The Midlands will kick-off this season's Under-16 Divisional Festival with a game against the South West at Castlecroft in Wolverhampton tomorrow (1pm).
The game marks the start of a busy weekend of rugby at the RFU's National Centre for Schools and Youth Rugby as it will be immediately followed by a game between the North and London at 2.40pm and two further games on Sunday January 15; South West v North (10am) and London v Midlands (11.30am).
The Midlands side was selected after a series of inter-county matches, during which every player was graded by watching divisional selectors, and a final trial at Solihull School last month.
The squad prepared for the Divisional Festival with a training weekend, also at Solihull School, last weekend.
The Midlands have appointed winger Will Hurrell of Leicestershire as their captain for the opening game in a side that includes Oliver Grove, the grandson of former West Bromwich Albion football manager Ron Wylie.
The Festival will be watched by the England selectors, who will be naming squads for the Under-16 senior internationals against Italy and Wales in April as well as an England A squad for a game against Wales and also a side to play in the Millfield Festival, also in April.