Searching for some new talent

THOSE interested in joining the county’s first American Football team can attend a rookie day on Sunday, October 13.

Northumberland Lightning is running the free event from 9am to 1pm. It is taking place between the two International Series NFL games at Wembley and is a chance for Northumberland residents to try a new sport.

People who want to know more about the non-playing roles available are also welcome.

The club, based at Ashington Rugby Club, currently runs a senior kitted side (18+) on Sundays and a non-kitted flag football (14+) team on Wednesdays.

For more information about the rookie day, email or visit