City Area Under 13's


Lead Coach -  combined coaching team

Information on this page is specific to the City Area (U13's) ONLY.

Please note this page will be updated from time to time with messages for players and parents.  Letters are not being sent to players - all information you need will be here.

Please contact Claire at the County Office with any queries (0191 2864399 / )



CITY Area Central Venue Training on Saturday – Information for Parents and Players.

Reminder – session is on Saturday 1st July at Kingston Park from 10am to 2pm. 

Information for Parents

Car Parking is available anywhere on site and our meeting point on Saturday is the “Tap and Tackle” in the East Stand.   

Depending upon the weather, we will then either base ourselves round the East Stand area or, we will go over and use the West Stand concourse.  Lawrence will let you know on Saturday morning.

The Tap and Tackle will be open for any teas/coffees or food. 

As players will be rotating round activities once a “base camp” has been established, they will be welcome to leave their bags in the base camp area.

Lawrence will have the registers.  Please can you make sure your son/guardian signs in.

Lawrence would also like a chat with all parents / guardians and this will take place once the players have started and are on the pitch or in the gym.    It would be appreciated if you could stay for this.


Information for Players

You will need both rugby boots and trainers with you on Saturday as you will be on the pitch and in the Falcons gym.  Make sure your rugby boots are clean.  Remember to bring your mouthguard.

Please come changed and ready for a 10am start.

Please remember to register your attendance on the day.

You will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty of refreshments.

As the weather forecast seems to keep changing it may be wise to bring with you a change of clothing so you can get out of any wet clothes before you eat your lunch.

And finally, for your information, in addition to the City Coaches, James Ponton and Aiden McNulty from the Falcons Academy will also be at KP on Saturday and will be working with you.

Have a great day!



I am sorry, but due to unforseen circumstances and coach unavailability, the City DPP sessions tomorrow (10th June) have had to be postponed.
We were going to try and get the boys in with another group but unfortunately, we dont have enough coaches available so have had to take the decision to cancel this afternoon.
We will re-arrange the session and as soon as the date is sorted I will be back in touch.
Once again, sorry for the late call on this, we have tried, but on this occasion were not able to solve the problem. Claire


06.06.17 Ladies and Gentlemen, its taken a bit longer than I had hoped but please find the link for those of you wishing to buy the Newcastle Falcons and Northumberland Rugby DPP Official Canterbury Kit, supplied by RugbyGear. Happy Shopping!  Lawrence


02.06.17 - Concussion Information for Parents  - please see downloadable document at the foot of this page.  


CITY DPP Dates- Block 2

Saturday 10th June – Under 13’s from 10am to 11.30am, Under 14’s from 11.30am to 1pm at Northern RFC

Saturday 1st July - U13’s and U14’s at KP from 10am to 2pm

Saturday 8th July – Under 13’s from 10am to 11.30am, Under 14’s from 11.30am to 1pm at Northern RFC

Saturday 22nd July - Under 13’s from 10am to 11.30am, Under 14’s from 11.30am to 1pm at Northern RFC

Fri or Sat 1st or 2nd September – Under 13’s (as now) Festival at KP.   (No session on this date for the Under 14’s.)   The Festival finishes the block for the current Under 13’s.    The next block for this group (as Under 14's) begins on the 19th January. 


04.05.17 Dates for the Block 2 DPP Sessions – Under 13’s

Hello again!  Following on from the very successful Festivals held on the 9th April, the next block of DPP dates are now being finalised.

Before we post them, we wanted to give you the reasons why we designed the block the way we have.

The main block of dates (four in total) will fall in June and July with their Festival (5th date in the block) taking place either on the 1st or 2nd September (dependent on pitch availability at KP). 

We have decided to go with the slightly earlier summer dates to avoid, as much as possible, people being away on summer holidays as we know we had some disappointed boys who were unable to attend block one sessions as they were away.  

We have also decided to avoid holding any DPP training sessions September and October for a multitude of reasons…

-          The move from Under 13 to Under 14 - the boys have enough to deal with moving up the age grade rugby calendar and all that entails with the bigger pitch, lineout and scrum changes and kicking at goal now allowed. 

-          Many of the boys will also be moving up to High School so have huge changes to contend with within their school life.

-          There is the Friendly Festival at the end of September

-          We don’t want to over-play the boys and ram them with so much rugby they can’t think straight!

-          And finally - we want them to enjoy their rugby – not see it as a chore!

Within each block of five there will be one date which is based at the Falcons and is a four hour session.  This will be split into an hour in the Falcons Gym doing Strength and Conditioning, an hour on the pitch spent on specialist skills, an hour playing conditioned games and an hour for lunch.    We will give you more information on this session once the dates are released. 

So keep an eye out – dates will be coming soon!