Club News


Blaydon give Wharfedale Pleasant Journey North!!

The game started at a fast pace with an early scare for Blaydon when a kick through was adjudged to have been. Touched down by the home team but it was very close.

The fast tempo continued, and a number of Blaydon phases took to them toward Wharfedale’s 22 but the ball spilled out of a contact to Wharfedale winger Hamilton and Blaydon completely off guard and all out expecting the ball to come back their way and Wharfedale winger Rian Hamilton had a long but easy run to the try line.

Blaydon’s reaction was excellent taking the game straight back to Wharfedale and after 8 or 9 phases Dowell passed back inside to Ashman who ran in from 25 metres out to score.

Unfortunately for the home side it wasn’t long before Wharfedale were back on the attack in Blaydon’s 22 and a strong scrum 5 metres out led to an easy try for scrum half Henry McNab.

Again, Blaydon were responding well and building phases well into Wharfedale’s half but a wild miss pass was intercepted by Rian Hamilton for his 2nd try of the game.

Only a few minutes later a poor kick from Blaydon captain Marshall was caught by the gale force wind and found itself in Wharfedale’s left winger Bradley Viner hands who again ran in unopposed.

There was a ten-minute lull in what was a fairly manic first half, but when attacking the Wharfedale line on half way Blaydon lost the ball in contact and the ball found itself in the hands of Wharfedale right winger Hamilton who kicked ahead and won the chase to score his third try.

Half Time: Blaydon 7 v Wharfedale 31

The 2nd half started at a different pace to the first and remained at a stalemate for nearly 30 minutes. Both teams working hard to break each other down but the last pass letting each team down.

The first score was the harsh result of an excellent Blaydon break by Bailey who was well supported by Clark and he took Blaydon deep in the Wharfedale 22 but a loose pass by Scrum half Clarkson found the ball in Rian Hamilton’s hands and he ran in unopposed for his 4th try of the game.

Finally the 2nd half sprung into life, and just a few minutes later Blaydon were in the Wharfedale 22 but they had lost possession but this time the generosity was from Wharfedale who threw and interception pass to Jack Appleton for Blaydon’s 2nd try.

This seemed to rally Blaydon and just 2 minutes later a break by Dan Marshall worked the ball out to debutant Evan Lawther to score his first senior try for Blaydon.

This spell of domination continued and again Blaydon pushed dale back toward their own line, this time with forwards hammering away at the Dale line, and it was Prop Sam Laidler who went over for the home teams 4th and bonus point try.

On the whole a frustrating afternoon for Blaydon who gifted Wharfedale 4 of their 6 tries.

Full Time: Blaydon 24 v Wharfedale 38


Blaydon: Appleton, Ashman, Marshall, Clark, Lawther, Dowell, Clarkson, Fearn, Chaplin, Dodds, Wright, Charlton, Hall-Lyon, Harrison, Clarke.

Replacements: Winter, Laidler, Phillips, Horsfall, Bailey


Wharfedale: Davidson, Hamilton, Bullough, Blakeney-Edwards, Viner, Davidson, McNab, Beesley, Stockdale, Dickinson, Green, Borrill, Stockton, Carlson, Burridge

Replacements: Altham, Wells, Jackson, Moore, Kaup-Samuels


REFEREE:   Elliott Lewis


STAR MAN:  Wharfedale – Rian Hamilton




Tries:  Ashman 9, Appleton 74, Lawther 76, Laidler 79

Conversions: Dowell 10, Horsfall 80




Tries:  Hamilton 6, 17, 36, 70  McNab 14, Viner 21

Conversions: Davidson 7, 18, 22, 71


Blaydon Car Boot Sale



  • 2 Plots for hot food and beverages
  • Plot for ice cream
  • Plot for fruit
  • Plot for sweets



Download Tender form:   Car Boot 2021 Tender Form

Tenders must be submitted on the form provided BEFORE 12 NOON ON SUNDAY 20th February 2022 and all parties will be notified BY TUESDAY 22nd 2022 of the outcome.

