Nottingham Casuals, based on the Rylands in Beeston, are having a great season on and off the pitch. A record number of boys and girls have signed up for the minis and juniors rugby. We now have both boys and girls teams at every age groups from under 5s upwards. The teams are run by both current and formers players, along with more volunteers than you can imagine!
The junior set up has developed consistently over the past few years, going from a relatively unknown club in the county, to competing with established clubs all over the midlands. We are incredibly proud that 4 of boys in the u16/u18 have been accepted into the Leicester Tigers development programme, along with one girl from our u18s representing Loughborough College.
The senior mens 1XV are currently on an 8 game win streak with eyes on first place in the league, and promotion into the Counties 1 division. The team play an expansive attack focussed game, aimed to entertain our supporters and keep players scoring points and enjoying themselves. Captain Daniel O’Connor has put the success down to a number of things, most notably some brilliant recruitment from the local community, along with the support of many local businesses, including; Fred Hallam’s, Webs Training and CP Walker Estate Agents.
Nottingham Causals run three senior mens teams and welcome any new or experienced players to get involved. The senior team trains twice a week, on Tuesday & Thursday from 7.15pm
Introducing the Women’s Team:
We are also very excited to have introduced a brand new Women’s Team, open to women 17+ no experience required! The Women’s team will start from the ground up with a number of the u18 girls stepping up into the adults game to bolster the squad. It will be a fun, fitness and skills focussed start, aiming to create an enjoyable welcoming atmosphere for women who want to give rugby a go.
Training takes place on Thursday nights 7-8pm
Photo credit – Vin Scothern from Beeston Camera Club