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Category: Facilities & Funding

Calling All Groundsmen!

March 30th, 2017 by

On Wednesday 12th April Twickenham Groundsman Keith Kent will visit Southwell RFC to deliver a Pitch Maintenance Evening that is open to ALL NLD clubs.

The evening has been arranged by the NLD Facilities Group to provide news ideas, gain answers, speak with industry partners, observe practical demonstrations and identify funding avenues.

This promises to be a great evening before the off-season is upon us and you start to implement your out of season remedial work, so why not join an evening to gain some additional advice from the presenters and fellow groundsmen across Notts, Lincs & Derbys.

To book a place contact [email protected].

North Hykeham Awarded Club Accreditation

March 29th, 2017 by

North Hykeham RUFC, in Lincolnshire are really proud to have been awarded ‘RFU Accredited Club’ status. After many years of on and off-field progress this recognises the efforts of all involved and opens the door for further opportunities to develop Rugby at the Club and surrounding Schools.

The Presentation was made at the Club’s annual ‘Presidents Day’, presented to Club Chairman, Andy Rush (pictures by ParkRey photography) by NLD Chairman David Chamberlin. The day saw Hykeham’s fledgling Juniors take on Newark, followed by the showpiece fixture, with the Presidents XV running out 24-17 winners of the ‘Thomas Memorial Salver’ against the club’s 1st XV, with President’s players taken from across local clubs.

Calling Club Groundsmen!

January 25th, 2017 by

On Wednesday 12th April Twickenham Groundsman Keith Kent will visit Southwell RFC to deliver a Pitch Maintenance Evening that is open to ALL NLD clubs.

The evening has been arranged by the NLD Facilities Group to provide news ideas, gain answers, speak with industry partners, observe practical demonstrations and identify funding avenues.

This promises to be a great evening before the off-season is upon us and you start to implement your out of season remedial work, so why not join an evening to gain some additional advice from the presenters and fellow groundsmen across Notts, Lincs & Derbys.

To book a place contact [email protected].

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FREE NLD CLUB ENERGY SAVING EVENING

January 4th, 2017 by

On Wednesday 22nd February NLD are delighted to invite representatives from all NLD Clubs to attend a FREE Rugby Club Energy Saving Evening.  Led by RFU Sustainability Manager Dru Morgan alongside industry experts the interactive evening will share best practice and offer practical solutions to help your club reduce their energy bills!

The evening is FREE to attend, places can be booked by emailing [email protected].

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NLD Club Development Workshops

April 26th, 2016 by

In the coming months, NLD RFU and the local RFU Staff are running a number of Club support workshops across NLD to support you as we move towards the end of this season and start to prepare for next year. We’d like to encourage clubs to send along a number of members of the committee or volunteers so that they can share the learning on the night and have some good discussion around the topics discussed.

Date Title Venue Time Clubs Notes
Monday 23rd May GMS/Club Needs Workshop Nottingham    Moderns RFC 6.30pm – 9.30pm All NLD Clubs Register with Nicole at [email protected] by Friday 13th May.
Tuesday 24th May GMS/Club Needs Workshop Lincoln RFC 6.30pm – 9.30pm All NLD Clubs
Wednesday 25th May GMS/Club Needs Workshop Chesterfield    Panthers RFC 6.30pm – 9.30pm All NLD Clubs
Wednesday 8th June Club Development    Workshop – TBC TBC 7.00pm – 9.30pm All NLD Clubs The subject and location of these workshops will be dictated by the outcomes of the GMS/Club Needs session and follow-up action planning. The sessions will be designed to allow the sharing of best practice and discussion between Clubs to support each other. Registration will be by emailing Nicole at [email protected] once the subjects and venues are confirmed. Please save the dates.
Monday 13th June Club Development    Workshop – TBC TBC 7.00pm – 9.30pm All NLD Clubs

 

GMS/Club Needs Workshop

This workshop is designed to support Clubs in using GMS (alongside the current data “Spring Clean” project which we hope you’re all going ahead with), training new users, troubleshooting and getting Clubs to a point where they can use GMS to identify Club needs, and areas requiring action or support. It’s ideal for a Club’s Honorary Secretary, Membership Secretary, Registrar, Club Coaching Coordinator, Club Referee Coordinator and Mini and Junior Chairperson. Book onto this by emailing Nicole at the NLD Office on [email protected] by Friday 13th May with your Name, Club and Role. Please bring with you a laptop or tablet device so you can access and use GMS during the workshop.

Club Development Workshops – TBC

These workshops will be designed based on the feedback from Clubs during and after the GMS/Club Needs Workshops and based on Club Accreditation actions to provide support to Clubs around specific needs in (hopefully) convenient geographical areas. The events will take on a “Communities of Practice” style with models of good practice shared and discussed creating an opportunity for Clubs to support Clubs with guidance from RFU staff.

Food will be provided at each of the workshops and members of the NLD board will be looking to attend them to gather Club needs and facilitate some discussion to aid them in writing their PFR plan for the 2016-17 season, ensuring that it is focused on the needs of Clubs within NLD.

