Entries are now open for the 2017-18 NLD U14-16 Competitions!
Please see attached the updated competition rules along with the entry form, by entering you agree to abide by the rules so please make sure you read them first!! The closing date for entries is Friday 4th August 2017.
NLD U14 Competition Format
The U14 competition will be run in the same format as in 2016-17. It will be a tiered waterfall competition and full details will be circulated once entries are confirmed and we know exactly how many teams have entered.
NLD U15 & U16 Competition Format
The format for the U15 & U16 competitions will be as previous years with a Cup and Shield competition. The number of rounds in each competition will be determined by the number of clubs that enter.
U15-16 Semi Finals
The winners of each pool and the best runner up of the three pools will go through to the semi-final draw. The draw will seed the two teams from the same pool in opposite semi-finals the remaining two teams will be drawn into the remaining places. In the event of 4 pools the top team from each pool will be entered straight into the semi-final and a straight draw will take place. The Semi Finals will be only one game and the team drawn first will be given the home advantage.
Once entries have closed we will aim to have the fixtures circulated as soon as possible so that clubs can plan for the season.
The annual NLD AGM took place on Monday evening at Newark RFC. A copy of the minutes from the meeting are available to download here.
A number of awards were presented on the evening to Club & Individuals who had stood out in 2016-17.
Domestic Unions Trophy
Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Achievement of the Year
Spirit of Rugby
Ashbourne RFC Colts
NLD Presidents Cup 2017
Jeff Mapp presented to the President’s Cup to Long Eaton RFC for their achievement of being unbeaten in 2016-17 and for their hard work in growing the club.
Pete Haskell – Mansfield RFC
Syd Harris – Mellish RFC
NLD Services to Rugby Awards
Awards were given to the following people for their Service to the Game. they were nominated by their Domestic Unions.
Graeme Gunn – NLD & West Bridgford RFC
Mick Webster – Bakewell RFC
Chai Uawithya – Rolls Royce RFC
Pictured: Top – NLD President Jeff Mapp with Melbourne RFC Head Coach Matt Derbyshire. Bottom – NLD President Jeff Mapp presenting Derbyshire RFU’s Russ Boyack with the Domestic Unions Trophy.
NLD RFU are now inviting tenders for clubs to host the 2018 NLD Knockout Finals Day on Saturday 28th April. The opportunity to host rotates around, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire on a 3-year cycle and for this season the venue will be in Lincolnshire.
The NLD Senior Competitions Committee met on Monday 12th June 2017, a copy of the minutes from the meeting are available to view here.
The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday 2nd October 2017.
Please find below the draw for the 1st round of the Shield, Plate and Vase plus the QF draw for the Cup.
Note that the “play-on” dates for the various rounds are;
Round 1: 26th August (note that for clubs not involved in league matches this may be moved to 2nd September by mutual agreement of both clubs and prior notification to the Competitions Secretary)
Quarter Final: 7th October
Semi Final: 18th November
Finals Day: Sat 28th April 2018 (venue to be nominated by Lincs)
|Long Eaton||V||Stamford College OB|
|Gainsborough||V||Barton & District|
|Meden Vale||V||Mansfield Woodhouse|
It is expected that there will be some disruption caused by some clubs progress in the RFU knockout but this will be managed on a case by case basis.
Match cards and regulations for the competitions can be found here.
LINCOLNSHIRE RFU SENIOR CUP 2017-18
1st Round: to be played by 1st January 2018
Kesteven v Market Rasen & Louth
Sleaford v Grimsby
Scunthorpe v Stamford
Lincoln v Spalding
LINCOLNSHIRE RFU INTERMEDIATE CUP 2017-18
Preliminary Round: to be played by 1st October 2017
Barton & District v North Hykeham
Boston v Cleethorpes
1st Round: to be played by 1st January 2018
Horncastle v Barton & District OR North Hykeham
Stamford Colleges OB v Boston OR Cleethorpes
Bourne v Deepings
Gainsborough v Skegness
Finals to be played on Monday 7th May 2018
Arrangements for the Junior competition will be notified to clubs in due course
A copy of the rules can be downloaded here.
This Sunday sees the NLD U15 & U16 Finals Day at Derby RFC.
Huge congratulations to all of the teams that have made it to this stage of the competition.
U16 Shield Final KO 11am
Paviors v West Bridgford
U15 Shield Final KO 12.30pm
Newark v Lincoln
U16 Cup Final KO 2pm
Newark v Derby
All are welcome to go along to support the teams on Sunday. Entry is £3 per adult and U16’s are free.
The NLD U15 Cup Final took place on Wednesday evening at Kesteven RFC with Spalding running out 27-5 winners over Nottingham Corsairs, full report coming soon.
The NLD Senior Knockout Finals Day takes place this Saturday 29th April at Chesterfield RFC. Welcoming teams from throughout all corners of the Three Counties it promises to be an excellent day of rugby.
Vase (11:30 kick-off)
Bourne v Keyworth
Plate (12:30 kick-off)
Buxton v East Retford
Shield (13:30 kick-off)
Melbourne v Stamford
Cup (15:30 kick-off)
Derby v Glossop
The gate will open before the first game and all are welcome to come along and support the teams. Tickets are available on the gate, £4 per adult (over 16), under 16’s are free.
The NLD Senior Competitions Committee last met on Monday 20th March 2017. A copy of the minutes are available to download here.
Please see attached the NLD Age Grade Calendar which has just been signed off by the RFU. The calendar fits within the RFU Age Grade Rugby Guidelines, more information on these can be found here.
Entries for the NLD Competitions / Festivals etc will all open in due course.
If you have any queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Nicole Brown – [email protected].