Under 16’s

 

TEAM PIC

 

Team Information:

Staffordshire U16 Squad for Cheshire U16 on Sunday 23rd At Stafford RFC KO 2:00pm

If you have not been selected but would like to come and watch you are welcome to do so.

1

Owen

Boxall

Bishop Vesey Grammar School

Lichfield RUFC

2

Tom

Kirby

Cheslyn Hay Academy

Stafford RUFC

3

William

Elsmore

Royal Wolverhampton School

Wolverhampton RFC

4

Ben

Paget

Bishop Vesey Grammar School

Old Veseyans

5

Louis

Rouffet

St Joseph’s College

Newcastle RUFC

6

Aaron

Carpenter

Codsall High School

Wolverhampton RFC

7

Jack

Hurst

 

Lichfield RUFC

8

Alexander

Macdonald

Wolstanton High School

Newcastle RUFC

9

Oliver

Rowbery

Codsall High School

Wolverhampton RFC

10

Morgan

Meredith

Sir Graham Balfour School

Stone RUFC

11

Tobe

Okolo

St Joseph’s College

Newcastle RUFC

12

Joseph

Woodward

King Edwards Lichfield

Lichfield RUFC

13

Oscar

Van  Deventer

Denstone College

Lichfield RUFC

14

Ross

Foxley

Clayton High School

Stone RUFC

15

James

Lewis

 

Lichfield RUFC

 

 

 

 

 

16

Jonah

Farish

Cardinal Griffin School

Tamworth RFC

17

Max

Nolan

Rawlett School

Tamworth RFC

18

Christian

Bannister

Lichfield Cathedral School

Lichfield RUFC

19

Benjamin

Dodd

Cardinal Griffin School

Stafford RUFC

20

Daniel

Chambers

Codsall High School

Wolverhampton RFC

21

Ben

Meads

Denstone College

Lichfield RUFC

22

Alexander

Goodyear

Clayton High School

Newcastle RUFC

23

Harrison

McGregor-Bailey

Newcastle -u-Lyme School

Newcastle RUFC

Following on from our final training session we have selected the squad to play Cheshire U16s on the AGP pitch at Stafford RFC. The selected squad is given below and in the attached.

 

I understand that some people will be disappointed not to be selected but as stated at the training session on Friday we have been incredibly impressed by the quality of the group this year and we are sure that you will all go far if you continue to work and train hard and stay in the game. Everyone’s details will be passed on to the Staffordshire U17/18 delivery team who will contact you and invite you to trial for the group at the start of next season’s programme.

So, for those selected, Kick-off is 2pm so please arrange to arrive at 12.30pm and make your way to the changing rooms. The venue is Stafford RFC,  Blackberry Lane, Stafford. ST16 2TT.

Can players please make sure they have CLEAN approved boots, approved padding (if worn), gum shields, and warm up kit. Staffordshire shirts socks and shorts will be provided.

 

You may arrive in Kit and there will be a meal and presentation after the game so please have Trousers and a club/plain shirt to change in to

Management Team

Team Manager

Mike Bezus
M: 07831 848153 | E: mtb@scsgroup.com

Coaches

Head Coach – 
Forwards Coach – Ed Hamill
Backs Coach – Gary Dipple

Schedule & Results

2019-2020 Proposed U16 Playing programme

Fixtures
Leicester Tigers Tournament – Sunday 5th January 2020 at Loughborough University Time TBC.
Staffordshire v Notts, Lincs & Derbys. – Sunday 19th January 2020 at Walsall RFC 2pm Kick off.
Leicestershire v Staffordshire – Sunday 2nd February 2020 Venue and Kick off time to be confirmed.
Staffordshire v Cheshire – Sunday 23rd February 2020 at Stafford RFC 2pm Kick Off.

Training
Development Session – Friday 29th November 2019 6pm -8pm at Walsall RFC.
Squad Session (non-Contact) – Friday 3rd Jan 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.
Squad Session – Wednesday 15th January 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.
Squad Session – Friday 24th January 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.
Squad Session – Friday 14th February 2020 7pm-9pm at Stafford RFC.

After each squad session a match day squad of around 23 players will be selected for the following fixture.
Whilst we will endeavour to ensure all players within the training squad get some game time we cannot guarantee this.
To help us facilitate this can you please let me know as soon as possible any games or training sessions that you will not be available for so we can ensure we rotate players to suit.
For all games players will be provided with Shirt, shorts and socks, kit to warm up in should be brought by the players. Players must wear gumshields and have appropriate boots for the AGP surface for both training and games.
Players should bring their own water bottles/drinks to training sessions.


We would like to invite nominations for players to trial for Staffordshire U16s. (Current Season U16 Players, year 11).

Current Leicester Tigers PDG players are not required to take part in this trial so please do not nominate any PDG players.

Players should show above average standards in their core skills of catch & pass, tackle and contact and / or have excellent game understanding and tactical awareness. We also encourage you to nominate any players that have outstanding physical qualities or potential (speed, size, height, strength).

In making the nominations coaches should only put forward players who possess these attributes at the highest level as it is unlikely that those who do not will progress. Nominations are limited to 3 per club/school. If anyone feels they have more than 3 players then contact me with supporting information but please bear in mind that they will be competing with the Leicester Tigers PDG players for places in the squad.

Players who represented Staffordshire at U15 level last season will need to be nominated by the club/school as part of this process. They will not be automatically invited although they will be informed that the process has commenced.

Nominations must be made by emailing me directly at mtb@scsgroup.com on or before Friday 25th October 2019 giving the Players Name, Date of Birth, Position, Club/School and email contact details.

Nominated Players will be informed of the date and time of the trial which is currently planned to be during week commencing 28th October 2019.

If you have any queries please email me and I will try and answer them.

Regards

Mike Bezus

Staffordshire U15/16s Team Manager

M 07831 848153  Email: mtb@scsgroup.com