Darlington Rugby Football Club, all new players welcome.

Rugby ~ a game for all the family

Are you looking for something to get you fit, have some fun? Darlington R.F.C. would like to invite you to come and see us at Blackwell Meadows as a suppporter or a player. We have a team for all the family, mens, ladies, seniors, juniors and even mini's.

DRFC tops are provided for players to wear during matches to go with players’ own red rugby socks, black shorts and rugby boots. Gum shields must be worn during training and matches and we recommend players wear layers to keep warm, particularly during the winter months.

Feel free to turn up at a training session or come and watch a match. Further information is available from Dan Miller (Head Coach) 07921 088023.

Mens Teams

Darlington Rugby FC Mens First XV

We play matches on Sunday mornings, at home and away, against teams from across the region. Our 1st XV competes in the Durham/ Northumberland Division Two league.

Contact Pitchero Training
Dan Miller First XV Thu 7pm
David Toft
Bulls 2nd XV Thu 7pm
Andy Jacques Colts U17/U18 Thu 7pm

Ladies Teams

Darlington Rugby FC Womens First XV

We are a very friendly side that play for fun, well most of the time, but it does get a bit serious every now & again! If you want to get fit (apparently) & like a laugh then we are the team for you. All new players welcome, whether you've played before or never picked up an odd shaped ball.

Contact Pitchero Training
Jess Cheesman
First XV Thu 7pm

Junior Rugby

If your child is interested in rugby or would just like to do some fun sports activities on a Sunday morning, why don’t you come along to a training session. Training is held at every Sunday morning at 10am at Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5NR (September to April).  Cost is £3.50 per session (first two sessions are free to give it a try). Please dress for warmth and wear trainers or studded boots. All players will be registered with the RFU (free) and need to become members of DRFC (annual fee applies).

Mini's Rugby

Darlington Rugby FC Mini's Teams

Tag Rugby Under 6s/7s/8s

These training sessions will provide a safe, friendly environment for younger children to run around, make friends and have fun. Tag rugby is strictly non-contact with players wearing a Velcro belt with two tags hanging from it – players are ‘tackled’ by having one of their tags pulled off.

Contact Mini's Training
Tim Morris
07894 633996
U6s Sun 10am
Pleae call weekends or after 4pm weekdays
Richard Thomas
Tom Mangle
U7s Sun 10am
Alistair Bowden U8s Sun 10am

Junior Teams

Darlington Rugby FC Junior Teams

Contact Rugby U9 / U10 / U11 / U12 / U13 / U14 / U15

Mini Rugby is fast, rough, muddy and enormously good fun to play! It's a real team game where new players are quickly incorporated according to their abilities and where fun is more important than winning.

Contact Juniors Training
Bill Deakin
07837 973048
U9s Sun 10am
Dan Miller
U10s Sun 10am
Lee Fawcett
07977 077983
U11s Sun 10am
Del Lewis
07976 692073
John Morrison
07966 171196
U12s Sun 10am
Mike Richings
07734 784990
Gav Cole
U13 Thu 6.30pm
Grant Hopkins
U14 Thu 6.30pm
Tom De la Motte
Dave Glendenning
U15 Thu 6.30pm
James Watson
U16 Thu 6.30pm
Role Contact
President Andy Gunnell
Chair Mike Wilkinson 07963 213336
Director of Rugby To be confirmed
Commercial Director Andy Fenner Commercial@blackwellmeadows.co.uk
Colts Manager Vacant
Secretary Lynne Murphy
Fixture Secretary Alan Irvin 07515 005951
Membership Secretary Ali 'Ding' Bell
Club Captain (Mens) Colin Rogers 07817 558837
Head Coach (Mens) Daniel Miller 07921 088023
Club Captain (Ladies) Ali 'Ding' Bell
Head Coach (Ladies) To be confirmed - change in coaching team
Fees Membership
Membership fees are due as of September 1st. Call into the club to complete a membership form and renew your membership. Cheques should be made payable to Darlington Rugby Football Club.
New members are asked to be proposed and seconded by a full paid member.
£600 Life Member
£75 Full Member (playing)
£75 Full member (non-playing)
£50 Honorary Member
£40 Colt/Student
£40 General Member
£30 Junior
-£5 Second child discount
£20 Mini
£25 Member's Partner
Cheques should be made payable to Darlington Rugby Football Club.

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