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RAF Shawbury Training Session For Shrewsbury Town Squad

10 July 2015

First Team Have Team Building Session On Thursday

The challenges included:

Manager Micky Mellon suprised his squad by putting their thinking skills to the test with a series of unique challenges at the RAF base, led by Shawbury staff.

Shrewsbury Town's first-team squad were given plenty to think about on Thursday afternoon as RAF Shawbury hosted a problem-solving team-building session.
  • A blindfolded team having to make a perfect square with a single piece of rope, guided by their leader
  • Producing a replica model, made from coloured plastic T-shaped components, as an exact copy of the original model but with limited viewing of the original
  • Constructing a ball carrier for a weighted ball before testing it against the clock around an obstacle course
  • A blindfolded group having to find important kit to escape a cave

There was also one final challenge, 'river crossing', which required the squad to work as a whole in order to get all members of the group to safely cross the river scenario.

Micky said: "It's always a place that we go to use the facilities and learn about group dynamics and anything that we can learn about each other.

"We're always very keen to go and it's an environment where you can do nothing but learn.

"It was a really worthwhile experience for us in building ourselves as a group and we want to say a big thank you to the RAF guys, they were top-drawer as expected.

"You learn a lot about the players as people and how they interact with team members."

The Club visited RAF Shawbury last season ahead of the Armed Forces Fan Park and Matchday.

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