Many Thanks

Scott, Gareth and Matt
NLD Rugby Development Officers

North Hykeham Awarded Sport England Funding

April 4th, 2016 by

North Hykeham RUFC have been successful in the first part of a two phase funding application to Sport England. The entire project is to increase and improve floodlighting at their Memorial Field ground and subsequently increase player recruitment, retention & performance, the applications were written by former Club Captain, Andy Rush whilst he is ‘having a season away from Club duties’!

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Part 1 is to fund High Specifciation mobile floodlighting for the Club’s training area and 2nd pitch, allowing for rotational use and increased lighting coverage, in addition to the existing stantions. The application to Sport England’s ‘small grants scheme’ was successful and 100%  of the grant was awarded, £10,000. Part 2 is a £64,000 application to Sport England’s ‘Inspired facilities fund’ for permanent full pitch floodlighting on the Club’s main pitch. This application is through to the final phase of assessment and an outcome is expected soon. Both of these applications have been well supported by the Club’s main sponsors, M Gladwin Electrical & Software Europe, the Memorial PFA and The RFU; and are alongside the RFU’s Satellite Junior Rugby initiative between the Club and Robert Pattinson Academy.

“The Club has set itself some very challenging targets for player recruitment, particularly players aged 14-25 and the success of these funding applications are crucial to the Club fulfilling its ambitions. The £10,000 award alone is so significant for a small club like North Hykeham, to give some perspective that figure is equal to our entire Subscription turnover for 5 years! Regardless of the success of the bids financially, the process of these applications is so rigorous its given the Club a good Audit of where we are and where we need to improve our operations and provision to provide a better Rugby Union offer in North Hykeham”.

NLD Volunteers Rewarded with RWC Tickets!

September 18th, 2015 by

NLD are delighted to have been able to allocate over 110 tickets to deserving volunteers throughout clubs and schools in the Three Counties with tickets to Rugby World Cup matches.

With the tickets presented to NLD by the Area 4 Legacy Group, this fantastic initiative has given NLD the opportunity to show appreciation to just a few of the selfless volunteers who work at the grassroots of the game.

With the much awaited Rugby World Cup now upon us, and along with it the perfect opportunity for clubs to engage with the local community, those who work so very hard within clubs are looking forward to a busy period of rugby activity.

NLD Honorary Secretary Tracy Edmundson commented, ‘There are so many people within our clubs and schools that work tirelessly to promote the game and give people the opportunity to get involved.  The next couple of months are massive for rugby and we hope that those volunteers we have been able to reward will love being a part of history.’

NLD are always looking for volunteers who go above and beyond in their clubs, schools and the local community for recognition opportunities.  If you would like to make a nomination please email Nicole Brown [email protected].

NLD Club on prime time TV!

September 4th, 2015 by

The inspirational achievements of Chesterfield Panthers RFC will be seen by millions of people as it takes centre stage on ITV throughout the World Cup.

The club has been selected to feature in a short film because of the difference it makes with National Lottery funding.  This will be broadcast before programmes throughout September as part of a new National Lottery advertising campaign.

The first broadcast was on ITV on Tuesday 8th September at 7:20, immediately before the England v Switzerland Football international.

NLD Clubs Feature in May Touchline

May 13th, 2015 by

Tupton RFC Open Clubhouse

The club proudly opened their brand new clubhouse last weekend after many years of fund raising, planning, building and lots of hard work.

The facility, which cost £475 000, was officially opened by Dennis Sutton who founded the club in 1969.

http://nldrfu.co.uk/tupton-celebrate-new-clubhouse/

Nottingham Rugby Make a Difference

Nottingham Rugby have pledged support to the Asian Sports Foundation with a formal agreement to work with local communities in a wide variety of programmes.

Terrific Tournament at De Aston

De Aston School in Market Rasen hosted the county sevens tournament for 46 teams across the U13 and U14 age groups, with nine pitches in constant use during the day. The atmosphere was fantastic and there was much cheering for winners, in particular the home U14s who lifted the Plate.

Nottingham Corsairs Crowned National U17 Cup Champions

Nottingham Corsairs U17’s celebrated a remarkable season on Sunday as they took the trip to the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester for the biggest game of their rugby careers.  The National U17 Cup Final offers the two best U17 teams within England fighting it out to be crowned National Champions.

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http://nldrfu.co.uk/corsairs-u17s-crowned-national-cup-champions/

Visit the online edition of Touchline to read more and keep up to date with all of the action across England.

If you have a story or interesting news item that you would like to see on the NLD Website or in Touchline Magazine email [email protected]

Mars Milk Funding Opportunity

May 11th, 2015 by

MARS Milk Play Fund has been launched.  Through the Fund there will be 49 cash awards over a five month period to sports individuals, projects and clubs.

Every week, two applicants will be selected to receive a donation of £300. There will also be a monthly £1,000 award, where the public can vote for their favourite sports entry.

Also they are giving away some gadgets as part of the total fund.

The attached poster contains all the relevant details.  Use the following link to apply.

http://www.marsmilk.com/

 


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