Having finished the HSBC Sevens World Series on a high, the aim is to develop the next wave of Wales Sevens players for the future, with FIRA tournaments in Moscow, Barcelona and Bucharest to come after France this weekend, along with the Middlesex Sevens next month.
John said: "We are very pleased with the way we ended the IRB season, with a Plate win in Adelaide, then to reach the Cup semi-finals in the last two tournaments in London and Edinburgh, losing narrowly to South Africa in both.
"Those performances show that we are not far off the best teams in the world but if we want to keep our place in the top ten in the world, we've got to keep working hard because all those teams improve so much all the time too.
"A lot of hard work has been done all season, a lot of it unseen by our fitness, coaching and support staff, and we can only get better by improving again and competing against the best sides more often. International Sevens is a great environment for the boys to play in and we're thrilled that two of our players have gained Regional contracts as a result, we wish Jevon (Groves) and Gareth (Davies) all the best with those."
Sevens Grand Prix Series will take place on 18th and 19th June at Stade Lyon Vuillermet.
Wales Sevens squad for Lyon:
Owen Williams (Pontypridd), Calum Thomas (Pontypridd), Rory Watts Jones (Cardiff), Steve Taylor (Cardiff), Sam Lewis (Swansea), Tom Rowlands (Cardiff), Justin James (Llanelli), Lee Williams (Scarlets), Warren Davies (Tonmawr), Will Price (Aberavon), Will Jones (Cardiff), Elliot Frewen (Tonmawr)