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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

NLD U18s SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT

January 8th, 2020 by

Monday evening saw the final training session take place for the NLD U18 Squad prior to the last Super Sunday this coming weekend. The players have all worked hard to impress the Coaches and selection for the match day squad was always going to be difficult, which is testament to the level of performance many of the players have demonstrated.

Inevitably, there will be disappointment among those not selected and the NLD Coaching & Management Team were keen to impress on the players how difficult it has been to meet player expectation while accommodating the new structures in terms of game time for all players travelling. In addition, Midlands Selectors had, in a few cases, expressed a wish to see certain players included, with a view to establishing their possible progression into the Midlands Development Day Squad.

As the Manager commented at the end of Monday’s session, every player who participated in the final NLD Squad should feel honoured and proud. Equally as importantly, the Team hoped that everyone involved had enjoyed the experience and would return to their clubs as more complete players, able to contribute over the coming season.

For those players who are unfortunate not to make further progress, there are other challenges, including the NLD U20s Squad, which begins its campaign over the coming weeks.

Restriction in playing time and training has meant that a number of the ‘year young’ (U17s) players may not have enjoyed as much game time as in previous campaigns. Nevertheless, the current cohort of 8 players will provide the experienced nucleus of the Squad for next season’s campaign. Having experienced the programme a year early, these players should be well prepared to make a strong challenge for Midlands selection this time next year.

The final game of this season’s Midlands campaign will take place on SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 2020 against Warwickshire and the following players have been selected in the match day squad:

Josh ALTON-SMITH

Tom BRIDDON

Josh CLARKE

Oscar CLINK

Liam COOLING

Ben CROWE

Sam HAWKINS

Chris HESLAM

Liam HIND

Josh LIEPER

Max LOVERIDGE

Cameron MACLAUGHLIN

Ben MANDERFIELD

Ollie MASON

Jack MEAD

Jack PATRICK

Eddie PIZZEY

Will SHENNAN

Caius TWEED

James TWEEDIE

Josh WHITE

Ciaran WOLVERSON

 

VENUE: Loughborough University, LE11 3TL (Use East Gate/Entrance and follow signs for Event Parking)

MEET: 11:30

KICK-OFF: 13:00

 

As on previous occasions, there will be NO post-match meal although hot food and drinks will be available for purchase. On this basis, there will be NO requirement for white shirts and ties after the game.

Players are reminded that they should bring warm weather outer clothing for periods when they are not on the pitch.

Any player who is unavailable or injured is asked to contact the Squad manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible.

 

Lee Slack

NLD U17 Nominations **UPDATED DATE & TIME**

January 7th, 2020 by

The NLD U17 Development Programme will run during February, March and April of 2020 and the nomination process for the Trial is outlined below:

As the NLD U16’s programme is already underway, there will NOT be a separate U16 trial. Players from that squad will be considered for inclusion in final trials following discussion with the U16’s Head Coach.

Trials for the U17 players will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 26th January.

Venue: Nottingham University, David Ross Sports Village

Time: 14.00-16.00 

To ensure that we receive only your best players, each club and school is allowed to nominate a maximum of three players only for the U17’s Trials. It is important that the players nominated are of a standard, in terms of skills set, physicality, motivation and game management, sufficient to challenge for a Midlands Counties Trial in January 2021.

If any teachers/coaches are uncertain as to what level of performance is expected from players nominated, they should contact the Head Coach, Stuart Morley on 07970 973708 or at [email protected] .

It should be remembered that nominating players who are not ready to play at this elevated level can have an adverse effect on self-esteem and considerable thought should be given as to how this may affect individual players.

If you believe you have more than three players who are genuinely capable of playing at and beyond NLD level it is mandatory for you to contact the Head Coach, Stuart Morley, to discuss possible additional nominations.

Nominations exceeding the limit of three without the approval of the NLD Head Coach will be rejected, as will nominations made by parents on behalf of their own child – nominations will only be accepted by filling in and submitting the form through the link below.

