The 1st event in the NLD U13 Girls Cluster took place at Boston RFC on Sunday 15th October and it was an event full of sunshine and smiles. 4 clubs headed to Boston where girls of varied experience levels and clubs with varied numbers were given game time. In total the girls were given just under 60 minutes of game time with one coach saying “This is amazing. We don’t have enough to run anything other than 3v3 or 4v4 games but at an event like this our girls get to play 7v7 and 10v10 game.”
The programme is set up to allow the sides within the NLD to support each other by giving game time to every girl at every club. Any club can attend, once they have confirmed numbers etc with the program lead, and on arrival the clubs with smaller numbers are placed together to allow them to play a set of matches.
We would like to thank the following clubs for attending & of course Boston for hosting the event.
The next event will take place at Melbourne RFC on Sunday 5th November, for more information please contact Nick Woodland.
Following the NLD Girls Trials over the last couple of weeks the Coaching Teams have now announced the squads for the coming representative matches.
NLD Head of Women & Girls Rugby Neil Clack commented, ‘It was fantastic to see so many Girls turn up to trials, there is real competition for places in the squad and the coaches had some very difficult selection choices to make.’
NLD U18 Girls Squad
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NLD U15 Girls Squad
A copy of the 2017-18 Girls Calendar is available to view here.
The NLD Girls Festival once again proved a brilliant success this year with 350 players, 200+ family and friends, some exhausted referees & a whole heap of sunshine…….Girls from clubs in and around NLD, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire descended on Newark RFC to take part. With 20 + teams competing for this year’s honours in all 3 RFU age groups and a training session for Girls U11’s hosted by Mansfield RFC coaches.
Newark RFC opened its doors to host an afternoon of rugby played out in brilliant sunshine and happy faces. Competitive rugby could be found all around the ground throughout the afternoon’s proceedings. Winners and runners up each received a certificate and medal from Chris Johnson NLD President.
U13’s Winners Peterborough RFC , Runners-up Castleford RFC
U15 Winners Castleford RFC, Runners-up Peterborough RFC
U18 Winners Castleford RFC, Runners-up Newark RFC
As always we would like to thank Newark RFC for agreeing to host us as well as a contingent from their juniors section who helped keep the scores coming in, volunteer parents from Newark girls who manned the car parking, the catering and bar staff who kept everyone fuelled and refreshed, the referees & young match officials who willingly gave up their own time to officiate throughout the afternoon & the physios who did sterling work as usual. Thank you to all the volunteers from the NLD W&G’s section and admin staff who helped to ensure the afternoon ran smoothly. The biggest thank you goes to you the players and parents for participating and supporting the event.
We are already looking forward to next years NLD Girls Festival!
NLD Women & Girls Chairman
The NLD W&G Committee last met on 4th September 2017 and a copy of the minutes are available to download here.
Applications are now open for U15 & U18 Girls to Trial for the 2017-18 NLD Representative Squads.
For more information on the NLD Girls Programme & what is required for players to trial please see below.
The trial will be held on 1st October 2017 at Southwell RFC, a full copy of the NLD Girls Calendar can be found here.
The closing date for applications is 22nd September 2017, any applications received after this date may not be considered.
This year we will be using a simple Google form for all applications. Please click on the relevant age group below and complete in full to apply.
Please note that everyone attending the trial should wear a plain, white T Shirt.
Since the successful launch in January and the recent campaign in May. The work to attract more women to contact rugby has certainly proved to be a success!
* Over 2500 Women & Girls took part across approx. 150 camps
* Over 1000 new players attended
* See snapshot of some of the successes here – Inner Warrior Round Up May 2017
And so, to build on this we are now running another Inner Warrior Camp campaign from Fri 18 Aug to Sun 3 Sep. This is also during the Womens World Cup so a great time to recruit new players to your team!
What’s in it for your club?
Your Inner Warrior Camp will receive:
* Support from local England Rugby staff in the build-up and during your event.
