25 players attend trial for Wales U19 Learning Disability Squad

It was a great turnout but we'd love to see more players

A committed a group of players braved the cold to try-out for the Wales U19 Learning Disability Squad.

The first trial, ahead of the 2017 Home Nations Tournament in Ireland, was held at the Welsh Institute for Sport, in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, as 25 young players battled for a place in the squad, despite temperatures close to zero.

They took part in two outdoor sessions under the watchful eye of manager Sam Turner and his coaches in a bit to get selected for subsequent sessions.

More trials will be held in the capital ahead of the trip to Ireland in April and Turner said: "It's great to have so many players to look at but we're still on the lookout for eligible players who have experience of the 11-aside game.

"If you think you might be eligible, get in touch and we can discuss it.

"It's a great opportunity to pull on the Wales shirt and experience international football at a really high standard.

"We have more sessions at the Welsh Institute for Sport, which is an amazing facility and, at the end of it, we will head to Ireland to compete against the Republic, Northern Ireland and Scotland."

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