NLD U16 Squad Announced

After three gruelling trials the NLD Under 16s squad has been selected. The coaches would like to thank the players for their commitment in fighting injury, overcoming freezing fog and boggy conditions and giving of their very best to make it the trials very competitive. Squad numbers are restricted and some of you will be disappointed. Continue to play and enjoy your rugby, there will be other opportunities for you in the future.

The names of those who have been successful in getting into the NLD under 16s squad for the 2016 2017 season are shown below.

Backs Club  School
Barnes Joe Dinnington Worksop College
Booth Samual Newark Boston Grammar School
Caunt Elliott Lincoln Priory Academy LSST
Dickinson Ben Derby Trent College
Duckworth Joel Long Eaton The Fernwood School
Gladwin-Terry William Newark Worksop College
Hopkin Adam Derby Ecclesbourne
King Niall Market Rasen Giles Academy
Law Jonny Newark King’s School Grantham.
Leech William Oakham Stamford Boys School
Orridge-Du Bois Harris Matlock (Bakelock) Highfields Matlock
Safwaan Ali West Bridgford Rushcliffe Comprehensive, West Bridgford
Smith Ben West Bridgford Farnborough
Town William Derby Ecclesbourne
Addlesee Matthew Kesteven Priory Ruskin
Allen Luke Nottingham Moderns Farnborough
Backhouse Will Dronfield Meadow head
Booth Lewis Lincoln William Farr School
Dudley Lochlan Paviors Worksop College
Fitzsimmons Joe Bakewell Lady Manners
Haswell Angus Market Rasen and Louth Caistor Grammar School
Hather James Derby Allestree Woodlands
Hoare Stanley Dronfield High Stoors
Jones Ryan Stamford Stamford
Mason William Newark Toot Hill, Bingham.
Offer Archie Stamford Stamford endowed school
Overton Adam Newark QEGS Horncastle
Payne Marcus Market Rasen De Aston school
Pirie Jack Kesteven Priory Ruskin
Seage Will Newark Kings School
Shaw Thomas Lincoln Priory Ruskin
Toogood Ryan Newark St Georges Academy
Wide Thomas Newcastle Under Lyme Spalding

Can all players please email the NLD U16 Manager Lindsey Riley on [email protected] to confirm their availability for the squad. Training and match dates are shown below. If you are unable to make any training/matches due to injury , holidays or any other reason, it is important that you contact me as quickly as possible to advise me of this.

In the email please include the email address and mobile number of ONE parent or guardian who will be the contact for me in event of match cancellations , injuries etc. Most communications will be via the NLD website but I need ONE (only) contact in case of emergencies.

As you can see from the timetable below, we don’t have much time to train in between matches, so it’s important that you turn up on time for each session. Please ensure that you register with me before you start training for H&S reasons.

Monday 19th December 6.30-9.00 training
Wednesday 4th  January 2017 6.30-9.00 training
Sunday 8th January Super Sunday match at Loughborough University 12.00 kick off
Monday 16th January 2017 6.30-9.00 training
Sunday 22nd January 2017 v Staffordshire RFU at Derby RFC 2.00pm kick off
Monday 30th January 2017 6.30-9.00 training
Sunday 5th February 2017 match vs Eastern Counties at Southwell RFC 2.00 kick off
Monday 20 February 2017 6.00-9.00 training
Sunday 26th February 2017 Match Vs Leicestershire at Syston RFC 2.00 pm kick off.

Southwell RFC have offered to provide food for parents (and players if required) at training at a cost of £2-3 a head. For those of you who travel from afar to be with us and have to come straight from work , that might be welcome. If you would be interested in this please let me know.


NLD Under 16s manager on behalf of Matt (Head coach), Nigel (Forwards coach) and David (Backs coach).