WEST AREA RUGBY
Lead Coach - Ash Smith. Tel. 07547 257139
Information on this page is specific to the West 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.
Alternative contact (if unable to get in touch with Ash) is Claire at the County Office as she will be able to help with any queries (0191 2864399 / email@example.com )
18.10.17 - copy of facebook post
*****IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR EVERYONE*****
(All Areas – both age groups – all parents)
Following the Under 15’s Festival on Sunday 22nd October this facebook page will be cleaned.
The page is being cleaned to ensure we follow County Safeguarding procedures (the right people are on the right pages) as the 15’s move on from DPP. We are doing the clean now as the Under 14’s are on a break.
Note, EVERYONE FROM THE UNDER 14’S WILL NEED TO RE JOIN.
To re-join the facebook page, you will need to answer the security questions – Lawrence and I won’t add you in unless you do!
I will also be cleaning the website pages so you can now follow your age group for this season.
There will be nothing on the Under 13’s pages (they dont start until January), but there will be information on the Under 14’s pages (dates for the next block of training).
Under 15’s now need to go to the County Under 15’s page on the website.
With regard to the Under 15’s – all players will be written to following the Festival on the 22nd and your son/guardian should receive a letter by the end of November.
There will be two County Under 15’s squads and their season begins in January.
There is a County Under 15’s facebook page and parents for players in the squad will be directed to this page in due course (there will be security questions on there as well for when you join that one!).
I hope everyone involved in Under 15’s has enjoyed their time in the DPP and I look forward to seeing the Under 14’s at the next block of fixtures beginning in January.
Best regards to everyone
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.
** West DPP Dates - Block 2**
Saturday 3rd June – U13’s and U14’s at KP from 10am to 2pm
Monday 12th June – Under 13’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, Under 14’s from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ponteland RFC
Monday 26th June – Under 13’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, Under 14’s from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ponteland RFC
Monday 10th July - Under 13’s from 6pm to 7.30pm, Under 14’s from 7.30pm to 9pm at Ponteland 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!