NLD & Nottingham RUFC Form Strategic Partnership

NLD and Nottingham RUFC are pleased to confirm that they will be working together over the 2021/22 season to support CB Representative Rugby at all levels, encompassing the U18,U20 and Senior Men’s County Championship programs.

Steve Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Nottingham Rugby said, “it’s great to be able to support NLD RFU and their developmental pathway for talented young players. 


We will be supporting the NLD coaching team with support from our senior players where appropriate whilst also being able to provide a match day facility.  


With the opportunities available at Nottingham Rugby for aspirational players, our playing link with Leicester Tigers, the City’s two Universities, plus Loughborough University, we feel that supporting NLD as much as we can at U18, U20 and senior levels is another positive step forward.”   

Karl de Groot, Head of Representative Rugby for NLD confirmed the arrangement by adding, ” Forming a close working relationship with our Championship Club provides both the players and coaching staff in the aspirational pathway with access to a performance environment second only to that of the elite program and the opportunity not to be missed. It’s fantastic news and we would like to thank Steve and his team for the opportunity.”