Lancashire U17 Squad Announcement

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  (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.

Injured Players

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:

Lancashire U17 2018/2019 Training Squad 22nd March

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