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RFU Senior Men’s County Championship

August 2nd, 2017 by

Following the challenges of NLD’s 2016-17 RFU County Championship campaign the NLD Board have made the decision to have a year’s sabbatical from the RFU Senior Men’s County Championship competition in order to create a sustainable squad for the future.

We will be working extremely hard throughout the forthcoming months to review the current position and put in place a strong, robust plan to enable NLD to compete successfully in the 2018-19 RFU County Championship.

NLD Head of Representative Rugby Lee Slack said; ‘This was not a decision taken lightly but with the extremely high standard of the RFU County Championship we need to ensure that we are able to produce a squad that can compete on the field and is sustainable for the future.  We will be working with all stakeholders and would welcome any constructive feedback on the programme and how it can be improved.’

All other NLD Representative Squads will continue in 2017-18.

Run an Inner Warrior Camp at YOUR Club!

July 10th, 2017 by

Since the successful launch in January and the recent campaign in May. The work to attract more women to contact rugby has certainly proved to be a success!

*   Over 2500 Women & Girls took part across approx. 150 camps

*   Over 1000 new players attended

*   See snapshot of some of the successes here – Inner Warrior Round Up May 2017

And so, to build on this we are now running another Inner Warrior Camp campaign from Fri 18 Aug to Sun 3 Sep.  This is also during the Womens World Cup so a great time to recruit new players to your team!

What’s in it for your club?

Your Inner Warrior Camp will receive:

*   Support from local England Rugby staff in the build-up and during your event.

*   National promotion through England Rugby’s website including sign up options for new people.

*   Links to a national campaign across England Rugby channels and press that will be re-launched just ahead of all events.

*   Access to the England Rugby Brand Centre to design your club poster/flyer/social media banner and use the event guide with England Rugby imagery and phrases.

*   There will be opportunities in each area for certain events to be supported with further resources once the applications are in.

What do I have to do to register?

*   Simply click HERE to register your event This link will go live this Friday 23rd June. This will take less than 5mins if you know the date and time of your event

*   You MUST apply by Fri 14  Jul

What does the club do next?

*   Start planning how you are going to run and promote your Inner Warrior Camp, ensuring the whole club buys into this.  After all, this could result in more members!

*   As mentioned above, this coincides with the Women’s Rugby World Cup. So think of opportunities around fixtures etc.

*   Think of what will encourage local non-rugby women / girls to come down and have a go – not necessarily always rugby related!!

*   Once your event has been accepted as an Inner Warrior Event, get it on social media and ensure you share it regularly with as many local groups as possible

We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming lots of new women and girls into the Rugby Family!

DPP Coaching Opportunities

July 11th, 2017 by

NLD Women Vacancies

June 14th, 2017 by

NLD are pleased to extend the invitation for applicants for Assistant Coaches & Managers for the Women’s Programme for the 2017-18 & 2018-19 seasons.

This a great opportunity to get involved with some of the most talented female players within NLD.

NLD Women Assistant Coaches
NLD Women Manager

The NLD Women’s programme starts in February and runs until May.  Coaches are expected to comply with current RFU regulations and work as part of a team within NLD to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for players of all ages and to develop their playing skills and abilities. Our ethos is to encourage player development and not “win at all costs”.

Please take the time to complete this form in full giving a detailed account of previous coaching experience and qualifications. All applications will be considered on merit. An ideal candidate will have experience of coaching within the relevant age group(s) and possess a current L2 RFU coaching qualification or higher. When completed, please return this application form via email to Nicole Brown [email protected]

Application Form

The deadline for applications is 23rd June 2017.

Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision via email no later than 30th June. Successful applicants will be invited to interview at NLDRFU offices in Newark in early July.

For more information on any of the roles or for an informal chat please contact Neil Clack on 07734 179339.

England Counties Midlands Coaching Positions

June 9th, 2017 by

England Counties Midlands U18 Group are currently looking to fill two Coaching positions within the set up.

For more information please see the below job descriptions.

The closing date for both applications is 7th July 2017.

England Counties U18s – Honorary Coach

England Counties U18s – Honorary Divisional Lead Coach

NLD Girls 10s Festival – Entries Open!

May 31st, 2017 by

 

On Sunday 24th September 2017 the 3rd annual NLD Girls 10’s Festival will be taking place at Newark RFC.  It’s a great way to start the season with an action packed afternoon welcoming teams from all corners of NLD and neighboring CB’s as well.

 

We want to make this year the biggest and best yet and are looking for Teams of 10-15 players to compete in the U13, U15 and U18’s. Clubs may enter more than one team in any age group and if you are just starting out why not come along and mix it up with another club!

  • No team entry fee.
  • Car parking admission £3 per adult.
  • Chance to win a pair of Twickenham tickets for a 2017 Autumn International game.
  • Refreshments available throughout the afternoon.
  • Age Group Winners and Runners-up Medals.

