DPP Area Rugby Season 2016-17 - Information for Coaches & Parents

Under 14’s DPP Rugby – 13.01.17

General Update and Information for Parents and Coaches

Welcome to the Under 14’s DPP Programme for Season 2016-17!

Its an exciting time to be involved in the DPP programme as many things are happening at the moment as we refine the programme based on feedback from those involved in the last couple of years.    

At Under 14’s, there will be ten sessions over the course of the season, broken into two blocks of five with the fifth session in each block taking the form of a Festival to be played at Kingston Park.

We are very lucky to be working very closely with the Falcons Academy coaching team, some of whom you may get to meet during the course of this season.

DPP Pages are in the process of being updated for 16-17 so please do have a look at the page that is relevant to you.

The first block of five dates have also just been finalised and information will be put on relevant pages in the next week.    The first block of five sessions finishes on Sunday 9thApril with the Festival at Kingston Park.  There will then be a break before the next block of five sessions begins in July.

Ash Smith is the lead coach for the West Centre and Dougie Hall is the lead coach for the North Centre.   Lead Coaches for the City and Coast Centres are currently being confirmed and once known, updates will be put on the two pages.   Contact details for people involved in the coaching and administration of the DPP programme can be found on the relevant age group and area page.

As well as having individual age group and area pages on the website, we also use the home page on the website to communicate with you – events notifications and the NRU Twitter feed.  There is now also (this is new!) a DPP Facebook page for parents.  Note, this is a closed group for U13 and U14 DPP Rugby only.  The link to the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthumberlandDPP/  Please do join as lead coaches will use this page to get messages to players – just make sure you read what is relevant to your age group and area (we will make sure messages are clearly marked for the relevant group!).

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Claire at the County Office on 0191 2864399 / claire.sharpe@northumberlandrfu.co.uk.

Thank You