Team of the Month Award

Following the success of last year's Award, Northumberland Rugby Union, in conjunction with Newcastle Falcons, are delighted to announce the launch of the 'Team of the Month' Award for 2021/22 season.  Is your rugby team up there with the best of the rest?  Why not test out your credentials and nominate your team?


This monthly award scheme, run by Northumberland Rugby Union, looks to recognise and celebrate the diverse achievements of rugby teams across the Northumberland CB area; and to promote and applaud the accomplishments of our teams both on and off the playing field.

The Prize

Each month one rugby team will be chosen as the Northumberland Rugby Union’s ‘Team of the Month’ and will receive 20 tickets (adult/junior or a combination) to a Newcastle Falcons home game at Kingston Park.


Although not restricted to, the judging panel will be looking for rugby teams that might have:

  • displayed a playing performance deemed to be outstanding for that team
  • a significant increase in playing numbers
  • organised unusual trips or events
  • performed community work or charity fundraising activities
  • demonstrated the RFU core values: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship


  • Nominated teams must play rugby for an affiliated RFU club, school or university located within Northumberland CB.
  • One team will be chosen as Team of the Month each month and a team may only be awarded Team of the Month once over the qualifying period.
  • Any team irrespective of age or gender may be nominated
  • Anyone can nominate and clubs etc. will be allowed to nominate teams from other clubs.
  • A panel of selected judges will assess each nomination and choose a winner each month.  The judges’ decision will be final!
  • The nominee of the successful Team of the Month will be advised and the chosen team will be publicised across Northumberland Rugby Union’s website, social media, monthly newsletter etc.

How to Nominate

Simply send an email providing the information below with an appropriate photograph of the nominated team to:

  • Nominee’s name, phone number and name of team, together with the name of the affiliated club/school/university nominated
  • The reason for the nomination (in less than 200 words)