WEST AREA RUGBY
Lead Coach - Ash Smith. Tel. 07547 257139
Information on this page is specific to the West Area 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 )
17.07.17 ****Re-arranged U14 West Session****
The Under 14's WEST session cancelled on the 10th July has now been re-arranged to Monday 4th September at Tynedale RFC, 6.30pm to 8pm. This is the Under 14's ONLY as the U13's are at Ponteland on the 29th August. thanks 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.
** 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.
Friday 20th October – Under 14’s (as now, so new season U15’s) training from 6pm to 7.30pm at Tynedale RFC
Sat or Sun 28th or 29th October – Under 15 Festival at KP
04.05.17 Dates for the Block 2 DPP Sessions – Under 14’s
Hello again! Following on from the very successful Festivals held on the 9th April, the next block of DPP dates for the Under 14’s 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 (6th date in the block of 5!!!) taking place either on the 28th or 29th October (dependent on pitch availability at KP). We are adding in one additional date to this block which will be the final training session before the Festival and this will take place on Friday 20th October.
As with the 13’s 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. The extra date in October has been added to give the boys some final preparation time before their Festival which for them will be the selection festival for the Newcastle Falcons Academy and County Under 15’s.
As with the Under 13’s going up to 14’s, for the 14’s going up to Under 15’s we have decided to avoid holding any DPP training in the first half of the new school term as there will be enough going on for them with new years in school and new workloads to deal with in addition to all their club and schools sports starting again. They also have 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 stop enjoying the game!
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!