- Midlands counties ready for Under 18 season
- Divisional Festival to be held in Leeds
Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire will host Leicestershire and Warwickshire will face Staffordshire in the opening round of Midlands Under 18 county matches on October 17.
The matches will form the first part of an exhaustive selection process for the England Under 18 Clubs and Schools side and will include the annual Super Sunday event at Broadstreet RFC near Coventry on November 18.
All six Midlands counties will be involved in Super Sunday but before that they will each play two inter-county matches.
The Midlands Trial will take place at Loughborough on December 2 which will be followed by squad sessions at Bedford Modern School on December 16, at a venue to be confirmed on January 27 and back at Bedford Modern School on February 10.
The Under 18 Divisional Festival will be staged at West Park Leeds from February 15 to 17.
Midlands Under 18 Fixtures 2012/13
October 17: NLD v Leicestershire at Newark, Warwickshire v Staffordshire at Brosdstreet.
October 24: Leicestershire v East Midlands at Market Harborough, North Midlands v Warwickshire at Stourbridge.
October 31: East Midlands v NLD at Dunstablians, Staffordshire v North Midlands at Walsall.
November 18: Super Sunday at Broadstreet
December 2: Midlands Trial at Loughborough
December 16: Midlands squad session at Bedford Modern School
January 27: Midlands squad session. Venue TBC
February 10: Midlands squad session at Bedford Modern School
February 15-17: Divisional Festival at West Park Leeds