PERTH REDBACKS 2021 WABL TRIALS

Registrations for our 2021 WABL trials are now closed. Thanks so much to those who registered. We can't wait to see you over the next couple of weeks.


U20 MEN TRIALS WILL BE HELD
separate to our other age groups on
Sunday 7 February
2pm-3.45pm @ Vic Park Leisurelife


TRIAL #1

This trial is only for 'New to Redbacks' boys in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups. (New to Redbacks = boys in these age groups who did not play WABL or State Champs for Perth Redbacks in 2020.)

FRIDAY 29 JANUARY

Venue Time Courts Age Group Trialling
Curtin Stadium 5pm – 6.15pm 1, 2, 3 U14 Boys - new to Redbacks
Curtin Stadium 6.15pm – 7.30pm 1, 2, 3 U16 Boys - new to Redbacks
Curtin Stadium 7.30pm – 8.45pm 1, 2, 3 U18 Boys - new to Redbacks

Players who are successful at these trials will be invited to TRIAL #2.

TRIAL #2

This trial will be attended by:

  • All girls - both current Redbacks and new to Redbacks
  • All U12 boys - both current Redbacks and new to Redbacks
  • All U14, U16 and U18 boys who played WABL or State Champs for Perth Redbacks in 2020 PLUS those players invited to attend from TRIAL #1.

SUNDAY 31 JANUARY

Venue Time Courts Age Group Trialling
Belmont Oasis 8am to 10am 1, 2, 3 U12 Boys
Belmont Oasis 10am to 12pm 1, 2, 3 U14 Boys
Belmont Oasis 12pm to 2pm 1, 2, 3 U16 Boys
Belmont Oasis 2pm to 4pm 1, 2, 3 U18 Boys
Vic Park Leisurelife Centre 8am to 10am 1, 2, 3 U14 Girls
Vic Park Leisurelife Centre 10am to 12pm 1, 2, 3 U16 Girls
Vic Park Leisurelife Centre 12pm to 2pm 1, 2, 3 U12 + U18 Girls

Players who are successful at these trials will be invited to TRIAL #3. Invitations for TRIAL #3 will go out on Monday 1 February.

TRIAL #3

As noted above, this final trial is only for players invited to return after TRIAL #2.

TUESDAY 2 FEBRUARY

Venue Time Courts Age Group Trialling
Curtin Stadium 4pm to 5.30pm 1, 2, 3 U12 Girls
Curtin Stadium 5.30pm to 7.30pm 1, 2, 3 U14 Girls

WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY

Venue Time Courts Age Group Trialling
Curtin Stadium 4pm to 5.30pm 1, 2, 3 U12 Boys
Curtin Stadium 5.30pm to 7.30pm 1, 2, 3 U14 Boys

THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Venue Time Courts Age Group Trialling
Curtin Stadium 4pm to 6pm 1, 2 U16 Girls
Curtin Stadium 6pm to 8pm 1, 2 U18 Girls

FRIDAY 5 FEBRUARY

Venue Time Courts Age Group Trialling
Curtin Stadium 4pm to 6pm 1, 2, 3 U16 Boys
Curtin Stadium 6pm to 8pm 1, 2, 3 U18 Boys

AGE GROUPS

The division your child will trial in is determined by their year of birth:

  • Under 12: 2010, 2011 born
  • Under 14: 2008, 2009 born
  • Under 16: 2006, 2007 born
  • Under 18: 2004, 2005 born
  • Under 20: 2002, 2003 born

TRIAL NUMBERS

Age/Gender 2020 Trialists 2021 Trialists
12 Girls 19 27
14 Girls 31 50
16 Girls 18 31
18 Women 21 20
12 Boys 54 58
14 Boys 66 116
16 Boys 66 102
18 Men 63 90
20 Men 21 29
TOTAL 359 532

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR ALL PARENTS

  • The 2021 Perth Redbacks WABL trials are 'open trials' which means both current Redbacks players and players who are new to Redbacks are invited to trial for the spots on offer.
  • These trials are likely to be the most competitive in our history. Several age groups in the men's program are expected to have 80+ players trying out for 40 spots.
  • Previously being selected in a 2020 Perth Redbacks WABL team does not guarantee selection in a 2021 Perth Redbacks WABL team.
  • Being selected in a 2020 Perth Redbacks State Champs team does not guarantee selection in a 2021 Perth Redbacks WABL team, or selection into the same team/division.
  • Final selections will be based on observations and data collected:
    • During the 2020 WABL season
    • During the 2020 State Champs tournament
    • At the 2021 WABL Trials sessions
  • While the 2021 WABL coaches will have significant input into the selections, responsibility for the final selections lies with WABL Heads of Selection Craig Allen (women) and CJ Jackson (men).
  • Parents may seek feedback from Craig or CJ about their own child's selection/non-selection. Parents may not seek selection feedback about other players.
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