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October 16th, 2014 by

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Honorary Midlands U20’s Coaching Position

October 16th, 2014 by

The Midlands Counties U20s Delivery Team is seeking to appoint an Honorary Coach to support the Divisional Head Coach and will work as part of the Midland Counties Divisional U20s XV Management Team to produce a successful team on and off the field.

The responsibilities would include supporting the selection process and the playing & match preparation for the Divisional U20s XV Festival.  For more information download the full job description here.

NLD U13-19 Competition Reminders

October 13th, 2014 by

With the NLD U13-19 Competition Season well underway it is that time of year for us to give you all a little nudge with a few reminders!

  1. If you have any queries regarding the NLD Competitions please make sure you contact Carol (U13-16) or Melvyn (U17-19) in the first instance.  

This is particularly relevant if you are struggling for numbers or are looking to rearrange a fixture.  There are a number of external considerations that need to be taken into account so please don’t arrange anything without speaking to Carol or Melvyn first.  Should you rearrange a fixture without consulting with Carol or Melvyn you will lose the home advantage (if applicable).   If a match is conceded then Carol or Melvyn should be informed as soon as possible.

  1. The competition is aimed to be as fair and as inclusive as possible.   May we remind clubs of the below extracted from the NLD U13-19 Competition Rules.

18 A team must have a minimum of 10 players on the field of play at the start of a match, who must be correctly registered on the RFU Game Management System for the match to be deemed a pool match. Both teams will start the game with the same amount of players on the pitch. Games may if required be started or change to uncontested scrums as required by the availability of suitably trained front row players. In the event of injury the team with the greater number of players will only have a maximum of one more player on field at any time, Teams who default a pool match due to lack of numbers will see the result recorded as Rule 23

  1. Referees must be confirmed by 6pm on the Thursday preceding the match.  If a referee is not contacted then you will risk losing them to another fixture and your club will still be charged.   If a match is conceded please make sure that the referee is aware in as much time as possible and inform Steve Whiteside ([email protected] – Steve manages all weekend fixture appointments).
  1. The competition results are now all available electronically on the website, if you haven’t already found the link then please see below.

  1. Match cards should be sent to Carol or Melvyn directly, if you send them to the NLD office they will only be posted on. Their addresses can be found in the NLD U13-19 Competition Rules.

If you have any queries regarding the NLD U13-19 Competitions do not hesitate to get in touch with Carol, Melvyn or Nicole Brown.

NatWest Rugby Force is Back!!!

October 10th, 2014 by

NatWest RugbyForce is back!  And this year it is uniting clubs across the country to ‘Get Behind England’, as well as running the DIY weekend.

From today you can sign up at

NatWest RugbyForce 2015 will be helping rugby clubs the length and breadth of the country to get ready to open their clubhouses and be the place to watch England take on the best in the world. This is your opportunity to get behind England, help your club attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future.

This is the third year of a nationwide programme inviting clubs to be part of something special with England Rugby. The programme has been extended to run from 9th October 2014 to 31st October 2015 and we want more clubs than ever before to take part.

Sign up before January 11th and you could be one of 350 clubs chosen to attend the new and improved programme of free workshops, as well being in with a chance of receiving financial support, ‘Get Behind England’ packs with goodies to transform your clubhouse and a host of exciting prizes.

If your club attends a workshop, you will receive £500 to go towards your NatWest RugbyForce 2015 project as well as ‘Get Behind England’ material.

And it gets better! You could be one of 35 clubs selected on the basis of your project plan to receive additional support of £1,000, with £500 on offer to another 35 clubs.

So don’t delay – register today!

All clubs that register for NatWest RugbyForce 2015 can look forward to receiving a host of exciting rewards and benefits, from online toolkits, to marketing and communications advice, access to special offers and attractive food and beverage deals – all to help you ‘Get Behind England’  and show your support!

Visit for more information.


October 10th, 2014 by

This Saturday will see the club’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd XVs all play AT HOME together for the first time since the late 70s/early 80s. 50+ players will play for the club, where there is a regular training attendance in excess of 40.

In 2006 the 1st XV suffered a record loss of 0- 109 to Ashby and at the end of that season withdrew from the RFU leagues. In 2010 with only a scratch side of 13 players it was rock bottom for the club, they went to Newark and duly lost heavily to their 4ths.

