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North Wales Crusaders to hold under 16 trials

30th January 2016, 10:46

North Wales Crusaders to hold under 16 trials

North Wales Crusaders’ youth and junior section will hold an under 16s Trial Day at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham on Saturday 13 February between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.

North Wales Crusaders’ youth and junior section will hold an under 16s Trial Day at Queensway Stadium in Wrexham on Saturday 13 February between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.

 

Last season’s successful under 16s squad will now move up to the under 18s section of the North West Counties League for the 2016 season. Many of this squad will still be eligible to play at under 16s in 2016 and the Crusaders have decided to try and build a team around these players.

 

Community Coach, Allen Jones, explains more.

 

“Having a new under 16s squad will also ensure that we have an on-going feed up to the under 18s squad each season,” he said. “We have a handful of boys still eligible to play ay under 16s for the coming season and we also have some boys training with our Colts section who can play at under 16s as well, so it makes sense to try and build an U16s squad for 2016.”

 

The trial will consist of a number of small sided games, skills drills, agility drills and contact skills which will allow players with no Rugby League experience the opportunity to compete equally with those players who may have some League experience. 

 

Jones adds: “We really want to have a good look at the players whole range of skills, from pass and catch right through to tackle and contact. We want everyone to have the opportunity to compete at the trial regardless of having any direct Rugby League experience.  We are very confident that if we get good athletic boys at the trial that we can turn them into good Rugby League players.”

 

The trial will be open to boys who are currently in school year 10 or 11. Further details can be obtained from Rugby League Community Coach Allen Jones via e-main allen.jones@glyndwr.ac.uk or contact Allen directly on 07738 767272 or complete and return the Registration Form attached.