Limited Training starts...

Discussion in 'Hampton and Richmond Borough FC Unofficial Forum' started by Les 1949, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Les 1949

    Les 1949 Member

    Football in limited form has returned to the Beveree
    It’s been over three months since the sound of football’s being kicked, coaches issuing instructions and teammates laughing with each other reverberating around the Beveree Stadium. This week though a semblance of normality returned to our home, as Gary McCann and his staff hosted two optional and socially distanced training sessions.

    A number from last seasons squad, some Academy graduates and a handful of unattached players attended the sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. Mark Findley, the club physio ensured all who were present were tested for high temperatures, and all relevant FA guidelines were followed and adhered to during the different training drills.

    Manager Gary McCann said “It’s obviously been a long time, and it great to get back onto the pitch. All those who chose to attend took heed of the rules and it was a couple of fun but functional sessions.”

    Chairman Jacques le Bars was also happy to see the Beveree being used safely “It’s not something we took lightly, and thanks to Mark Findley who was central to ensuring it passed off without any issues. It was great to see football albeit in a limited form return to The Beveree. This is the start of a long process of the club returning to normal and we’re working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we’re in the best possible shape for when football proper is able to return”.

    As the club start to look to the future, McCann said “Our intention is very much to keep a number of last seasons squad. This is something myself and Jacques are working on as we try our very best to plan effectively for next season"
  2. Thanks Les for the update. Think this news was not unexpected given previous comments.
    As has been suggested previously, the aim has been to keep a number of last season’s squad and I seem to remember Gary mentioned circa 12. If so, this is a good platform to build the 20/21 team.
    It might be that some of the unattached players are there by Gary’s invitation plus invitations from our players to friends knowing they are of the required standard.
    We await further news in due course.
  3. Many contracts expire tonight, so there are going to be a lot of players released by clubs especially at levels above us who might struggle to get fixed up at their current level.
    Who knows Gary might be able to find a bargain?
  4. Think you may find that is the case for EFL and PL; was always under impression National League contracts expired at end of May.
  5. Is there likely to be further weekly updates on the team activities ?

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