Objectives for U18 season:
This is another performance season with the opportunity for selection to Divisional and England squads which therefore means the focus will be different to U17’s. We will pick the best available squad of players for each fixture, there is no guarantee all bench players will get equal game time and we expect players to be available for all dates on the programme.
Schedule for Trials / Training / Games
|30th Sept||Trial 1 ("Open" Trial) for all nominated or invited players||HMS Temeraire PO1 2HB||19:00-21:00|
|7th Oct||Trial 2 for those successful from trial 1 and players from last years U17s squad||HMS Temeraire PO1 2HB||19:00-21:00|
|14th Oct||Training session 1 - selected squad only||HMS Temeraire PO1 2HB||19:00-21:00|
|16th Oct||Training day - selected squad only (includes warm-up game with BERKSHIRE at 3pm)||
Aldershot Army Base
|21st Oct||Training session 2||
|23rd Oct||Game 1 - v MIDDLESEX||
|28th Oct||Training session 3||HMS Temeraire
|30th Oct||Game 2 - v SUSSEX||
East Grinstead RFC
|4th Nov||Training session 4||HMS Temeraire
|6th Nov||Game 3 v ESSEX||
For those with aspirations for divisional selection (following the 3 assessed games),
then subsequent dates to keep clear include 1st and 29th Jan, 19th and 26th Feb 2017
Coaching, Physio and Management Team
Ivan Torpey, Clive Cashell, Mark Norton, Pierre Clarke, Andy Horton, Mike Greenslade
The following players have been chosen to be part of the Hampshire U18 Squad for 2016.
Congratulations to all those selected and further information about the programme will be distributed in the next few days.
To all those not selected, there were some close calls and you will all be on the standby/reserve list if injuries or unavailability crop up during the next few weeks, but you will not be required to come to training unless specifically invited.