Selection will be made purely on the written responses provided and the Selection Committee will include members of Blaydon Rugby Football Club’s Executive Committee and the Car Boot Management Team.

The main factor in the decision will be remuneration offered, but the club will take into account how the companies tendering are willing to support the wider entity that is Blaydon Rugby Football Club.


Further details available:


It is the intention of Blaydon Rugby Football Club to formalise the approach to allocating the above-listed plots for this year’s Car Boot Sales.   The Car Boot Sale is held 36 Sundays each year from the beginning of March until the end first Sunday in November and in addition, to the maximum number of stalls – 400 – the attendance can be as high as 4,000 people, obviously depending upon the time of year and the weather.


The 2022 Car Boot season, is unlikely to be impacted/delayed due to COVID.  We are not expecting any fee for any affected weeks where Government guidance prevents it from operating. 


It is the responsibility of the tenderer to ensure that the opportunity is fully understood and the club cannot guarantee any attendance or expected takings values for the plots.  It should be noted that the sale of chocolate is excluded from all vans, this being allotted to sweet vans.


It is the responsibility of the vendor to ensure that the catering van is kept in adequate condition and furthermore can be, and is, moved on request of Blaydon Rugby Football club with adequate notice.


It must be accepted and understood that certain months will have different attendance to others, but the club requests that the tenderer submit a fixed offer per month for the nine month operational period.


These payments will be settled in advance on the first Sunday of each month and all tenders are for the full nine month period.


The process will be one of sealed tenders submitted in the envelopes to the Secretary of Blaydon RFC, with four pieces of information provided:

  • Monthly value offered.
  • Details of willingness to be /or current involvement with the rest of the club/sponsorship.
  • Other influencing factors, e.g. previous experience of working with Blaydon RFC


Please complete question on Mid-Week Car Boot Sale on tender doc.


Please download form or email the ‘Contact’ email and tender form will be emailed to you. All completed forms to be submitted to following email address:





Car Boot Season approaches

Blaydon Car Boot Sale

Sunday Carboot season will run from Sunday 6th March to 6th November 2022

Wednesday Carboot will run from 4th May to 28th September 2022


More details on dedicated page, click here:  Car Boot – Blaydon RFC

100 Club Results Update

Good Morning All,

Please find below the latest 100 Club Results for the period September through to December 2021!

Once many thanks for your continued support, should you wish to join the 100 Club Draw please check out the 100 Club section on the website, which will provide you with the relevant details and more importantly the available numbers. The prizes each month are £100, £75, £50 and £25.




Harrogate win the Battle of the Bottom of the Table

The game started with 15 minutes of stalemate with the visitors Harrogate controlling possession and territory, without being able to break the Blaydon line. Frustratingly for the home side it took a poor pass from Harrogate scrum half to break the deadlock as full back Jack Haydock gathered the loose ball and fended off some poor Blaydon defence to score.  Scrum half Kit Keith converted.

That try seemed to wake Blaydon up as they quickly found themselves in the Harrogate 22, and some good handling in the backs got the Ball to Dan Marshall. The try was ably converted by Fly Half Jonny Dowell who was making his Blaydon debut.

For the next 20 minutes Blaydon were arguably the better side but a lot of enterprise counted for nothing as the last pass was often forced and Harrogate were let off. Saying Blaydon were the better side, that was apart from at scrum time where Harrogate were dominant.  Most scrums led to the home side being penalised which gave Harrogate good possession, and it was following a Blaydon penalty that Harrogate scored their second try which was a lineout which led to a catch and drive score for Hooker Steven Maycock.

Half time Blaydon 7 – Harrogate 12

Unfortunately for Blaydon the second half started how the first half left off with Harrogate kicking to the corner and driving over for a second try for Maycock which was again unconverted.

