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NLD Girls 10’s Festival 2018

October 3rd, 2018 by

This year saw the 4th Festival of Rugby for girls hosted by NLD RFU take place at Newark RFC.  Since its inauguration this, now annual, event has seen year on year growth in overall numbers. This year was no exception with nearly 300 players plus coaches and parents in attendance. 

With fine weather to help us along, the afternoon saw U13, 15 and 18 age groups play round robin matches. The format proved crucial in allowing the girls to showcase their skills, in what was a great advert for competitive opportunity within game. Newark RFC kindly hosted us for the second year running and, despite club house building work still to be completed, provided a friendly welcome to all with BBQ and bar for those in need of refreshment.

I would to thank everyone who helped on the day; the officers for Newark RFC, Gina who organised the car parking and raffle, the referees who had already officiated in the morning, (must be the water round these ‘ear parts!!), the NLD physio’s who administered assistance where needed, the U13 coaches who ran their own age group matches to brilliant effect on the day and everyone else who had a hand in organising and running this fantastic event.

This years decision to limit the number of teams was taken on the premise of potential site restrictions in addition to ensuring adequate playing times for the participants. We are looking at ways to expand the festivals capacity and increase match times. We hope to see you all again next year on Sept 22nd 2019 for the next NLD Girls 10’s Festival of Rugby.

Neil Clack

NLD RFU W&G’s Chair

 

Support Role Opportunities Within The NLD Women and Girls Rep Squads

October 8th, 2018 by

The following support roles within the Women and Girls representative squads and club game are available for application.

X1 Assistant Coaching Position U15 Girls

X1 Assistant Coaching Position U18 Girls

X1 Assistant Coaching Position Senior Women

X1 Team Manager  Position Senior Women’s Team

X3 Age Grade Facilitators Positions (1 per age group: U13, U15 & U18)

The NLD W& G programme starts in January/February and runs until April/May. 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”.

Age Grade Facilitators will be responsible for the co-ordination of the NLD Pitch Up & Play age group programme. The aim is to provide a structured calendar of events that supports clubs, players and the wider CB W&G’s programme as a whole. You will be working with the NLD Girls Head Coach and Committee to provide a stimulating learning environment and assist in the development of Xrugby and 7’s as reflected within the new CXB programme. There will an opportunity to be involved in the planning and running of NLD W&G’s Festivals.

Please take the time to complete the application form in full giving a detailed account of previous experiences and qualifications. All applications will be considered on merit. For those applying for coaching roles, 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 Luke Green.

Application Form

The deadline for applications is 28th October 2018 with interviews to be held in early November 2018.

Interviews will be held at Long Eaton RFC on the evening of Wednesday 14th November 2018.

For more information on any of the roles or for an informal chat please contact Neil Clack on 07734 179339.

Exciting Opportunities Within NLD To Support The Women And Girls Game

August 14th, 2018 by

Several positional opportunities have become available to support the Women and Girls (W&G) game both at club and CB level within NLD.

The W&G game within NLD moves from strength to strength and has been a key area of growth for the CB over the past several seasons. These roles will support the growth and sustainability of the game as NLD look to continually develop the offer in place for all Women and Girls across the CB.

The following roles are available for application. Please click on the below roles to access their descriptors:

NLD Head Coach: U15, U18, Senior (x1 position for each age group)

NLD Assistant Coach: U15, U18, Senior

NLD Senior Ladies Team Manager

W&G’s Age Group Facilitator (responsible for the development of the girls club game Pitch Up and Play offer): U13, U15, U18 (x1 position for each age group).

The NLD W& G programme starts in January/February and runs until April/May. 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. For those applying for coaching roles, 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 Luke Green.

Application Form

The deadline for applications is 1st September 2018 with interviews to be held at Mansfield RFC on Friday 14th September 2018.

Please note those applying for Head Coach positions will be expected to deliver coaching session as part of their interview process. Further details regarding this element of the interview process will be given if invited to interview.

Successful applicants will be invited to interview via email no later than 6th September 2018.

For more information on any of the roles or for an informal chat please contact Neil Clack on 07734 179339.

 

Girls on the National Stage

April 18th, 2018 by

Two NLD clubs were in action in the National Semi Final matches at the weekend.

After winning the Area 4 Midlands title a couple of weeks ago, Newark U18 Girls were through to the National Semi Final (North) which was  against Castleford and Worcester.

The girls faced a 3 way game and Newark drew the first and third game, which was an advantage.

First game was v Castlesford. A highly contested first 5 minutes saw Castleford break out of defence to score. Determined to fight back, Newark girls scored twice shortly after. Second half was tense as both teams worked overtime to stop any attack. Eventually Newark scored again. 19-5 to Newark.

After a short break, the girls faced Worcester in a “winner takes all” game.

Newark girls, scored and converted twice in the first half. Worcester sustaining strong attack and defence came back to score twice in the second half but missing the second conversion. The final ten minutes were very tense with sustained Worcester pressure but the Newark girls held out and won 14-12.

A huge achievement for Newark u18s  to go through to the National Final, in only the second season of fielding an u18s team.

The girls now face Pulborough on 29th April, 12:45 ko at Ealing in the National Final as a curtain raiser to the Women’s Tyrell’s 15s Final – Saracens v Harlequins.

Mansfield U15’s played 2 keenly contested games against Old Crossleyans & Leek, whilst they weren’t successful in progressing into the final they take away the experience of playing in these games which will stand them in good stead in the coming seasons. Well done to all of the players, coaches & club.

Top: Newark U18 Girls Below: Mansfield U15 Girls

 

NLD Women & Girls Meeting

April 6th, 2018 by

The next NLD Women & Girls meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th April at Newark RFC and the Agenda is available to download here.

A copy of the minutes from the previous meeting on 3rd January are also available to view here..

Mansfield RUFC U15 Girls Seek Lead Coach

April 3rd, 2018 by

Mansfield RUFC are looking for an experienced coach to join a motivated and forward thinking U15 Girls team.

Ideally they would be qualified to a Level 2 standard or working towards Level 2.

The U15 Girls squad boasts numerus coaching assistants, NLD players and are currently the Area 4 Cup Winners and are in this seasons current U15 National semi-finals.

The coaching team require an individual who is focused on continuing this squads rapid development and continue working with a group of players who are committed and want to play Rugby at a higher level.

Please contact Nick Hughes on 07794 991485 for further information or see the attached job application form for further details.

Scunthorpe Girls Can!

March 28th, 2018 by

The girls section at Scunthorpe Rugby Club held a Girls Rugby festival this weekend at Heslam Park, which saw teams from Lincolnshire and Yorkshire attending at U13 and U15 age groups last weekend.

The day was packed with great skills and great rugby on show. The games were refereed by Sam Yates, Andy Taylor, Andy Grey, and the clubs very own president, Mal Yates.

Girls Team Manager Jo Drapier stated, “We’ve been building the girls section at the club for a couple of years now, and we were so proud to see the development of the girls.  With all the girls pulling together and representing the club, it was a very proud moment for myself and the coaches, Trisa Mahoney, Becky Clarke & Arline Danby. A big thank you must also go out to all the volunteers who have helped in the organising and running of the day”

Girls section sponsor, Pete Roberts from Xpedite, stated, “We are extremely happy to have been able to sponsor the girls section this year, and we really see the hard work that the volunteers have undertaken, and would like to give them all a huge pat on the back. The way in which the girls across all the teams represented themselves and their clubs, it was a huge honour to be involved”

The Scunthorpe girls section trains twice a week, on Thursdays 6-7:15pm and Sundays 11-12:30pm at Heslam Park. If you are interested please contact the Team Manager Jo Drapier on 07818050378 or like our Facebook Page for more details: SRUFC Girls

 

Mansfield & Newark Girls Take Area 4 Titles!

