Amongst the 90 eager England trialists on show, BWFC are delighted to say it had eight of it’s young PASE Scheme players involved in the process and all we believe have acquitted themselves well.
The club is no stranger to the England trialing system having produced 12 ENGLAND Schools and ENGLAND College Internationals in the last four years. It knows the calibre of player needed to succeed and is a pressure situation that some players handle better than others.
BWFC Academy Director Luke Garrard said “this is a grueling process that takes four trials and a weekend at Lilleshall to succeed at. So we’re right at the beginning of things and as in any trial whether that is the X Factor or a football trial, if you have a bad day then the dream ends quickly that’s the reality”..
“From what I saw today, I’m hopeful that most of our boys have done enough and if they have, then they’ll need to improve even further at the South v South West trial, as the competition will get tougher and the bar will get raised. We always prepare our Elite players for this type of trial scenario over a one, two and in some cases three year period. For them it is the culmination of the long hours spent with us on the training ground and of gaining match experience with us year on year, in high pressure game situations”.. Garrard concluded.