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Town to hold open training sessions

8 July 2014

Club to hold more events over the season rather than a one off open day

Shrewsbury Town are looking to enhance the connection between the club's players and fans by holding a number of open training sessions and events during the course of the season.
 
With Micky Mellon's recruitment drive resulting in an exciting new-look Town squad, focus now turns to the pre-season friendlies which begin with three Greenhous Meadow appearances against Chesterfield, West Bromwich Albion and Watford in quick succession.
 
It will give our fans their first chance to see the new players in action as they build towards the League 2 opener at AFC Wimbledon on August 9, the starting point of the club's fightback.
 
The club have taken the decision this season to move away from the traditional pre-season open day in favour of making the pre-season Greenhous Meadow friendly matchdays more family friendly with events and activities to make the occasions more enjoyable.
 
The first open training session will be held over pre-season where members of Junior Shrews, for junior supporters, can come down to the Meadow and watch Micky and his coaching staff put the lads through their paces.
 
The young supporters can then enjoy lunch with Micky, the players and his backroom staff.
 
More events are planned for the school holidays and over Christmas to allow greater access to the Micky and the players over the whole season.
 
Micky hosted the first of the new Sign and Dine nights recently and this was a big hit. There will be a number of similar evenings organised over the coming months and we expect these to again be well received and attended.
 
Richard Hill, Shrewsbury Town's commercial development manager, said: "We understand that the fans like to meet the manager and players and it’s important that the club makes this easy.
 
“What we plan to do is hold events and training sessions over the whole season where fans can come and meet Micky and his players rather than restricting this to one event at the start of the season.
 
“It is going to be a big season for the club with Micky building a side to entertain and make everyone really proud to be a fan of Shrewsbury Town.”


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