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Category: Coaching

NLD Seek U16 Head Coach & Manager

May 20th, 2015 by

NLD are excited to invite applications for the following positions:

  • NLD U16 Head Coach
  • NLD U16 Manager

These are both great opportunities for people to get involved in working with some of the best young players within NLD.

They will work alongside the Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme to run the squad which will compete in the RFU County Championship.

Job Descriptions are available via the links below.

NLD U16 Manager Job Description

NLD U16 Head Coach Job Description

For more information or an informal chat regarding the roles please contact Dan Sutton on 07702 301440.

To apply please complete and return the attached application form and return to [email protected] by Friday 12th June.

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Nottingham Rugby Seek Skills Coaches

May 12th, 2015 by

To support the development of the Academy Nottingham Rugby are seeking to appoint specialist skills coaches to support the development of players and provide mentoring support where appropriate. Time commitment will be agreed with individual coaches prior to joining the academy but could be once a month to weekly depending on the coaches availability to supplement the existing coaching team. 


The development of talented young players (aged 16-20) within NLD and surrounding areas will seek to raise the performance and aspirations of young players giving them the chance to play against other professional academies throughout the season. 


The skills coaches they seek to recruit should be passionate about the development of young players, understand their personal development and educational commitments. 


Coaches should ideally be RFU L2 or above or hold Qualified Teacher Status. This is a voluntary post, however appropriate support from Nottingham Rugby will be provided to all coaches within the centre and access to support from Nottingham Rugby’s professional team will be made available. 


If you have what it takes to support the development of players within NLD and surrounding areas within the Nottingham Rugby Academy please send your rugby CV or letter outlining why you would like to be considered for these roles to;

[email protected] or call on 07809705418 for an informal discussion. 


Closing date for applications – Friday 22 May 2015 

An update on the Nottingham Rugby Academy is available here.

NLD Coaching Conference 2015 feat Richard Shuttleworth

May 5th, 2015 by

Coaching Conference 2015


April 20th, 2015 by

There is a coaching opportunity for a Player / Coach who wants to spend at least 2 months in Kolkata and develop our their young squad. The 15’s season starts in June and goes on until September.

Arriving May and staying as long as practical. The player / coach will be fed and accommodation provided.  The Jungle Crows is a positive and friendly team to work with and does well in their league and age grade rugby. Calcutta 7s with the RAF Spitfires playing is a highlight 27/28 June, as well as the Calcutta Cup!

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity contact [email protected]

NLD Seek to Appoint Girls U15’s Development Coaches

April 16th, 2015 by

For the 2015-16 season NLD will be running an NLD U15 Girls Development Group to help develop Girls rugby in the area.  Working with the NLD U15 Girl’s Head Coach NLD are seeking two appoint two coaches to run the squad.

Appointment is initially for 1 year and an RFU Level 2 coaching qualification would be desirable. Communication and feedback to the W&G’s Committee is a must and coaches will also be required to produce regular updates and attend occasional meetings where necessary.

The NLD U15 Girls Development Programme will run on the following dates:

Sunday 18th October 2015 (PM)
Friday 25th October 2015 (Eve)
Friday 1st November 2015 (Eve)
Friday 8th November 2015 (Eve)
Sunday 7th February 2016 (PM)
Sunday 28th February 2016 (PM)

Appointment subject to NLD selection process and up to date DBS check.

To apply please complete the attached application form and return to [email protected] by Friday 15th May 2015.

NLD W&G Volunteer Application Form

Keyworth RFC Coach Opportunity

April 8th, 2015 by

Keyworth RFC currently run 2 senior teams, the 1st XV will be playing in Midlands 5 East in 2015 – 16 and the 2nd XV will be playing in the Security Plus Pennant.

The appointment is for coaching of the senior sides only and funding will be available for the right candidate to progress their coaching career in association with the Club.

For more information view the full job description here.

Forthcoming Courses in NLD

March 24th, 2015 by

There are still spaces available on the forthcoming courses within NLD.

Coaching Kicking in the 15 a side game
Ilkeston RFC – 31/03/2015

Scrum Factory
Mellish RFC – 16/04/2015

Level 2 Refereeing the 15 a side game
Ilkeston RFC – 16 & 23/05/2015

Level 1 Coaching Course
Trent College – April / May 2015
Kirk Hallam – June 2015
Cherry Willingham – June / July 2015

Don’t be a Head Case!

March 24th, 2015 by

As part of the RFU’s Head Case campaign, some more online resources have been released to educate and inform coaches, match officials, parents, players, schools and clubs on this important subject.

Please take the time to have a look at the RFU’s Head Case webpage via the link below and check out the new education modules that have just been released.

Level 3 & 4 Coaching Applications Open

February 26th, 2015 by

England Rugby are now inviting applications for Coaches looking to apply to take their Level 3 & 4 Coaching Awards in 2015-16.

For more information please click here.

Funding is available from NLD for those coaches accepted onto the course, contact the NLD Office for more information.

Nottinghamshire Clubs Evening

February 25th, 2015 by

Nottinghamshire Rugby Football Union are hosting a ‘Nottinghamshire Clubs Evening’ at Mansfield RFC on Thursday 19th March.

They believe that every club in Nottinghamshire should have equal opportunity to address their needs, this might be the challenges of keeping players playing, developing the standard of coaches or how to plan for the rugby demand around the Rugby World Cup. The evening is an opportunity for your club to better understand Nottinghamshire RFU, be updated about opportunities that will help your club in the coming seasons and also capitalise on the opportunities the Rugby World Cup 2015 will offer your club.

People within the following roles are invited to attend the evening and take part in a series of workshops that are tailored to the needs of Nottinghamshire clubs

  • Club Chairman
  • Club Volunteer Coordinator
  • Club Coaching Coordinator
  • Club Safeguarding Coordinator
  • Club Coaches from U16 age group up to and including the senior coaches of your club

The workshops on offer that will advance your club are as follows:

Workshop Title & Outcomes Who should attend
Keeping players 16 – 24 playing rugby Chairman & Coaches (U16 – Senior)

Club Volunteer Coordinators

Safeguarding around RWC15 Club Safeguarding Coordinator
Club Coach Coordinators Update Club Coaching Coordinators
Rugby World Cup Ready All

Replies should be addressed to Nicole at the NLD office ([email protected]) no later than Friday 13th March with details of who will be attending and which club they will be representing.

2015 offers your club a unique opportunity, we hope that you will join us to find out how.

Similar workshops for Lincolnshire and Derbyshire clubs will be running very shortly – details will be posted here in due course.