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: https://rfu.taleo.net/careersection/rfu_casual/jobdetail.ftl?job=20000010&lang=enMarch 31st, 2020 by Sarah Poucher
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.March 17th, 2020 by Sarah Poucher
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
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
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.
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
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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public?gclid=CjwKCAiAvonyBRB7EiwAadauqeYJ2mMvVaQkTC9HPUsOyQlxnV0e-1avnXWHM41AduzME9tzdXCk3xoCDlwQAvD_BwE
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.
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
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.”
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)
The continuing bad weather has caused many issues across the region and has impacted significantly on available playing space for Clubs and Schools alike.
On the basis that it seems unlikely that the existing flooded pitches will have recovered in the coming days, we have decided to hold the next U17s Training Session at:
YMCA Sports Village
Lord Hawke Way
off Bowbridge Road
As you enter the facility, the main Sports Centre will be on your right hand side.
THIS IS NOT WHERE WE ARE TRAINING.
Head towards the top left hand corner of the Car Park and pass under the barrier. The Changing Rooms and Pitches are located by exiting the top right hand corner of the Car Park. Follow the path until you see the Portacabin accommodation.
THE SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN: 20:00-21:30.
PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME TO REGISTER THEIR ATTENDANCE AND BE READY TO TRAIN BY 20:00.
We appreciate that the session runs a little later than normal and accept this may impact on those travelling further distances. Unfortunately, the lack of grass facility around the area has placed added pressure on the 3G facility, and their is limited availability as the facility has numerous regular bookings.
AS MENTIONED, THIS IS A 3G PITCH AND APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR NEEDS TO BE WORN.
Any player unable to make the session is requested to contact the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible at: