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Category: U15/16

NLD U16’s – Additional Training Session

February 7th, 2017 by

NLD Under 16s are conscious we have a lost two training sessions due to bad weather. We have arranged a replacement training session on the 13th Feb at Southwell RFC from 6.30. We realise some of you may be away for half term. Please let Lindsey know if you will be unable to attend.

NLD U16 v Staffs Match Report

January 30th, 2017 by

NLD U16s vs Staffordshire U16s 22 January 2017

This was a close game with two evenly matched teams. In the first few minutes of the game Staffs were close to scoring but a good tackle by Ben Dickinson saved the points.  Staffs did score about 10 minutes later but failed to convert.

NLD were given a penalty at close range a few minutes later which Ben Dickinson popped over the uprights. After plenty of work from both sides Ben Smith scored from a breakaway which saw him sprinting almost the length of the pitch, hotly pursued by three Staffs players. Ben Dickinson converted the try.

At half time the score stood at ten all as Staffs pushed another try past the NLD defence.

Ten minutes into the first half and the NLD were putting in some sterling tackles, good runs and excellent play but were letting themselves down with a few silly mistakes and a few careless passes.

Just before full time Staffs scored another try which they converted, leaving the full time score as NLD 10 Staffs 17.


1-Ryan Toogood
2-Thomas Wide
3-Lochlan Dudley
4-Will Backhouse
5-Will Seage
6-Marcus Payne
7-Archie Offer
8-Adam Overton
9-Harris Orridge Du-Bois
10-Jonny Law
11-Ben Smith
12-Ben Dickinson (Captain)
13-William Terry-Harding
14-Adam Hopkins
15-Joel Duckworth
16-Matthew Addlesee
17-Jack Pirie
18-Joe Fitzsimmons
19-James Hather
20-Lewis Booth
21-Joe Barnes
22-Niall King
23-Safwaan Ali

NLD U16’s v Staffs Squad Announcement

January 19th, 2017 by

The squad for the NLD U16 Match on Sunday 22nd January against Staffordshire has been confirmed. Venue is at Derby RFC and kick off is at 2pm-please be there for 1 pm at the latest to warm up.

NLD will be playing on the main pitch and our changing room is No1 –it will be noted as NLD on the door.

Please bring your usual items such as boots, protective gear, medication –asthma spray etc and warm and waterproof clothing and water bottle .

Any questions please contact Lindsey Riley.

Please note there are two matches left to play and if you are not in this match then you will be selected in one of the others.

Please also note that we will be filming the match, if for any reason you do not wish to be filmed please contact Lindsey.

If any of the squad listed below is not available for Sunday please contact Lindsey immediately.

Starting Line up

1 Ryan Toogood
2 Tom Wide
3 Lochlan Dudley.
4 Will Backhouse.
5 Will Seage
6 Marcus Payne
7 Archie Offer
8 Adam Overton
9. Harris Orridge Du Bois
10. Jonny Law
11. Ben Smith (c)
12. Ben Dickinson
13. Will Harding-Terry
14. Adam Hopkin
15. Joel Duckworth


Joe Barnes
Naill King
Safwaan Ali
Matt Addlesee,
Jack Pirie
Lewis Booth.
Joe Fitzsimmons
Jim Hather.

NLD U16 v Leicestershire Match Report

January 10th, 2017 by

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NLD Under 16s Match Report

8th January 2017

Billed as a CB Festival at Loughborough University NLD played Leicestershire, using the entire 33 man squad with Ben Dickinson as captain.

Leicestershire scored first and converted in the first few minutes when NLD were caught napping. NLD responded quickly with a try from Will Seage which Ben Dickinson converted. Leicestershire scored and converted shortly after and then scored again before NLD were able to reply with a try from Adam Hopkins and a try from William Town which was converted.

The Match was split into 4 20 minute sections to enable the Academy to view all players and by the end of the second 20 minutes the score stood at 29 17 to Leicestershire.

The entire squad now changed for the second half . The coaches had asked the players to tighten up the breakdowns and make their tackles count and as the third 20 minute section started with unseasonably warm January weather , one of the linesmen confided that he had two protective layers on under his shirt and was about to expire !

This was the strongest passage of play for NLD, Marcus Payne scored a try as did James Hather and another try was disallowed. Leicestershire produced a very fast winger who blasted past the NLD defence twice.

By the end of the third 20 mins the score stood at 45 to 27 to Leicestershire.

For the final 20 minutes the last three NLD players came on the pitch. Joel Duckworth scored again and his try was converted. Leicestershire sensing the margin was now only 9 points put their foot on the accelerator and by the end of the match the final score stood at 59 to 34 to Leicestershire.

It was a good performance from the squad and one they can build on . It is heartening to see so many different players in the squad scoring and it really demonstrates the good team working which was evident in the squad. There are areas we need to build on but we have a good platform for the next game.

There is no training on Monday-back to training as normal on Monday 16th January 2017.

Report by the NLD U16 Coaching & Management Team

NLD U16 v Leicestershire

January 6th, 2017 by

NLD under 16s are playing at Loughborough University on Sunday 8th for the CB Under 16 Festival.

The match is against Leicestershire and kicks off at 11.00 a.m .

Please be at the ground at Loughborough University at the 1st Team 3G pitch for 10.00 a.m to warm up. A map of the location is available below.Loughborough Uni (002)

The changing rooms are next to the pitch and will have our name on it. All players will be supplied with catering after the game at the Towers cafeteria.

Players are to arrive changed in their tracksuits with Number 1s ( smart trousers, shirt, tie and smart shoes) for after the game.

Please make sure you bring warm and waterproof clothing to wear whilst waiting to play. Also bring water bottle, snacks (as required) and gum shield, protective clothing, any medication needed i.e Asthma inhaler

The whole squad will be playing in this Super Sunday, the match has been arranged to give every player the opportunity to play and will be divided into 4 20 minute sessions.

Because the whole squad will be given the opportunity to play there may not be enough NLD kit, therefore players should bring their own white shorts if they have them as well as some club socks.

The second match that day will be Staffs V Norfolk which kicks off at 12.45. We suggest you stay to watch this game as they are the opposition you will be playing in the coming weeks.

If you are unable to attend on Sunday due to illness/injury etc please contact Lindsey on 07910 406976 or [email protected] asap.

The NLD Under 16s Coaching & Management team.

NLD Squad

Barnes Joe
Booth Samuel
Caunt Elliott
Dickinson Ben
Duckworth Joel
Harding-Terry William
Hopkins Adam
King Niall
Law Jonny
Leech William
Orridge-Du Bois Harris
Safwaan Ali
Smith Ben
Town William
Addlesee Matthew
Allen Luke
Backhouse Will
Booth Lewis
Dudley Lochlan
Fitzsimmons Joe
Haswell Angus
Hather James
Hoare Stanley
Jones Ryan
Mason William
Offer Archie
Overton Adam
Payne Marcus
Pirie Jack
Seage Will
Shaw Thomas
Toogood Ryan
Wide Thomas

NLD U16 Christmas Notice

December 20th, 2016 by

The first training session for 2017 is weds the 4th January 2017 at Southwell RFC at the usual time.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas ‎and a happy and injury free 2017.

The NLD under 16s Coaching & Management Team.

NLD U16 Squad Announced

December 13th, 2016 by

After three gruelling trials the NLD Under 16s squad has been selected. The coaches would like to thank the players for their commitment in fighting injury, overcoming freezing fog and boggy conditions and giving of their very best to make it the trials very competitive. Squad numbers are restricted and some of you will be disappointed. Continue to play and enjoy your rugby, there will be other opportunities for you in the future.

The names of those who have been successful in getting into the NLD under 16s squad for the 2016 2017 season are shown below.

Backs Club  School
Barnes Joe Dinnington Worksop College
Booth Samual Newark Boston Grammar School
Caunt Elliott Lincoln Priory Academy LSST
Dickinson Ben Derby Trent College
Duckworth Joel Long Eaton The Fernwood School
Gladwin-Terry William Newark Worksop College
Hopkin Adam Derby Ecclesbourne
King Niall Market Rasen Giles Academy
Law Jonny Newark King’s School Grantham.
Leech William Oakham Stamford Boys School
Orridge-Du Bois Harris Matlock (Bakelock) Highfields Matlock
Safwaan Ali West Bridgford Rushcliffe Comprehensive, West Bridgford
Smith Ben West Bridgford Farnborough
Town William Derby Ecclesbourne
Addlesee Matthew Kesteven Priory Ruskin
Allen Luke Nottingham Moderns Farnborough
Backhouse Will Dronfield Meadow head
Booth Lewis Lincoln William Farr School
Dudley Lochlan Paviors Worksop College
Fitzsimmons Joe Bakewell Lady Manners
Haswell Angus Market Rasen and Louth Caistor Grammar School
Hather James Derby Allestree Woodlands
Hoare Stanley Dronfield High Stoors
Jones Ryan Stamford Stamford
Mason William Newark Toot Hill, Bingham.
Offer Archie Stamford Stamford endowed school
Overton Adam Newark QEGS Horncastle
Payne Marcus Market Rasen De Aston school
Pirie Jack Kesteven Priory Ruskin
Seage Will Newark Kings School
Shaw Thomas Lincoln Priory Ruskin
Toogood Ryan Newark St Georges Academy
Wide Thomas Newcastle Under Lyme Spalding

Can all players please email the NLD U16 Manager Lindsey Riley on [email protected] to confirm their availability for the squad. Training and match dates are shown below. If you are unable to make any training/matches due to injury , holidays or any other reason, it is important that you contact me as quickly as possible to advise me of this.

In the email please include the email address and mobile number of ONE parent or guardian who will be the contact for me in event of match cancellations , injuries etc. Most communications will be via the NLD website but I need ONE (only) contact in case of emergencies.

As you can see from the timetable below, we don’t have much time to train in between matches, so it’s important that you turn up on time for each session. Please ensure that you register with me before you start training for H&S reasons.

Monday 19th December 6.30-9.00 training
Wednesday 4th  January 2017 6.30-9.00 training
Sunday 8th January Super Sunday match at Loughborough University 12.00 kick off
Monday 16th January 2017 6.30-9.00 training
Sunday 22nd January 2017 v Staffordshire RFU at Derby RFC 2.00pm kick off
Monday 30th January 2017 6.30-9.00 training
Sunday 5th February 2017 match vs Eastern Counties at Southwell RFC 2.00 kick off
Monday 20 February 2017 6.00-9.00 training
Sunday 26th February 2017 Match Vs Leicestershire at Syston RFC 2.00 pm kick off.

Southwell RFC have offered to provide food for parents (and players if required) at training at a cost of £2-3 a head. For those of you who travel from afar to be with us and have to come straight from work , that might be welcome. If you would be interested in this please let me know.


NLD Under 16s manager on behalf of Matt (Head coach), Nigel (Forwards coach) and David (Backs coach).

NLD U16 Squad Announcement

December 8th, 2016 by

The NLD Under 16 Coaching Team would like to thank all the players who came to the third trial at Southwell RFC on Monday 5th of December and the parents and coaches who supported them. With pitch conditions not being suitable for us to complete competitive game play involving contact we have decided to take a larger group through to next Monday night’s training session than the 35 strong squad that we had previously stated.

Please see the list of players below that we would like to attend the session next week at Southwell RFC. The session will commence at 6.30pm and finish at 8.30pm.


Joe Barnes
Samuel Booth
Elliott Caunt
Ben Dickinson
Joel Duckworth
William Gladwin-Terry
Adam Hopkin
Niall King
Harris Orridge Du Bois
William Leech
Ali Safwaan
Ben Smith
William Town
Jonny Law


Marcus Payne
Ryan Jones
Rory Stoker
Will Backhouse
Angus Haswell
James Hather
Lewis Booth
Thomas Crick
James Brogden
Sam Collins
Lochlan Dudley
James Hall
Adan Overton
Joel Duckworth
Archie Offer
William Mason
Benjamin Slessor
Matthew Addlesee
Luke Allen
Stanley Hoare
Joe Fitzsimmons
Sam Green
Jack Pirie
Will Seage
Thomas Shaw
Ryan Toogood
Thomas Wide

Please confirm your availability to attend next Monday’s session with Lindsey Riley, U16 Team Manager by e-mail at [email protected]. Following the session on the 12th of December the final NLD Under 16s squad will be announced on the NLD website. Please note that all communication during the CB season will be through the NLD website. .

