News Archive

Fixture Pool

August 6th, 2014 by

The   NLD Fixture Pool is in operation to offer clubs without games the opportunity to arrange fixtures with other clubs in a similar situation

To add a fixture request






NLD Structure & Meetings

July 29th, 2014 by

NLD RFU is run by a Committee, each member holds different roles throughout the CB. The structure of NLD RFU can be viewed in full by clicking here. The main body of the committee are the Management Board who meet once a month and then there is a larger Management Committee Meeting every three months which is held centrally within NLD and invites representation from clubs. These meetings are normally on the last Monday of each month.

Should you have any queries relating to any areas within NLD please either contact the relevant person listed here or get in touch with Katherine Wells in the NLD Office on 01636 640800 / [email protected].


The latest minutes from NLD Meetings are available for all to view below.  For archived minutes please email Katherine Wells in the NLD Office and these can be sent directly to you.

NLD Senior Competitions minutes 09.12.2019

W&G NLD Minutes 29.4.19

NLD Board Meeting Minutes 29.7.2019

Please note that some sensitive information may have been omitted from the published minutes or some names may have been omitted but these minutes are a true reflection of the meetings and will offer insight and reassurance regarding discussion topics.

RFU Council Meeting Notes

The Middlesex representative on the RFU Council produces a set of notes on the meeting for distribution to their clubs.  Please see the latest copy of these below for your information and an insight into the discussion of the meeting.

RFU Council Notes Middlesex April 2016

Meeting Dates

Date Meeting Time Venue Topics
Monday July 29th NLD Board 7.15pm Newark
Monday September 30th NLD Board 7.15pm Newark
Monday October 28th NLD Management (SGM) 7.30pm Mansfield RUFC Finalise 2018-19 accounts
Monday November 25th NLD Board 7.15pm Newark
Tuesday January 28th NLD Board 7.15pm Newark
Monday March 30th NLD Management 7.15pm Mansfield RUFC
Tuesday April 21st NLD Board 7.15pm Newark
Monday June 29th NLD Management 7.30pm Mansfield RUFC AGM

NLD Membership

NLD run a membership scheme which allows members to apply to purchase International Tickets.  You can apply to be an NLD member by using the NLD RFU Individual Membership Form, membership needs to be endorsed by a current NLD member.  For more information contact [email protected].

NLD Referees Society Training Events

The NLD Referees Society hold training meetings throughout the year and these are open to any Coaches or Club Referees who would like to attend to further their knowledge of the management of the game on the pitch.  You do not have to be a member of the Society to go along – all are welcome.

The central meetings are always held at the Saracens Head in Southwell and start at 7:30 pm, ending at 9:00 pm

NLD Fixtures

July 30th, 2014 by

The calendar for the NLD Representative squads in 2017-18 is shown below.  Support for them is much appreciated so feel free to come along to matches and get involved!

06/05/2018County Championship FinalLancashireMoseley RFC2pm
29/04/2018County ChampionshipLeicestershireCoop Sports Club2pm
06/05/2018County ChampionshipCheshireWinnington Park RFC3pm
13/05/2018 County ChampionshipStaffordshireDerby RFC3.30pm


Playing Adult Rugby

July 16th, 2014 by

Playing out of Age Grade

July 16th, 2014 by

Within NLD we are committed to providing the appropriate playing opportunities for players of all levels throughout clubs within the RFU Regulations.
A copy of the Playing Out of Age Grade Form Non EAPs 2019-20 needs to be completed and submitted to the Club Safeguarding Officer before a player can begin to play in their new age group. Under certain circumstances permission from NLD must be gained. These circumstances are contained within the guidance on the forms.The completed forms with signatures must be kept by the club as they are auditable. More information and guidance as to the circumstances in which a player can play out of their own age grade can be found here.



July 29th, 2014 by

Below you can find copies of the Rules for competitions within NLD as well as other useful documentation you may need for the matches.

