22nd January 2012, 14:47
WRL happy with quality of schoolboys trials
Wales Rugby League are delighted with the turn-out at Saturday's open
Wales Rugby League are delighted with the turn-out at Saturday's open trial at Nantyglo Leisure Centre where over 100 youngsters attended.
From the day, a squad will be selected to represent the Wales Schoolboys (under 16) against England Youth in two test matches - one at Easter and one in August.
Players will also be identified to become a part of the South Wales Scholarship, the successful development programme that gives talented players the opportunity to develop in Rugby League.
The trial was attended by several members of staff from Wigan Warriors and they were extremely enthused by amount of talent on show.
Dan Clements, the Head of Performance for Wales Rugby League, said: "It was another strong attendance today. This shows the desire of young players to represent their country in Rugby League and to have the opportunity to test themselves against some of the UK's finest junior players in the scholarship programme.
"All the staff have been really enthused by the effort and commitment from all the players today and are really keen to start their work with the squads in preparation for the coming season.
"The representatives from Wigan Warriors were also delighted on the quality levels that they witnessed. This bodes well for the future of our partnership with the Super League club."