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NLD & ORIGINAL GIVING JOIN FORCES!

June 20th, 2014 by

NLD have joined forces with Original Giving to offer clubs within the CB the opportunity to save up to 70% on amazing offers.

All clubs now have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of leisure and entertainment offers on the OriginalGiving website.   The offers on their site are heavily discounted meaning you can save up to 70% on some brilliant experiences. However, the most exciting part of our partnership is that OriginalGiving will donate up to 25% of the purchase price back to your club.

In order to take advantage of the offers available the process is very simple and outlined clearly on the below ‘How To’ Guide.

How to join NLD & Original Giving

Visit the NLD ‘landing’ page below to find out more about the offers available and register your team today.

www.originalgiving.com/nldrfu

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RFU GOGGLES UPDATE

June 20th, 2014 by

Please see below the official update from the RFU regarding Goggles.


Background

As you may be aware, the RFU and Constituent Bodies have received a number of complaints over the last season relating to the prohibition on sports goggles in all contact rugby at all ages.  Discussions and considerable efforts have therefore been taking place internally for some time and the RFU has been liaising closely with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians to develop a practical solution to provide a wider degree of flexibility to enable great social inclusion in Rugby Union.

The RFU has therefore decided to introduce in England a trial that would enable the wearing of certain sport goggles (dispensed under professional supervision) by players playing contact rugby at the Under 13 age grade and below.  This trial is a variation of the RFU’s current regulations which prohibits all types of goggles to be worn in contact rugby.

Whilst for the most part the trial will not take full hold until next season, the RFU recognises that some players may be in a position to adhere to the conditions of the trial in this current season.  If this is the case, the RFU sees no reason why such players should be prevented from participating in the trial this season, provided all of the trial conditions are satisfied.

To this end, the trial will commence with immediate effect and will last until the end of the 2014-15 Season, whereupon the position will be reviewed further.

Conditions of the trial

The trial will permit players playing contact rugby at the Under 13 age grade and below to wear specially designed and manufactured sports goggles subject to the following conditions (all of which must be met):

(a) The sports goggles must be dispensed by a registered dispensing optician who is a member of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians* (“ABDO”); and

(b)The player must have written confirmation from the ABDO dispensing optician that the sports goggles:

  1. Are required to correct the vision of the player or are required to protect the player’s eyes due to a medical condition, to enable the playing of Rugby Union; and
  2. Do not substantially restrict any normal field of vision and are suitable for use in evasion contact sports; and
  3. Do not constitute a physical danger to the player or other players; and

(c) The match referee is entitled to object to the player wearing the sports goggles if the referee reasonably believes that they are unsafe; and

(d)Clubs must notify the RFU Legal Officer of all players participating in the trial by emailing [email protected]; and

(e) Clubs must report any injuries caused as a result of the sports goggles to the RFU Community Medical Team by emailing [email protected] and the player’s parents must report the injury to the ABDO dispensing optician who prescribed the goggles.

*If an optician is registered with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, the optician will be listed on the General Optical Council’s list of registered members which is available at http://www.optical.org/.  Please check the list by inserting the name of the individual optician or opticians practice.

Onward communication

In light of the number of upcoming festivals (including CB festivals), we wanted to inform Constituent Bodies, the ERSFU and the Referee’s Union as soon as a decision was made and in advance of the rest of the Game so that you have the opportunity to raise any queries directly with us if you so choose.

In due course, we will be notifying clubs of the implementation of the trial but should you wish to inform your clubs directly in the meantime, the RFU would have no objections to that.

Queries

Should you have any queries or require further clarification and guidance in relation to the proposed trial, please contact Alys Lewis on [email protected].

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NOTTS RFU SENIOR KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS

June 20th, 2014 by

DETAILS OF THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RFU SECURITY PLUS KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS ARE ATTACHED.

FINALS DAY IS SUNDAY 4TH MAY 2014 AND IS TO BE HELD AT NEWARK RFC

MATCH TIMINGS TO BE CONFIRMED

Notts Competitions Rules 2013-14.pdf

Notts Cup Competitons 2013-14.pdf

IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES WITH THE DETAILS ATTACHED PLEASE CONTACT KEVIN PRICE ON 07708 036052 OR BY E-MAIL TO [email protected]

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Annual Wharton Trust Golf Day – Entries Open

June 20th, 2014 by

The Sir Anthony Wharton Trust will be holding their annual Golf Day on Friday 5th September 2014 at Chesterfield Golf Club.  The Trust offers huge support to junior rugby within NLD and so far this event has raised over £55 000 towards this support.

For more information and details on how to enter please see the attached flyer.

Wharton Trust Golf Day 2014

The event are also looking for sponsors for the event – if you may be interested then see the attached information or contact Brian Inglis on 07793 198948.

For more information on the Sir Anthony Wharton Trust then please visit the links below.

NLD Sir Anthony Wharton Trust Page

http://www.whartontrust.org/

The Trust offers huge support to clubs throughout NLD so if you can help support them please do get involved

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NLD Worksop Residential Camps 2014

June 20th, 2014 by

There are still some places available on the 2014 NLD Worksop Residential Camps!  The camps, which are now in their 19th year of running, have been hugely successful over the years and focus on all round player development, unit skills and team skills. Players will learn the latest techniques and skills from the very cutting edge of the game, along with promoting the ‘Core Values’ of the game we love – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, and Sportsmanship.  The camp has seen some exciting young talent in the past with Premiership Players Joe Gray (Harlequins), Alex Lewington (London Irish) and Charlie Davies (Wasps) all having attended.

The camp costs just £99,  this includes accommodation, coaching, all cooked meals, course t shirt, drinks bottle and ball!!

