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June 20th, 2014 by

Keyworth RFC currently run 2 senior teams, the 1st XV play in Midlands 4 East and the 2nd XV play in the Security Plus Pennant Group 5.

They are seeking to appoint a coach, currently qualified at Level 2, but also looking to develop their coaching skills as well as develop a mixture of playing talents and abilities into successful playing sides, in a competitive yet friendly playing environment.

The appointment is for coaching of the senior sides only and funding will be available for the right candidate to progress their coaching career in association with the Club.

Ideally you’ll need to be:

  • Approachable and good with people
  • Confident and good at communicating
  • Knowledgeable about the game
  • Committed to fair play
  • Enthusiastic and willing to progress through the RFU Coaching Award scheme
  • Well-organised and a good timekeeper

What you’ll do:

  • Plan and run safe, effective training sessions
  • Retain players and work with relevant volunteers to recruit players
  • Build team spirit and encourage participation
  • Develop individuals’ skill, confidence and fitness
  • Be part of the team selection and set the game tactics
  • Promote fair play, team standards and codes of conduct
  • Mentor senior players who wish to or are undertaking coaching courses

To discuss the role in more detail please contact Cavan Kieran on 07710 442090



June 20th, 2014 by

Following the successful delivery and review of the 2013-14 season of the ‘Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme’, 2014-15 will see the programme expand to be delivered at nine centres across the Leicester Tigers region. The programme provides a clear and structured package of quality coaching for new and existing players between the ages of 13 and 16. As a result of the review and expansion of the programme Leicester Tigers in partnership with the RFU are looking to recruit highly dedicated and motivated coaches with the skills and attributes required to meet the needs of young players in this crucial period of their lives.

The programme is an evolution of the existing CB ‘Schools of Rugby’ and the well-established Leicester Tigers ‘Elite Player Development Group’ programme; it will seek to provide a consistent, high quality experience to encourage lifelong participation in the sport and enable those with talent to be clearly identified and find their ideal pathway, whether that is into professional rugby or lifelong participation at a level appropriate to them within their Constituent Body (CB).

If any of the qualities below sound like you then we would like to hear from you:

  • Drive and a passionate commitment to developing young players’ abilities and enhancing their lives.
  • A dedication to excellence in everything that you do.
  • A ‘go the extra mile’ attitude in your preparation and follow up.
  • The capacity to establish clear goals, create long terms development programmes based on those goals and systematically guide players towards their achievement.

If you would like to become a part of the development of the next generation of English rugby talent then please send your coaching CV and a covering letter/email to Matt Williams (Academy Development Coach at Leicester Tigers) at [email protected]

For more information or an informal chat please contact your Area Player Development Officer. [email protected] / 07912541852



June 20th, 2014 by

On Friday 1st August NLD will be hosting a Girls Player Development Camp aimed at Girls in the U13, U15 and U18 age groups.  (Please note that the age groups are taken as of the forthcoming 2014-15 season).  The camp, which will be held at Worksop College, will be run by RFU Professional Coaches and NLD Representative Coaches!

All Girls are welcome to attend and will receive a T Shirt, Ball & Lunch.  Places are limited and are just £15 per player so book today to ensure you don’t miss out!

Application forms should be returned to: Nicole Brown, NLD RFU, 24 Cartergate, Newark, Notts, NG24 1UB by Monday 30th June 2014.


June 20th, 2014 by

The U13 Girls Dispensation was due to be removed at the end of the 2013-14 season, following on from much discussion the dispensation will now run for one more season and will therefore be in place until the end of the forthcoming 2014-15 season.

For more information and a copy of the notice from the RFU please see the link below.