The NLD U16’s and U17’s Trials have now been completed. The next stage will see a reduced number of players take part in a Trial Match at Newark RUFC next Tuesday.
There will, of course, be a number of unsuccessful players and the NLD Coaching and Management team would like to extend sincere thanks to all those who do not make it through. In addition, the team would also like to thank to all the parents who made the effort to make sure players were able to attend. We appreciate weekday evenings can present challenges for players of this age and the NLD very much appreciates the efforts made in supporting the players’ ambitions to play at the highest level possible.
The following players will be invited back to take part in the Trial Match:
PLEASE READ TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE SESSION.
The Trial Match will take place at:
TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY
Players are asked to be changed and out on the pitch ready to warm up BY 18:30.
Players are reminded that they will need warm clothes as the evening is likely to take the form of 3 x 25 minutes games which means NOT ALL players will be on the pitch at the same time.
SHIRTS WILL BE PROVIDED. HOWEVER, PLAYERS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN SHORTS AND SOCKS.
Finally, players are advised that the NLD Coaching team MAY WELL ASK YOU TO PLAY IN A DIFFERENT POSITION to the one you trialled at or are accustomed to playing. Positional flexibility is an important quality in the players we are looking for and the assessments made during the trials may have led the Coaches to identify different strengths in your game.
Congratulations to those players selected and the NLD Team look forward to seeing you on Tuesday night.