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Category: General News

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Louie Clayton died after a short illness

April 16th, 2020 by

Midlands U18’s Vacancy Vacancy exists for team manager of the Midlands U18s as Nick Dermott stood down on completion of this season’s programme – the Midlands CB’s have been asked to circulate the advertisement within their own county structure. Please see link:

March 31st, 2020 by

RFU Suspends All Rugby Following government advice today, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review. The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community. Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments. The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.

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March 16th, 2020 by

NLD U14-U16 Semi Finals

March 11th, 2020 by

Congratulations to those teams who have progressed through to the NLD U14-U16 Semi Finals which are to be played on 15th March 2020

Below you will find the list of teams in the semi finals and the first team drawn is the home team.



Newark v Kesteven

Paviors v Stamford


Spalding v Melbourne

Southwell v Scunthorpe




Notts Corsairs v Scunthorpe

Spalding v Newark


Keyworth v Ashbourne

Mansfield v Ilkeston




Derby v West Bridgford

Newark v Mansfield


Chesterfield V Market Rasen

Kesteven v Sleaford


March 10th, 2020 by

With the continuing uncertainty on the weather front and pitch conditions remaining questionable, we have decided to move the next U17s Training Session once more to the YMCA facility in Newark.

Unsurprisingly, the 3G pitches are experiencing high demand and we have limited availability. 

Details are as follows for the session:

YMCA Sports Ground

Lord Hawke Way

off Bowbridge Road


NG24 4FH

Registration – from 19:30

Training – 20:00 – 21:30

As usual, any player who is injured or unable to attend is asked to notify the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible.

Challenge Shield Finals set to take place

March 6th, 2020 by

As arranged the Challenge Shield Finals will take place at Chesterfield RUFC on Saturady 14th March

Juniors KO 1pm

Mellish RFC 2nds V East Retford RUFC 2nds

Seniors KO 3pm

Derby RFC 2nds V Lincoln RFC 2nds



Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice to Clubs

March 5th, 2020 by

The following has been received from the Rugby Football Union.

There have been a number of queries about whether we are putting out any information for clubs on the Coronavirus.

As a Union we will not be giving advice or guidance as the latest information is available via the Government website and is updated daily. It is important that clubs use the government’s guidance to inform their knowledge, available here

As tour season is approaching we advise clubs to monitor via the Government  website the situation at their overseas proposed tour destination . The link is as below

The following information may also be helpful for clubs.

It is up to individual clubs to decide internally if or how or what they communicate to their members.

NLD Under 20s Squad – 1st March 2020

February 28th, 2020 by

We are really pleased to announce the Nld under 20 squad to play Leicestershire this Sunday 1st March at Leicester Forest, Hinkley Road, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester LE3 3PJ on the 4G. Kick off is 3pm with a meet time of 1pm.




Allen Jasper – West Bridgford

Bennett James – West Bridgford

Ellison Will – Newark

Gallagher Tom – Nottingham University

Holden Ben – Macclesfield

Lucas Max – Melbourne

Morley Jonny – Belper

Purcell Xander – West Bridgford

Rio Nelson Caleb – Nottingham Moderns

Risman Luke – West Bridgford

Sarsfield Josh – Scunthorpe

Suddaby Matt – Melbourne



Cole George – West Bridgford

Dickinson Ben – Melbourne

Hamilton Lewis – Melbourne

Harding Terry Will – Nottingham university

Helliwell Will – Leicester Lions

Key Curtis – Sleaford

Mahmid Reika – Dronfield

Murray Matt – West  Bridgford

Stowe Will – Hull Ionians

Tweedie Fin – Leicester Lions


Travelling reserves

Harry Taylor – Nottingham Trent university

Kristian Powell – Moseley


Matt Derbyshire said “I’m really excited about this local county derby fixture and that we have 11 different clubs and 4 universities represented. Some of the players have been noticed in our previous game against East Midlands and I see it as one of our functions to get as many players in front of the selectors as possible. There are a number of players who will feature this weekend for the first time.”

Would your Club like to host the Junior Finals

February 28th, 2020 by

NLD are now inviting Clubs to tender to host the NLD U14-16 Finals Days during the 2019-20 season.  All of the details regarding hosting the events and the application to do so are available to view click here.

Applications documents should be completed and returned to Sarah Poucher by Friday 6th March.

We are unable to run these events without the support of many clubs throughout NLD and we are really grateful for your continued support.  Hopefully each of the events offer the host club to generate some income through food & bar sales alongside the 50% of the gate fee. 

NLD Junior Finals

U14 Finals  Sunday 26th April 2020 (4 Matches)
U15/16 Finals Sunday 26th April 2020 (4 Matches)