How will Regional Training change from its current format?
In line with the Performance Strategy, the objective of Regional Training will be to develop an oversupply of players fulfilling the selection criteria for the National Age Group Programme and National Academies. Therefore, the number of players in Regional Training will reduce as we focus on those who are showing the most potential to progress, the intensity of training will increase and (in some regions) the frequency of training will also go up.
We are developing the Regional Training Selection Criteria & Policy and we will publish this soon. This will be applied for the first time in the 2018 summer term (all selections from 1 April 2018).