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Blaydon Rugby Football Club

Blaydon Rugby Football Club - Rugby, Gym, Hospitality Function Conference Facilities

About Blaydon RFC

Blaydon RFC offers a wide variety of activities and membership for all ages. Blaydon 1st team are currently in National Division 1 and offer high standards of open, flowing entertaining rugby, against National opposition. Blaydon's youth rugby system has over 200 members and is key to the future development of Blaydon RFC.

In addition to rugby, Blaydon RFC offers; Function Suites, Meeting Rooms, Conference facilities, modern gymnasium, Giant car boot, Caravan facilities, 3 Sports Bars with large screen TV and more.

There are a number of personal/corporate hospitality & sponsorship options available. See facilities and sponsorship below for details.

Club History

Blaydon RFC's history can be traced back to the 1880's when the club played under the name "Blaydon Star". As the village grew to become a town, "Blaydon RFC" was able to field 3 teams and by 1895, Blaydon had managed senior club status. Having first played in the grounds of Stella Hall, the club's venues have included Blaydon Race Course on Stella Haughs and "The Spike" on Blaydon Haughs.

In 1950, the Electricity Board nearly put paid to Blaydon's rugby club as it took over the Stella ground by compulsary purchase, to build a power station. However, the determination and efforts of Bob Williams (player & administrator) and John Brooks (President & Secretary) enabled the club to purchase the nearby ground at Crow Trees. Floodlights were erected in 1968 and extended in 1995 to a second pitch. In 1996, Blaydon RFC finally lifted the illusive Durham County Cup trophy after defeating Darlington 22-3 in the final. And further fortunes were afoot that same year as a superb £1.2 Million Lottery Aided Grant enabled the opening of a magnificent new clubhouse on 19th October, 1996. The clubhouse sports 3 function suites, a gymnasium with hundreds of members, and is also home to regular and nationally known car boot sales.

In addition to a steady and commendable progression through the National League system, Blaydon Rugby Football Club is extremely proud of its many achievements over the years. Having secured financial stability, the club has a bright future offering a first class standard of rugby and facilities to the area.



Blaydon Rugby Club Function Suites
Blaydon RFC offers first-class facilities for all occasions including:
  • Weddings
  • Christenings
  • Formal Dinner Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Christmas Parties
  • and many more ... please contact the club with your enquiry
The club has 3 Function rooms capable of holding functions from around 30 people to 250 people. They can provide a fully managed service, arranging everything you need from:
  • Catering: from the club's own franchised Catering Company (Amow Catering). To see typical menus selection and catering costs click here
  • Room decoration including Balloon displays
  • Table linen, place settings and cutlery
  • Resident Disco, Bands or Karaoke
  • Ample FREE parking - large carpark on-site
Blaydon RFC can also host Outside functions, barbecues and Family/Corporate fun days. Day and Evening Conference facilities are also available (see below).

For function room and catering requirements please contact:

Tel: 0191 420 0505    Tel: 0077 48605549

or visit Amow Catering:


Blaydon Rugby Club Conference Suite
Blaydon RFC has 3 conference rooms (in addition to breakout rooms), all of which provide excellent facilities for all your conferencing needs. The many benefits include:
  • No parking restrictions or charges - large on-site carpark
  • 3 conference rooms with additional break out rooms available
  • LED or Projector capability in all 3 conference rooms
  • Boardroom or Theatre layouts available
  • Close to the A1 motorway and only 4 miles from Newcastle City Centre
  • All conferencing facilities can be provided, flip charts, note pads etc.
  • Full catering and refreshments can be arranged from the club's Catering Partner
Blaydon RFC will provide you with a comprehensive managed service so you can concentrate on your conference.

Please contact the club for further details on:

Tel: 0191 420 0505    Tel: 0077 48605549

Car Boot

Blaydon Rugby Club Car Boot Sales
Blaydon Car Boot has become extremely well known and is very popular with visitors throughout the region. The Car Boot Season starts on the 1st Sunday in March each year and the last car boot of the season is held on the last Sunday in November, with boot sales every Sunday inbetween. The event is held at the club's ground and opens from 5:00am to sellers. Please be aware on a sunny day the carboot can be full for sellers by around 7am on the Sunday morning. Entry is on a first come first served basis and tenders for Catering ( Sandwiches & Ice Cream) are invited by the 1st of February each year - these should be addressed to the Secretary at Blaydon RFC.

For details of Sellers Rates and Car Boot Entry Admission fees, please visit Blaydon RFC Website.


Blaydon Rugby Club Gym - Fit 4 Less
Fit4less Blaydon is a friendly local club committed to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction and is situated at Blaydon Rugby Club's Crow Trees Ground.

The facilities on offer at Fit4less offer exceptional value via a low-cost, single monthly payment - and there's NO CONTRACT!
  • Fantastic brand new state of the art Cardio theatre
  • Resistance/Strength room
  • Official Spinning centre
  • Power plates
  • Free weights area
  • Personal Training
  • Out door bootcamp
  • Social Events
For more details, pop down to see for yourself - a friendly atmosphere where you will be made to feel at ease from the moment you walk into the club. The highly dedicated and motivated team will be pleased to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Alternatively, phone: 0191 414 0600 or fill out a membership enquiry form at the Fit4Less website.


As one of the 40th best rugby clubs in the country, Blaydon RFC plays in a semi professional league renowned for exciting open games and enabling star players to move on to Full Time professionalism with Premier and Championship Clubs.

Blaydon is able to offer a wide range of Sponsorship opportunities to those individuals and companies wishing to raise their local and national profile and benefit from Corporate Hospitality to entertain their guests. These include:
  • Principal Sponsors
  • Match Sponsors
  • Advertising Boards / Scoreboard
  • Program Advertising
  • Player Sponsorship
  • ...and more
For further information, visit Blaydon RFC Sponsorhip Options.


Season Tickets are available for Blaydon RFC and admit holders to all league and Friendly matches (but NOT Cup Ties). Tickets are also available on an individual basis per match. For ticket prices and availability, visit Blaydon RFC Tickets.

Club Shop

Blaydon Rugby Club Shop
Blaydon RFC club shop offers full club kits & separates (senior & junior) in addition to training shirts, tracksuits, rain-proof tops, hoodies and polo shirts. Items are available for purchase via Blaydon RFC Club Shop at the club's website.

   Blaydon RFC   Information:
Crow Trees
Hexham Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 3BN
Office: 0191 420 0506   Bar: 0191 420 0505
Marley Hill