If you play 11-aside football and have a learning disability, we want to hear from you
The Wales Learning Disability Squad are hosting trials next month ahead of their training camps and Home Nations Championship.
Last season’s squad were handed their caps by Ian Rush before taking an ovation from the Cardiff City Stadium crowd at half time of Wales’ World Cup qualifier against Serbia.
Now, if you have experience of 11-aside football and are eligible, you could have the honour of representing Wales and enjoy the adulation of the crowd. All you need to do is register now by emailing LD [email protected].
This season’s Home Nations Championships is being held in the Republic of Ireland between Monday, April 17, and Friday, April 21.
For more details follow @WalesLDSquad on Twitter and Facebook.
As part of the selection process, we will need to ensure that all players meet the below criteria:
• Age 15 and older, and under 19 years of age on 18th April 2017 (Born after 18th April 1998, Born on or before 18th April 2002
• Have an identified learning disability / impairment before the age of 18 years
• Have limited ‘Adaptive Behaviour’. This means they might need help with everyday tasks, for example cooking or travelling by public transport
This will need to be evidenced through a headed letter from a school, college or LEA confirming that the individual has received special education.
Please note that this must be a letter which specifically names the individual for which it supports and must also declare that the player has an educational statement for their ‘Learning Disability’.
We will provide further guidance at the trials if we require further information from individuals.
If you are unsure about the above 'eligibility' information or need any support then please let us know.