Season 2017-18 County Festivals

Season 2017/18 County Festivals and U16 Cup competition

The Northumberland 2017/18 County Festivals & Cup have been agreed to the following formats:

Age Grade                      

Event format


U6 to U11*

County Festivals at host clubs



County Waterfall Festival

1st round 15/4/18

Finals Alnwick 22/4/18

U13, U14 & U15

County Festival

22/4/18** at Bullocksteads


County Cup

1st round before 7/4/18 at home venue

2nd round 15/4/18 at home venue

3rd round 22/4/18 at home venue

Finals 29/4/18 at Novos

* Venues as below

** Please keep weekend free as event day may change. More details at Youth Forum


U6/U7 – venue needed. Can a club please volunteer to host ASAP

U8 – Novos

U9 – Ponteland

U10 – Northern

U11 –  venue needed. Can a club please volunteer to host ASAP

·       Medals will be awarded to the U6 to U11 players that take part in their festivals

·       Our U12 teams will be awarded with a trophy

·       The U13, U14 & U15 players will have a free ticket to the Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints game at St James Park on 24th March. Additionally we have a fantastic opportunity for a family of four ticket to both the Aviva Premiership Final and the England v Barbarians games at Twickenham. This rewards package has been sponsored by collaboration between the Falcons, the RFU and Northumberland CB

·       The U16 group will play a Waterfall format Cup over four weekends culminating in a Grand Finals Day

A Youth Forum has been scheduled for Monday 5th February at 6.30pm (1877 bar (Tap and Tackle) at Kingston Park, 6.30pm start.  Please ensure each club has representation.

More details will be posted to the County website over the coming days.

Lee Weatherley

NRU Chair of Youth Rugby