Tomorrow, the national team will reunite to continue their preparations for the
upcoming tournaments, including the Tri-Nations and the European Championships in France.
Prior to this upcoming weekend, the squad and staff enjoyed a night of celebration as personal accolades were recognised as well as some long-standing members of the committee saying their final goodbyes.
Rhyce Ramsden heads into the camp with the title of England’s Player of the Year after a terrific season for his country, his stand-out performances coming in the Nations League triumph earlier in the year as the forward netted twice at crucial stages of the tournament.
The squad as a whole were further recognised for their achievements in Poland as the travelling group were each awarded their gold caps and given a healthy round of applause for bringing home England’s first major trophy in over three decades.
November’s camp will, unfortunately, be the first without the ever-present head of Physiotherapy Lib Aitcheson and team Psychologist, Tim Pattenden – two members of staff who have played huge parts in the growth and success of the national side.
However, the new recruits in the different staff departments will be looking to continue their work with the lads as everyone aims to work together in creating and upholding a world-class environment for the players that has seen the team reach new heights.
Now it’s back to work for the Lions after a week of celebration, as they return to the Home of Amputee Football, fine-tuning the game plan and putting in the hard yards as
we edge closer to the next tournament.