To enter teams must complete & return the registration form by 1st August 2017

NLD Girls 10s Entry Form

Registration forms to be returned via email to: John Payne

For more information contact John on:  07732 498827   email: [email protected]

Arrival from 13.00
Changing rooms available from 13.30
Coaches briefing 13.30
Games start 14.30
Presentation 17.30

NLD Girls & Women Coaching Opportunities

May 26th, 2017 by

NLD are pleased to invite applications for Assistant Coaches & Managers for the NLD Girls & Women’s Programme for the 2017-8 & 2018-19 seasons.

This a great opportunity to get involved with some of the most talented female players within NLD.

NLD U13 Assistant Coaches
NLD U15 Assistant Coaches
NLD U15 Manager
NLD U18 Assistant Coaches
NLD U18 Manager
NLD Women Assistant Coaches
NLD Women Manager

The Girls CB programme starts in September and runs until December. The NLD Women’s programme starts in February and runs until May. There is a possibility of an extended programme for U18 and Ladies age groups, (to be confirmed). Coaches are expected to comply with current RFU regulations and work as part of a team within NLD to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for players of all ages and to develop their playing skills and abilities. Our ethos is to encourage player development and not “win at all costs”.

Please take the time to complete this form in full giving a detailed account of previous coaching experience and qualifications. All applications will be considered on merit. An ideal candidate will have experience of coaching within the relevant age group(s) and possess a current L2 RFU coaching qualification or higher. When completed, please return this application form via email to Nicole Brown [email protected]

Application Form

 

The deadline for applications is 9th June 2017.

Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision via email no later than 18th June. Successful applicants will be invited to interview at NLDRFU offices in Newark week commencing 26th June.

For more information on any of the roles or for an informal chat please contact Neil Clack on 07734 179339.

 

 

NLD Senior XV *Important*

May 19th, 2017 by

It is with regret that the NLD Senior XV match against Oxfordshire due to take place tomorrow at Chinnor RFC has been called off as we are unable to field a front row to travel.  This was not a decision taken lightly and we would like to thank all of the players involved in the Senior XV this season for their commitment and dedication.  We would like to wish Oxfordshire the best of luck in the remainder of the competition and look forward to playing them again in the future.

NLD U20 Rahat Choudhury Into England Counties U20’s

May 18th, 2017 by

NLD are proud to announce that Rahat Choudhury has been selected for England Under 20 Counites side to take on Holland in two test matches in early June.

The side will play their first match on Wednesday, 7 June followed by a second test of Saturday, 10 June against a representative Holland side.

The squad was chosen following the conclusion of the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship as well as a divisional weekend of fixtures held at Chetwyn Barracks in Nottingham.  Rahat represented NLD in their U20 Championship campaign in which NLD went through the Quarter Finals before missing out to Cheshire.  NLD U20 Manager Graeme Gunn commented;

“We are delighted for Rahat, he has worked extremely hard over the last couple of months and we wish him the very best on the tour to Holland”.

“The standard was incredibly high this year which made selection very difficult,” said team manager Chris Brookes.

“We’re very happy with the players we have and can’t wait to start what will be a brilliant tour. To pull on an England shirt and represent your country is a huge honour for these players.”

In preparation for the tour the side played a trial match against our Nottingham Academy, which England won 26-19 in a top quality match. Joining Rahat from Nottingham Academy are Seb Cecil and Josh Nott, making it three into the final squad of 23.

The team will be led by head coach Richie Williams as well as Paul Arnold with three of last year’s squad members returning to this year’s team.

NLD Ladies v Yorkshire Match Report

May 8th, 2017 by

NLD Ladies Match Report

Yorkshire v NLD Sunday 30.4.17

Definition of Teamwork: “the combined efforts or actions of a group of individuals working together to achieve a common purpose or goal”.

NLD Ladies are playing in the RFU National Cup Competition for the first time following last season unbeaten in the Shield Competition. Our NLD Ladies travelled to Yorkshire to play their first round in the Cup which was always going to be a challenge knowing Yorkshire’s strength & depth.

Both teams played from start to finish with determination and ferocity with quick ball, hard play and dogged defending. Although under pressure for much of the match from the more experienced Yorkshire side, who were running well-rehearsed lines through their 10 and 12 and managing to create overlaps on both wings seemingly at will, NLD put up a good fight with the first 20 minutes seeing several turnover ball and penalties in our favour. Scrums were evenly matched throughout the match with no side gaining the upper hand but Yorkshire were able to keep the scoreboard ticking over, aided by some inspired spot kicking, and finished the first half with a comfortable lead. The second half saw much the same with Yorkshire putting NLD under pressure in all areas of the pitch and things were made harder for NLD when 2 infringements resulted in back to back yellow cards and NLD having to play the last 20 minutes with 14 players.

Even though the NLD Ladies were “outplayed” by their Yorkshire counterparts there are many positives they can rightfully take from this match. Their teamwork throughout was outstanding. They always supported each other and competed to the final whistle. At no time did their heads drop or their intensity in contact flag. For a team that has little experience playing at this level they competed with confidence and gave a good account of themselves both on and off the pitch. They have given themselves a solid foundation on which to build.

NLD Ladies have home games on the next 2 Sundays, 7th and 14th May, at Southwell RFC, against Staffordshire and North Midlands respectively. KO 3pm. All visitors and supporters welcome.


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