We're pleased to announce that March's Team of the Month Award goes to Newcastle Ravens. Please have a read of their nomination below and why they were chosen by the judging panel.
Newcastle Ravens have secured the League Championship in the IGR Northern League for the second consecutive season. With only one more game to play their impressive record means that they cannot be overtaken and retain the League Championship for a second time.
Bob Waddell, Chairman of Newcastle Ravens said 'the team has made amazing progress over the course of the last couple of years with a lot of the players relatively new to rugby, but all have been prepared to put in a lot of hard work and dedication to training which has culminated in this amazing achievement. With 11 wins from 11 games and an large points difference the Club were victorious against 6 other IGR Clubs ranging from Glasgow down as far as Chester.
Besides being proud members of Northumberland RFU, the team are also members of IGR who have 76 clubs around the world of which 17 are located in the UK
Next on the Agenda is participation in the IGR Union Cup Tournament which is in Dublin in June where they will face IGR Teams from the UK and Europe."
The team wins 20 tickets to the European Challenge Cup being held on Friday, 10th May 2019 at St James Park, Newcastle. The Team of the Month Award is very kindly supported by the Newcastle 2019 European Club Rugby Finals. Tickets for this event are selling fast, and Clubs are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. For details on group packages for the European Challenge Cup or how you could earn cashback for your Clubs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. For further details on the event, including ticket information, please go to www.Newcastle2019.com.
NOMINATIONS FOR APRIL 2019 ARE NOW BEING RECEIVED BUT WILL CLOSE ON FRI, 19TH APRIL 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TEAM OF THE MONTH AND HOW TO NOMINATE A TEAM, SIMPLY CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND SEND YOUR COMPLETED NOMINATION FORM TO: PSTEWART@NORTHUMBERLANDRFU.CO.UK