NLD u20s hit the road this Sunday travelling to Bournville RFC for their match against what will be a tough North Midlands side.
Having beaten East Midlands in Round 1 NLD have taken great confidence in their performance following their promotion last season.
Over ten clubs within NLD have been represented thus far as well as the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Univeristy of Derby. All players have been a credit to themselves and their clubs / institutes.
The squad for this upcoming fixture is:
Robert Aikman – Nottingham University
Joe Barnes – Long Eaton RFC/Nottingham Academy
Josh Beech – Melbourne RFC
Josh Bloomfield – Nottingham Trent University
Jordan Butcher – Spalding RFC
Tommie Collingwood – Nottingham Trent University
Jonah Dickie – Sutton Bonnington RFC
Will Ellison – Newark RFC
George Harris – West Bridgford RFC
James Heale – Sutton Bonnington RFC
Will Helliwell – Melton Mowbray RFC
Jake Hicklin – West Bridgford RFC
Hugo Kellaway – Nottingham University
Dan Lamb – Nottingham Trent University
Jonny Morley – Belper RFC
Ollie Perkins – Nottingham University
James Peachey – Nottingham Trent University
Xander Purcell – West Bridgford RFC
Will Spendlove – Nottingham University
Will Taylor – Paviors RFC
Finlay Tweedie – Newark RFC
Logan Watt – Newark RFC
Travelling Reserves are:
Thomas Dowdie – Lincoln RFC
Kristian Powell – Derby RFC
Head Coach, Matt Derbyshire said “ We have a very competitive squad with all players pushing hard for inclusion in the matchday 24. Players want to represent their county and are doing so with fantastic commitment and efforts. We have provided opportunities to over 35 players in the match day squads so far and more will follow. A number of players have put their hands up for Midlands consideration and selection. It’s a squad effort and what has pleased me the most is the attitude of all players supporting one another and driving their standards higher each week.”
All support will be warmly welcomed for the game with a 2:30pm KO.