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NLD Under 20s Squad – 1st March 2020

February 28th, 2020 by

We are really pleased to announce the Nld under 20 squad to play Leicestershire this Sunday 1st March at Leicester Forest, Hinkley Road, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester LE3 3PJ on the 4G. Kick off is 3pm with a meet time of 1pm.

 

Forwards

 

Allen Jasper – West Bridgford

Bennett James – West Bridgford

Ellison Will – Newark

Gallagher Tom – Nottingham University

Holden Ben – Macclesfield

Lucas Max – Melbourne

Morley Jonny – Belper

Purcell Xander – West Bridgford

Rio Nelson Caleb – Nottingham Moderns

Risman Luke – West Bridgford

Sarsfield Josh – Scunthorpe

Suddaby Matt – Melbourne

 

Backs

Cole George – West Bridgford

Dickinson Ben – Melbourne

Hamilton Lewis – Melbourne

Harding Terry Will – Nottingham university

Helliwell Will – Leicester Lions

Key Curtis – Sleaford

Mahmid Reika – Dronfield

Murray Matt – West  Bridgford

Stowe Will – Hull Ionians

Tweedie Fin – Leicester Lions

 

Travelling reserves

Harry Taylor – Nottingham Trent university

Kristian Powell – Moseley

 

Matt Derbyshire said “I’m really excited about this local county derby fixture and that we have 11 different clubs and 4 universities represented. Some of the players have been noticed in our previous game against East Midlands and I see it as one of our functions to get as many players in front of the selectors as possible. There are a number of players who will feature this weekend for the first time.”

Would your Club like to host the Junior Finals

February 28th, 2020 by

NLD are now inviting Clubs to tender to host the NLD U14-16 Finals Days during the 2019-20 season.  All of the details regarding hosting the events and the application to do so are available to view click here.

Applications documents should be completed and returned to Sarah Poucher by Friday 6th March.

We are unable to run these events without the support of many clubs throughout NLD and we are really grateful for your continued support.  Hopefully each of the events offer the host club to generate some income through food & bar sales alongside the 50% of the gate fee. 

NLD Junior Finals

U14 Finals  Sunday 26th April 2020 (4 Matches)
U15/16 Finals Sunday 26th April 2020 (4 Matches)

 

NLD U17S TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT – MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY

February 19th, 2020 by

The continuing bad weather has caused many issues across the region and has impacted significantly on available playing space for Clubs and Schools alike.

On the basis that it seems unlikely that the existing flooded pitches will have recovered in the coming days, we have decided to hold the next U17s Training Session at:

YMCA Sports Village

Lord Hawke Way

off Bowbridge Road

Newark

NG24 4FH

As you enter the facility, the main Sports Centre will be on your right hand side. 

THIS IS NOT WHERE WE ARE TRAINING.

Head towards the top left hand corner of the Car Park and pass under the barrier. The Changing Rooms and Pitches are located by exiting the top right hand corner of the Car Park. Follow the path until you see the Portacabin accommodation.

THE SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN:    20:00-21:30.

PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME TO REGISTER THEIR ATTENDANCE AND BE READY TO TRAIN BY 20:00.

We appreciate that the session runs a little later than normal and accept this may impact on those travelling further distances. Unfortunately, the lack of grass facility around the area has placed added pressure on the 3G facility, and their is limited availability as the facility has numerous regular bookings.

AS MENTIONED, THIS IS A 3G PITCH AND APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR NEEDS TO BE WORN.

Any player unable to make the session is requested to contact the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible at:

[email protected]

Sunday 2nd Feb Eastern Counties U16s v NLD U16s played at Gresham School, Holt, Norfolk.

February 18th, 2020 by

The instructions were short and clear in the huddle before kick off, “don’t start slowly”.

NLD playing up quite a slope took this on board and attacked from the whistle.

The first try came from moving the ball quickly out wide to the right and if not for a great tackle by EC the try would of been scored, but quick ball from the ruck went back the other way through the backs and our 13 scored close to the posts which was duly converted. 0-7

The match ebbed and flowed and EC tested the NLD defence several times before from a scrum on our 10m line the No8 picked up going right and again quick recycling saw the ball going left down the backline for our 14 to score in the corner 0-12

Second half saw NLD with the slope but a challenging wind behind them meant kicking saw the ball disappear dead in goal if over hit.

NLD again picked and drove from the base of the scrum with three quick pick & drives up the middle before sending the ball right for our 22 to score, this time with the help of the wind the try was converted 0-19

Not to be over run EC then attacked from the kick off and soon won a scrum in the NLD half, working the ball right from the scrum they scored out wide 5-19

Keeping the pressure on NLD, EC continued to attack but were intercepted by our 11 who passed back inside for our 9 to score 5-24

Not to be overrun EC then scored probably the try of the match from a scrum in their own half they attacked right and scored in the corner. 10-24

With time running out yet another good pick up form 8 saw NLD drive forward, our 6 ripped the ball from the resulting maul and quick ball out to the backs saw our 13 score his second of the game which was converted.

Final score 10-31.

Our last fixture sees us hosting Leicestershire on Sunday 23rd Feb

NLD U17s – TRAINING & SELECTION SESSIONS

February 10th, 2020 by

Following the recent Trials on 26 January and subsequent announcement of those players going forward to the next stage of selection, the following dates have been finalised for the upcoming training sessions.

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT NEWARK RFC UNLESS OTHERWISE AMENDED IN CASE OF ADVERSE WEATHER.

Monday 17 February 

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Monday 24 February

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Monday 16 March

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20.00

Monday 23 March

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Wednesday 01 April (evening)

Match v Leicestershire U17s

Venue: Belgrave RFC

Kick-off: 19:30

Monday 20 April

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Sunday 26 April

Match v Staffordshire U17s

Venue: Away TBC

Players should arrive in good time to register their attendance and be ready to train by 18:30.

During this training period, a number of players will join the squad from the current NLD U16s and a further reduction in numbers will probably take place after the Staffordshire game at the end of April.

As usual, any player who is unavailable for a session should contact the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible.

Lee Slack

U13’s Festival Cancellation

February 8th, 2020 by

Due to the forecasted storm tomorrow we have taken the decision to cancel the U13’s Festival at Worksop College. Hopefully this will be rearranged in the near future.

NLD Senior and Challenge Shield Finals Days – Venues Announced

January 27th, 2020 by

Following the receipt of tenders for the NLD Senior and Challenge Shield Finals days the competitions committee have accepted the following bids.

The NLD Senior Finals Day will be held at Derby RFC on Sat 25th April.

The NLD Challenge Shield Finals Day will be held at Chesterfield Panthers RUFC on Sat 14th March.

Schedules will be advised as soon as they are known.

Thanks to all the clubs who tendered for these events.

Staffordshire U16s v NLD U16s

January 27th, 2020 by

Played on Sunday 19th January at Walsall RFC

Our first proper fixture of the season proved to be a real test of the squads defences skills and Staff back line were well drilled and put on show some sharp handling skills. With a lovely flowing move Staffs moved the ball quickly down their backs creating and overlap to score on the corner, but conversion missed.  NLD responded well and the pressure resulted in Staffs giving away a penalty which led to an NLD line out on the Staffs 22, This was turned into a well driven maul, which resulted in the Staffs No 6 collapsing illegally just short of the try line, the Ref gave a penalty try and yellow card, though our hooker claimed he scored anyway.  With their heads up the forwards started making gains from around the ruck area and linked well with the backs resulting in well worked try, but conversion missed.  With half-time beckoning NLD conceded a penalty in their own 22 and Staffs forwards sucked in our pack and scored round the fringes of the ruck, conversion made.

Half time 12-12

The second half became very cat and mouse and had one of the longest scrums ever seen at this level with 6/7 resets and over 3 minutes taken before the ball was finally back in play.  Staffs continued to play some great rugby in with their back line and after a run of four penalties in our 22 the Ref went to his pocket, Playing the next 7 minutes one down NLD defence was outstanding holding of attack after attack from Staffs. As our player returned from the next play NLD turned the ball over and our No 7 broke through the Staffs line, linking well with our No 2.  From the resulting penalty for killing the ball in the tackle, NLD kicked for the corner and tried once more to set up a driving maul, but an accidental offside resulted in a Staffs scrum.  NLD took the resulting scrum against the head and breaking from No 8 almost scored, from the resulting ruck our No 4 powered over, but conversion missed.  With time running out yet another scrum resulted in a penalty to NLD and clear thinking by our 10 saw him tap it to himself and then kick to touch bringing the final whistle.

