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NLD Appoint New Senior XV Coaching Team

NLD are pleased to announce the appointment of the NLD Senior XV Coaching team for the forthcoming 2014 County Championship.

Head Coach                        Bob Nashed
Backs Coach                       Mark Hobson
Forwards Coach                  Rhuari Pike

RFU Level 3 Coach Bob Nashed takes on the role as the Head Coach of the side who will begin their 2014 Campaign over the coming weeks.  Having previously been Head Coach for Club and University sides within NLD Bob also has considerable representative coaching experience having spent 7 seasons in the coaching set up for the NLD U18,19 & 20 sides as well as 5 seasons as a Midlands U20’s Coach.     

Mark Hobson takes on the role of Backs Coach to the squad.  Having completed his RFU Level 3 qualification in 2010 Mark is keen to progress up the coaching ladder.  He is a keen supporter of representative rugby haven himself represented Nottinghamshire from U23 level up to Vets.

Rhuari Pike completes the coaching team, returning to take up his position as Forwards Coach.  A role he has enjoyed since first being appointed at the start of the 2011-12, he has been reappointed for a further two seasons. 

Stephen Fowkes continues in his role as Senior XV Manager and will be able to assist with any queries relating to the squad – stephenfowkesrugby@hotmail.com.

NLD are extremely lucky to have such an experienced and enthusiastic coaching and management team in place and we look forward to the start of the NLD Senior XV Programme which will commence in April.

NLD Senior XV Programme

23rd April              Training
30th April              Training
7th  May                Training
10th May               Match v Cumbria (Home)
14th May               Training
17th May               Match v Staffs (Away)


NLD Senior XV Initial Selection Meeting

On Monday 10th February NLD Senior XV Manager welcomed representatives and players from clubs throughout the CB to Mansfield RFC for the NLD Senior XV Initial Selection Meeting.

The aim of the meeting was to outline the proposed programme for this seasons Senior County Championship Competition and register interest from players keen to be involved.  A copy of Steve’s presentation is available to download below for those who were unable to attend.

NLD Senior XV Presentation 10-02-2014

If you have any queries or interest in getting involved in the NLD Senior XV then please contact Steve Fowkes –stephenfowkesrugby@hotmail.co.uk.

More information regarding the squads and details for the available coaching positions will be posted in due course.


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