Those responsible for nominating players should also give consideration as to whether any individual concerned will be prepared to commit the necessary time to complete the process. The success of the Midlands Campaign relies upon the quality of players available for selection for the NLD Squad. Recent years have seen a reduction in nominations from some quarters and it is hoped that teachers, in particular, will value the opportunity for their better players to have a chance to represent at this elevated level.

Nominations can be made by filling in this form: https://forms.gle/bZichTpFeMhvUNsh7  

Please note that only Head Coaches & Teachers are eligible to nominate players.

For information, eligible players are those born on or after 1st September 2002, but not later than 31st August 2003, i.e. those who are currently playing U17 rugby at school or club.

Any player who has played for NLD U18s this season and is eligible to play again next year (i.e. who is currently U17) does not need to be nominated as he has an automatic invitation in to the provisional U17 Group squad.  Once the programme reaches the trial match stage, the existing squad members will compete on a level footing with the new intake.

The closing date for the nominations is Wednesday 22nd January 2020. Nominations received after this date will not be processed. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Lee Slack

 

NLD U13s Festival – Don’t forget to Enter!!

January 7th, 2020 by

Sunday 9th February 2019 – Worksop College

As per the RFU Age Grade Competition Guidelines, the festival will be in a friendly round robin format, medals will be presented to all of the players taking part.

Please click on the following:  NLD U13 Festival Entry Form 2019-20, which you will need to complete in order to enter. Details of where to send the form and how to make payment of the £35 entry fee are included in the form.

The closing dates for entries is  Friday 17th January 2020.

Please note that entries will not be accepted after this date and in the case of withdrawals clubs will not be reimbursed if the closing date has passed. If you are entering multiple teams then the second team will be placed on a waitlist until the closing date. On this date we will then accept as many second team entries as possible on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and if in the meantime we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the NLD Office on 07597 670743 or [email protected]

NLD WOMEN AND GIRLS NEEDS YOU!!!

January 7th, 2020 by

NLD RFU is urgently looking for coaches and managers to help deliver this year’s women and girls’ programme.

If you are interested, please read the job specification in full here

and email [email protected] with the following NLD 2019-20 Volunteer Application Form

Closing date: Saturday 18th January 2020

NLD Knockout Semi Final Draw

December 13th, 2019 by

The draws for the semi-finals of the NLD knockout competitions have been made.

The play-on date for these matches is 25th January. However, due to some of the quarter finals being deferred this may not be possible in some cases. In this circumstance these matches will be deferred to the next available weekend which will be 8th February in most cases. As usual, clubs may agree to play earlier (e.g. midweek) by mutual agreement.

Match cards (to be completed by both teams) and regulations are available on the NLD website.

 

Cup

Paviors v Lincoln
Dronfield v West Bridgford / Glossop

 

Shield

Spalding v Market Rasen
Ashbourne v Ilkeston

 

Plate

Boston v Sleaford / Grimsby
Mellish v Bakewell / East Retford

 

Vase

Corsairs v Gainsborough / Long Eaton 2
Bingham v Stamford College OB

Tenders required for NLD Senior and Challenge Shield Finals Days

December 11th, 2019 by

NLD clubs are reminded that we are looking for hosts for the Senior Finals and Challenge Shield Finals days. Any eligible Derbyshire club is allowed to apply to host the Senior Finals Day (Sat 25th April 2020) and applications to host the Challenge Shield Finals Day (Sat 14th March 2020) will be accepted from any eligible NLD club. Requirements details and tender forms are available from the NLD office. Clubs are reminded that the closing date for applications is 31st December 2019.

NLD U18s Squad Announcement

December 11th, 2019 by

NLD U18s Squad Announcement – Super Sunday 2 15 December 2020

The Coaching and Management Team convened following the training session on Monday evening and the following players have been selected to represent NLD in the second Midlands game against North Mids. on Sunday 15 December.

Players are asked to arrive at 13:30 for a 15:00 kick-off and are reminded that NLD kit will be provided, however, everyone should bring appropriate WARM OUTER CLOTHING for the times they may not be involved on the pitch.

