Lancashire U17 – 2018/19 - Training Squad for Friday 22 March 2019 at Trafford Metrovicks
The coaching team would like to thank the players who attended Development Day and the Lancashire clubs, schools, colleges, coaches and parents for their commitment, support and patience. We would also like to thank Myerscough College for their continued support and for providing the use of the 3G pitch, grass pitch and excellent facilities.
The high standard of performance by the players attending Development Day made selection of the first Training Squad a very tough challenge for the coaching team but we are satisfied that we have selected a strong, competitive squad with depth and talent. The players have been selected following a rigorous selection process consisting of the Assesment Day, Development Day, watching them play for their club, school or college and discussions with their coaches. Selected players are encouraged to work hard on their core skills and fitness because no place is guaranteed in the Training Squad.
Mindful of the above, it is still a significant achievement to be in the Wider Development Squad so, if you have not been selected for the Training squad on this occasion, work hard on your fitness and all aspects of your game because players develop at different rates at different times and injuries and unavailability are inevitable. Some players received feedback at Development Day. Those who didn’t will receive their feedback shortly. Please keep in contact and continue to improve and enjoy your rugby.
1st Training Session
Our first training session will be held on grass at Trafford Metrovicks RUFC, Finny Bank Road, Sale, Manchester M33 6LR on Friday 22 March 2019. The list of players selected for the Training Squad is attached to this announcement.
The selected players are required to register by 18.30 for a prompt start to the session and are to confirm their attendance by Friday 15 March 2019 to our Team Manager, Ian Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org (its an underscore after ‘jones’). It is very important for the planning of the session that we know who will be attending. If you are unable to attend or train, we will need to call up another player in to the Training Squad.
Players are responsible for bringing their own training kit, appropriate footwear for the grass pitch and water bottles.
We have already been made aware of the clash between Warrington’s Junior Colts League Cup match and our first fixture away to East Midlands on Sunday 24 March 2019 so please contact our team manager, Ian Jones, if any other matches clash with our first fixture.
Further Assessment Required – On Standby for Call-Up to Training Squad
The coaching team concluded that a number of players required further assessment. The following players are on standby for call-up to the Training Squad in the event of injury, unavailability or if the coaching team would like to carry out further assessment during the training session:
Connor Bailey Heaton Moor RUFC
Benny Carne St. Ambrose/Warrington RUFC
Joe Clarke Stonyhurst College/Clitheroe RUFC
Max Dixon Sedgley Park RUFC
Oli Fleetwood Warrington RUFC
Kier Gordon Kirkham GS/Waterloo RUFC
Curtis Liddle Lancaster RGS/Vale of Lune RUFC
Will Loughnane Waterloo RUFC
Sam Mallinson Tarleton RUFC
Callum Mcgoughey Kirkham GS
Elliott Simcock Kirkham GS
Luke Little Warrington RUFC
Adam Spence Kirkham GS/Waterloo RUFC
Tom Walker Myerscough College
It has been our experience that players will be called up in to the Training Squad so please be prepared to train.
The following injured players are required to provide the coaching team with regular updates on their fitness and availability by e-mail to our Team Manager, Ian Jones, at (its an underscore after ‘jones’).
Oli Barnett Kirkham GS
Luke Dean Preston Grasshoppers RUFC
Oscar Elvin Sedbergh School/Heaton Moor RUFC
Jonathan Evans Lancaster RGS
Joe McClelland Waterloo RUFC
This is the beginning of the 2-year journey with this age-group through to North U18 and England Counties U18 next season. The number of invited players reflects the quality and strength in depth of the age-group so, if you have not been selected, stay positive, be patient and work hard to improve your standard of performance. The door will always be open for you with Lancashire Rugby.
Yours in Rugby
Lancashire U17 Coaching Team
Please follow the link for the squad details: