Trials 2019: Your Invitation

Trials 2019

The 2019 season is drawing to a close which means England Squad Trials are just around the corner. Do you or someone you know have what it takes to play for England?

The England Squad trials provide an opportunity for females who have shown an outstanding ability in Rounders to try out for the elite squads. Successful England Squad players will get the chance to represent their country at a variety of fixtures and festivals, including the much anticipated international against Wales. You can see what the 2019 England Squads got up to here.

What to expect on the day

  • All players will be welcomed at the registration desk to check in
  • Rounders England Head selector, Kevin Smith, welcomes players and talks through the order of the day and introduces the England Assessors
  • Parents and Guardians of Under 14’s and 16’s are welcomed by Head Coach, Michele Golland, and talks through what to expect being a Parent/Guardian of a member of the England Squad
  • Specialist grouped by bibs and numbers
  • Warm up
  • Mini-games
  • Lunch
  • Full game
  • De-brief and thank you for attending

All trialists will be notified within a couple of weeks if successful or not. Those who are not successful this time around will be provided with feedback and always encouraged to trial again the following year.

Michele Golland, Head Coach said

“Trials is just one of the many highlights in the England Squad calendar. It’s great welcoming both new and returning players to trial in representing their country in a sport that they’re passionate about. It’s a very enjoyable day and the Rounders England team of Assessors work hard at putting players at ease.” 

Unlike previous years, players do not need to be a Rounders England member to trial. However, if they are successful in the trial, the player will have to join the membership to play for England. More details here.

A big Rounders thank you to all the coaches, teachers and teammates who go above and beyond in sharing the Rounders passion and developing and encourage those who attend trials.

Michele Golland, Head Coach
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