 

DATE: Sunday 15 December 2020

MEETING TIME: 13:00

KICK-OFF: 15:00

VENUE: Loughborough University (AGP PITCH)

POSTCODE: LE11 3TL (please use the East Entrance/Gate and follow signs for ‘Event Parking’

 

There will be NO post-match meal, although hot food and drink will be on sale throughout the day.

As usual, any player who is unable to attend should advise the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible as we need to submit squad names to Midlands.

 

NLD U18s SQUAD

Josh ALTON-SMITH

Tom BRIDDON

Josh CLARKE

Oscar CLINK

Liam COOLING

Ben CROWE

Taran ELMS

Liam GAVIN

Sam HAWKINS

Liam HIND

Josh LIEPER

Ben MANDERFIELD

Ollie MASON

Jack MEAD

Jack PATRICK

Eddie PIZZEY

Will SHENNAN

Caius TWEED

Callum TWEEDIE

James TWEEDIE

Josh WHITE

Ciaran WOLVERSON

Lee Slack

NLD U13 Festival February 2020

December 9th, 2019 by

Sunday 9th February 2019 – Worksop College

As per the RFU Age Grade Competition Guidelines, the festival will be in a friendly round robin format, medals will be presented to all of the players taking part.

Please click on the following:  NLD U13 Festival Entry Form 2019-20, which you will need to complete in order to enter. Details of where to send the form and how to make payment of the £35 entry fee are included in the form.

The closing dates for entries is  Friday 17th January 2020.

Please note that entries will not be accepted after this date and in the case of withdrawals clubs will not be reimbursed if the closing date has passed. If you are entering multiple teams then the second team will be placed on a waitlist until the closing date. On this date we will then accept as many second team entries as possible on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and if in the meantime we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the NLD Office on 07597 670743 or [email protected]

NLD U16s Squad Announcement

December 9th, 2019 by

We are pleased to announce this season’s NLD U16s squad. The standard this year was excellent and the coaches faced a long and protracted deliberation after last Monday’s final trial.  Throughout the process over 120 players were assessed from almost every club within the NLD boundaries.

 

Player Name Club School
Jonathan Esiwe Kings School Grantham
Daniel Hardman Ashby RFC John Ferneley
Joe Dickinson Ashby RFC Kings School Grantham
Jamie Edgar Ashfield RFC St George’s Academy
Ethan O Callaghan Boston RFC Boston Grammar School
Finn Milligan Boston RFC Nottingham High School
Fred Chell Derby RFC Ecclesbourne School
Joshua Briggs Derby RFC Mount St Mary’s
Max Fairlie Derby RFC The Kings School Grantham
Will Czajkowki Derby RFC The King’s School, Grantham
George Hill Doncaster RFC Dinnington High School
Jacob Odams Doncaster RFC msm college
Daniel Horwell Kesteven RFC William Farr C of E Comprehensive School
Oliver Arnold Kesteven RFC Queen Elizabeth grammar Alford
Oliver Coyle Kesteven RFC Kings School Grantham
Ellis Mee West Bridgford RFC South Nottinghamshire Academy
Harry Parkes Keyworth RFC South Wolds Academy
Adam Rogers Lincoln RFC St Peter and St Paul RC Academy
Benjamin Smith Mansfield RFC The Brunts Academy
Finn Ogley Mansfield RFC The BruntsAcademy
Benjamin Conroy Melton Mowbray RFC Frederick Gough School
Nathan Hind Melton Mowbray RFC Samworth Church Academy
William Dickson Melton Mowbray RFC Kings School Grantham
Alex Tuscher Newark RFC Queen Elizabeth High School
Matthew Gould Newark RFC Mount St Mary’s
Simon Koroiyadi Newark RFC George Spencer Academy.
Finlay Hyland North Hykeham RFC Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Ethan Wheatley Scunthorpe RFC Hungerhill High School
Charlie Eames West Bridgford RFC West Bridgford School