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URGENT NLD U17S ANNOUNCEMENT – TRAINING SESSION CANCELLED 16 MARCH 2020

March 16th, 2020 by

NLD U17S TRAINING SESSION – MONDAY 16 MARCH

March 10th, 2020 by

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

Newark

NG24 4FH

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.

NLD U16’s v Leicestershire U16’s

March 9th, 2020 by

Sunday 23rd February, played at Leicester Forest RFC

Well due to the floods and incessant rain over February a small part of Leicestershire was claimed by NLD for our “Home” fixture. Our hosts for the day could not be faulted from organising changing rooms to the food and hospitality post match. And to quote the Club what a great game of rugby.
Watching the video of the match back I was amazed at how much time passed before the first score by Leics, the game ebbed and flowed from end to end and some amazing tackles were put in by both sides. Leics broke the deadlock with a their forwards pealing off a ruck only to be stopped first time, but quick ball saw their second effort take them over almost under the posts making the conversion easy for their kicker. Not to be outdone NLD tore into Leics from the restart and almost scored but knocked close to the line. From the resulting scrum Leics passed the ball down their backs instead of kicking clear and NLD pounced on a loose pass kicking through for our 12 to score an unconverted try. With nothing left of the half NLD gave a penalty away in midfield and quick thinking from Leics saw they run the ball and with some great handling and interplay between forwards and backs scored out wide on the right hand side. Conversion missed saw the half-time score at 5-12
The second half saw no change in the way the game was played with both sides playing good attacking rugby and defensively showing why they represent their Counties. NLD finally got back into the game with a penalty kicked to corner, and from a scrappy line out the NLD 8 somehow got through the resulting ruck and scored, but conversion missed from out wide. 10-12
The game seemed destined to end in a tight loss for NLD, but the NLD 4 pinched a Leics line out and this seemed to rejuvenate the NLD pack, retaining the ball NLD worked their way up field and our No 3 picked a tight line taking the ball off our 9 and breaking deep in the Leics half, a penalty at the breakdown saw NLD kick for the corner, but unable to gather clean ball for a catch and drive the ball was spun into midfield and Leics were caught off side in front of the posts. With great captaincy the decision was taken on the field to go for posts and our 21 stepped up with the clock ticking down and slotted over. The final whistle went and against all odds NLD came away with a hard fought victory.
This brings the NLD U16s program to a close not just for this season but for the future as Leicester Tigers take over the program from next year. On behalf of the coaches a big thank you to all the players involved and the parents for all those evenings driving to training at Scunthorpe who kindly let us use their training ground.
Its been a wonderful season with NLD winning all three of their fixtures, something not done for while.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice to Clubs

March 5th, 2020 by

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

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The following information may also be helpful for clubs.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

It is up to individual clubs to decide internally if or how or what they communicate to their members.

NLD Under 20s Squad – 1st March 2020

February 28th, 2020 by

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.

 

Forwards

 

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

 

Backs

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

 

Travelling reserves

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 U17S TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT – MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY

February 19th, 2020 by

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

Newark

NG24 4FH

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:

[email protected]

Sunday 2nd Feb Eastern Counties U16s v NLD U16s played at Gresham School, Holt, Norfolk.

February 18th, 2020 by

The instructions were short and clear in the huddle before kick off, “don’t start slowly”.

NLD playing up quite a slope took this on board and attacked from the whistle.

The first try came from moving the ball quickly out wide to the right and if not for a great tackle by EC the try would of been scored, but quick ball from the ruck went back the other way through the backs and our 13 scored close to the posts which was duly converted. 0-7

The match ebbed and flowed and EC tested the NLD defence several times before from a scrum on our 10m line the No8 picked up going right and again quick recycling saw the ball going left down the backline for our 14 to score in the corner 0-12

Second half saw NLD with the slope but a challenging wind behind them meant kicking saw the ball disappear dead in goal if over hit.

