NLD U17 Trial Match Update

February 27th, 2017 by

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Initial U17’s Trials were held at Mellish on Monday 20 February and the NLD Coaching team have now deliberated in order to begin the process of trimming the numbers with a view to naming a final squad of around 35 players in April who will form the NLD U18’s for next season’s Midlands campaign.

It is always disappointing for players to be omitted as the process continues. Nevertheless, those players who are not progressing past this stage should feel proud that their rugby skills have been acknowledged by the fact that their respective coaches nominated them for trial.

The ongoing expanded squad for Trial includes a number of players from the current NLD U16’s. The U18’s Coaching team has observed this group on a number of occasions at various matches and, following additional discussion with the U16’s Coaching team, several players were identified as having sufficient physical and playing maturity to warrant an opportunity to trial with the current crop of U17’s.

No doubt more of the existing U16’s squad will make further progress during the season and will certainly challenge for inclusion this time next year.

The next challenge will come in the form of a Trial Match on the evening of Wednesday 01 March 2017. This will take place at NEWARK RFC and players are asked to arrive for registration at 18:00 with a view to being ready to play by 18:30.

IT IS AT THIS POINT THAT WE INVITE BACK THOSE PLAYERS WHO FORMED PART OF THE NLD U18’s SQUAD LAST SEASON. THESE PLAYERS ARE NOW BACK IN THE MIX AS FAR AS SELECTION IS CONCERNED AND WILL COMPETE WITH THE LISTED PLAYERS BELOW FOR INCLUSION IN THE FINAL SQUAD.

Jake BALDRY
James COLLETT
Cameron COX
Gareth DIGWEED
Will HELLIWELL
Alex HENDERS
Harry JENKINS
Richard NORFOLK
Logan WATT

Following the session, the Coaches will discuss the players’ performances and a revised squad will be announced to go forward to attend a number of training evenings during March.

The announcement will be made on the NLD web site within 48 hours of the Trial Match at:

www.nldrfu.co.uk

The list of players is as follows:

Luke ALLEN
Will BACKHOUSE
Joe BARNES
Josh BEAVIS
Lewis BOOTH
Brandon JOSS
Toby BROOKES
Jordan BUTCHER
Joe BURNS
Elliot CAUNT
Aaron CODLING
Seth COLLIS
Ed COX
Harry COX
Ben DICKINSON
Joel DUCKWORTH
Lochlan DUDLEY
Will ELLISON
Joe FITZSIMMONS
Will HARDING-TERRY
Peter HARTMAN
Angus HASWELL
Ben HENSON
Adam HOPKINS
Josh HORSLEY
Max HUBBARD
Willis INGLEBY
George ILINCUTA
Ben JACKSON
Charlie JOHNSON
Finn JOHNSON
Jordan KELSO
Jonny LAW
Ed LEIGH
Oscar MALIK
Matthew MALLINSON
Jack McGRATH
Alistair MOSS
Jasper NILSSON
Archie OFFER
Harrison ORRIDGE DU BOIS
Adam OVERTON
Jack PALIN
Marcus PAYNE
William PEAKMAN
Josh PETERS
William RUSH
Will SEAGE
Ben SMITH
Josh STANLEY
Ryan TOOGOOD
Will TOWN
Findlay TWEEDIE
Warwick WAUDBY
Nathan WARBURTON

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