NLD U18s – Final Squad Announcement
Following the inter-squad sessions on Sunday at Chesterfield, the NLD U18s Coaching & Management Team met to finalise the Squad for the upcoming Midlands games, starting in December.
There will, of course, be a number of disappointed players, however, every player who has been involved this far should take pride in their achievement.
We are always challenged when certain positions are overloaded, and this proved to be the case with the Back Row this time around but the quality of our Back Row players has been very high.
Being involved in the final squad comes with a requirement to commit to the rest of the programme. We have three more sessions (weather permitting) before the first Midlands game on 1st December 2019. Taking this into account, those players included in the final squad need to understand that their attendance at all sessions will be absolutely vital if the Coaches are to prepare them properly for the Midlands campaign.
Here are the important dates for the remainder of the programme and any player named in the final squad who believes they may not be able to commit to these should contact Lee Slack urgently and replacement players can be drafted in.
Monday 11 November Training at Newark (weather/pitches permitting)
Monday 18 November Training at Newark
Monday 25 November Training at Newark
Sunday 01 December Midlands game
NLD v Leics. Loughborough University 11:00 kick-off
There may be an additional training session on Monday 9th December prior to the second Super Sunday on 15th December.
Any players not included in the squad who would like feedback can contact John Jefferson at [email protected]
Congratulations to those players named and commiserations to those who missed out. Those players should remember that they have participated in a higher level environment and the experience should be helpful in developing their game further as they rejoin their Clubs and Schools.