Here's a great opportunity to represent the Wales U19 Learning Disability Team

There are trials in south and north Wales coming up this month

The Wales U19 Learning Disability team enjoyed their highest ever finish of second in last year's annual tournament.

This year they're hoping to go one better but need your help to recruit more players.

The 2018 Home Nations Championship, will be held in Belfast in April and two squad trials are being held this month.

The Trials

January 14, 2018 - 10.30am -12.30pm

Caerphilly Centre for Sporting Excellence, Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed. CF82 7EP

January 21, 2018 - 11am – 1pm

The Rock, Cefn Druids, Rhosymedre, Wrexham. LL14 3YG

The Players

Here's who we're looking for, if you or you know somebody who fits the bill, email us at

Players aged 15 and older, and under 19 years of age on 31st March 2018 (Born after 1st April 1999, Born on or before 1st April 2003)
Have an identified learning disability / impairment before the age of 18 years
Have limited ‘Adaptive Behaviour’. This means they might need help with everyday tasks, for example cooking or travelling by public transport
Play 11-a-side football with no adaptations
Players are highly skilled and generally play mainstream football

George Archer, who played in last year's tournament in Dublin, said: "It's a great opportunity to represent your country. The standard is excellent and so is the environment.
"We get access to a standard of coaching that we don't normally get anywhere else.
"When we're together we're all the same. I was apprehensive when I first get involved because I didn't think I was good enough but once I got here I realised that everybody was willing to help me become a better player."
"To anybody thinking of getting involved in the trial, I would say, just do it. Get that email in. It's an amazing experience."


Players must register in order to trial, to do this please express your interest by email to
Representing Wales in the Home Nations Championship offers an amazing opportunity to players, and therefore if you know of anyone who may be right for the squad get in touch or pass on our details.

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