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U17 County Player Nominations

U17 County Nominations Open


DCRFU are delighted to announce that this years U17 County Nominations are now open for nominations.


After an uncertain period of time it is great to see rugby in the County return to some normality with a thriving Colts league across the North East and Cumbria.


We are now inviting nominations for the U17 program and have set out the following criteria for nominations.

  • All nominated players must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for nomination

  • Resident in County Durham

  • Born in County Durham

  • Play for a Club/School/College registered in County Durham

  • Be eligible to play, by age u17's rugby.

  • Do they make you GASP? This is key backbone of the selection/nomination process and is used in conjunction with the Newcastle Falcons. Identify, before nomination if a player shows strong potential in any of these areas.

  • GAME SENSE

  • ATTITUDE

  • SKILLSET

  • PHYSICAL POTENTIAL

  • Must be available on ALL of the following dates for assessment, development and games

  • 10th April Selection Day

  • 8th May Development Day

  • 15th May Game Day

  • 22nd May Game Day

  • 29th May Game Day

  • Clubs with Falcons Academy PDG players registered we will speak with the Academy directly about the release of players to the program. They do not need to be nominated by their club.

Could all nominations please be completed by the players club/school/college coach only and not by individual players or parents via the attached Google Doc. The closing date for applications is the 1st of April.


Nomination form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OLml4Lknnsksd2N0D-58szc1u9Ron9A8DhjW8DmEC6U/edit?usp=sharing

All nominated players will be invited to attend an assessment day where we will trial and assess the players to determine the development squad from where the coaches will decide on exact numbers for the playing opportunities.


If you have any questions please contact David Hill, Player Pathway Manager directly on 07522 758395.


Yours sincerely,


David Hill

Player Pathway Manager DCRFU

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