The initial fixture list for the Mini’s is arranged by the Mini Forum in conjunction with Northumberland RFU and deliberately leaves space for us to arrange matches with teams from outside the County. This is an important part in the development of the players who become accustomed to playing against the same teams. This does put a further burden on our resources as it involves more visiting teams and away fixtures, however we do believe it is essential.

Touring is an integral part of Rugby and something that we are very keen to encourage. We have decided this year that each age group will again arrange their own Tour if they so wish and coaches will keep you informed.