The next 15 minutes was played in Blaydon’s half with some resolute Blaydon defence stopping Harrogate scoring again but eventually centre Sam Fox crossed for Harrogate’s Bonus point try, this time converted by Keith.

Blaydon finally sparked into life and found themselves in the Harrogate 22 for the first time in the second half. Waves of attack ensued and eventually Drew Thompson went over for Blaydon’s 2nd try but Dowell missed the conversion.

There was still a glimmer of hope and Blaydon continued to look lively but errors when hammering away at the Harrogate line cost Blaydon some good opportunities with the line begging.

Harrogate then put the final nail in Blaydon’s coffin, taking the game from their own line to Blaydon’s 22 and in what was the last play of the game, scrum half Kit Keith scored in the corner.  This was a bad end to a miserable afternoon for Blaydon with Harrogate deserved winners.

Full Time Blaydon 12 – Harrogate 29


Blaydon: Appleton, Mongan, Marshall, Ashman, Cooney, Dowell, Clarkson, Dodds, Chaplin, Thompson, Phillips, Laughlin, Varley, Harrison, Clarke.

Replacements: Winter, Gray, Charlton, Clark, Horsfall


Harrogate: Haydock, Barnard, Cummins, Fox, Yates, Yates, Keith, Percival, Maycock, Dennis, Kitching, Brady, Coser, Dodds, Coser

Replacements: Harrison, Wurzal, Thompson, Raubitschek, Edwards


REFEREE:   Nikki O’Donnell


STAR MAN:  Harrogate’s Steven Maycock



Blaydon  12

Tries:  Marshall 17, Thompson 67

Conversions: Dowell 18



Harrogate 29

Tries:  Haydock 12, Maycock 36, 44, Fox 61, Keith 80

Conversions: Keith 13, 62


U16s CC SF


🏉 📆 Sunday 16th January 📆🏉
⏰. 11.30am Kick Off
📍 held at Consett RFC
Our fantastic U16 side are in County Cup Final action this Sunday playing Stockton at Consett RFC. It would be fantastic to see a sea of BRFC red supporting the lads this weekend. If you’re at a lose end and what to support some future BRFC stars please pop along, you’ll not be disappointed.

Happy New Year – RUGBY IS BACK!!

Good Morning All,
We have almost made it through the first week back at work/school and thankfully we have loads of rugby involving our BRFC sides this weekend!!
Unfortunately we don’t have any senior teams at home tomorrow, our First XV are looking for back to back wins following their fantastic derby win against Tynedale before Xmas, with an away fixture against Huddersfield RFC (Kick Off 3pm).
Slightly closer to home, our Second XV are in Candy League action away at Billingham RFC (Kick Off 2.15pm).
On Sunday, our Youth Sections are in action throughout the North East, the Academy face a tough trip over to Penrith and at the other end of the scale our fabulous Mini’s are playing at Houghton RFC. The Under 13’s have a home match against Gateshead and our Under 16’s are training in preparation for their County Cup Final next week, details to follow – support required!
Finally, we have two Redkite teams in action on Sunday afternoon. The First XV are in NC2 League action away at Scunthorpe, looking to start 2022 with a bang and hopefully retaining their top position.
The Second XV are at home in Inner Warrior League action against Hartlepool (Kick Off 2pm on AGP).
Both Redkites teams are playing some great rugby and they really appreciate all the supporters who come along to their games. As ever the bar will be open (hot drinks on sale also!) and it would be fantastic if a few more faces were seen at Crowtrees on a Sunday afternoon.
As is always the case, where ever you are playing/training/watching your rugby this weekend, enjoy it and I will see you at some point (Billingham Away for me and then Penrith Away on the Sunday!).

100 Club Results Update


Good Morning All,

Please find below the 100 Club Draw results for the period running from January 2021 through to August 2021. If you are in the winners enclosure, Stan (Peter Hails) is usually at the club on a Thursday evening. Peter and I will try to get the results posted every quarter moving forward and I will post the results for Sept 2021 through to Dec 2021 soon.



