NLD Under 20s campaign 2019 kicks off with a friendly against Staffordshire on Sunday 13th January, at Derby RFC. Kick off 2.15pm
Around 30 players from 12 clubs and universities will take part in a training game against Staffordshire.
This is the second gathering for this season’s players looking to enhance their rugby with potential representative honours going forward.
This season the squad has been promoted to Division 1 in the Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship, having reached the final of Division 2 last season. This was the best result the age group has had for many years.
Head coach Matt Derbyshire said; “I am really excited about this campaign and, looking at the quality we have, I’m hoping for some strong results. We welcome as much support as possible to come and watch some future stars playing. Indeed, NLD have had players feature in the full England counties Under 20 squad for each of the last 5 seasons.”
The competitions league matches coming up are on Sunday 3rd February at home against East Midlands and Sunday 24th February away against North Midlands. Venues are still to be confirmed.