U13     Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th July
U14     Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st July
U15     Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th August
U16     Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th August

Applications should be returned to:

Nicole Brown
NLD RFU
24 Cartergate
Newark
Notts
NG24 1UB

Places are limited and on a first come first served basis so make sure you get yours in early so you don’t miss out!

If you have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the NLD Office – [email protected] / 01636 640800.

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NOTTS RFU SECURITY PLUS PENNANT FINAL TABLES

June 20th, 2014 by

NOTTS RFU SECURITY PLUS PENNANT FINAL TABLES

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NLD U13-19 ENTRIES OPEN!

June 20th, 2014 by

We are now inviting entries for the NLD U13-19 Competitions for the 2014-15 season.  Please see below a copy of the entry form and the updated competition rules.  There have been some changes to the rules so please make sure you read them carefully – by entering the competitions you agree to abide by them!!!

The closing date for entries is Monday 30th June so please ensure all of your entries are returned by this date along with the appropriate payments.  We will then be looking to complete the draw in mid July and this will be circulated to all entered teams as soon as it has been done.

Entries should be returned to Nicole Brown – [email protected].

If you have any queries please contact the NLD Office  on 01636 640800 or [email protected].

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MINI & YOUTH PLAYER REGISTRATION 2014-15

June 20th, 2014 by

Rugby clubs all over England rely on hard working volunteers to manage the smooth running of their clubs and provide playing opportunities for everyone through from U6 to Vets.  NLD is no different and we are always looking for ways to reduce the onus on club volunteers.

For the past 7 seasons NLD have successfully administered the NLD Player Registration System which has allowed us to manage Mini & Youth Player Registrations throughout the three counties.  However with the introduction of the new RFU Game Management System (GMS) NLD are pleased to announce some exciting changes!

From the 2014-15 season onwards clubs will only be required to register their Mini & Youth Players on the new GMS System and will no longer be required to register their players through the NLD Player Registration System.  This exciting development will mean that club volunteers will only have to register their Mini and Youth players with one system.  This is something that we have been looking to find a solution for over the last couple of years and with the introduction of the new GMS system we have the perfect opportunity!

The RFU Game Management System, which goes live on 1st August, will be replacing the current Rugby First System and will provide a registration base for all Mini & Youth Players.  The new GMS features a number of similar benefits that we have previously enjoyed with the NLD system and is something that promises to be an exciting development for rugby in general.

What Will Change? 

Registering Players

NLD Clubs will be required to register their Mini & Youth Players through the GMS System.  Clubs will have ability to give ‘super user’ access to someone within their organisation and this person will be able to arrange access for individual team managers.

You will still need to complete RFU Registration Forms for the players (which will be collated by individual clubs), this information will then need to uploaded onto the GMS and a photograph added for each player.

Once a player is registered onto the GMS they will remain there until they are transferred or deleted.  However you will still be required to update your players at U10/13/16 by adding an up to date photograph of each player.

Transfers

Clubs will be able to transfer players through the GMS, you will also need to submit an NLD Transfer Form to the NLD Office.

NLD Competitions

For NLD Competitions we will still be able to monitor registrations for teams.  The NLD U13-19 Competition Rules have been updated to reflect the new GMS so please read them carefully to ensure you understand them fully.

Training

The RFU will be offering dedicated GMS training to clubs at the start of September.  As a CB we are also looking at ways we can support clubs so there will plenty of the advice and assistance available with the change!

We are very excited about the introduction of the new RFU Game Management System and the impact it should have on reducing volunteer workload by only completing one registration system.

The RFU will be contacting clubs with more information on the new GMS over the next couple of weeks so you will hear more about the system then.

In the meantime we hope that you are all enjoying a nice summer ‘break’!!

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NLD MINI COACHING CONFERENCE SUCCESS

June 20th, 2014 by

On Sunday 8th June 50 coaches from throughout NLD all attended the NLD Mini Coaching Conference at Samworth Academy in Mansfield.  The event was subsidised by the Sir Anthony Wharton Trust and NLD, the coaches in attendance had access to some excellent presentations, lunch, CPD choices and free equipment that they will be able to take back to use at their clubs.

The morning workshop was delivered by RFU National Coaching Manager Nick Scott who did a presentation on ‘turning the 8 year old player into the 28 year old player’.  Nick focussed on the recently introduced New Rules of Play and coaching within these parameters.

After lunch the coaches split into two groups for the CPD section, choosing between Continuity in Attack and Goal Setting for Children.

The coaches delivering each CPD session were also impressed with the enthusiasm of the coaches throughout the day.

‘There were some very receptive and forward thinking coaches in attendance’’ said RFU Community Rugby Coach Calvin Beech who delivered one of the CPD sessions.

NLD will be looking to host another Coaching Conference next year that will incorporate Junior coaches as well as Mini Coaches, details to follow in due course.

 

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U13-19 Committee & U13-19 Competitions Committee

June 20th, 2014 by

Following on from the restructure of the NLD Board of Directors last year NLD are now looking to provide more clarify and transparency into how the CB is run.  Clear committee descriptions have been put together and over the next couple of years NLD will be looking to open up all of the committees within the CB to applications.  This is not to say that those people currently fulfilling positions on committees cannot reapply but it also gives others a clear opportunity to get involved.

The NLD Senior Competitions Committee has already been advertised and we now turning our attentions to the Junior rugby.  We are therefore now inviting applications for the roles of Chairman and Secretary of the below committees.

  • NLD U13-19 Committee
  • NLD U13-19 Competitions Committee

Please find attached a copy of the full description for each of the committees, interested parties should apply in writing to [email protected] by Friday 4th July 2014.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dan Sutton, NLD Head of Game Development, [email protected].

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