Youth Council

Youth Council

Youth rugby across the NLD makes up a significant percentage of all rugby played, so it is recognised as being critically important that young players have a voice in the management and development of rugby across the region.

During the 2022-23 season the NLD Youth Council has been rejuvenated with 11 young volunteers aged (16 to 23) joining from across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.  They have been working to set up events and develop an online presence to support young players, officials and volunteers.

On Wednesday the 8th of March, Lottie Dack, a member of the NLD Youth Council ran a primary schools’ tag rugby festival for years 5 and 6 in the Spalding area to promote youth rugby amongst under 12s.  Lottie is a Year 13 student studying  ‘A Levels’ at Spalding Grammar School.  She also plays rugby at Boston RUFC.  She showed great initiative, planning and resilience in bringing this project together.

The NLD Youth Councillors will be seeking opportunities to support young people set up similar festivals next season.

If you would like to join the NLD Youth Council, please complete and submit the online application form.

What do the Youth Council do?

The Youth Council is part of the NLD governance structure, and has a number of responsibilities, including

  • One representative sits on the NLD Management Committee
  • Acting as a subcommittee for the NLD CB
  • Completing special projects on behalf of the NLD CB
  • Acting as a consultative body for NLD RFU and development of the game
  • Representing young people across the region at NLD CB level
  • Organising, hosting and accessing events and conferences for young people
  • Identifying and facilitating opportunities to influence provision and support for young people in rugby
  • Helping the NLD RFU to achieve their overall objectives and mission

Can I join the Youth Council?

The NLD Youth Council is always looking to build our network of volunteers we look for young (16-22 year old) people who are:

  • Actively involved in rugby in any way, whether it be as a Player, Coach, Referee or Volunteer
  • An inspiring ambassador for NLD RFU
  • Experienced within rugby union in a leadership capacity or as a role model for young people
  • Able to display strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to learn and develop themselves
  • Able to self-motivate with strong initiative and good organisational skills
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently

If you would like to join the NLD Youth Council, please complete and submit the online application form.