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U13 DPP Nominations

December 12th, 2017 by

Leicester Tigers are now inviting nominations for U13’s in the Developing Player Programme.  Please see all details of the nomination process below, if you have not received the nomination forms then please email [email protected].

The closing date for nominations is 29th January 2018.

DPP Coaching Opportunities

July 11th, 2017 by

DPP Coaching Opportunities

March 3rd, 2017 by

The Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme currently has some Coaching Opportunities available.  For more information and details on how to apply please click here.

Leicester Tigers DPP U13 Nominations

January 3rd, 2017 by


Nominations are now invited for the DPP U13 Programme being run by Leicester Tigers.

For more information and details please click here.  To nominate your players please click here.

DPP & EPDG Coaching Opportunities

July 6th, 2016 by

Leicester Tigers are currently looking to appoint coaches for both the Developing Player Programme & EPDG.

More information on all of the roles, including details of the application closing dates are available below.

EPDG Head Coach Job Description

EPDG Assistant Coach Job Description

DPP Head Coach Job Description

DPP Coach Job Description

Age Grade Rugby Roadshow – Watch Now!

March 3rd, 2016 by

Last night saw the RFU Age Grade Rugby Roadshow visit NLD as they visited Mansfield RFC.  The evening was a fantastic success with over 60 attendees from clubs throughout the region.  Mark Saltmarsh, Head of Education for the RFU, along with his team, offered a fantastic insight into the changes coming to Age Grade Rugby from the start of the 2016-17 season.

NLD Honorary Secretary Tracy Edmundson commented; ‘This is a really exciting time for age grade rugby and the evening was a great opportunity for clubs to learn more about the changes and ask any questions they may have.’

More information on all of the changes can be found by visiting the Age Grade Rugby website.  The roadshow continues over the coming weeks, for a full calendar of events, click here.

The meeting was also streamed live on the England Rugby YouTube page and people were able to tweet in their questions using #agegraderugby.  The meeting is now available to view at your leisure below.

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Leicester Tigers Academy Stakeholder Meeting

January 24th, 2016 by

Leicester Tigers Academy are holding a Stakeholder forum on Saturday 30th January at Oval Park.

The meeting will consist of a short presentation by Dave Wilks Academy Manager on the current Academy systems an plans for the future of the Academy.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and an informal discussion of any regional rugby matters before watching the Academy U18 game; Leicester Tigers V Newcastle, 12pm KO.

The meeting will start at 10.30 am the venue is Oval Park Training Ground, Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5QG.

Please feel free to circulate to other Stakeholders in the Academy System.

If you would like to attend please reply to [email protected] to confirm your place.

Leicester Tigers DPP U13 Nominations Invited

December 15th, 2015 by

Leicester Tigers would like to invite you to nominate boys in the U13 / Year 8 age group to be selected for our Regional Developing Player Programme (DPP).

The DPP is managed in partnership with the RFU and Staffordshire, NLD, Eastern Counties (Norfolk) and Leicestershire Constituent Bodies. The DPP provides high quality player development opportunities for players aged 12 to 16. The primary aim is to enhance the development of promising players across the region whilst clearly identifying players that are suitable for Leicester Tigers Academy.


They would like club and school coaches to carefully select up to 5 players for nomination. Players should show above average standards in their core skills of catch & pass, tackle and contact and / or have excellent game understanding and tactical awareness.

They also encourage you to nominate any players that have outstanding physical qualities or potential (speed, size, height, strength).

They expect a high level of commitment to the programme and want players who will thrive in a physically and mentally challenging environment.

If you feel you have more than 5 players that meet the nomination requirements please write to us at [email protected] with supporting information.

Please complete the online nomination form by December 31st 2015.

The nominations will be administered centrally and players will be invited to attend an assessment session at their local each centre in January.

Area – Centre Venue
Leicestershire 1 – Stoneygate Training Ground, Leicester
Leicestershire 2 – Hinckley RUFC
Derbyshire –  Mount St. Marys College
Lincolnshire – Market Rasen & Louth RFC
Nottinghamshire – Newark RFC
West Norfolk – West Norfolk RFC
East Norfolk – Easton College, Norwich
Staffordshire North – Longton RFC
Staffordshire South – Walsall RFC

Concussion Awareness

November 11th, 2015 by

Following a recently reported incident, NLD would like to re-emphasise the importance of following the RFU Headcase Protocols for a Graduated Return to Play after a suspected concussion. We recommend that this decision should not be left to the player alone to decide but is the joint responsibility of the Medical Professional, the coach, the player’s club or school, the player and the player’s parents if still under 19 on 1st September.

We would also recommend that all persons who have anything to do with selecting and putting a team on the pitch become familiar with the RFU Graduated Return to Play protocols by accessing and completing the RFU online Headcase course. This course is a free course and can be found here.

A copy of the Graduated Return to Play Protocols can also be found here and there is lots of information available on the RFU website.

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March 23rd, 2015 by

NLD RFU would like all players from the age of 13 upwards, including Seniors, to complete an online survey giving your views on different aspects of the game.   As the heading says, it is ‘Your Game’ and this is the chance to have ‘Your Say’.

The survey should only take around 5 minutes to complete and can be accessed using the following link 

The survey is for players to gather your own views. Once we have your thoughts, we can review how our competitions/playing offer meets the needs of players in our modern game and if need be, amend our offer as a CB. This will also give our clubs further understanding of their players wants and needs. Please complete this survey by the end of April, so we can review the results.