County programmes act as the first stepping stone onto the talent pathway. Each county association is responsible for running and organising their own programmes, geared towards suiting the individual needs of each county and the players within it. As a National Governing Body we provide advice and support to counties wishing to further and better their programmes.
What does the programme consist of?
Within the calendar county training dates are highlighted for counties to run their programmes without any clashes. For the 2019/20 season these are:
- 19th/20th October
- 14th-15th December
- 11th-12th January
- 1st-2nd February
- 14th-15th March
- 16th-17th May
- 13th-14th June
- 25th-26th July
Selection Criteria and key events
Each county will have there own selection criteria. Guidelines for counties to work from to best sit below Aspire can be found here. It is recommended to allow players to progress at their individual rate that selection is left open throughout the season.
Key events for County players to attend would be:
County Closed - 28th-29th September
Regional Closed - 12th-13th October
Local Bronze and Copper Sanctioned Events
For more details on your local county programme please contact you local county association.