As the 2009-10 season approaches regional trials and training are taking place across Wales.
DRAGONS: Trials are taking place at Risca RFC on Friday 4th September, for under 15s at 5.30pm and under 18s at 6.30pm. Contact Claire Wilson for details 07528 780626
SCARLETS: Training for the Scarlets Under 15 and U18 Girls Squads will commence on Friday 11th September 2009 at the Carmarthen Quins Rugby Training Ground, Abergwili. Arrive 7pm to commence training at 7.30 prompt. Anyone requiring any further information should contact Helen Rees on 07790 727006.
BLUES: Training begins Friday 4th September for both under 15s and under 18s at Cardiff High School Old Boys RFC, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, CF14 7JH. Contact Alan Robert for further details 07841 471018.
GOGLEDD CYMRU: Training takes place on Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm at Llandudno RFC. Contact Ann Tilakawardane for more information 07725 032149
OSPREYS: Under 15s should contact Amanda Williams 07775 808137. Under 18s contact Donna Crossman 07787 290298.
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