Plans are well underway for the University of Gloucestershire All Golds as they look to take their place in the Rugby League’s revamped structure.
The club will be competing in the sport’s third tier, in the newly renamed League One competition, and are busy putting in place the final pieces to their squad. It promises to be an exciting year with the increased level of competition as 5 famous clubs, including the likes of Swinton and Keighley, were relegated from last year’s Championship into League 1.
As part of the process, The All Golds are hosting a trial day in a bid to spread the net wider and identify talent that may have not been seen in the past. The event will take place at the club’s home ground, The Prince of Wales Stadium, in Cheltenham on 29 November 2014 from 1pm-4pm.
Speaking about the event, newly appointed head coach Lee Greenwood explained what the aim of the event was:
“The trial day gives a great opportunity to any player who thinks they have the ability play professional Rugby League. While we hope to unearth some hidden talent it also allows me to have a good look at the players that are currently signed. We are looking to recruit a large squad for the 2015 squad and there are places left for us to fill.”
The event is open on an application process and will look to include lots of local talent, a number of the club’s currently signed players and some talent from the North of England that would like to take the opportunity.
The day will consist of a training session followed by modified games and then a full game of Rugby League where players will be compared against current squad members in a bid to earn a contract with the semi-professional outfit. Successful trialists will either be offered a contract or an extended trial, but they must be able to attend training sessions on a Tuesday and Friday evening.
To apply for a place in the trial players are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org along with a brief Rugby CV that outlines previous achievements and levels played at.