As of September 1st 2012, Consett Rugby Club mount their challenge on the Durham and Northumberland division one, against Ponteland. Following an impressive showing last term that included three figure score lines, and resulted in promotion from the second division, the youthful squad are intent on cementing their position in division one. Head coach David Trott backs this
“With a squad full of youthful exuberance, now being tempered with some years of experience playing open grade rugby, our young lads have grown into young men , ready to build on the success of last season.”
With a squad full of local lads, except for Kiwi’s Ben Jones and incoming Dallas Broderson, the club is seeing the fruits of its labour. After years of youth development work, including sending coaches into the schools of Derwentside and extensive youth setup run on Sunday mornings.
Should this give you the urge to join in and have a go, there are three senior teams, junior teams from under-7s to under-18s, and hopefully a ladies team in the future.
So with the club playing an expansive, fast paced, style of play, you will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining way to spend a Saturday afternoon for free in Consett. So get yourself along and have a watch.
If you or a member of your family would like to get involved in rugby please come along and ask at the game.
The games will all start at 3.00pm on Saturdays at Belle Vue during September.
Submitted by Richard Armitt