However today they stand on much firmer ground with the 1st XV returning to the league in 2012; the 2nd XV (resurrected in 2012 after a 6 year absence) competing successfully in the Notts Pennant; and a 3rd XV, the first since the early 1990’s, playing in the Lincolnshire Merit League.

As they celebrate their Golden Jubilee it is a very fitting mark of their progress. The next aims are on-field achievement by all sides,  promotion for 1sts and 2nds, consolidation for the 3rd XV and the restoration of a youth set up to ensure the long term future of the club.

The turnaround has come about largely through the engagement of an enthusiastic group of young players led by club captain Andy Rush, and team captains’ Jamie Smith, Ben Curtis and Darryl Smith; supported by a committee which successfully blends enthusiastic spirit with the wisdom and advice of some of the club’s long serving/long suffering elder statesmen.

The club’s progress has been an extraordinary credit to them over the last few years and we are sure that they will continue this good progress.

Level 2 Coaching Course @ Uni of Nottingham

October 8th, 2014 by

There is a Level 2 Coaching Course scheduled to be held at the University of Nottingham later this month and in November.  There are still places available so make sure you don’t miss out!!

Nottingham Uni Level 2

NLD U12 Entries Open

October 7th, 2014 by

This year’s NLD U12 festivals will be taking place throughout November as qualifiers for the Finals which will be held in March 2015.

NLD U12 Lincolnshire   –    Market Rasen RFC   –   Sunday 2nd November 2014
NLD U12 Derbyshire    –   Ilkeston RFC    –    Sunday 16th November 2014
NLD U12 Nottinghamshire  –  Nottingham Corsairs RFC   –   Sunday 16th November 2014

NLD U12 Finals   –    Nottingham Corsairs RFC   –  Sunday 22nd March 2015

Entries are now open so please complete and return the entry form either via return email or to the address below by Wednesday 22nd October 2014.

24 Cartergate
NG24 1UB

All entries must be paid for in full by the closing date.

Lincolnshire Merit League Results

September 22nd, 2014 by

The latest Results Table from the Lincolnshire Merit League is available to view below.

Lincoln 3990037756950050
Market Rasen 39900283109930048
North Hykeham 394(6)12219139472136
Gainsborough 29603233159450134
Skegness 293(4)23160215461130
Kesteven 393(4)05162251531125

NLD U15 Girls Squad Selected

October 7th, 2014 by

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected into the NLD U15’s Girls Squad for this season:

Name Club
Bess Heath Ashfield RFC
Beth Leivers Ashfield RFC
Brianny Leivers Ashfield RFC
Courtney Reid Ashfield RFC
Elodie Fleet Ashfield RFC
Grace Stocks Ashfield RFC
Holly Felton Ashfield RFC
Laura Elliot Ashfield RFC
Lucy Payne Ashfield RFC
Megan Warsop Ashfield RFC
Olivia Palmer Ashfield RFC
Tanya Whyler Ashfield RFC
Ella Delaney Melbourne RFC
Alexandra Clack Newark RFC
Alice Smith Newark RFC
Georgia Staines Newark RFC
Hannah Sharp Newark RFC
Jessica Weaver Newark RFC
Kate Davis-Bavin Newark RFC
Madeline Crofts Newark RFC
Victoria Lyon Newark RFC
Sophie Hill Newark RFC
Emma Tunstall Paviors RFC
Genna Nesham Sleaford RFC
Molly Thorton Sleaford RFC

The squad will kick off their 2014 matches this Sunday with a festival at Lutterworth RFC during which they will take on East Midlands, North Midlands, Leicestershire & Staffordshire.

Congratulations to all of the girls on their selection!

Medical Personnel in Rugby – ICIS Course!!

October 7th, 2014 by

While catastrophic injuries are not common in rugby, it is essential that when they do occur, the medical teams responsible are appropriately prepared and trained for such an incident. The Rugby Football Union/Premier Rugby Immediate Care in Sport Course (ICIS) is now available to CBs and Clubs.

This one day course is a rugby union specific course that will address the immediate care training needs of health care professionals working within rugby.

Places can be booked at