St. George’s Park marks the return of business operations with a host of clubs on site for their pre-season camps.
Brighton & Hove Albion WFC
Hope Powell says her squad are in great condition as they prepare for the new Barclays FA Women’s Super League season following a week’s training camp at St. George’s Park, which ended with a behind closed doors friendly against Leicester City WFC (2-2).
Powell said the squad have benefited from the excellent facilities at the National Football Centre.“It’s worked really well, it’s been nice to change the environment as much as anything else,” she added. “The facilities at St. George’s Park are second to none so it has really raised standards – the girls really appreciate what we’re trying to do and how we want to work".
Barnsley FC called St. George’s Park their home for a week long training camp as they continue to prepare for their upcoming 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship campaign. They went on to beat Crewe 2-0.
Cauley Woodrow who joined Barnsley FC as a player in January 2019 said “The facilities are unbelievable here”.
Alex Mowatt, who's been a player at the club since 2017 said “The facilities here are really good, the pitches are really nice and it’s been good training so far”.
Mark Beevers, defender, feels their week at St. George’s park will benefit the squad.
“Everyone knows it’s a fantastic set up, the facilities here are second to none. The pitches are immaculate, they’ve got the hotel and everything’s in house, you’ve got the pool as well, so to get the chance to come here as a group is fantastic. We’ve had a great week.”
Whilst on site they played two friendlies’ behind closed doors against Stoke City U23 (3-0) and Derby County (1-2).
Burton Albion FC
Burton Albion’s first team players are back in pre-season training and have taken part in three behind closed doors friendlies against Mansfield Town, Nottingham Forest U23s and Leicester City U23s. All three games were played behind closed doors at St. George’s Park.
The first team squad were straight to work at St. George's Park on Saturday 22nd August, on the first day of a five-day pre-season training camp. Following the journey from West London to the Midlands, the team got started in the gym ahead of a full-on week of preparations.
West Bromwich Albion FC
West Bromwich Albion’s first-team squad will conclude their week-long training camp at St. George’s Park with a behind closed doors friendly against Nottingham Forest, as they prepare for their return to the Premier League.
Albion captain Jake Livermore says, “this week at St. George’s Park, has been first class”.
“The facilities here at St. George’s Park are amongst the best in the country, if not the best, so there’s nowhere we’d rather be as we ramp up our training ahead of the new season”.