Newton Aycliffe RUFC
Founded in 1959, Newton Aycliffe are a grass roots club who’s 1st XV currently find themselves in Durham & Northumberland League 3. The 1st XV have had a successful start to the 2016/2017 season going unbeaten in the first 6 league games and only losing once at the time of writing. In addition to the 1st XV, the club also runs a 2nd XV side, ‘Newtonians’.
In September 2016, the club suffered the tragic loss of one of their players at an away game in Houghton-le-Spring. 48 year-old Terry Parsons who had been involved with the club for around 20 years collapsed during the first-half of the game. Despite the heroic attempts to resuscitate him from players of both Newton Aycliffe RUFC and Houghton RUFC, he was airlifted to Sunderland Royal Hospital and sadly passed away.
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