After their best ever finish in 2018, Wales will have the honour of hosting the annual Tri Nations Learning Disability tournament in 2019.
Now we’re looking to recruit players who qualify to represent Wales in the tournament, which is being held at Dragon Park, Newport, in April.
This year, the team travelled to Belfast and secured a record second placed finish and now Chris Foot’s team are hoping to go one better when they face Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
One of the stars of last year’s tournament was Xavier Matisse. He said: “I want to make it as a pro baller. It’s the best sport in the world. I’d say to anybody thinking of playing to get involved because it’s an amazing experience.”
His team-mate Sean Kelly added: “Pulling on the Wales jersey is a great experience. There are a lot of people who want to be in our position.”
There will be two trials this year, first in North Wales then in South Wales.
- Saturday, January 26, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay
- Sunday, February 24, Dragon Park Newport
Players must be aged between 15 and 19 years of age and received special education. Involvement must be supported by a headed letter from a school, college or LEA confirming that the individual has received special education.
The players we’re looking for…
- Play 11-a-side football with no adaptations
- Players are highly skilled and generally play mainstream football
- Have an identified learning disability / impairment before the age of 18 years
Sign-up for this year’s trials by completing the form below