Here you will find useful information about Rugby Union for students of Higher Education & Further Education within the three Counties of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire. (NLD), a welcome note from the Chairman of Youth Rugby and email addresses of people you might wish to contact for details on representative rugby.
NLD RFU in conjunction with the RFU will be supporting your College/University during Freshers Fairs, with the aim to help recruit & retain as many students within the student game as possible; Rugby union is growing year after year within the student sector, with the game becoming more & more popular with Male & Female students. During Freshers Fairs lets see if we can't really smash all the records and get as many students into our game as possible, your help will be invaluable in achieving this, so grab a mate and get playing!
Please check back here from time to time to get fresh news and updates on student rugby.
Hi there, this is the web site for Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Rugby, NLD for short. You may not have heard of us, but as the name suggests we cover the whole of the 3 separate Counties and link with all the clubs and schools in this area. Of interest to you particularly is the fact that we have an NLD Under 20’s team (you need to be Under 20 on 1st January of the season). There is a link to the manager of that squad below, so if you are interested and you believe you are good enough for that level of rugby email him now. We also have links to the clubs nearest you – if you are not getting a good standard of rugby at College or University etc, get down to a local club and enjoy their hospitality. There are also links to the referee’s society and coaching courses if you are interested. We have a small office where we can help you with information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy your stay while living on our patch!
NLD RFU office email > email@example.com (information on local clubs & more)
Rugby Development officers: -
Nottinghamshire > Peteshaw@rfu.com
Lincolnshire > firstname.lastname@example.org
Derbyshire > email@example.com
For information on all University & College (FE) Rugby > firstname.lastname@example.org
NLDRFU under 20’s squad manager John Widdowson > email@example.com.
Do you want to play local rugby as well or instead of College/University Rugby? See a full list of local clubs on the NLD Clubs page (front left of home page), each club will show contact details.
SOUTH NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE RUGBY
Rugby at South Nottingham College has developed over the last four years and has linked in with Nottingham Rugby’s Academy to support the playing development of those who represent the college at the sport as part of the Athlete Performance Programme.
College Rugby at South Nottingham in comparison to some further education establishments is still in it’s infancy but he making great strides to develop it’s programme and provide opportunities for players to progress and develop. There is a holistic approach ensuring that athletes gain academic, personal and sporting development during their time at the college.
The programme not only focuses on player development but also coach development where students having achieved the required level of qualification work alongside highly qualified and experienced coaching staff .
In providing a holistic programme rugby players also receive the opportunity to operate within the community as part of the award winning “Balls to poverty” programme.
Former South Nottingham College student Liam Mather has progressed to study at Birmingham University, after playing for the college and representing British Colleges, he has also represented NLD 20’s, Midlands 20’s, Nottingham Academy and is currently representing the university 1st xv, Nuneaton 1st xv and made his debut for Nottingham Rugby this year in the British and Irish cup.
Current South Nottingham Student Matthew Thomas having played for the college, Nottingham Academy and NLD U20’s, is currently studying a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and supports the delivery of the college rugby programme, while also playing a pivotal role in the Balls to Poverty Programme, where he will provide a key role in South Africa.
If you are looking to develop academically while also striving to develop your rugby performance for 2011-2012 South Nottingham Colleges APP programme may provide what you seek, we are looking to develop the rugby programme further and with your help this can happen quicker for more information contact Athlete Performance Programme Manager John Widdowson firstname.lastname@example.org or Sports technician Stephen Fowkes, Stephen.email@example.com we look forward to hearing from you.
Alternatively access the following website for further information, www.snc.ac.uk and enter the Performance Sport logo.
Lincoln College Rugby
Since the turn of the New Year College Rugby has been hard to come by due to poor weather and unplayable pitches, it seems that every week a match or competition is cancelled, despite this the Lincoln College Rugby Academy are still being successfull, for the fourth consecutive year the College have provided players to the England Colleges team and for the second year provided a player for the England Colleges women’s team!
James Kirk the College Captain was successfully selected for the England Colleges team, this is a great feat for James who, in the past has played for NLD and is currently a member of the Nottingham Academy. James has put a lot of time and effort into his Rugby and it is no supprise to the College coaching team that he has been selected for England, well done James. James has recently been on a trip to the USA along with Jake Barron and former Academy Coach Eamonn Hogan, where they visited the Life University which plays in the US premier league and has several Eagles team members, the experience was a valuable one which could lead to better things in the future.
Mica Grosset has once again been selected for England Colleges Women’s side! This is Mica’ second year as an England player, the college now has a girls Academy which under the guidance of Mick Kemp will in future become as successful as the boys Academy. Mica is a very talented athlete who is also part of the College Girls Football Academy, Mica has a very bright future ahead of her in any sport that wishes to follow, well done Mica.
The college will soon be opening a hall of fame at the purpose built sports centre at Ravendale Lane, recognising the Five Rugby Academy students who have played for England Colleges.
The College Rugby Academy is recruiting for the 2010/11 season now and are holding trials on the 15th April 2010 anyone interested should come along or contact the Academy Director George Reid on 01522 876000 ext 6667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Academy players are making an impact across the country, Laurance Pearce may be in line to play Super League Rugby next season with Hull FC, Laurence played NLD and Midlands whilst at the college and has recently played for Yorkshire, and we wish him all the best in his endeavours. Also Donald Sweeting who is now at John Moore University, is a regular first team player at Waterloo RFC playing in the National Leagues, well done to both players. Nearly all the players that have come through the Academy are playing regular First XV rugby around the country and even abroad in Italy and Australia, the Academy offers a strong grounding for any aspiring young rugby player who wishes to play at the highest possible level.