BEARS Selection Process U12


To all players trialling for this seasons U12 representative teams, the BEARS executive wish you the very best as you put your skills on show. Thank you for supporting junior cricket in our region and we hope you gain valuable experience and further develop your skills by being a part of our selection process.

This season selectors from BEARS, RCI & EDJCA will be selecting approximately 36 x u12 players to represent our zone in upcoming Rep carnivals.

  • 1 x BEARS U12 State Championship Team - End of December 2020
  • 2 x Bears U12 Development teams playing in Ian Healy Cup hosted by Albany Cricket Club - early January 2021

Please Note Costs for Carnivals:

 To help parents budget and plan ahead for the expenses associated with providing representative opportunities for children we will clearly list the costs. Please make yourself aware of the costs prior to nominating your child for possible selection.  Any overview of last years costs is available on the main trials page - other useful information is also on the main page - please familiarise yourself with this.

Important Logistical Information for Players and Parents:

To each session you attend please be sure to bring:
Your own cricket kits; broad brim hat and or cap; sunscreen; water; food/snacks

What to wear: 

For each of the trial sessions players are required to wear their normal cricket whites.


No representative OR club clothing of any description is allowed to be worn.


A plain white or cream shirt but try to distinguish yourself from others. No representative clothing of any description is allowed to be worn. Tip for young players: The more professional you look the better.

Commitments if selected:
Please be aware of your obligations as a player if you are selected. There will be 1 training day, 3 practice games on 4 consecutive Sundays commencing the early November as well as weekly training (start date yet to be confirmed). You will be required to be part of these important 'pre-carnival' games and training.

Representative Trial Process

Stage 1: UPCOMING FOR 2020


********Update on the Stage 1 trials********

Given the latest advice re the COVID-19 virus, we’ve decided to postpone these trials until later in the year. Similarly selections for the RCP program will be done later in the year.

While we know this is disappointing for the kids, our number 1 priority is to look after the health of our players, their families and the broader community



Date: 22 AND 29 March 2020 ****POSTPONED****
Venue: Bulimba Cricket Club, Colmslie

Time: Trials will be split into groups.  Session 1 will run from 8AM to 10AM and session 2 from 10AM to 12NOON.  Please ensure you attend the session you have been allocated.  Week 2 sessions will be alternated (ie if you are 8AM on 22/3/2020, you will be 10AM on 29/3/2020).


Please note that there is a $10 (cash only) fee for attending Stage 1 trials.  This needs to be paid at registration.  Please ensure you are marked off as paid to avoid later disappointment.


Who attends 1st stage of trials?

If you are playing within the RCI, EDJCA or BEARS competition (and are 11 years of age as at the 31st August 2020) and are a member of one of the following clubs:
RCI Clubs - Redlands Sharks, Muddies, Wellington Point, Cleveland Thornlands , Ormiston College or
EDJCA Clubs - Wynnum, Carina, Bulimba, Holland Park, Villanova, Mansfield, Redeemer College


Please note that your club MUST nominate you to attend trials.  If you have not been nominated, please contact you club in the 1st instance.

** Nominated players (with player numbers - to be put on helmets and shirts to assist with identification during trials) will be listed below shortly.**


This first stage will include a net session, games and fielding drills to allow you to put your skills on show.

Please arrive at the session at least 15-30 minutes prior to the start in correct playing gear, with sun cream on ready to start on time.

Please be aware that PLAYERS will be attending a representative trial and selectors will be looking for players with above average skills in each facet of the game.

Number     Player Name

TBC once all club nominations have been received


Session - 8AM to 10AM

1 - Player xxxx

2 - player xxxx


Session - 10AM to 12NOON

3 - Player xxxx

4 - Player xxxx


Stage 2:  Names Below - TBC following stage 1 trials


Who attends 2nd trial session?

Combined BEARS, RCI and EDJCA Players invited to attend after the completion of stage 1.

(please note depending on the size and skill level this may be the whole playing group from stage 1 or a selection of players. This will be discussed by coaches/selectors at the end of stage 1)

Stage 2's session will mainly consist of players breaking into teams and playing a series of games. There may be some players allocated to net sessions during the day.

Venue: TBC

Time: TBC

*** Please arrive by TBC to ensure the trial can begin on time. Players are to bring their own lunch and water bottles as there will be limited food and drinks available at the canteen. 

All invited players will take part in a Match/Game Sense simulation were players will be broken into teams to play against each other.

Batting and Bowling orders and logistics of the session is at the discretion of the selectors.

At the conclusion of these matches the selectors for BEARS, RCI and EDJCA will nominate players into  teams.

One BEARS State Championship Team
Two Teams for Ian Healy Cup

Teams will be posted on the BEARS website