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NLD Sevens Competitions – Entries Open

January 26th, 2015 by

Entries are now open for the NLD U13-19 Sevens Competitions this Spring.

Please see attached a copy of the invitation, entry form and the rules which you should read carefully before submitting your entry.

U13                 Sunday 15th March 2015                   Southwell RFC
U14                 Sunday 29th March 2015                   Lincoln RFC
U15                 Sunday 15th March 2015                   Chesterfield RFC
U16                 Sunday 29th March 2015                   Sleaford RFC
U17 & U19     Sunday 3rd May 2015                         Southwell RFC

The closing dates for entries are as follows:

U13-16                        Monday 1st March 2015
U17-19                        Monday 13th April 2015

Any queries at all don’t hesitate to get in touch.


NLD Senior Competitions Minutes

January 26th, 2015 by

The NLD Senior Competitions Committee last met on on 19th January, the minutes for the meeting are now available.

nld comps minutes 150119

Lincolnshire Cup Draws

January 20th, 2015 by

Updates to the Lincolnshire County Cup Draw are now available.


U17 Lincs Cup 2015

NLD Senior Knock Out Draw

December 16th, 2014 by

Please find attached the draw for the semi-finals.  Play by date is 14th March. (Note that where possible the outstanding QF matches will be played on 3rd January).


Scunthorpe v Newark
Ilkeston v Market Rasen


Kesteven v Matlock/Moderns
Sleaford v West Bridgeford/Ashbourne


Leesbrook/Bingham v Bourne/Belper
Worksop v Buxton/Cleethorpes


Horncastle v Meden Vale
North Hykeham v Castle Donnington

NLD Senior Competitions Committee Minutes

November 12th, 2014 by

The last NLD Senior Competitions Meeting was held on Monday 3rd November at The Fox Inn, Kelham.  A copy of the minutes are now available to view here..

Important U16-19 Club Notice

November 6th, 2014 by

It is the Constituent Body and its member clubs’ responsibility to ensure the U19 Law Variations, Regulation 15, together with the Safeguarding Regulation (Regulation 21) is adhered to.  These have been devised to assist in developing young rugby players safely by the RFU whose aim is for rugby to be seen as an attractive, fun and enjoyable sport for all to enjoy.

Please make sure you take the time to read the below letter carefully and pass on to those within your club to whom it will be relevant.

Club Letter October 14 U16+

NLD U13-19 Competition Reminders

October 13th, 2014 by

With the NLD U13-19 Competition Season well underway it is that time of year for us to give you all a little nudge with a few reminders!

  1. If you have any queries regarding the NLD Competitions please make sure you contact Carol (U13-16) or Melvyn (U17-19) in the first instance.  

This is particularly relevant if you are struggling for numbers or are looking to rearrange a fixture.  There are a number of external considerations that need to be taken into account so please don’t arrange anything without speaking to Carol or Melvyn first.  Should you rearrange a fixture without consulting with Carol or Melvyn you will lose the home advantage (if applicable).   If a match is conceded then Carol or Melvyn should be informed as soon as possible.

  1. The competition is aimed to be as fair and as inclusive as possible.   May we remind clubs of the below extracted from the NLD U13-19 Competition Rules.

18 A team must have a minimum of 10 players on the field of play at the start of a match, who must be correctly registered on the RFU Game Management System for the match to be deemed a pool match. Both teams will start the game with the same amount of players on the pitch. Games may if required be started or change to uncontested scrums as required by the availability of suitably trained front row players. In the event of injury the team with the greater number of players will only have a maximum of one more player on field at any time, Teams who default a pool match due to lack of numbers will see the result recorded as Rule 23

  1. Referees must be confirmed by 6pm on the Thursday preceding the match.  If a referee is not contacted then you will risk losing them to another fixture and your club will still be charged.   If a match is conceded please make sure that the referee is aware in as much time as possible and inform Steve Whiteside ([email protected] – Steve manages all weekend fixture appointments).
  1. The competition results are now all available electronically on the website, if you haven’t already found the link then please see below.

  1. Match cards should be sent to Carol or Melvyn directly, if you send them to the NLD office they will only be posted on. Their addresses can be found in the NLD U13-19 Competition Rules.

If you have any queries regarding the NLD U13-19 Competitions do not hesitate to get in touch with Carol, Melvyn or Nicole Brown.

NLD U12 Entries Open

October 7th, 2014 by

This year’s NLD U12 festivals will be taking place throughout November as qualifiers for the Finals which will be held in March 2015.

NLD U12 Lincolnshire   –    Market Rasen RFC   –   Sunday 2nd November 2014
NLD U12 Derbyshire    –   Ilkeston RFC    –    Sunday 16th November 2014
NLD U12 Nottinghamshire  –  Nottingham Corsairs RFC   –   Sunday 16th November 2014

NLD U12 Finals   –    Nottingham Corsairs RFC   –  Sunday 22nd March 2015

Entries are now open so please complete and return the entry form either via return email or to the address below by Wednesday 22nd October 2014.

24 Cartergate
NG24 1UB

All entries must be paid for in full by the closing date.

Lincolnshire Merit League Results

September 22nd, 2014 by

The latest Results Table from the Lincolnshire Merit League is available to view below.

Lincoln 3990037756950050
Market Rasen 39900283109930048
North Hykeham 394(6)12219139472136
Gainsborough 29603233159450134
Skegness 293(4)23160215461130
Kesteven 393(4)05162251531125

NLD U13-19 Host Clubs Required for Sevens, Semis & Finals!!

September 25th, 2014 by

NLD are now once again inviting applications from clubs to host the NLD U13-19 Sevens, Semi Finals & Finals for the 2014-15 season.  Please find attached more information and details on how to submit your tender.

NLD U13-19 Finals & Sevens Host Tender

We hope that hosting an NLD Event will be a great opportunity to showcase rugby as well as raise revenue for the host club.

Any queries regarding this please contact Nicole Brown.