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Rugby Union


All of the rugby clubs listed below provide coaching opportunities for adults, children and young people aged from 7 yrs +. If you are interested in rugby coaching or playing contact your nearest club.

Club Details  

Blaydon RFC
Contact: Jason Leng
Mob: 07776 064 214

Gateshead RFC
Paul Cooper
Mob: 07941 306 235

Ryton RFC
For Adult Rugby Development - contact Robin Scott
Mobile: 07791 042777

For 13-19 Youth Rugby Development - contact: Steven Colbeck
Mobile: 07846 340 313

For 6-12 Min/Midi Rugby Development - contact David Maines
Mobile 07412199147

Winlaton Vulcans RFC
Contact: Kevin Scott
Tel: 0191 414 2502


Rugby Union News

Local Heroes Recognised at Gateshead Awards

Posted on: 15 Oct 2014 - 11:45 by Steve Torre

Local people have been getting what they deserve at an awards evening at Gateshead Civic Centre this week. Twelve individuals and two local voluntary organisations have been presented with The Gateshead Award after being nominated by their friends…

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Discounted TAG Rugby Course

Posted on: 12 Sep 2013 - 17:10 by Steve Torre

We are delighted to announce that the RFU will be delivering a TAG rugby course at Whickham School on Thursday 26th September. The course will run from 3.30pm – 6.00pm and through support from Gateshead Rugby Union Development Group will…

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Posted on: 30 Jul 2013 - 16:57 by Steve Torre

Winlaton Vulcans Rugby Union Football Club  received a major boost when they were chosen by the Rugby Football Union to be a recipient of one of their Better Facilities Grants for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which is being staged in England and Wales. Winlaton…

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Show Homophobia the Red Card

Posted on: 19 Feb 2013 - 11:01 by Robert Corr

Tackling homophobia in sport is a challenge we are all faced with but did you know about the ‘Show Homophobia the Red Card’ education pack and DVD? To find out more take a look at their web page. Any teacher or youth worker who…

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Winlaton Vulcans RFC 1st XV win Durham Junior Cup!

Posted on: 02 May 2012 - 12:35 by Chris Strong

Almost 50 years since they last achieved this feat, Winlaton Vulcans RFC 1st XV came out victorious in a hard fought battle in the Durham Junior Cup Final. Beating Bishop Auckland 1st XV 15pts – 6pts, at a neutral Durham City ground, the…

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Sport Club Crawl - Basketball and Bowls

Posted on: 25 Apr 2012 - 09:01 by Caroline Kavanagh

Going for Gold is Gateshead’s campaign to use the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games to inspire, encourage and enthuse local people into regular participation in sport, physical activity and living healthier lifestyles. One of the…

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