Staffordshire U18 Trial 23rd October 2023 @ Longton RFC
Dear Clubs, Schools, Coaches, Parents and Players,
At the end of a strong U17 season we ended with a squad of 32 players reducing numbers of the season progressed, this is our required number for U18.
We are asking Clubs, Schools and Colleges to forward injured players from last season plus only exceptional players not seen at U17, the coaching team and selectors have only one evening to select a squad. If we get too many candidates, the chance we will miss the better players will increase. Coaches, please carefully consider your selections.
Please get all players attending the selection event to complete the registration form and photograph (if possible) and return by email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Players in the final 32 after U17 2022-2023 need not complete a registration form if all the information remains unchanged.
The selection event will be in 2 parts :
Forwards and backs will carry out drills which be assessed for technical ability and team skills.
Then a short full contact game will then take place, likely 4 or 6 teams for about 20 minutes each to enable skills to be assessed in a match situation.
From this evening the selected players will all play in the development session against Leicestershire after which the final squad will be confirmed.
The RFU calendar only allows one evening so it is a challenge to get it correct first time hence the process outlined above.
The Assessment Event will be on Grass at Longton Rugby Club.
CB Assessment event:
Monday 23rd October 2023 at Longton RFC 1900-2130 hrs
CB Squad Development.
Wednesday 1st November 2023 Squad Development session with Leicestershire 1830-2030 hrs at Burton RFC
Team Manager U17 and U18 Staffordshire RFU
Mobile 07850320368 email : email@example.com