Festive Rugby – Part Two: Ryton XV v Blaydon XV Sunday 2nd January 1pm KO

Two traditional festive ‘friendly’ games between Blaydon XV & Ryton XV,

Return leg is Sunday 2nd January, 1pm KO at Ryton


Blaydon have a squad of 30 for the fixture, with full team substitution at half time


              First game was at Crowtrees on Boxing Day and Blaydon hold the advantage winning 56 – 35 after scoring 3 quick trys during a Ryton yellow card in the Boxing Day fixture


Winner is total of the scores across the two games

All support appreciated



Blaydon take the Festive Cheer in the National 2 North East Derby

Blaydon got off to a phenomenal start with fantastic try by Nathan Bailey in the first minute of the game. The try was created by a fantastic break by Jonny Ashman who turned a loose pass behind into a 50 metre break and a quick recycle and a few passes later Blaydon had crossed the line.
The next score followed just 8 minutes later, which came from a charge down on the Tynedale 22 which led to 5 minutes of Blaydon pressure which ended with Ethan Clarke crossing the Tynedale line. Both Blaydon tries were ably converted by Nathan Horsfall.
On 14 minutes it was Tynedale’s turn to attack Blaydon’s line and eventually it was Chris Wearmouth who went over from short range.
In complete contrast the remaining 25 minutes of the first half was much more of a war of attrition with the main events being Blaydon losing back row Paddy Cooper and then unbelievably his replacement Matt Charlton 5 mins later.
In this sustained period where both sides effectively cancelled each other out Tynedale went the closest to breaking the deadlock when hooker Dan Lowdon went over but he was brilliantly held up over the try line by James Cooney. And that ended up being the last excitement of the first half.
Half Time Blaydon 14 v Tynedale 7
The 2nd half continued like the end of the first, with 10 minutes of rugby between the two 22 metre lines with neither side breaking the others line.
After 15 minutes Tynedale found themselves in the Blaydon 22 but 10 -15 minutes of pressure came to nothing through culmination of excellent Blaydon defence and a few Tynedale handling errors.
25 minutes into the 2nd half it was Blaydon who nearly broke the deadlock with a Nathan Horsfall penalty which sailed just wide.
But five minutes later the deadlock was well and truly broken by a brilliant backs move which led to Jonny Ashman running a great line to again break the Tynedale line and this time it was Austin Phillips who was on hand to score an excellent try. Unfortunately, the conversion was missed but at 19 – 7 the home support were hoping that had sealed the game.
But frustratingly for the home side just 2 minutes later Tynedale kicked to the corner and a catch and drive led to ex-Blaydon player Chris Wearmouth scoring his 2nd try of the game. Which was again converted by James Blackett for his second conversion of the game.
Unfortunately for Tynedale that was too little too late and that ended up being the last score of the game, so Blaydon finished worthy winners.
Full Time score Blaydon 19 – Tynedale 14
Blaydon: Bailey, Cooney, Marshall, Ashman, Appleton, Horsfall, Clarkson, Dodds, Gray, Brantingham, Wright, Varley, Cooper, Harrison, Clarke.
Replacements: Pyle, Laidler, Phillps, Charlton, Clark
Tynedale: Cooke, Todhunter, Clark, Miller, Pike, Blackett, Outson, White, Lowdon, Haigh, Dunn, Wearmouth, Cousin, Bell, Wainwright
Replacements: Carmichael, Scott, Hanning, Robson, West
REFEREE: Alan Chandrichud
STAR MAN: Blaydon – Jonny Ashman
Blaydon 19
Tries: Bailey 1, Clarke 9, Phillips 57
Conversions: Horsfall 2, 10
Tynedale 14
Tries: Wearmouth 14, 75
Conversions: Blackett