Despite the prospects of a competitive 20/21 season being still in the air Trafford MV are confident of being at peak levels when a start date is announced.
Pre-season training begins on Tues July 7th and MV are looking for new players to bolster playing strength at all levels of the Club Rugby structure.
The men have started individual and small group sessions already, sessions are an hour long and begin at 6.30 and 7.30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
All sessions are currently with RFU, Government and Club regulations and as such are predominantly strength and conditioning work, alongside losing those lockdown bellies with some essential fitness work.
Ladies training is going well and we’ve had a few new recruits joining our weekly sessions. These run 7.30-9pm on Tuesday and Thursdays and need booking on to. Contact us via any Trafford MV social media page.
The Club will also be launching a Women’s Rugby Boot camp to get your bodies active after the long lock down period.
MV have called on the services of former 1st XV winger Jamie Kingdon who has returned to whip the boys into shape. Jamie is a PT instructor and in the process of opening a new gym in Altrincham called ‘The Strength Collective’ and is using his expertise to give the players a good core strength ahead of the season.
New Captain Danny Burke will be announcing new players over the coming weeks as MV seek to strengthen at all levels of the Club. Already added to the roster for next season is James Diaper from Norwich Crusaders. James is new to Manchester and will be looking to push for a 1st XV place at scrum half / stand off.
It is yet to be seen if the ADM Lancashire Championship will start in September – however hopes are high. MV’s 2nd XV will also compete in the new Lancashire set up for the first time ensuring more localised Rugby for players.
Cricket and Gaelic Football played at the club are also on hold currently and full training and competitive play is far from imminent.
What is more timely is the prospective opening of social facilities at Trafford MV. The Clubs Covid Committee are working hard on plans to facilitate a potential opening on July 4th.
An announcement will be made by the Club on July 1st once they are confident all required regulations are in place.
Trafford MV are hopeful things will return to a near normal status before too long and the the whole range of sports and social activities enjoyed by the community at the club can be opened up once again.