On Sunday 6th January 2019, seven teams competed in the NLD Colts Festival.
This year the newly formed NLD RFU Youth Council took charge of organising and running the tournament which was kindly hosted at Kesteven RFC, with players visiting from Newark, Lincoln, Sleaford, Mellish, Oundle and Spalding.
The teams competed in a round robin tournament which was officiated by a team of referees from the NLD Referee Society. The team included three Young Match Officials demonstrating their fitness and management skills, which contributed to a fantastic day. Many thanks to Owen Baines, Sam Yates, Aidan Baker-Johal and David Hurst for their help.
Throughout the day the players demonstrated all the core values of rugby, often lending players to other teams. All players competed at an impressive standard and are a credit to the NLD RFU.
The Youth Council would like to thank all the volunteers at Kesteven for their help on the day, and it hopes to host future events across the region. They are keen to here from clubs with new ideas and schemes, and if you want to reach out please contact [email protected]