Over the coming weeks the WRU are searching throughout Wales to identify talented girls to represent each of the regions.
The following dates have been identified by each of the regions to hold their first training / trial dates. Girls who wish to take part should contact the organisers as soon as possible.
Ospreys - Contact Lisa Jones email@example.com / 07584 488278
Open Training - Monday 6th Feb 5 - 6pm @ Llandarcy Academy of Sport
Schools Training / Development Day - Wednesday 8th Feb 1 - 3pm @ Llandarcy Academy of Sport
Training starts Monday 20th Feb 5 - 6pm @ Llandarcy Academy of Sport
Blues - Contact Megan Snape firstname.lastname@example.org / 07815 710062
Open Trials held Sunday 22nd Jan 10 - 12am @ Cefn Coed over 20 girls participated
Training starts Friday 27th Jan 6 - 8pm @ Abercwmboi RFC
Dragons - Contact Gareth Lewis email@example.com / 07841 436122
Training Wednesday 1st Feb at Caerphilly RFC from 6:30-7:30
Gogledd Cymru - Contact Chris Williams firstname.lastname@example.org / 07972 872777
Training Starts 18th Jan 6pm @ Llandudno RFC
Once the sides have been selected they will compete in the regional competition. On the dates of the regional games the home side will be hosting a Development Day for U15s Girls players to attend and participate in skills stations and 10aside games.
The details for each event are below - please feel free to contact the organisers to get involved.
U18s Dragon vs. Blues & U15s Development Day @ Contact email@example.com / 07841 436122
U18s Scarlets vs. Gogledd Cymru
U18s Ospreys vs. Scarlets & U15s Development Day Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07584 488278
U18s Blues vs. Gogledd Cymru
U18s Scarlets vs. Blues & U15s Development Day Contact email@example.com / 07584 488303
U18s Ospreys vs. Dragons
U18s Gogledd Cymru vs. Ospreys & U15s Development Day Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07972 872777
U18s Dragons vs. Scarlets & U15s Development Day Contact email@example.com / 07841 436122
U18s Blues vs. Ospreys & U15s Development Day Contact Megan Snape firstname.lastname@example.org / 07815 710062
U18s Gogledd Cymru vs. Dragons & U15s Development Day Contact email@example.com / 07972 872777
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