West Area Under 13's


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 or on the DPP Facebook page for parents.

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 / claire.sharpe@northumberlandrfu.co.uk )


22.02.18 Copy of Facebook Post


Morning All

Timings for tomorrow evenings joint City and West session at Druid Park have been altered slightly.  Looking at the forecast it is going to be cold tomorrow evening so we have cut the session times slightly so the Under 14’s are now in earlier.  Please ask the boys to dress for the conditions - we want the boys to enjoy themselves and not freeze to death! 

Times are now:

Under 13’s City and West – 6pm to 7pm

Under 14’s City and West – 7.15pm to 8.15pm

Please remind the boys to sign in on arrival. 

I will be around from about 6.50pm if anyone has forms to hand in or photos (still missing a few for the 14’s) and will have the 14’s registers.    Rob and Ash will have the 13’s registers.  Changing rooms will be available for the boys should they need them.    (I know that the Ponteland boys are off on tour tomorrow so don’t worry about sending through apols – I have them listed already!)

If car park is busy, don’t park on the verges along the road as the local residents then call people and traffic wardens arrive to slap tickets on cars – you have been warned!!   Metro car park is a 2 minute walk from Druid if you need an alternative.   For anyone who has not been to Druid before, postcode is NE13 8DF and its next to the Wheatsheaf.

See you tomorrow.



20.12.17 WEST DPP Dates for Under 13’s 

Sunday 28th January

U13’s – Induction at Kingston Park 10am to 12noon

Friday 9th February- CANCELLED 

U13’s – Training at Druid Park 6pm to 7.30pm (with Coast DPP)

Friday 23rd February

U13’s – Training at Druid Park 6pm to 7.30pm (with City DPP)

Friday 2nd March

U13’s – Training at Druid Park 6pm to 7.30pm

Friday 16th March

U13’s – Training at Druid Park 6pm to 7.30pm

Saturday 7th April

U13’s Festival (all areas together at Kingston Park) – 10am to 12 noon 


02.02.18   Player Self Reflection Forms (new for 2018!) 

Can all players complete self reflection forms after each session.  Forms to be mailed to lead coach for your area so that they can be added to your file.  


George Purdy, Coast U14 Lead - purdycoastdpp@hotmail.com

Andrew Wilkinson, Coast U13 Lead - wilkycoastdpp@hotmail.com

Rob Ogilvie, City Lead - citydpplead@gmail.com

Ash Smith, West Lead - Ashley.smith@newcastle-falcons.co.uk

Dougie Hall, North Lead - dougiehallrugby@btinternet.com




18.12.17 The Under 13's DPP Season will begin in the New Year with an Induction Day at Kingston Park on Sunday 28th January.  

Further information will be circulated in due course.   In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact the County Office. 

Link to the DPP Facebook Page for parents is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthumberlandDPP/

This is a closed group and to join you will need to answer three security questions.

The Facebook page is prime method of communication as lead coaches can post and update.  Please join the page and get into the habit of checking the page on the day of any sessions as if for instance a session has to be cancelled last minute due to frozen pitches, the update will go on facebook as this is the quickest way to get a message out to you. 


06.06.17 Ladies and Gentlemen, 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.