The Rockets currently train over 140 players spanning from U8's to Open Age teams.
We run teams at the following age groups
We also run two Open Age Men's teams, one in the North East Premier Division and one Merit team for our Youth players making the transition into the Men's game.
The club has 22 volunteers with diverse backgrounds, which include RFL qualified coaches, RFL accredited referees, a RFL Touchline Manager, catering staff, a treasurer, a child welfare officer and a club photographer. We are always looking for more though.
"There is a huge ambition within the club to consistently be the best Rugby League club in the North East."
10 Year Plan
The long term aim is nearly there, this is to have a team at every age group from U8 including an adults Rockets team, and crucially each of these teams to be the best in their age group with the ultimate aim being to produce players that excel in this system and potentially go on to further representative honours in the professional arena. We are already one year ahead of our 10-year plan in terms of our team development.
New coaches are fully funded by the club in their coaching qualifications, and will be for all further qualifications.
All future volunteers will follow this plan and we are working with the RFL to increase the number of volunteers to accommodate the increase in player numbers we are working towards.
We have a strong code of conduct, linking to the RFL’s RESPECT and Anti-Bullying campaigns. We look to instil qualities in the children that will benefit them throughout life. We are working towards the CLUBMARK award - the highest distinction of quality an amateur club of any sport can have.
We teach our players that an honest effort and playing to the best of their abilities is just as important as a victory. Self-confidence, teamwork, leadership and having a healthy lifestyle are just some of the qualities we encourage, but most of all, we want them to have FUN!