2018 NRL Victoria Men's/U18's Schoolboys State Trials
The 2018 NRL Victoria Men's and U18's Schoolboys teams will compete at the Combined Affiliated States Championships at Suzuki Stadium (Langlands Park) in Brisbane between Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th June, 2018.
MEN'S STATE TEAM
In 2018, the Men's State team trials will be selected as an 'invite only' trial after the first 3 rounds of the NRL Victoria 1st Grade and 2nd Grade competitions. The Invite Only trial will be held on Saturday 28th April (BYE weekend). Players will need to indicate on the Sign on Sheet before each match in Rounds 1-3 if they wish to be considered for selection. The Invite trial teams will be announced on Monday 23rd April.
The Levy cost for each player selected in the Men's State team will be $700. The Train on squad selected from the Invite Trial will begin training on Wednesday 2nd May and complete 6 sessions prior to the Championships.
U18'S SCHOOLBOYS STATE TEAM
The U18's Schoolboys 'Open' trials will be held on Sunday 15th April at Haines Drive Reserve, Wyndham Vale (Werribee Bears).
10:00am - Trials
All players are required to bring their own playing shorts, socks and boots. Jerseys will be provided. Players who need strapping are required to supply their own tape.
Selection Criteria: (The full 2018 State Representative Player Selection Policy can be found at nrlvic.com.au)
1. A player can trial for the U18's Schoolboys if they are turning 17 (2001) or 18 (2000) in 2018.
2. A player must register and play matches for a NRL Victoria club in 2018.
3. The player must be enrolled and attend a Victorian Secondary School.
The levy to play in the U18's Schoolboys team if selected for the U18's Combined Affiliated States Championships in Brisbane, QLD (Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th June) will be $1100. Please note School Sport Victoria provide each selected player with $800 worth of raffle tickets to sell to subsidise cost.
All players must submit a registration form by 5pm on Friday 13th April.
Any player who is currently injured or is unable to make the trial but still wants to be considered for selection must email Ryan Walker, NRL Victoria Pathways & Coaching Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm on Friday 13th April.