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NLD Girls Applications Open

July 17th, 2014 by

With the 2014-15 season fast approaching the NLD Women & Girls Committee are looking to invite applications from Girls who are interested in being involved with the NLD Squads for the 2014-15 season.

Open to girls in the U15 and U18 age groups the trials will be held on 14th and 21st September 2014.  Alongside the U15 & U18 Trials and Training sessions there will also be development sessions for Girls in the U13 age grade which will be open to all eligible players.

Please complete your application form and take along with you to the first trial in September.

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All girls in the eligible age groups are welcome to apply and we hope to see as many of you as possible at training in September.  If in the meantime you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Neil Speechley – [email protected] / 07948 094887.

Derbyshire Senior Competition Draws

July 16th, 2014 by

The Draw for the 2014-15 Derbyshire Senior Competitions has now been completed.

Derbyshire Cup

Glossop       v        Amber Valley

Matlock        v        Bakewell

Ashbourne   v        Melbourne

Ilkeston        v        Chesterfield Panthers

All of the above games are to be played by 2nd January 2015

Derbyshire 2nd Team Cup

Ilkeston                       v        Melbourne

Ashbourne                  v        Bakewell

Matlock                       v        Dronfield

Chesterfield Panthers v        Amber Valley

All of the above games are to be played by 2nd January 2015

Derbyshire Shield

Buxton   –   Bye

Castle Donnington   –   Bye

Tupton   v    Long Eaton

Belper    v    Creswell

All of the above games are to be played by 2nd January 2015

Derbyshire President’s Trophy

Buxton   –   Bye

Belper    –   Bye

Creswell        v     Chesterfield Panthers 3rd VXV

Long Eaton   v     Tupton

All of the games above are to be played by 2nd January 2015

 

Play It Safe Course @ East Retford RFC

July 16th, 2014 by

There will be a Play it Safe course held at East Retford RFC on Wednesday 10th September, 7pm – 10pm. This course is for any volunteer or coach at a club who is working with or has responsibility for children and vulnerable adults within rugby.

Places on the course are £15 and are on a first come first served basis so book now to ensure you don’t miss out.
Booking is available online via the link below to the RFU Online Course Booking Centre. Please note that the system will be unavailable from 18th July – 31st July and therefore you will be unable to make bookings during this time.

http://www.rfu.com/takingpart/olcb/coursesearch

Newark U16’s Lift Sevens Cup

March 26th, 2014 by

Newark U16’s successfully defended their NLD Sevens title at Sleaford RFC on Sunday 23rd March.  The side, who were decked out in some colourful kit and orange headbands were certainly noticeable as they conceded no points in all four of their comfortable pool match victories.  Coming up against old rivals Corsairs in the Semi Final meant that they had to dig deep but a 26-12 win was good enough to book their place in the final.  The final was a meeting with Derby A who were not strong enough for the side of the day and Newark prevailed in a convincing 17-5 win.

In the Plate final Market Rasen took on Paviors, sides that had come through respective Semi Finals against Scunthorpe and Keyworth strongly.  On the day it was Market Rasen who came out on top, beating the Nottinghamshire club by a comfortable 31 points to 5.

In the Shield Competition Boston who had entered their first NLD Sevens Tournament took the spoils with a strong 34-0 win over Mansfield Blues.

The second Mansfield team however ensured that some silverware would be making its way back to Eakring Road with a convincing win over Kesteven A in the Bowl Final.

The last trophy of the day was awarded in the Rugby Man Final as local team Lincoln took on Chesterfield Panthers.  It had been a hard fought day at the office for both sides but it was the Derbyshire team who took the trophy home, beating Lincoln 17 points to 0.

It was a day with some mixed weather conditions although certainly warmer than 12 months ago!  Congratulations to all of the teams who took part and best of luck to those who continue on in the NLD U16 Competition.

U16 Sevens Results

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Newark U16’s – Cup Winners

CUP WINNERS NEWARK A
CUP RUNNERS UP DERBY A
PLATE WINNERS MARKET RASEN
PLATE RUNNERS UP PAVIORS
SHIELD WINNERS BOSTON
SHIELD RUNNERS UP MANSFIELD WHITES
BOWL WINNERS MANSFIELD BLUES
BOWL RUNNERS UP KESTEVEN A
RUGBY MAN WINNERS CHESTERFIELD
RUGBY MAN RUNNERS UP LINCOLN

 

Play it Safe Course @ Buxton RFC

July 10th, 2014 by

There will be a Play it Safe course held at Buxton RFC on Wednesday 3rd September, 7pm – 10pm. This course is for any volunteer or coach at a club who is working with or has responsibility for children and vulnerable adults within rugby.

