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First Aid Educator Recruitment 2017

February 10th, 2017 by

Following on from the success of the Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union (EFARU) course, England Rugby are looking for appropriately qualified and experienced individuals to extend our Educator workforce.

The England Rugby EFARU is a one day course suitable for anyone who has emergency first aid responsibilities within a club, school, college or university. For more information on the course please go to: http://www.englandrugby.com/rugbysafe/education/first-aid

The EFARU course can only be delivered by England Rugby accredited educators with all the courses going through the booking and administration system. Unlike some other sports and organisations England Rugby run all their courses (i.e. coaching etc.) through one central centre rather than through external providers or local centres.

More information, a role descriptor and the online expression of interest form can be found at: www.englandrugby.com/about-the-rfu/careers-and-vacancies/workforce-development. Anyone interested in joining the workforce should ensure they have completed the online expression of interest form by FRIDAY 17th February 2017.

They will be recruiting on a geographical need basis with all successful individuals being required to attend a 2 day training event on Wednesday 10th May and Thursday 11th May 2017. This training provides an introduction to the England Rugby workforce and covers the specifics of the EFARU course.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Brown (Player Welfare Manager) on [email protected] or 07590 890872.

First Aid Educator – Role Descriptor

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N-Pro Headgear – Important Notice

November 16th, 2016 by

Some of you may be aware of a new headgear product called N-Pro which has just launched and has received some media coverage.

We have been advised that the head guard currently does not meet World Rugby specifications and is being evaluated by the developers. Until this process is complete, World Rugby has requested that the headgear is not worn in any rugby match and this information is communicated to any players who may wish to wear the product.

The England Rugby RugbySafe online Essential Guides and FAQs provide useful information and guidelines on a number of player welfare issues including the use of head guards and other protective equipment.  For more information, click HERE.

Don’t be a HEADCASE is the RFUs concussion awareness programme. For key information and guidance on concussion, click HERE  

For any queries regarding the above, please email [email protected].

NLD Game Development Conference

June 15th, 2016 by

Last Saturday, June 11th, the first Game Development Conference took place at Samworth Church Academy in Mansfield. This has replaced what used to be known as the Coaching Conference with the aim of being more inclusive and drawing in Match Officials , Volunteers, Coaches and Medical support as integral parts of the “Rugby Family”.

NLD Head of Game Development, Dave Andrews said, “I was really pleased that we had over 70 people attend, particularly as the weather forecast was unpromising and Australia v England was on the TV.”

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Among the guest speakers were Darren Gourley the RFU Area Training Manager, John Widdowson the RFU Midlands Match Official Development Officer, Paul Carrol the NLD Referee Society Chairman, and Marcus Caton a highly respected and successful locally based Referee who entertained and informed us with tales from his journey from a small town in Australia to refereeing at Twickenham.

Simon Worsnop, the RFU National Fitness Manager, skilfully aided by local CRC Calvin Beech, then entertainingly delivered the new CPD “ Managing Contact” which he himself had written for the RFU.  It emphasised the importance of “specificity” in designing games to develop “Fitness” and demonstrated games, drills and exercises which could be delivered with this in mind.

Feedback on the day has been positive and appreciative and planning has already begun for next year’s conference.

Special thanks must go to those players from the NLD U17/18 squad who turned up and took part in the delivery of some of the more strenuous activities, thus enabling some of the attendees to wake up on Sunday morning and be able to get out of bed without additional help!

NLD Game Development Committee Minutes

May 24th, 2016 by

The NLD Game Development Committee last met on 4th May at Nottingham Moderns RFC. A copy of the minutes from the meeting are available to view here.

RFU First Aid Educator Opportunity

February 10th, 2016 by

The RFU are now looking to recruit First Aid Educators to join their training workforce to deliver the new RFU Emergency First Aid in Rugby course which will be launched this summer.  Information of the required qualifications and experience can be found on the role descriptor.

All applications should be made by completing the specific application form and sending it to [email protected]. The closing date is Tuesday 23rd February.

Please direct any questions to Rachel Brown (Player Welfare Manager) [email protected] 07590 890872.

For more information click here.

