National Rally

2022 – Corbridge, Northumberland

1pm Friday 20th May – Sunday 5th June 2022 

Tynedale Rugby Club, Corbridge NE45 5AY

Dear Friends,

After two years of not being able to get together as a Club, the NDC (Northumberland, Durham and Cleveland) Area would like to invite you to join us for the 2022 National Rally, being held at Tynedale Rugby Football Club in Corbridge, Northumberland.

The theme for this year’s Club National rally is “World of Books” so get your thinking caps on for the fancy dress competitions. Our chosen Charity this year is Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care which provides transport to and from treatment for cancer patients and is expanding across the UK. 

Arrangements this year will be a bit different from previous National Rallies.  We’ve chosen not to use the marquee and have instead secured use of the Rugby Club Clubhouse.  As such there is only a very small amount of work needed to mark out the site and erect signage at the Working Weekend. 

Because of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations we’ve had to re-jig the programme and have the National weekend at the end of the time we’ll be together.  We’ve planned a varied programme of events across the 16-night duration of the Rally, including four nights of live entertainment, themed nights (including cheese and wine, a games night and a quiz night) and other favourite National activities.  As a treat from us to you, NDC is laying on Afternoon Tea during the National.

As a very small Area and especially due to Covid restrictions and the moved Bank Holiday, planning this National hasn’t been straightforward.  Thank you to all members from NDC and beyond that have helped us to plan and run the Rally.

The Rugby Club has been very accommodating – it is kindly allowing us to take in our own drinks – except when the Clubhouse bar is open on the Middle weekend and National Evenings. 

PLEASE COULD YOU BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, as knowing numbers in advance helps to keeps costs down.  We’ve set the fee at only £10 pupn and will take payment on arrival at the rally field.  Bookings can be amended at any time by phone.

Perhaps you could bring a game that can be played indoors, such as Jenga for the games night?  

Please remember you’ll need your own sanitation. 

We hope you like what we’ve put together for you and look forward to seeing you in Corbridge and hope you enjoy the National Rally 2022; it’ll be so nice seeing all our friends again.

NDC Area

Outline Programme

Theme: “World of Books

Raising funds for the

Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care Charity

  • 16 nights in total – lunchtime 1pm Friday 20th May – Sunday 5th June
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weekends including a long Bank Holiday weekend

Pre-National Friday 20th May – Wednesday 1st June

  • Opening coffee morning (Saturday)
  • Two nights of live entertainment on the Middle Weekend
  • Communal breakfast* on the Middle Sunday
  • Second week – Quiz night, Games night

National Weekend Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June

  • Opening Ceremony (Thursday morning)
  • Tombola
  • Photography competition
  • Friendly Sports
  • Adults and Children’s individual fancy dress
  • Two nights of live entertainment (Thursday and Friday)
  • Central Executive Committee Meeting (CECM) (Friday morning)
  • NDC invites you to Afternoon Tea in the Clubhouse (Saturday afternoon)
  • Grand Raffle Draw (Saturday evening)
  • Tuckshop
  • Closing Ceremony (Saturday evening)

£10 per unit per night – pay on arrival

 Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June is likely to be school half-term week

 Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June are both Bank Holidays: 4-day Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration.

Please Book Online or call Graham Jordan on 07960 839 240.

Bookings can be amended at any time by phone.

You must be a member to attend.

New Members please Apply to Join Here first

(an additional £18 for all of 2022).

*Depending on numbers.  A small extra charge per head may apply which will also enter you into a prize draw.

** Please note all arrangements potentially subject to change **

Why Corbridge? 

Charming village with boutique shops and places to eat and drink walking distance
Mainline train station for Carlisle, Newcastle and Metrocentre
B&Bs for anyone visiting
Indian restaurant on site 


Roman forts and Hadrian’s Wall
Stunning countryside
Kielder Water and dark skies centre·
Scottish borders
Metrocentre – one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres
Beamish Open-Air Museum
Newcastle & Gateshead
Amazing Northumberland beaches and castles
Alnwick – castlegardens and Harry Potter locationsone of Europe’s biggest secondhand bookstores
The world’s biggest treehouse

Check out Corbridge on TripAdvisor

Discover Corbridge

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Getting There

Tynedale Rugby Club, Corbridge NE45 5AY

From A1(m) pass the Angel of the North and the Metrocentre then take the A69 to Corbridge, follow signs for railway station.  Alternatively, take the A68 from the A1(m) just south of Darlington (go beyond the hairpin turn into the venue and turn back on yourself at the roundabout).

From M6 turn east at junction 43 take the A69 to Corbridge, follow signs for railway station

Please take care approaching and travelling through the village, as the roads are narrow in places.