Full-time 12-17

Next fixture is away against Eastern Counties on the 2nd February

NLD U17s TRIALS – SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 2020

January 24th, 2020 by

The following players have been nominated to attend the NLD U17s Trials at the University of Nottingham:

JOSHUA ASHE

GEORGE BACON

ELIOT BRATTON

LLOYD BUCK

JACK BURKILL

ROBERT CARMICHAEL

RUARI CATANI-BROWN

SAM CLEGG

HARRY CLOUGH

JOSEPH CONNOLLY

JOSH CORMACK

CHARLIE DAVIES

THOMAS DAVIES

DANIEL FLINT

SAM HALLAM

TOM HELLIWELL

IWAN HUTCHINGS

GEORGE HOTCHEN

MUNASHE KARENGA

WILLIAM KIBBLE

EWAN LEA

WILLIAM MARSDEN

BEN POYSER

BENJAMIN ROSS

ZACK SKAYMAN

CHARLIE SMYTH

DAVID SPENCER

ELLIOTT SQUIRE

DANIEL STOKES

OLIVER SUMMERLAND

CHARLIE TALLIS

TOBY TEASDALE

DYLAN TERRY

ZAK TOPLEY

CHRISTIAN ULEBEGOR

JOSHUA WADE

JONNIE WALSGROVE

KAIN WATTS

RYAN WEBB

DAN WHERRITT

TOM WIGGLESWORTH

ADAM WILKINSON

RHYS WILLIAMS

 

The Trials will take place on SUNDAY 26 JANUARY from 14:00 – 16:00 at:

University of Nottingham

David Ross Sports Village

University Park

Nottingham

NG7 2RD

Car Parking is available on Beeston Lane Wings with no restriction as parking is free at weekends.

It may be useful to use Google Maps and enter David Ross Sports Village as your destination as the postcode refers to pretty much all of the Campus. The WEST ENTRANCE is closer to the Sports Centre.

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE SUITABLE FOOTWEAR FOR 3G/AGP SURFACES.

THE SESSION WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 14:00 – 16:00 HOWEVER PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE IN THEIR KIT IN GOOD TIME TO BE REGISTERED SO WE HAVE THE MAXIMUM TIME AVAILABLE TO ASSESS THEM IN PLAYING CONDITIONS.

WARM OUTER CLOTHING AND WATER IS ADVISABLE FOR ANY PERIODS WHERE PLAYERS MIGHT NOT BE INVOLVED ON THE PITCH.

The NLD Coaching & Management Team will register players as they arrive and photograph each individual to help with recognition and selection. All members of the Team carry enhanced CRB accreditation, however, if any parent or player is unhappy about the photography aspect, please advise Squad Manager (Lee Slack) on 07739 295 182.

NLD Women & Girls’ Applications 2020

January 14th, 2020 by

This form is for all Women and Girls wishing to apply for NLD squads 2020.

 

Players wishing to apply for the U15/18 squads need to complete and submit this online form by 20.1.20

Trials for Girls U18’s will take place on 26.1.20 @ Newark RFC from 13.30

Trials for Girls U15’s will take place on 2.2.20 @ Newark RFC from 13.30

 

Players wishing to apply for the Women’s squad need to complete and submit this online form by 12.2.20

Trials for Women’s squad will take place over 2 dates @ Newark RFC:-

Sunday 22.2.20 from 13.30 and Tuesday 25.2.20 from 19.00. Women applicants are requested to indicate their preferred trial date. (players need to attend 1  trial ONLY).

There is a published skills criteria for both W&G’s. Successful players will be working within the expected categories. Please take a look at NLD Skills Criteria 2020 prior to applying. NLD reserve the right to not accept applications/withdraw players from the process if they are working mostly within the Development categories. Any decision to remove a player will be based on competencies and safety. Full feedback for non selection can be obtained from the coaches upon request.

This form needs to be completed in full, (only women need to indicate their preferred trial date. For U15/18 applications please mark n/a).

Contact details for U15/18’s players MUST be those of a relevant adult, (parent or guardian), and NOT the player.

Women’s applicants please use your preferred contact details.

Please take the time to ensure the information given on this form is accurate and up to date. We use the information given as the primary source of contact for all age groups.

 

Players wishing to apply for Women’s squad positions, (who will be 17 years old at the time of application), must be registered as an adult player on the RFU GMS system at club. Players wishing to apply for U18 and Women’s squads MUST complete separate application forms.

 

All applicants MUST be registered on RFU GMS.

 

Full NLD Playing Calendar is available on the NLD website. Please refer to the training and Match dates. Players are expected to be able to attend a minimum 0f 66% of training AND Match dates.

 

NLD reserve the right to refuse any application.

 

Please follow the link below for Player Application Form 2020

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0CQ9PM2SQh1VqKuOL6Qf2dePwBOgxrd6KBTj6H3BRTYLwsw/viewform