Junior national team trials 2021/22

All the information you need regarding the upcoming open junior national team trials. Please make sure that you have read the eligibility criteria and the requirements for attending the trials.

The trials for the 2022 international playing year will be held in venues both in north and south Wales, for U14, U15, U16 boys and girls and U19 men only. There will be further information coming soon regarding trials/training for U18 girls.

Development days for our U12 players will be held soon. These will be regional in north, south and mid Wales.

The trials will take place over the weekend of 4 – 5 September 2021 at the following locations, you only need to register to attend ONE venue – the one nearest to where you live.

Wrexham Glyndwr University (LL1 2AW)

Sunday 5 September 2021

  • 12.00pm – 3.00pm – U14, U15, U16 girls
  • 3.00pm – 6.00pm – U14, U15, U16 boys

Cynffig Comprehensive School, Porthcawl (CF33 6NP)

Saturday 4 September 2021

  • 11.00am – 2.00pm – U14 boys

Sunday 5 September 2021

  • 10.00am – 1.00pm – U15 boys
  • 1.00pm – 3.00pm – U14, U16, U18 girls

Cardiff Metropolitan University (CF23 6XD)

Saturday 4 September 2021

  • 2.30pm – 5.00pm – U16 boys

LC Swansea (SA1 3ST)

Saturday 4 September 2021

  • 4.00pm – 7.00pm – U19 men (this age group includes U17, U18 and U19)

Sunday 5 September 2021

  • 9.00am – 5.00pm – U19 men (this age group includes U17, U18 and U19)

Please note: trials will only be held at this venue for this age group and you will be notified of the cost for the trial sessions separately. Players are asked to attend both sessions.

The national team coaches will be at these sessions.

Age groups and eligibility

Age groups for international basketball are done by calendar year and not school year. The trials are being held for participation in international competitions in 2022.

Born between 1 January and 31 December:

  • 2011 – U12
  • 2010 – U12
  • 2009 – U14
  • 2008 – U14
  • 2007 – U15
  • 2006 – U16

We have combined the U17 (2005), U18 (2004) and U19 (2003) into one age group.

  • 2005, 2004, 2003 – U19

If you were born in 2002, 2001 or 2000 you will be part of the U23s.

To be eligible to play for Wales, players must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • born in Wales
  • have a Welsh parent(s)
  • have a Welsh grandparent(s)
  • lived in Wales for the past three years.

Trial information

  • Please make sure that you have completed the registration form. Only those who have registered will be eligible to trial.
  • You will need a 2021/22 Basketball Wales license. The license registration portal will open on 1 September.
  • Make sure that you arrive on time.
  • If you are a current national team player, please do not wear any Wales training kit.
  • Please have plenty of water and food for the session.

The deadline for registering for the trials is 3.00pm on Friday 3 September

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