David, Nigel, Lindsey and myself look forward to seeing you all next Monday.

Matt Albinson

NLD U16 – Head Coach

NLD U16 Squad Update

November 30th, 2016 by

The NLD Under 16s would like to thank all the players who came to trials at Southwell on the 14th and 28st November and the parents and coaches who supported them. We were lucky enough to see a very high standard of rugby on both occasions and the players commitment and determination was a credit to themselves, their parents, clubs and schools.

Unfortunately we can only draw up a squad of 35 from all the talent available to us and the successful names are shown below. Those players, along with those named in the EPDG list should come to Southwell RFC for 6.30 on 5th December for a final trial/training session, where the coaches will finally select the squad . After the 5th December the names of the players who have been finally selected for the NLD Under 16s squad will go up on the NLD website. All communication will be through the website .

Name Club School
Barnes Joe Dinnington RFC Worksop College
Brooks Rufus Bakewell Mannerians Lady Manners
Di Meo Daniel Market Rasen RFC Skegness Academy
Gladwin-Terry Will Newark RFC Worksop College
Hopkins Adam Derby RFC Ecclesbourne
Lamont Josh Ashfield RFC Quarrydale Academy
Powell Kristian Derby RFC Long Eaton
Smith Ben West Bridgford RFC Farnborough Academy
Tipping Alfie Trent College
Wilkins Tom Nottingham Corsairs Trent College
Addlesee Matthew Kesteven RFC Priory Ruskin Academy
Allen Luke Nottingham Moderns Farnborough Academy
Fitzsimons Joseph Bakewell Mannerians Lady Manners
Green Sam Kesteven RFC Bourne Academy
Green Tobias Derby RFC Heanor Gate Science College
Hoare Stanley Dronfield RFC High Stoors school Sheffield
Libor Henry Nottingham Moderns Nottingham Emmanuel
Lillis Jake Lady Manners
Morley Max Derby RFC Derby Grammar School
Payne Jack Mansfield RFC Samworth Church Academy
Pirie Jack Kesteven RFC Priory Ruskin Academy
Seage Will Newark RFC Kings School Grantham
Shaw Thomas Lincoln RFC The Priory Academy LSST
Toogood Ryan Newark RFC St Georges Academy
Wide Thomas Newcastle under Lyme RFC Spalding Grammar

EPDG Players

Ali Safwaan
Backhouse Will
Booth Lewis
Booth Samuel
Brogden James
Caunt Elliott
Collins Sam
Crick Thomas
Dickinson Benjamin
Duckworth Joel
Dudley Lochlan
Dungworth Alex
Hall James
Haswell Angus
Hather James
Jones Ryan
King Niall
Law Jonathan (Jonny)
Leech Will
Mason William
Offer Archie
Orridge-Du Bois Harris
Overton Adam
payne marcus
Slessor Benjamin
Smyle Job
Stoker Rory
Town William

To those who were not successful this time, there will be other opportunities . Keep enjoying your rugby and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Any queries to Lindsey Riley (under 16s manager) on [email protected] or 07910 406976 or to Matt Albinson (Head Coach) on [email protected] or 07793 505521


November 21st, 2016 by

Due to waterlogged pitches the NLD under 16s trials are cancelled for tonight.

The trials will now take place at the same time and same venue on Monday 28th November.  The players invited remain the same and all information can be found by clicking here.

Coaches / Schools please advise players not to attend this evening. Players please tell your team mates ‎in case they don’t see this message and are meant to be attending the trial.

Contact the NLD under 16s manager Lindsey on 07910 406976 if you have any queries.

Apologies for the inconvenience but given the weather conditions we have unfortunately been left with no choice.   Given the time of year please check the website before setting out on the 28th.