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2019/20 U18 County Representative Programme

2019/20 U18 County Representative Programme

We are delighted to call for nominations for this years u18 County Representative programme.

There is a massive buzz around this years programme as we plan for the Assessment Day on the 27th October at Barnard Castle School, County Durham.

We are asking all clubs, schools and colleges to nominate to us players who make you GASP!

GASP is the acronym used by the Newcastle Falcons for identifying the best talent in the North East and Cumbria and we have adopted it in County Durham. It stand for:

Game Sense


Skill Set

Physical Potential

As well as the GASP criteria we want to hear about players who have the ambition and ability to grow and develop on the Aspirational and Elite Pathways. At each of the U18 games there are a panel of selectors for the Northern Division of England Counties selectors who over the three games take forward selected group for North of England trials.

This years campaign is led by the following experienced coaches;

Chris Webb - Head Coach

Dan Finney - Backs Coach

Craig Gilmour - Forwards Coach

Phil Lax - Team Manager

We are asking coaches and teachers to nominate the best of the best supported by a short statement for each player as to why they make you GASP.

All of last years u17 County Squad and eligible Newcastle Falcons Academy players will be invited to attend also so no need to renominate them.

Please complete the simple form attached and return to Phil Lax, Team Manager no later than Friday October 17th 2019. Only players nominated and registered prior to this date will be assessed on the 27th.

If you have any questions please contact me, David Hill, Player Pathway Manager on 07522 758395.



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