Announcement of the 2024 Wildcats Nationals Campaign

West Wildcats Regional Touch
27 Oct 2023

Dear Player

With the release of the England Touch calendar we are excited to be able to share West Wildcats 2023/2024 campaign to take us into Nationals! 

We have a full calendar this year with lots of exciting events that give opportunity for player growth and 

competition, and most excitingly, opportunity to be selected to represent the region at Nationals 2024!

We are even more excited that we have more opportunities to play, trial, and be talent ID’d.  Let us explain more 

There will be 2 Trials available for all opens, seniors and masters athletes for the 2024 campaign 

PLUS the new Talent ID opportunities which will be available at selected  BUCS uni comps and the wildcats winder series. 


There will be two trial dates to give you opportunity to be selected to play for the region. To be eligible for selection you MUST attend a minimum of ONE trial event.  

These will take place at the following dates and locations:

Sunday 28th January at Oxford Harlequins RFC 

Sunday 18th February at Birmingham University, Bounbrook 3G

YOU MUST BE REGISTER- See google sportmemeber team list below


This year, the Winter Series will allow the coaches an opportunity for talent identification, and we are also hosting specific BUCS (University students) talent ID sessions. 

The aim of these Talent ID sessions is to encourage new talent to be noticed and encouraged to participate in trial sessions, alongside allowing coaches to see players in game situations

The Wildcats Winter Series will be following the format below with opportunity to compete in both mixed and Mens/Womens competitions:

Sunday 26th November Round 1 (Mixed) @ Oxford Harlequins RFC 

Sunday 10th December Round 2 (Mens/Womens) @ Stourbridge RFC

Sunday 28th January Round 3 (Mens/Womens) @ Oxford Harlequins RFC 

Sunday 26th February Round 4 (Mixed) @ Stourbridge RFC

In order to participate in any of these events including trial you need to take the action below

Action required

  1. ALL players to register for trails before 15th December 2023  here:
  1. ALL players wanting to register for Talent ID requests at any of the above events need to sign up via this link
  2. Any exemption requests please email wildcats here: [email protected]

IMPORTANT Trial Information 

Trials notes-  To ensure the highest quality selection opportunity we are encouraging the following

- Minimum 1 trial attendance, (*the more trials you can attend, the better) 

- Minimum 1 winter series or Bucs event talent ID request 

*In addition , players have their own ID's pinned to the back of their shirts.  THIS ID  will clearly have their last name and Division category they are applying to.   (the card & pins, will be provided to you at trails) 

*2023 nationals players, need to attend 1 trial only 

*note that trial costs is £20 regardless of how many trials you attend 

Talent ID - notes 

- Players will need to fill in a talent ID form for the event in which they would like to be viewed playing games.   

- Each player will need to ensure they know their team and  player shirt number 

- costs is £5 to register (*unlimited talent ID events) 

Division currently entered (* This has come from the expressions of interest that we put out in September this could be subject to change) 

Mens Open

Mixed Open

Womens Open

Men's 30’s

Womens 27’s

Womens 40’s

Mens 45’s

Winter Series Registration- Your clubs will be receiving this google form, however if you do not get this please email us your club details

We would love for you to help spread the word about all the above info and invite as many players to join you at trials as the more players we can get to the region the stronger we are at building our mighty region. 

If you are unable to attend a selection event and require an exemption, please email [email protected] to discuss

Kind Regards

Sam Powles
West Wildcats Regional Lead


A recap on important dates you need 

Trial Dates 

Trials #1 Oxford Harlequins RFC 4-9pm

Trials #2 - 19th Feb @Birmingham Uni  10-2pm-

Talent ID Dates 

Bucs South Talent ID - 4th Nov @ Reading 

Winter Series 1-  26th November @ Oxford Harlequins 4-8pm 

Winter Series 2- 1- 10th December @ Stourbirdge RFC 1-6pm 

Winter Series 3- 28th January  Harlequins RFC 4-9pm

Bucs nationals Talent ID-  18th Feb @ Nottingham Uni 

Winter Series 4- 25th Feb - @ Stourbridge RFC 1-6pm

Other Important Dates 

Training Squat Selection announcement - 2nd march 

Wildcats Squad Training #1 - 10th March @ Birmingham Uni 10-2pm 

Wildcats Squat Training #2 17th March @ Banbury

Final Squad Selection - 26th March 

Kit order deadline- TBC

Wildcats Squad Training # 3- 21st April  @ TBC 

Nationals - 4th, 5th, 6th  May - Nottingham 

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