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February Training Camp Round-Up

The England national team returned to the Home of Amputee Football across the weekend for yet another action-packed three-day camp.

Coach Mark Dolan led the first session of the camp with an emphasis towards transitional styles of play on Friday, before heading into a small-sided game to let off some steam.

Off-the-pitch psychologist, Tim Pattenden ran a session reflecting on our time at the WAFF World Cup and how such an experience can help the team grow and develop for future tournaments.

Elsewhere, another of head coach Scott Rogers’ backroom staff Louis Mayers conducted a strength and conditioning session before leading the tactical battle of set pieces on Saturday. And with Michael Masters back amongst the ranks his height could prove decisive moving forward.

Louis Mayers talks the camp through a range of strength and conditioning routines

Whilst nutritionist Dan Richardson conducted a series of body composition and anthropometric tests with each player.

Meanwhile, Rogers' understanding of the importance of competitive matches with the Nations League just four months away, he opted for a competitive in-house game to conclude what was a successful weekend at Reaseheath.

However, to the team's disappointment defender, Sean Jackson was left to train independently following a recurring ankle injury picked up on Friday evening.

Alison McCaul observes Sean Jackson as he continues to recover from injury

England will return to the Home of Amputee Football in just under six weeks' time, however, the team can be seen in action for their respective clubs as the EAFA League campaign commences Saturday 18th February.


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