- Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:24 am #31284
Spoke to a friend last night who told me about his neighbour’s 13 year old grandson who attends state school and I find this very sad/unfair. He is very talented playing in County sides from a young age and now in a new Regional Pathway side. From these the Wales side is chosen and is now managed by Glamorgan in order to identify talent early and develop it with a view to future players. Glam has also some agreement with Monmouth Public school where Steve James coaches. Recent trials were held at Monmouth School and lo and behold ALL the Monmouth boys got in with staff/coaches at the school being on the selection panel. The lad/parents who are not rich and have made sacrifices are very unhappy as this lad has played alongside the ‘chosen’ youngsters at County and Club level with much better competitive averages, which appear to have been ignored. I’m disappointed in Wallace, a state school product, as surely the whole process should be seen to be fair without wealthy parents being able to ‘buy’ a cap. Apparently, there are a lot of parents in similar situations angry. Lad is very talented footballer in Academy but when clashed chose cricket. Thinking of continuing with cheaper sport now. Any comments or advice to ensure a fair process please.