Warriors continue preparations for new season

Warriors continued their preparations for the 2014/15 campaign this week as they underwent an intense training session at Apex Motorcross Park.

The players, who returned to training last week, visited the Motorcross Park next to Sixways as part of what will be the most effective pre-season schedule ever planned by the club.

During the session, the squad tested their aerobic and anaerobic capabilities as they split into teams and ran around the track carrying heavyweight logs.

The teams then competed in a series of relays while carrying sandbags, water balls and kettle bells.

With Warriors’ first pre-season match less than two months away, coaches have been putting the squad through their paces during a tough few weeks of training.

Players underwent a number of tests at the start of their pre-season campaign and have seen the intensity of their sessions increasing to ensure they begin the new Greene King IPA Championship season at the peak of their fitness levels.

High Performance Director Nick Johnston said: “The early part of our pre-season schedule will predominantly focus on foundation fitness levels across all areas.”

Warriors captain Jonathan Thomas added: “Our pre-season training has been planned meticulously and the schedule will allow us to reach our optimum fitness levels at the right time.

“Players are always challenged during pre-season and that has been taken to the next level this summer. But the science behind it speaks for itself and we are training in an efficient way.

“The camaraderie between players has been fantastic since we returned from the summer break and that will be essential to move us forward as a group.”