NLD again picked and drove from the base of the scrum with three quick pick & drives up the middle before sending the ball right for our 22 to score, this time with the help of the wind the try was converted 0-19

Not to be over run EC then attacked from the kick off and soon won a scrum in the NLD half, working the ball right from the scrum they scored out wide 5-19

Keeping the pressure on NLD, EC continued to attack but were intercepted by our 11 who passed back inside for our 9 to score 5-24

Not to be overrun EC then scored probably the try of the match from a scrum in their own half they attacked right and scored in the corner. 10-24

With time running out yet another good pick up form 8 saw NLD drive forward, our 6 ripped the ball from the resulting maul and quick ball out to the backs saw our 13 score his second of the game which was converted.

Final score 10-31.

Our last fixture sees us hosting Leicestershire on Sunday 23rd Feb

U17s Training 17/02/2020

February 17th, 2020 by

NLD u17s announcement

Due to the adverse weather and water logged pitch conditions THERE WILL BE NO u17S training session on Monday 17th February at Newark RFC.

The next session will be on Monday 24th February, subject to pitch inspection and improved weather.

NLD U17s – TRAINING & SELECTION SESSIONS

February 10th, 2020 by

Following the recent Trials on 26 January and subsequent announcement of those players going forward to the next stage of selection, the following dates have been finalised for the upcoming training sessions.

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT NEWARK RFC UNLESS OTHERWISE AMENDED IN CASE OF ADVERSE WEATHER.

Monday 17 February 

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Monday 24 February

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Monday 16 March

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20.00

Monday 23 March

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Wednesday 01 April (evening)

Match v Leicestershire U17s

Venue: Belgrave RFC

Kick-off: 19:30

Monday 20 April

Registration from: 18:00

Training: 18:30 – 20:00

Sunday 26 April

Match v Staffordshire U17s

Venue: Away TBC

Players should arrive in good time to register their attendance and be ready to train by 18:30.

During this training period, a number of players will join the squad from the current NLD U16s and a further reduction in numbers will probably take place after the Staffordshire game at the end of April.

As usual, any player who is unavailable for a session should contact the Squad Manager (Lee Slack) as soon as possible.

Lee Slack

NLD U17s ANNOUNCEMENT

January 31st, 2020 by

The U17s Trials were held at the University of Nottingham on Sunday afternoon and some 51 players were put through their paces by the NLD Coaching Team assisted by Dave Andrews, Head of Game Development.

After the session’s conclusion, the Coaching & Management Team met with the difficult task of selecting those players who will go through to the next stage.

Following this announcement, dates will be posted giving the dates for the forthcoming training and selection sessions together with the dates for two warm up games for the Squad. Following those games, further reduction in squad numbers will probably take place in preparation for the coming campaign, which will commence in October this year.

Those players selected to progress are as follows:

GEORGE BACON 

ROBERT CARMICHAEL

JAMES CLARKE-KELLAWAY 

SAM CLEGG 

HARRY CLOUGH 

JOSH CORMACK 

CHARLIE DAVIES 

THOMAS DAVIES

GEORGE DOUGHTY 

DANIEL FLINT 

IWAN HUTCHINGS

GEORGE HOTCHEN 

WILLIAM KIBBLE 

EUAN OWEN 

BEN POYSER 

BENJAMIN ROSS 

ZAK SKAYMAN 

DANIEL STOKES 

CHARLIE TALLIS

CHARLIE TASKER 

TOBY TEASDALE 

CHRISTIAN ULEBEGOR 

JONNIE WALSGROVE 

RYAN WEBB 

DAN WHERRITT 

TOM WIGGLESWORTH 

ADAM WILKINSON

This group of players will be supplemented by selected players identified from the current NLD U16s Squad together with those existing players who represented NLD as U17s in the Midlands campaign this season as part of the U18s Squad.

Training and match dates will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Lee Slack


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