NLD Senior Competitions

NLD Knockout Rules 2019-20 issue 1

NLD matchcard 19-20 challenge shield v1

NLD matchcard 19-20 cup – shield v1

NLD matchcard 19-20 plate -vase v2

NLD matchcard 19-20 finals v1

Lincolnshire Senior Competitions

Lincolnshire Competition Rules 2018-19

Derbyshire Senior Competitions

Derbyshire Knock-Out Competition Rules 2016

1st XV Match Card

2nd XV Match Card

Nottinghamshire Senior Competitions

Notts Knockout Competitions Rules 2019-20

Notts Knockout Competitions Cup & Vase Draw

Notts Knockout Competitions Shield Draws

Nottinghamshire Security Plus Pennant Competitions


Fixtures by Group & Date

NLD U13-19 Competitions

NLD U13 -U19 Competition Rules 2019-20

NLD U18 Colts Guidance

Junior Competitions Match Card 2019-20



July 29th, 2014 by

All tours require a lot of planning but it is best to make sure you are prepared well in advance so that there are no nasty surprises as you prepare to leave!

Tracy Edmundson manages the club tour applications for NLD RFU and is available on the details further down this page to assist you wherever possible.  For school tours the contact is Roger Wilkes, all details regarding school tours are available further down this page.

Club Tours


Outgoing Overseas Tours

All of the forms that you require will be available on the RFU Website under the Managing Tours section, link below and the full guidelines are outlined in Regulation 10.3

England Rugby Tours Information

If you are planning to tour within England, you do NOT need to obtain NLD or the RFU’s permission. You do however need to ensure that you take out adequate travel AND accident/medical expenses cover. Be careful as most normal travel policies will NOT cover you for any medical expenses or disability benefits that arise from an injury sustained whilst playing. An extension to your existing RFU policy that covers tours can be arranged and details can be found in the Managing Rugby section on the RFU’s website

If you are going anywhere else in the world you must:-

  • arrange appropriate insurance as mentioned above;
  • obtain the permission of the Rugby Union or Federation of the COUNTRY that you are visiting. This does NOT mean the permission of someone at the club(s) you are playing or the tournament organiser or the local/regional equivalent of NLD. Usually, an e-mail to that Union will bring forth their permission by advising them of the information that is contained on the RFU’s application form. If you need any help in finding the appropriate contact, please e-mail Tracy and she will try to help but the internet is the best source of information;
  • once you have the permission of the Union or Federation being visited and have arranged your insurance, complete the RFU’s application to tour form and submit it to Tracy at the address below with a copy of the permission and the insurance policy if it is NOT an extension to your RFU policy;
  • once received and assuming everything is OK (eg the number of adults supervising a junior tour must be adequate), Tracy will then add NLD’s confirmation to your application and forward this to Twickenham;
  • the RFU will send their formal permission direct to the person named on the form.

Incoming Overseas Tours

If you are to play an overseas side (excluding England) then you must also obtain permission of the RFU by completing the appropriate form and following similar steps as for outgoing tours ie, ensure that your visitors have proper permission from their Union or Federation, send the form to Tracy and she will forward onto the RFU.


This, alongside inadequate insurance, is where most tours fall down and is the area that causes most issues. You need to give at least ONE MONTH’S NOTICE to the RFU so you really need to get your form to Tracy 5/6 weeks before you are due to go – 3 or 4 days is no good!!

Tour Application
FAO Tracy Edmundson
Northgate Business Centre
38 Northgate
NG24 1EZ

[email protected] / 07970 727683

School Tours

Schools are also required to seek permission from the RFU for any incoming & outgoing tours and cross border fixtures.  This applies to fixtures within the British Isles as well as overseas. There are separate permissions for cross border fixtures in Wales, Scotland or Ireland (North and South come under the Irish Rugby Football Union).

Please find attached all of the relevant documentation that you need.  This information should all be returned to Mark Lowe at the ERFSU, at least two months ahead of the tour or fixture.    Should you not receive RFU permission then your insurance could be compromised so it is really important that you take the time to read the attached information carefully.


Appendix A England Schools Permission to Tour Form ver 3
Appendix A England Schools Permission to Tour Form ver 3
Appendix C England Schools Permission to Host Tour Form ver 3
Appendix C England Schools Permission to Host Tour Form ver 3



U7-19 Transfer Form

September 1st, 2014 by

Transition Ties Application Form

December 11th, 2015 by


Your Name*

Your Email*

Club Name*

Number of junior players that have now played their first senior game:*

First Name Surname RFU ID Position Team played for (e.g 1st or 2nd)

Please send these ties to:*

If we could ask that on receipt of your ties could you please send through a brief report along with some photos of the ties being presented to the players listed above.