Wales NC & Wales Women Launch Open Trial Scheme
Have you got aspirations to either play cricket profesionally or simply to represent Wales at the highest possible level you can?
Wales National County and Wales Women will be holding their first ever open trial process in early 2024 for talented players to push their case for consideration at representative level. It is well known that cricket, unlike other sports such as swimming, gymnastics and tennis can produce later developers into the sport at the higher end so perhaps you missed out on pathway cricket when you were younger, or only started playing recently? Or perhaps you had an injury that had an impact on your development? Smetimes it can just be about being in the right place at the right time!
Anyone interested should complete the application form by no later than Sunday 17th December, with Saturday 20th January 2024 being the starting date for session observations.
Cricket Wales Head of Talent Pathway Matt Dando-Thompson said, "we're really excited to introduce open trials in time for the 2024 season. We want to leave no stone unturned to discover any talent that out there, and this is hopefully just the start. Wales NC and Wales Women have got strong track records of helping to develop players that transition into the professional game and we want to look that little bit wider to ensure there are opportunities out there for people to put their hand up."
Candidates for both men and women need to be British passport holders, be between the ages of 19 and 28, have experience of a good standard of league or amateur cricket, and have aspirations to play at the highest level they can.
Wales NC/Wales Women will be in touch with everyone who has applied notifying of outcomes and timings for the trials. Due to capacity restrictions, it may not be possible to invite all players who apply.