Blaydon RFC

Blaydon RFC is an English semi-professional rugby union team. The first team currently play in the fourth tier of the English rugby union system (North Premier), having been promoted as champions from North Premier at the end of the 2019-20 season. Their home ground is at Crow Trees, Swalwell, Tyne and Wear.

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Full nameBlaydon Rugby Football Club
UnionDurham County RFU
Founded1888; 133 years ago (1888)
LocationSwalwell, Tyne and Wear, England
Ground(s)Crow Trees (Capacity: 2,000 (400 seated))
ChairmanChris Nunn (C.O.R.)
Coach(es)Keith Laughlin (Head Coach), Jason Smithson, Sam Stuart, Jim Houghton, Lee Hogarth
League(s)North Premier
2019−20Champions (promoted to 2020−21 National League 2 North)
Team kit
Official website

First teamEdit

The Blaydon first team are presently the joint third highest placed league team in the North East (behind Premiership side, Newcastle Falcons, National League 1 club Darlington Mowden Park R.F.C. and alongside National League 2 North Tynedale RFC). Due to Blaydon's close proximity to the Falcons, increasingly many of the Falcon's promising academy players have been given invaluable experience at Blaydon.

Youth rugbyEdit

Blaydon run various youth teams, ranging from under-7 to under-19.

Best resultsEdit

  • Under-19 (2008): National semi-final [v Harrogate, 16 March, Crow Trees]
  • Under-17 (2009–10): National Plate semi-final [v Sheffield, 23 March, Crow Trees]
  • Under-17 (2013–14): National Shield winners (v Dartfordians, 4 May, AJ Bell Stadium)


International playersEdit

Notable former playersEdit


  1. ^ "National One All time leading scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2017.


Coordinates: 54°57′14.48″N 1°41′33.01″W / 54.9540222°N 1.6925028°W / 54.9540222; -1.6925028