We are holding a Hampshire Development Squad Trial for U13s on:


Tuesday 30th August and Wednesday 31st August at HMS Temeraire Burnaby Road Portsmouth PO1 2HB from 1830 hrs until about 2000hrs.


Clubs and Schools should only nominate up to a max of 5 candidates, unless they have prior agreement with the Rugby Director.


Schools should only nominate from non Club players please.


All Nominees from Clubs or Schools MUST preregister by 23th August 2016 for assessment to


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Registration word doc


Anybody nominated who is on holiday, or not able to attend due to school closures will be given the opportunity to trial at a centre in september.


Once Preregistered the candidates will NOT hear anything else unless the venue or times change and are just to turn up at the above location.


Candidates attending who are not preregistered will not be able to join in September but will be permitted to retrial in January 2017.


Trialists will be assessed in these areas:


  • Show Mental Toughness: Work rate, Confidence and Coach-ability.
  • Physical Attributes: Strength, Agility, Speed, Balance and Coordination.
  • Game Understanding: Spatial awareness, Decision Making, Vision, Evasion, and Creativity.
  • Game Play: Timing of the pass, Accuracy of the pass, Appropriate pass, Receiving the pass and length of pass.

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