28 Apr-23: Rep Trials Update

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to welcoming all our Village Club players to NSJRU Rep trials this Sunday. Below is the schedule again, for your ease of reference.

Since rego closed last weekend, Mike Cross and his coaching staff have been putting teams together and preparing with the independent selectors to make sure they understand the plan for the weeks ahead.

This year we have had a record number of registrations for reps which is a great result. Thank you to you and the players for your support of Northern Suburbs Junior Rugby Union.

As you are aware when completing the form, we asked parents to provide their child’s preferred positions as we cannot guarantee players will be able to trial in only one position over the coming weeks. Please be assured, and let your children know, that our selectors will be doing their best to give every player a chance to play at least some time in their preferred position. Where players aren’t starting in a game, please also assure them that the selectors will be giving them plenty of time on the field over the coming weeks for them to show off their skills. Teams will change from week to week and while numbers may be cut after week 2 (and if needed week 3), final teams won’t be confirmed until after your age group plays in the 4-way Gala.

If you haven’t already joined, please join the NSJRU Reps WhatsApp chat group so we can advise you of any changes to the program over the coming weeks: https://chat.whatsapp.com/JhWXuUmGOLMAjgxMwBOvDu.

Please make sure players are there 15 minutes early and ready to start at the allotted time with boots on and mouthguards in hand (and headgear if worn). With times tight between each age groups’ trials we will be planning to start right on the minute.

If you have any queries or questions during the trials process, please don’t hesitate in reaching out to Ben (vp@nsjru.com.au) or myself (president@nsjru.com.au).

We look forward to seeing all the players out on the field giving it their best over the coming weekends.