9th May 2017

Wales Wheelchair Basketball Trials

Dear Players, Coaches and Clubs

The Wales U19 and U15 Coaching teams are pleased to announce that the trials for the U19 and U15 teams for the Lords Taverners National Junior Championships (5 & 6 August 2017, Worcester) and the U19 Team for the 2017 School Games (31st August-3 September 2017, Loughborough University) will take place at Glyndwr University in Wrexham on Sunday 28th May 2017 10am - 2pm.

All players must register interest before the trial date. If you would like further information please contact Deb Bashford, Team Manager via email on Taggy2@talktalk.net

Age Groups:
NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPS- residency and age criteria
U19 Division – Aged 18 or under on the 31st December of the current season (2016/17)
• In the u19 competition players must be u19 at Midnight on 31st December of the current season. The youngest age a player can register in the u19 league is 13 at Midnight on 31st December of the current season. No exception will be made to this rule.

U15 Division – Aged 14 or under on the 31st December of the current season (2016/17)
• In the u15 competition players must be u15 at Midnight on 31st December of the current season. The youngest age a player can register in the u15 league is 10 at midnight on 31st December of the current season. No exception will be made to this rule.
Home Nation Squads (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
A player is permitted to represent a Home Nation if they fulfil one or more of the following
criteria:
• Has permanent residency within the Country (eg home address)
• Registered Player in a team that is situated within the Region (e.g Senior National League; Women’s League; Junior League) during the 2016/17 season
• Attend a school / college / university that is situated within the Region
• Born in the Country
• Has one or more parents born in the Country (including adoptive parents)
Note:
• Players will be asked to produce ‘evidence of authenticity’ eg. Birth certificates or current address if staying away from home.
• If a player has previously represented a Home Nation within an ‘age banded’ squad this does not disbar them from representing another UK Home Nation, provided they have the approval of BWB and the wheelchair basketball development groups of the 2 Home Nations involved.
• A maximum of 4 Dual National players will be permitted in a squad of 10 players. Squads with fewer than 10 players will only be permitted to have a ratio of 1:3 Dual Nationality players.

SCHOOL GAMES- residency and age criteria
Home Nation Squads (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales)

Player must fulfil all of the below criteria to be eligible to take part in the Sainsbury’s School Games;
• Aged 18 or under on the 31st December of the current season (2016/17)
• Players must be u19 at Midnight on 31st December of the current season.
• The youngest age a player must be 13 at Midnight on 31st December of the current season.
• No exception will be made to this rule.
• Must be registered as a player with BWB for season 2016/17
• Must have been within full-time education in the Academic year 2016/17

A player is permitted to represent a Home Nation if they fulfil one or more of the following criteria:

• Has permanent residency within the Country (e.g. home address)
• Born in the Country
• Has one or more parents born in the Country (including adoptive parents)
• Registered Player in a team that is situated within the Region (e.g. Senior National League; Women’s League; Junior League)
• Attend a school / college / university that is situated within the Region

Note:
• Players will be asked to produce ‘evidence of authenticity’ eg. Birth certificates or current address if staying away from home.
• If a player has previously represented a Home Nation within an ‘age banded’ squad this does not automatically disbar them from representing another UK Home Nation or Region with BWB approval.
• Players cannot represent a home nation if they have competed in that Competition cycle (i.e. 2017) for a different English Region (e.g. South East) within the Junior Championships.

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