RichardJ

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  1. Thanks for the kind words everyone The Awards for All Lottery Fund grant was for £10,000 and underwrites a 12 month development project run by the Outlaws. We were encouraged to apply for the grant by the RFL who also engaged an external consultancy to help us write the proposal. The consultants were excellent, they took our initial outline and put all of the right words in the right places to tick the boxes and make sure that the application had the highest chance of success. We were delighted upon hearing that the application was successful The Outlaws have teamed up with the rugby league clubs in both of the Nottingham Universities who between them provide the bulk of the new coaches who will go into the schools. (thanks to the strong links the Outlaws already have with both institutions, both of which are coached by current Outlaws coaches) A big chunk of the grant will be used to run the junior rugby league initiative but some will also be used to strengthen and grow the Outlaws touch rugby section which is highly successful and is one of the fastest growing sections of the club
  2. Nottingham Outlaws launched their biggest ever junior development programme this week in a quest to grow and strengthen the game of rugby league in Nottingham. The first visible outcome of the new initiative was to see fewer than 13 new coaches successfully complete their Level 2 coaching course in Nottingham last week. Read all about the clubs ambitious plans here http://www.nottinghamrl.co.uk/article.php?article_id=517
  3. Nottingham Outlaws have drawn a plum tie away to crack Cumbrian outfit Kells RLFC in the first round of the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. Read all about their reaction to the draw here.. http://www.nottingha...?article_id=512
  4. Nottingham Outlaws have drawn a plum tie away to crack Cumbrian outfit Kells RLFC in the first round of the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. Read all about their reaction to the draw here.. http://www.nottinghamrl.co.uk/article.php?article_id=512
  5. Quite interested to hear that RL is alive at student level in York. Back in 1979 when I went to York I was promptly told at the AU Fair that "we do not play that sort of rugby here at York" Later that year there was some minor/drunken vandalism on the campus (broken tree saplings) that occurred during the annual "War of the Roses" sporting event when teams from York Uni and Lancaster Uni from all sports played against each other. That week the main headline in local sports mag on campus stated that the vandalism was caused by players of Lancaster University Rugby League Club (who apparently had travelled to York even though they did not have a team to play against.....) Such was the antipathy to RL in York Uni back then!
  6. Nottingham Outlaws celebrated their recent National Conference League South Championship win by popping round to the Council House in Nottingham for tea and cakes with the Lady Mayoress http://www.nottingha...?article_id=507
  7. Nottingham Outlaws celebrated their recent National Conference League South Championship win by popping round to the Council House in Nottingham for tea and cakes with the Lady Mayoress http://www.nottinghamrl.co.uk/article.php?article_id=507
  8. Conference League South is already running a March to September season. One of the main reasons for establishing the league was to give clubs with a dedicated squad of RL players a meaningful season. Hopefully the addition of teams of new teams like Chargers will improve further what is already an excellent league to play in. Yes some players will be put off by the travel but in reality whether you are travelling 30-50 miles or 100-150 miles you are still looking at giving up most of Saturday to play your games. Another big advantage for the longer season s that it allows the clubs to have plenty of "gap weekends" which is essential for teams who want to play at this level.
  9. The issue is that they do not carry water, they are on-field coaches and they constantly communicate with the players on attack and defence. They started coming onto the field straight from the kick off both halfs. Surely professional athletes do not need a continual supply of water from 30 seconds into the game on a wet November afternoon?
  10. It was certainly annoying and detracted from the viewing to an extent as far as I was concerned. It was blatant on-field coaching and no other sport would allow this. The Kiwi coach in the yellow shirt was stood behind both the attacking and defensive line for probably 60 of the 80 minutes played. Needs sorting
  11. For anyone interested in rugby league history from outside the heartlands, Nottingham Outlaws have just published a 30th anniversary brochure recording some of the highs and lows of rugby league in the city. Forward to the brochure is written by Ray French. Packed with photos, the brochure includes stories from the Australian tourists match at Meadow Lane in 1912 through to the current Outlaws team. Quite a bit about the rise and fall of Nottingham City and former amateur sides such as Nottingham Crusaders and the student scene too. Costs £10 plus £5 postage and packing and can be purchased on-line here http://www.nottingha...t30commemo.html All proceeds go towards Project 30, building a permanent home for rugby league in Nottingham.
  12. For anyone interested in rugby league history from outside the heartlands, Nottingham Outlaws have just published a 30th anniversary brochure recording some of the highs and lows of rugby league in the city. Forward to the brochure is written by Ray French. Covers stories from the Australian tourists match at Meadow Lane in 1912 through to the current Outlaws team. Quite a bit about the rise and fall of Nottingham City and former amateur sides such as Nottingham Crusaders and the student scene too. Costs £10 plus £5 postage and packing and can be purchased on-line here http://www.nottinghamrl.co.uk/project30/project30commemo.html All proceeds go towards Project 30, building a permanent home for rugby league in Nottingham.
  13. Interest is starting to grow as the first big event in the Nottingham Outlaws Project 30 fundraising campaign rapidly approaches. On the 7th June the Outlaws have designated their home match against Leicester Storm as a Heritage Event and to mark the occasion they will be playing in a specially designed strip based on the 1989 Nottingham City kit. Afterwards there will be an evening reception at The Wellbeck Hotel in the city centre. The evening promises to be a fantastic occasion with copies of the Nottingham Rugby League Heritage brochure on sale whilst the highlight will be an auction to raise funds for Project 30. There will be some fabulous items on offer including a rare match worn Mansfield Marksman shirt in fantastic condition from the first ever season at Field Mill. The shirts from the specially designed Heritage kit used in the Leicester match will also be sold during the auction. The Heritage Evening will also be used to announce a Nottingham All Stars team, featuring the judges choice for the best ever starting thirteen from the Nottingham area and all of the players chosen will be automatically inducted into the Hall of Fame on the night. Details of the Heritage Night and event tickets can be found here http://www.nottinghamrl.co.uk/nottinghamrlheri.html Tickets are going fast with a host of current and ex-players from the various Nottingham teams guaranteed to be in attendance, including a number of players who took part in the inaugural season. Details of specific items for the auction will be posted in the coming days and you can read all about Project 30 here on the Outlaws website http://www.nottinghamrl.co.uk/project30/ as well as finding details of how to purchase your copy of the Heritage Brochure on line.
  14. Might have missed this in the earlier stages of the thread, but how many Lorries carry the SL brand and how many Stobart Lorries are there in the total fleet?
  15. I have seen 2 so far, very excited to see them!