* National promotion through England Rugby’s website including sign up options for new people.
* Links to a national campaign across England Rugby channels and press that will be re-launched just ahead of all events.
* Access to the England Rugby Brand Centre to design your club poster/flyer/social media banner and use the event guide with England Rugby imagery and phrases.
* There will be opportunities in each area for certain events to be supported with further resources once the applications are in.
What do I have to do to register?
* Simply click HERE to register your event This link will go live this Friday 23rd June. This will take less than 5mins if you know the date and time of your event
* You MUST apply by Fri 14 Jul
What does the club do next?
* Start planning how you are going to run and promote your Inner Warrior Camp, ensuring the whole club buys into this. After all, this could result in more members!
* As mentioned above, this coincides with the Women’s Rugby World Cup. So think of opportunities around fixtures etc.
* Think of what will encourage local non-rugby women / girls to come down and have a go – not necessarily always rugby related!!
* Once your event has been accepted as an Inner Warrior Event, get it on social media and ensure you share it regularly with as many local groups as possible
We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming lots of new women and girls into the Rugby Family!
On Sunday 24th September 2017 the 3rd annual NLD Girls 10’s Festival will be taking place at Newark RFC. It’s a great way to start the season with an action packed afternoon welcoming teams from all corners of NLD and neighboring CB’s as well.
We want to make this year the biggest and best yet and are looking for Teams of 10-15 players to compete in the U13, U15 and U18’s. Clubs may enter more than one team in any age group and if you are just starting out why not come along and mix it up with another club!
- No team entry fee.
- Car parking admission £3 per adult.
- Chance to win a pair of Twickenham tickets for a 2017 Autumn International game.
- Refreshments available throughout the afternoon.
- Age Group Winners and Runners-up Medals.
To enter teams must complete & return the registration form by 1st August 2017
Registration forms to be returned via email to: John Payne
For more information contact John on: 07732 498827 email: [email protected]
Arrival from 13.00
Changing rooms available from 13.30
Coaches briefing 13.30
Games start 14.30
NLD are pleased to invite applications for Assistant Coaches & Managers for the NLD Girls & Women’s Programme for the 2017-8 & 2018-19 seasons.
This a great opportunity to get involved with some of the most talented female players within NLD.
NLD U13 Assistant Coaches
NLD U15 Assistant Coaches
NLD U15 Manager
NLD U18 Assistant Coaches
NLD U18 Manager
NLD Women Assistant Coaches
NLD Women Manager
The Girls CB programme starts in September and runs until December. The NLD Women’s programme starts in February and runs until May. There is a possibility of an extended programme for U18 and Ladies age groups, (to be confirmed). Coaches are expected to comply with current RFU regulations and work as part of a team within NLD to provide a stimulating and challenging environment for players of all ages and to develop their playing skills and abilities. Our ethos is to encourage player development and not “win at all costs”.
Please take the time to complete this form in full giving a detailed account of previous coaching experience and qualifications. All applications will be considered on merit. An ideal candidate will have experience of coaching within the relevant age group(s) and possess a current L2 RFU coaching qualification or higher. When completed, please return this application form via email to Nicole Brown [email protected]
The deadline for applications is 9th June 2017.
Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision via email no later than 18th June. Successful applicants will be invited to interview at NLDRFU offices in Newark week commencing 26th June.
For more information on any of the roles or for an informal chat please contact Neil Clack on 07734 179339.
Mansfield U15 Girls were crowned RFU Area 4 Plate Winners following a 20 – 15 two game aggregate win over Old Northamptonians.
NLD u18 Girls represented Midlands last Sunday, playing at Birmingham Exiles against the North.
All four girls played a pivotal role in what saw the Midlands beat a strong North side.
Jess Weaver – Newark
Maddie Crofts – Newark
Bess Heath -Chesterfield
Lucy Payne – Ashfield
Huge congratulations to all of the Girls!