The draws for the semi-finals of the NLD knockout competitions have been made.
The play-on date for these matches is 25th January. However, due to some of the quarter finals being deferred this may not be possible in some cases. In this circumstance these matches will be deferred to the next available weekend which will be 8th February in most cases. As usual, clubs may agree to play earlier (e.g. midweek) by mutual agreement.
Match cards (to be completed by both teams) and regulations are available on the NLD website.
|Dronfield||v||West Bridgford / Glossop|
|Boston||v||Sleaford / Grimsby|
|Mellish||v||Bakewell / East Retford|
|Corsairs||v||Gainsborough / Long Eaton 2|
|Bingham||v||Stamford College OB|
NLD clubs are reminded that we are looking for hosts for the Senior Finals and Challenge Shield Finals days. Any eligible Derbyshire club is allowed to apply to host the Senior Finals Day (Sat 25th April 2020) and applications to host the Challenge Shield Finals Day (Sat 14th March 2020) will be accepted from any eligible NLD club. Requirements details and tender forms are available from the NLD office. Clubs are reminded that the closing date for applications is 31st December 2019.
NLD U18s Squad Announcement – Super Sunday 2 15 December 2020
The Coaching and Management Team convened following the training session on Monday evening and the following players have been selected to represent NLD in the second Midlands game against North Mids. on Sunday 15 December.
Players are asked to arrive at 13:30 for a 15:00 kick-off and are reminded that NLD kit will be provided, however, everyone should bring appropriate WARM OUTER CLOTHING for the times they may not be involved on the pitch.
DATE: Sunday 15 December 2020
MEETING TIME: 13:00
VENUE: Loughborough University (AGP PITCH)
POSTCODE: LE11 3TL (please use the East Entrance/Gate and follow signs for ‘Event Parking’
There will be NO post-match meal, although hot food and drink will be on sale throughout the day.
As usual, any player who is unable to attend should advise the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible as we need to submit squad names to Midlands.
NLD U18s SQUAD
Sunday 9th February 2019 – Worksop College
As per the RFU Age Grade Competition Guidelines, the festival will be in a friendly round robin format, medals will be presented to all of the players taking part.
Please click on the following: NLD U13 Festival Entry Form 2019-20, which you will need to complete in order to enter. Details of where to send the form and how to make payment of the £35 entry fee are included in the form.
The closing dates for entries is Friday 17th January 2020.
Please note that entries will not be accepted after this date and in the case of withdrawals clubs will not be reimbursed if the closing date has passed. If you are entering multiple teams then the second team will be placed on a waitlist until the closing date. On this date we will then accept as many second team entries as possible on a first come first served basis.
We look forward to welcoming you on the day and if in the meantime we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the NLD Office on 07597 670743 or [email protected]
We are pleased to announce this season’s NLD U16s squad. The standard this year was excellent and the coaches faced a long and protracted deliberation after last Monday’s final trial. Throughout the process over 120 players were assessed from almost every club within the NLD boundaries.
|Jonathan Esiwe||–||Kings School Grantham|
|Daniel Hardman||Ashby RFC||John Ferneley|
|Joe Dickinson||Ashby RFC||Kings School Grantham|
|Jamie Edgar||Ashfield RFC||St George’s Academy|
|Ethan O Callaghan||Boston RFC||Boston Grammar School|
|Finn Milligan||Boston RFC||Nottingham High School|
|Fred Chell||Derby RFC||Ecclesbourne School|
|Joshua Briggs||Derby RFC||Mount St Mary’s|
|Max Fairlie||Derby RFC||The Kings School Grantham|
|Will Czajkowki||Derby RFC||The King’s School, Grantham|
|George Hill||Doncaster RFC||Dinnington High School|
|Jacob Odams||Doncaster RFC||msm college|
|Daniel Horwell||Kesteven RFC||William Farr C of E Comprehensive School|
|Oliver Arnold||Kesteven RFC||Queen Elizabeth grammar Alford|
|Oliver Coyle||Kesteven RFC||Kings School Grantham|
|Ellis Mee||West Bridgford RFC||South Nottinghamshire Academy|
|Harry Parkes||Keyworth RFC||South Wolds Academy|
|Adam Rogers||Lincoln RFC||St Peter and St Paul RC Academy|
|Benjamin Smith||Mansfield RFC||The Brunts Academy|
|Finn Ogley||Mansfield RFC||The BruntsAcademy|
|Benjamin Conroy||Melton Mowbray RFC||Frederick Gough School|
|Nathan Hind||Melton Mowbray RFC||Samworth Church Academy|
|William Dickson||Melton Mowbray RFC||Kings School Grantham|
|Alex Tuscher||Newark RFC||Queen Elizabeth High School|
|Matthew Gould||Newark RFC||Mount St Mary’s|
|Simon Koroiyadi||Newark RFC||George Spencer Academy.|
|Finlay Hyland||North Hykeham RFC||Sir Robert Pattinson Academy|
|Ethan Wheatley||Scunthorpe RFC||Hungerhill High School|
|Charlie Eames||West Bridgford RFC||West Bridgford School|
Clubs and Coaches are reminded to nominate their players as soon as possible for the NLD U20s Representative Squad for this season.
The Coaching and Management Team met following last night’s training session and the following players were selected for the NLD U18s Squad to play Leics. U18s in the first Super Sunday game at Loughborough University on Sunday 01 December:
This is the first of three Midlands games and those players not in Sunday’s match day squad still have every opportunity to push for inclusion in the upcoming games on 15 December and 12 January.