March 28th, 2018 by

Mansfield U15 Girls & Newark U18 Girls have both secured excellent Area 4 titles in the last week.

Mansfield took on Old Northamptonians and came away with an excellent 22-17 win to secure the Area 4 U15 Girls Cup Competition.  The squad had stepped up a level having been crowned Area 4 Plate Winners in 2016-17 and were worthy winners of the title.

In the U18 contest Newark Girls also took on Old Northamptionians to secure a National Semi Final place in the coming weeks.  The match was finely balanced at half time as the teams were neck and neck but Newark drew away in the second half and recorded an impressive 25-10 victory.

The matches enjoyed the excellent facilities of the new RFU AGP pitch at Leicester Forest RFC and we wish both teams the best of success for the rest of the season.

Pictured:  Above Mansfield U15 Girls Squad.  Below Newark U18 Girls Squad.

NLD RFU Launch Youth Council!

March 14th, 2018 by

NLD RFU are delighted to announce the launch of the NLD Youth Council for the 2018-19 season and beyond!  Mirroring the RFU National Youth Council this is a fantastic opportunity for young people, who are passionate about rugby, to get involved in shaping the way NLD RFU supports the 16-24 age group.

What is the NLD Youth Council? 

We are looking to appoint a group of young people to form the NLD Youth Council for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons (two year term of office).  The successful applicants will be between 16-24 years of age and be passionate about developing the game within NLD while learning lots of new skills to develop both personally and professionally.

You can read the job description in full by clicking here.

What will you get out of becoming a member of the NLD Youth Council?

  • Acting as a consultative body for NLD RFU and development of the game
  • Access to events and conferences
  • Opportunity for learning and development
  • Increased leadership, communication, teamwork and decision making skills
  • Being a part of NLD RFU and working with NLD RFU colleagues
  • Opportunity to influence provision and support for young people in rugby
  • Help the NLD RFU to achieve their overall objectives and mission
  • CV building

Who are we looking for:

  • Actively involved in rugby in any way, whether it be as a Player, Coach, Referee or Volunteer
  • An inspiring ambassador for NLD RFU
  • Experience within rugby union in a leadership capacity or as a role model for young people
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop yourself
  • Ability to self-motivate with strong initiative and good organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to travel independently (or have transport to meetings & events within the NLD RFU area)

How do you apply?

Applications are now open to all young people from within aged 16-24 years of age!  You can apply by completing the application form, click here.

If you have a particular interest in certain roles on the Youth Council then you are able to indicate this on your application form as well.

Please note that in order to be considered you must be available to attend the Recruitment Day on Saturday 30th June 2018.

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018.

If you are under 18 years old, you will need your parent’s / guardian’s consent to apply.

Supporting Documentation:

Terms of Reference
Role Description
Code of Conduct

2018-19 NLD Age Grade Calendar Released

March 2nd, 2018 by

NLD are pleased to release the 2018-19 Age Grade Rugby Calendar which includes key dates for the Age Grade game next season.  The calendar has been produced in discussion with a number of key stakeholders throughout NLD including the Heads of Competitive Rugby, Education, Representative Rugby, Women & Girls as well as Tigers Academy.

The calendar sits fully within the RFU’s Age Grade Rugby framework and has been approved by the RFU for the coming season.

Please share this information within your clubs and institutions and encourage dialogue with each other in the next couple of months to get well ahead of any potential conflicts for next season.  The Calendar particularly aids planning for players who play in more than one environment.

Block or friendly fixtures can be played throughout any part of the season and the Calendar signals how player availability for these will be affected by other activities.

NLD Age Grade Rugby Playing Calendar 2018-19 – FINAL

Please also remember to share and promote the Age Grade Codes of Practice which support coaches and teachers with the application of regulation and delivering Age Grade Rugby – www.englandrugby.com/codesofpractice

If you have any queries regarding the calendar then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

 


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