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NLD Knockout Semi Final Draw

December 13th, 2019 by

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.

 

Cup

Paviors v Lincoln
Dronfield v West Bridgford / Glossop

 

Shield

Spalding v Market Rasen
Ashbourne v Ilkeston

 

Plate

Boston v Sleaford / Grimsby
Mellish v Bakewell / East Retford

 

Vase

Corsairs v Gainsborough / Long Eaton 2
Bingham v Stamford College OB

Tenders required for NLD Senior and Challenge Shield Finals Days

December 11th, 2019 by

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

December 11th, 2019 by

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

KICK-OFF: 15:00

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

Josh ALTON-SMITH

Tom BRIDDON

Josh CLARKE

Oscar CLINK

Liam COOLING

Ben CROWE

Taran ELMS

Liam GAVIN

Sam HAWKINS

Liam HIND

Josh LIEPER

Ben MANDERFIELD

Ollie MASON

Jack MEAD

Jack PATRICK

Eddie PIZZEY

Will SHENNAN

Caius TWEED

Callum TWEEDIE

James TWEEDIE

Josh WHITE

Ciaran WOLVERSON

Lee Slack

NLD U13 Festival February 2020

December 9th, 2019 by

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]

NLD U16s Squad Announcement

December 9th, 2019 by

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.

 

Player Name Club School
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

NLD U20s Nominations

December 3rd, 2019 by

Clubs and Coaches are reminded to nominate their players as soon as possible for the NLD U20s Representative Squad for this season.

More information can be found in this letter to coaches from U20s manager Graeme Gunn, and nominations can be made using the coaches reply slip.

NLD U18s SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT – Super Sunday 01 December 2020

November 26th, 2019 by

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:

Josh ALTON-SMITH

Tom BRIDDON

Josh CLARKE

Oscar CLINK

George COEN

Liam COOLING

Ben CROWE

Taran ELMS

Reece FLOWERS-LANE

Chris HESLAM

Liam HIND

Max LOVERIDGE

Cameron MACLAUGHLIN

Ben MANDERFIELD

William NORTON-LANE

Eddie PIZZEY

Will SHENNAN

Caius TWEED

James TWEEDIE

Josh WHITE

Ciaran WOLVERSON

 

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

Lee Slack

NLD RFU Office Administrator Vacancy (Maternity Cover)

November 26th, 2019 by

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 Description

Job Title:  Office Administrator for Sports Organisation (21 hours per week to be spread across season)
Location:  Working from home

Job Brief

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

Requirements

  • 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 offer for female players

November 15th, 2019 by

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

November 7th, 2019 by

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.

 

FINAL SQUAD

ALTON-SMITH Josh

BRIDDON Tom

CLARKE Josh

CLINK Oscar

COEN George

COOLING Liam

CROWE Ben

DUNN Jake

ELMS Taran

FLOWERS-LANE Reece

GAVIN Liam

HAWKINS Sam

HESLAM Chris

HIND Liam

HINKS Jack

LEIPER Josh

LOVERIDGE Max

MACLAUGHLIN Cameron

MANDERFIELD Ben

MASON Ollie

MEAD Jack

NORTON-LANE William

PATRICK Jack

PIZZEY Eddie

SHENNAN Will

TWEED Caius

TWEEDIE Callum

TWEEDIE James

WEIR Bayleigh

WHITE Josh

WOLVERSON Ciaran

 

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.

Lee Slack


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