All 31 players remain very much part of the NLD Squad and the upcoming training session on 09 December will provide another chance to impress.
Here are the important details for Sunday:
VENUE – Loughborough University, LE15 3TL
Access will be via the East Gate/Entrance and everyone should use Car Park 9
MEETING – Players are asked to be at the venue for 09:30
KICK-OFF – 11:00
KIT – Full NLD kit will be provided HOWEVER players should bring warm weather gear for when they are not involved
BOOTS – Players are reminded that this match will be played on the AGP and appropriate footwear is required
FOOD – There will be NO post-match meal but on site facilities are available to purchase hot food and drink
TIES – NLD ties will be presented to those players who participate in the game and Club/White Shirt will be required
AVAILABILITY – Any player who is unable to play in the game is asked to contact the Squad Manager urgently
An opportunity has arisen within NLD for an Office Administrator (maternity cover). This home-working, part-time role would be ideal for someone looking for flexibility in their job.
Please see below for full details of the role.
Job Title: Office Administrator for Sports Organisation (21 hours per week to be spread across season)
Location: Working from home
We are looking for a reliable Office Administrator (Maternity Cover) who will work independently to manage the day to day running of the virtual office and support the Management Board.
The role will include general office duties, working with and supporting both the volunteers and professionals in the structure of the organisation to ensure smooth running.
The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self motivated and trustworthy while managing their time effectively.
An exciting opportunity to become a part of a small but dynamic family first organisation with some flexibility available in the role and working hours.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Coordinate and manage the day to day running of the virtual office
- Perform all office duties including answering the telephone, replying to messages and emails and dealing with all post
- Coordinate meetings, agendas, reports & minutes where directed
- Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors
- Budgeting and bookkeeping procedures including banking & invoicing (Sage 50 Accounts package used)
- Create and update records and databases with personnel, financial and other data
- Track stocks of office supplies and kit and place orders when necessary
- Submit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned
- Work closely with and offer support to other stakeholders within the organisation
- Manage and develop all social media platforms and website
- Organise and coordinate events, competitions, festivals and other initiatives
- Proven experience as an office administrator, office assistant or relevant role
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
- Excellent organisational and leadership skills
- Familiarity with office management procedures and accounting principles
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Flexible working including occasional evenings and weekends
- Own transport required
What we can offer the successful candidate
- Interesting and varied role in a small but dynamic organisation
- A supportive and close knit management team
- Some flexibility in hours and responsibilities
- Family first organisation
The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.
Salary and Holiday allowance will be subject to experience and qualifications of the successful applicant.
For further information, please contact Katherine Wells, NLD Office Administrator ([email protected]), Tracy Edmundson, NLD Honorary Secretary & RFU Council Member ([email protected]) or Mike Waplington, NLD Director & RFU Council Member ([email protected]) before the closing date of 20th December 2019. (Mike will be unavailable after 8th December).
Nottingham Rugby is offering two opportunities for female players to come to Lady Bay and watch a Green and Whites home game courtesy of their new community sponsor Roadgas. Nottingham are offeringcomplimentary tickets to any female players and their families to the home games against Bedford on Sunday 17th November 2019, 3.00pm kick off, and against Jersey on Saturday 14th March 2020, kick off 2.30pm, which is also the last weekend of the Six Nations.
In addition to complimentary tickets to your female sides there are also complimentary coaching sessions to any sides who would like to receive coaching from a professional player on either or both of these dates – if you would like to take up this opportunity please confirm the name and age group of your team. Coaching will take place from 1.45pm – 2.30pm and a session of your choice can be delivered to your squad, i.e. defence, counter attack, etc.
Tickets are available for female players and their families via this link – please use this exact link which will allow access to tickets (do not click and then paste from the browser as this changes the link and it will not work). http://www.gigantic.com/nottingham-rugby-tickets-presale-3445
Please note that there will be no parking on site, however parking costs just £3.00 per car at Scarrington Road Car Park (Nottingham Forest FC) opposite the ground.
NLD U18s – Final Squad Announcement
Following the inter-squad sessions on Sunday at Chesterfield, the NLD U18s Coaching & Management Team met to finalise the Squad for the upcoming Midlands games, starting in December.
There will, of course, be a number of disappointed players, however, every player who has been involved this far should take pride in their achievement.
We are always challenged when certain positions are overloaded, and this proved to be the case with the Back Row this time around but the quality of our Back Row players has been very high.
Being involved in the final squad comes with a requirement to commit to the rest of the programme. We have three more sessions (weather permitting) before the first Midlands game on 1st December 2019. Taking this into account, those players included in the final squad need to understand that their attendance at all sessions will be absolutely vital if the Coaches are to prepare them properly for the Midlands campaign.
Here are the important dates for the remainder of the programme and any player named in the final squad who believes they may not be able to commit to these should contact Lee Slack urgently and replacement players can be drafted in.
Monday 11 November Training at Newark (weather/pitches permitting)
Monday 18 November Training at Newark
Monday 25 November Training at Newark
Sunday 01 December Midlands game
NLD v Leics. Loughborough University 11:00 kick-off
There may be an additional training session on Monday 9th December prior to the second Super Sunday on 15th December.
Any players not included in the squad who would like feedback can contact John Jefferson at [email protected]
Congratulations to those players named and commiserations to those who missed out. Those players should remember that they have participated in a higher level environment and the experience should be helpful in developing their game further as they rejoin their Clubs and Schools.