Last night saw the final training session for the U18s prior to the last Super Sunday event this weekend. Following the session and the subsequent Coaches’ meeting, the Squad to face East Mids has been selected:
VENUE: Loughborough University (East Entrance)
PARKING: Car Park 9
The match will be preceded by a minute’s applause in memory of Chris Hart of Warwickshire, who sadly passed away over the Christmas period.
This match represents the final opportunity for players to impress the Midlands Selectors before the provisional Midlands Squad is named for the initial development day on Sunday 27th January.
While it is always a disappointment to the players not selected, the Coaching & Management Team were keen to emphasise strongly how every player has contributed significantly to the success of the Squad over the previous two games. The cohesion and sense of belonging created by the players with each other has provided a great framework for individuals to thrive within. Everyone involved has been greatly impressed by the way all the players have continued to show commitment, not only to the programme but, more importantly, to each other, which is testament to the character and quality within NLD.
Every member of the Squad can return to their Club with something more to offer and, hopefully, they will continue to progress and challenge for inclusion in the U20s Squad in due course.
For those players not included in the Squad who would like feedback on their performance, please contact Lee Slack who will co-ordinate the requests and pass them to the Coaches for actioning.
We wish all those involved on Sunday all the best for their hopes of making the Midlands Squad and everyone in the Coaching & Management Team would like to pass on their sincere thanks to every player involved during this campaign.