Rugby Club and this web site where I have the honour of holding my 8th year as President.

We are a Community Club in the best sense of the word providing opportunities for all age groups to play rugby and hosting a variety of social and public events throughout the year from Circuses, Bonfire night, parties, business meetings and youth events. It is only through the support of our local community that we continue to provide this service and we are constantly looking for further Sponsors and individuals to assist us.

We remain committed to providing rugby opportunities to young men of all ages from Youth to senior level irrespective of playing ability, and to uphold the standards of play and fairness both on and off the field.

This is our 1st year as members of the Northern Premier League, the 5th level of National rugby, and all involved in the Club are eagerly looking forward to a new challenge and having the opportunity to meet up with Clubs we have played in the past and many new Clubs from the Northern area.

Within this Division we are under no illusions that the standard of opposition will be any easier week in week out, but renew our Season with a coaching team under Matt Thompson, the former Newcastle Falcons Hooker, and a number of new players, some of whom have rejoined the Club having studied away from the area.

We start with great optimism having the benefit of a magnificent new 4 G pitch funded by the RFU, which will see the end of muddy mid winter days and allow both ourselves and our opposition to play a more open and expansive style of rugby

The team will continue to be led by the England Counties and Blaydon Captain Keith Laughlin.

I do hope we will see as many new visitors to our Club as possible this year and know that you will all be most welcome whether watching a sporting event or attending a function in our Clubhouse under the helpful guidance of our Manageress Sharon Reed


Bill Locke