Immediate Care in Sport Level 2 – Funding Opportunity

January 7th, 2016 by

The RFU have announced the calendar of Immediate Care in Sport Level 2 courses that will be running in Spring 2016.

ICIS Course Programme 15-16

These courses may be of interest to any medical professionals working within your clubs – Physios / Doctors etc so please do pass the information on to them.

NLD RFU has a limited amount of funding available for people who wish to attend the course and gain the qualification.

We are looking for committed professionals to work as part of the NLD team providing cover to representative squads and at finals and events that we run throughout the season.  These are paid events and in return for a commitment to NLD then funding would be available to the right applicants.  Ideally these professionals will already work within a club in NLD and therefore the qualification will be of massive benefit to them as well.

For more information interested parties should contact Nicole Brown in the first instance to discuss further.

The RFU have tightened up on guidance to the level of medical cover clubs should have for matches / events / festivals etc.  This is something we are investing in within NLD to ensure we are able to provide the best possible care at NLD events and this care will filter down into clubs as well.

For more information on the RFU Guidance please see the link below.

RFU Medical Guidance

Newark RFC Seek Sports Physio

December 17th, 2015 by

Newark Rugby Club are looking to recruit a Sports Physio to join their highly motivated senior section. The successful applicant will need to be available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for training and in addition with a team on match days.

If you would like further information on the role and requirements for this position please contact [email protected] or Call 01636 702355

ICIS Level 2 Course Calendar

November 29th, 2015 by

The RFU have announced the calendar of Immediate Care in Sport Level 2 courses that will be running in Spring 2016.

ICIS Course Programme 15-16

These courses may be of interest to any medical professionals working within your clubs – Physios / Doctors etc so please do pass the information on to them.

NLD RFU has a limited amount of funding available for people who wish to attend the course and gain the qualification.

We are looking for committed professionals to work as part of the NLD team providing cover to representative squads and at finals and events that we run throughout the season.  These are paid events and in return for a commitment to NLD then funding would be available to the right applicants.  Ideally these professionals will already work within a club in NLD and therefore the qualification will be of massive benefit to them as well.

For more information interested parties should contact Nicole Brown in the first instance to discuss further.

The RFU have tightened up on guidance to the level of medical cover clubs should have for matches / events / festivals etc.  This is something we are investing in within NLD to ensure we are able to provide the best possible care at NLD events and this care will filter down into clubs as well.

For more information on the RFU Guidance please see the link below.

RFU Medical Guidance

Concussion Awareness

November 11th, 2015 by

Following a recently reported incident, NLD would like to re-emphasise the importance of following the RFU Headcase Protocols for a Graduated Return to Play after a suspected concussion. We recommend that this decision should not be left to the player alone to decide but is the joint responsibility of the Medical Professional, the coach, the player’s club or school, the player and the player’s parents if still under 19 on 1st September.

We would also recommend that all persons who have anything to do with selecting and putting a team on the pitch become familiar with the RFU Graduated Return to Play protocols by accessing and completing the RFU online Headcase course. This course is a free course and can be found here.

A copy of the Graduated Return to Play Protocols can also be found here and there is lots of information available on the RFU website.

NLD Game Development Committee

November 5th, 2015 by

The former ‘NLD Coaching Committee’ has been rebranded as the ‘NLD Game Development Committee’ and is led by NLD Head of Game Development Dave Andrews.  The committee will oversee the areas of Coaching, Refereeing and Medical within NLD.   Working with the RFU Professional Staff, the NLD Referees Society and the Medical personnel the committee will focus on promoting the development of, improvement and excellence of these club members through organised events, courses and mentoring. It also will have the ability to provide financial support for Award Courses when finance is a barrier for the individual.

Applications are invited for the following positions on the Committee;

  • Club Coaching Coordinator representative
  • State School and an Independent Schools representatives

The group generally meets 3 times per year at a central location within NLD.

If you are interested in getting involved in the committee and would like an informal chat about what it would involve contact Dave Andrews [email protected].

To apply to being involved on the Committee please send a note of why you are interested along with your rugby CV to Nicole Brown – [email protected].  Closing date for applications is 4th December 2015.

Closing Date for Applications December 4th 2015. A statement of interest and CV required.


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