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Age Class

A term defined in ecology as a group of individuals of the same age within a species. A similar “taxonomic” device has evolved in medicine, where large blocks of patients are divided by age and treated by the appropriate specialist—neonatologist, pediatrician, and adolescent medicine specialist in the beginning of life, and geriatrician at the end of life.

age class

Medtalk A term defined in ecology as a group of individuals of a species with the same age
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It started out working with Coleg Llandrillo, was involved with the age grade under-16s and worked my way up to be involved with the U18s and then to go on and become the head coach of the U18s last year.
After initially starting at Huddersfield YMCA, Lewis came through the club's Age Grade section, making his first team debut as an 18-year-old under then Director of Rugby Simon Irving.
The 51-year-old added: "The importance of this age grade level is vital and the chance to work in Irish rugby again was one I did not want to pass up on.
The 21-year-old came through the age grade system with the Liberty Stadium side and became the youngest player to feature in a RaboDirect PRO12 game when he made his debut aged 17 years and 222 days in a November 2007 defeat to Leinster.
Below that this year we have had 36 age grade internationals at Wales 16, 18 and 20 level.
WALES bosses have introduced a new style of training for age grade sides designed to mirror the success of Warren Gatland's World Cup squad.
RGC 1404 under-18s took a break from the regional age grade championship when they took on the Northampton Saints U19s at Wrexham Rugby Club but came up short, going down 34-10 to the Premiership youngsters.
With the change in the age grade structure this season by the IRB from under-21 to under-20, this will be the debut of the new manager Eric El-wood's team.
I've had experience of captaining age grade sides in the past, but Cardiff is a big club with a lot of history so it means a lot to get a chance to wear the captain's armband.
We will be taking a holistic approach to coaching across the age grade levels and working closely with the coaches at senior level to ensure consistency of messages and to exchange ideas, but, most importantly, to ensure that we are producing the right kind of rugby players to excel at elite level when their time comes.
Boss Marc Roberts "This is the first time that North Wales have played a National squad within the age grade framework," said Roberts.