Sidmouth Town report back for duty


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Sidmouth Town return for pre-season training at their Manstone Lane ground tomorrow (Saturday),

The opening session begins at 12.30pm and will be followed by a barbecue.

All existing and prospective players are invited to attend.

After the initial meet and greet session the regular programme will see twice weekly sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with 6.3-pm starts.

The Vikings’ senior side will once again be led by Paddy Thomas with Nick Ogden as his assistant whilst there’s a new management team in place to oversee the fortunes of the Reserves.

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Rikki Pitter and Wayne Harris have moved to Manstone Road from Colaton Raleigh and their arrival is a huge boost to the whole club as they are a proven coaching team who have enjoyed lots of success already in the Fresha League.

The club is setting high targets for the coming season with the first team looking to further consolidate their place in the very competitive South West Peninsula League Division One (East) whilst the Reserves are expected to quickly regain their previous status in the upper echelons of the Fresha League.

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There’s to be new training routines whilst the central core of the pre-season schedule will be on ball-work and all round fitness.

With Manstone Road providing one of the best playing surfaces across East Devon there are opportunities a plenty for players to progress with the Vikings.

The club also boast excellent dressing room facilities, free sports massage therapy and injury prevention, brilliant after-match clubhouse atmosphere and the club’s social activities throughout the season, coupled with exceptional team morale, and al that makes for a the most enjoyable of footballing environments!

For Supporters, the newly built stand provides shelter in wet weather and the

clubhouse provides refreshments at great prices during and after the game.

The pre-season action kicks off with a July 20 double header for both senior sides at Beer Albion followed by the first of a number of home double headers seven days later when Heavitree United visit Manstone Road.

The season proper starts on the August 17 at home to Stoke Gabriel.

For more information on pre-season training please call Paddy Thomas on 07886 521022.

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