NLD U20s to travel to Bournville on Sunday 24th February

NLD u20s hit the road this Sunday travelling to Bournville RFC for their match against what will be a tough North Midlands side.

Having beaten East Midlands in Round 1 NLD have taken great confidence in their performance following their promotion last season.

Over ten clubs within NLD have been represented thus far as well as the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Univeristy of Derby. All players have been a credit to themselves and their clubs / institutes.

The squad for this upcoming fixture is:

Robert Aikman – Nottingham University

Joe Barnes – Long Eaton RFC/Nottingham Academy

Josh Beech – Melbourne RFC

Josh Bloomfield – Nottingham Trent University

Jordan Butcher – Spalding RFC

Tommie Collingwood – Nottingham Trent University

Jonah Dickie – Sutton Bonnington RFC

Will Ellison – Newark RFC

George Harris – West Bridgford RFC

James Heale – Sutton Bonnington RFC

Will Helliwell – Melton Mowbray RFC

Jake Hicklin – West Bridgford RFC

Hugo Kellaway – Nottingham University

Dan Lamb – Nottingham Trent University

Jonny Morley – Belper RFC

Ollie Perkins – Nottingham University

James Peachey – Nottingham Trent University

Xander Purcell – West Bridgford RFC

Will Spendlove – Nottingham University

Will Taylor – Paviors RFC

Finlay Tweedie – Newark RFC

Logan Watt – Newark RFC

Travelling Reserves are:

Thomas Dowdie – Lincoln RFC

Kristian Powell – Derby RFC


Head Coach, Matt Derbyshire said “ We have a very competitive squad with all players pushing hard for inclusion in the matchday 24. Players want to represent their county and are doing so with fantastic commitment and efforts. We have provided opportunities to over 35 players in the match day squads so far and more will follow. A number of players have put their hands up for Midlands consideration and selection. It’s a squad effort and what has pleased me the most is the attitude of all players supporting one another and driving their standards higher each week.”

All support will be warmly welcomed for the game with a 2:30pm KO.