Places on the course are £15 and are on a first come first served basis so book now to ensure you don’t miss out.
Booking is available online via the link below to the RFU Online Course Booking Centre. Please note that the system will be unavailable from 18th July – 31st July and therefore you will be unable to make bookings during this time.

http://www.rfu.com/takingpart/olcb/coursesearch

Lincoln Touch Rugby

July 9th, 2014 by

Sessions run every Sunday – 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Contact – Mike Beard – 07772 298 727 / [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/LincolnTouchRugby

@lincstouch

 

 

Nottingham Touch Club

July 9th, 2014 by

Nottingham Touch was established in February 2012 with the main aim of providing a club that is open to all. Whether you simply want to play social Touch locally, represent the club in domestic tournaments, or develop your skills further to gain regional or national representation, then we believe Nottingham Touch is the club for you. Most members of the club play in Perfect Motion organised adult Touch leagues throughout the year, as well as attend regular squad training and social Touch sessions each week. Several members of the club also represent the Midlands region and we have five current England players and two Wales players.

The club has two representative sides in the Challenge Touch Series of national tournaments. Finally, if it’s a club social environment you are after, we regularly hold social events and encourage nights out whenever we can!

Please e-mail [email protected] for more information

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/nottinghamtouchclub/

http://www.facebook.com/nottinghamtouch

http://twitter.com/NottinghamTouch

4 x NLD U16’s Into Midlands Training Squad!

December 23rd, 2013 by

Congratulations to the four NLD players listed below who have been invited to attend the Midlands Divisional Training Weekend at Leicester Grammar on 25th & 26th January.  Jordon & Ryan Olowofela have been invited into the Northern Division.

We wish all of the players the best of luck in the next stage of selection.

Newman James NLD Newark King’s School Grantham
Olowofela Jordan NLD Newark Lincoln Minster
Olowofela Ryan NLD Newark Lincoln Minster
Poole Zakery NLD Market Rasen De Aston

NLD U16’s Impress against Warwickshire

October 11th, 2013 by

Thursday 10th October 2013 Chesterfield RFC

NLDU16s 31 – 24 Warwickshire U16s

Thursday saw this season’s NLD U16 squad take to the field for the first time to take on Warwickshire U16s.  The coaches decided to play the entire squad so that they could see all the boys in a game situation, and they and the watching crowd were not disappointed on a wet windy night at Chesterfield RFC’s excellent brand new facilities.

The game started brightly, and it was clear both sides were intent on proving what they could do with ball in hand, but it was NLD that began to play the conditions better and soon had the first score of the game through prop John Willingham-Statham, who burst through from close range following good build up play.  Danny Openshaw added an excellent conversion given the conditions.

This gave NLD confidence and soon after they had a second score through the lively centre Lewis Winterbottom, who ran a great line for a score near the posts. Openshaw again added the extras.  Warwickshire were not to be outdone and keen to show the journey was not in their legs worked upfield for a score through the forwards.

NLD were intent on scoring further points before the half was out and with the forwards giving great ball the backs were cutting through.  Ryan Olowofela in particular looked dangerous, but it was his fellow winger Andy Musvaburi who completed the first half scoring with a classic wingers finish in the left corner.  A tricky conversion was missed.

With plenty of fresh legs being brought on throughout the game, NLD were in no mood to take their collective feet off the gas, and the second half began in a similar vein as Ryan Olowofela scored a deserved try at the posts followed by Winterbottom who completed an impressive brace following another good break by Openshaw.  Both conversions left NLD looking pretty at 31-7 in front.

Warwickshire had other ideas, however, and began an unlikely come back with 3 quick fire tries including an impressive gallop from half way from one of their forwards to set up a tense last 5 minutes.  A cool NLD side did enough to see out the victory which on the balance of play was richly deserved.

A cracking start to this year’s programme, where all the boys should be proud of their performance, with still areas to work on.  Many thanks to the parents for getting the boys to and from Chesterfield, and to Chesterfield RFC for their excellent hosting of the game in their cracking new ground.

Squad from:

Charlie Barker, Kaine Buchanan, Jack Dickinson, Calum Donnelly, Michael Hawksworth, Joe Heath, Matthew Hopkins, Joshua Hubbard, Jake Jordan, Josh Latham, Joe McMenamin, Andy Musvaburi, James Newman, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Daniel Openshaw, Zakery Poole, Hyran Powell, Alex Scott, Connor Slack, Jordan Slack, John Willingham-Statham, Lewis Winterbottom, Jack Lennon, George Eley, Henry Pymm

NLD UNDER 20’s LAUNCHES ITS OWN FACEBOOK PAGE!

July 9th, 2014 by

Players who are in the under 20’s NLD squad now have their own Facebook page. Graeme Gunn (Team Manager) and Dave Andrews (Head Coach) who both run the page said “ Facebook is a fantastic tool which enables us to communicate with our players efficiently. An example is that we had a record number of players at our first session following their introduction to the squad via facebook.” To join the NLD U20 page on Facebook, search ‘NLD’ and request to join the group.