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NLD Vacancy

September 12th, 2019 by

NLD are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Senior Competitions Secretary, with effect from 2nd January 2020.

Anyone interested in taking on this role, or looking for more information about what it entails, is invited to contact the current Senior Competitions Secretary, Dave Miller on [email protected]


NLD U18 SQUAD – First session 2019-2020 Season

September 10th, 2019 by

With the start of the new season, plans are ongoing to finalise the NLD U18s Squad in preparation for the Midlands graded games, which begin in December.

The current U18s Squad will reconvene as we begin the process to reduce final numbers with a meeting/session on:

Monday 23 September


Newark RFC

Players are asked to meet for registration at 18:00 with a view to being ready to participate in the evening by 18:30. As usual, the session will finish around 20:00.

Any players who are unable to attend the session are asked to notify the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible.

The journey begins again as NLD embark on another campaign providing talented players with the environment in which they can challenge themselves and which we hope will once again culminate in our CB providing Midlands and England U18 players during the coming months.

Lee Slack – NLD U18s Manager


New Sanctions for offences against match officials

September 9th, 2019 by

The NLD RFU to committed to upholding Rugby Union’s core values and tackling abuse and other offences against match officials. On 29 July 2019 the NLD Board approved new rules for sentencing players for disciplinary offences against match officials contrary Law 9.28.


With immediate effect and for the duration of the 2019-20 season, all participants found to have committed an offence under Law 9.28 will automatically have an additional 2 weeks added to their period of suspension.


All clubs in the NLD were informed of this decision earlier in the year.

NLD U14-U16 Competition Dates

August 20th, 2019 by

Some extra dates have been added to the Junior Competitions to accommodate the number of teams who have entered.

For clarity on the dates of all rounds at each age group, please refer to the Updated NLD Age Grade Calendar 2019-20

NLD CCC Conference 2019

August 20th, 2019 by

Find details of the 2019 NLD CCC Conference here

Please pay particular attention to the following points:

  • If the CCC isn’t available then send someone else.
  • Each CCC must come with an up to date Training Report off GMS.
  • There will be other initiatives launched on the night in addition to designing the CPD calendar.

Newark RUFC celebrate Centenary against Southwell

August 19th, 2019 by

Newark RUFC is celebrating its centenary season and to mark the club’s first match in 1919, neighbours Southwell are visting Kelham Road on Saturday 7 September, kick off 3pm.

It’s ‘open house’ on the match day and a warm welcome will be awaiting all representatives of clubs from Notts, Lincs & Derbys. Free hot buffet will be served from 1pm.

The day will provide a rugby experience for all age groups.

Besides the 1st XV clash, there will be a 2nd XV match between the two clubs, starting at 2pm, plus rugby-related activities for the junior and youth sections organised by Leicester Tigers’ community group.

Sir Anthony Wharton Trust Golf Day

August 16th, 2019 by


The 21st annual Sir Anthony Wharton Trust golf day will take place at Chesterfield Golf Club on Friday 27th September 2019.

So far the event has raised over £69,000 for the development of youth rugby throughout Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

The money has been used in schools and inner-city deprived areas and many other areas particularly in developing youth rugby coaches.

Teams are invited to enter this event to help support the trust and junior rugby in the three counties.

The cost to enter a team of four is £200 to include coffee and bacon cob on arrival, 18 excellent holes of golf on a very prestigious course, hot carvery meal after your round and superb prize table.

There will also be producing an attractive event brochure for which advert space is available at £75 per full page, £50 per half page and £25 per quarter page. Please complete the reply slip in the brochure link below if you would like to advertise.

Hole sponsorship is also available allowing individual advertising on each hole at £50 per hole with opportunities to sponsor the “nearest the pin” and “longest drive” holes.

We are in discussion with several sponsors and are looking for a main sponsor for the event at the present time. If you are interested then do not hesitate to contact Brian Inglis on o7793 198948.

The full brochure and entry slip form, along with details of where to send it, can be found here.

England Counties Head Coach Opportunity

August 15th, 2019 by

Details of an opportunity as Head Coach of the England Counties XV can be found here.

RFU KO Competition Rounds 1 & 2 – Midlands Division

August 16th, 2019 by

The draw for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2019-20 Midlands RFU Knockout Competition can be found below.

Please note that the Senior Vase KO Competition does not require a Round 1 as all eligible clubs are in Round 2.

Int Cup 19-20 Rnd1

Int Cup 19-20 Rnd2

Jun Vase 19-20 Rnd1

Jun Vase 19-20 Rnd2

Sen Vase 19-20 Rnd2

MDOC Officials & Lge. Secs.

SS 2019-2020

Leagues Tree 19-20

MDAI – 2019-2020


Volunteers needed for NLD Women & Girls

August 15th, 2019 by

NLD Women & Girl’s section is looking for volunteers to join them in various roles to help provide support to clubs who are wishing to start, or have an existing Girls/Women’s section, to deliver the CB programme as laid down by the RFU and to help grow player participation and development within NLD.

If you would be interested in volunteering, please fill in the relevant form below:


Volunteers Link


Coaches Link


Parent Trials Survey Link