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Staffordshire Under 16 trials


We would like to invite nominations for players to trial for Staffordshire U16s. (Current Season U16 Players, year 11). Please can you forward this email to the Coach/manager of your U16 team if it is not you.

Current DPP or PDG players are not required to take part in this trial so please do not nominate any DPP or PDG players.

Also players who represented the County at U15 level last season will be invited to the trial directly.

Players should show above average standards in their core skills of catch & pass, tackle and contact and / or have excellent game understanding and tactical awareness. We also encourage you to nominate any players that have outstanding physical qualities or potential (speed, size, height, strength).

In making the nominations coaches should only put forward players who possess these attributes at the highest level as it is unlikely that those who do not will progress. Nominations are limited to 3 per club/school. If anyone feels they have more than 3 players then contact me with supporting information but please bear in mind that they will be competing with last year’s U15 squad and the PDG players for places in the squad.

Nominations must be made by emailing me directly at on or before Friday 10th November 2017 giving the Players Name, Date of Birth, Position, Club/School and email contact details.

The trial will take place on Friday 24th November 2017 at Longton RFC. Full details of time and venue will be emailed directly to the players and the person making the nomination.

If you have any queries please email me and I will try and answer them.


Mike Bezus

Staffordshire U15/16s Team Manager

M 07831 848153 Email: