The State of Mind road trip rolled into The Shay in May this year to deliver a presentation to the Halifax team.

46 players and coaches attended the session where Jimmy Gittins and Phil Cooper delivered the evening session and Halifax players returned to training getting ready for the 2013 season

It doesn’t seem that long since we finished last season, but last week saw the start of the 2013 season, with the First team starting training last Monday and the Junior teams starting up next Monday.

All the teams have been provided with the new training wear from ONE Hx and all the kit the players are wearing will be available through the shop starting on November 26th with the Launch of the new playing shirt at the Shay Banqueting Suite 7.30pm. If you want to come along to that night, because the numbers are likely to be great, please ring to book your place on 01422 342792.

Back to the players. Everyone has started training apart from Iain Morrison who is in the latter stages of recuperating from his Knee surgery and Anthony Bowman who had surgery on his shoulder this week.
Karl Harrison, Lee Greenwood and conditioner Nigel Halmshaw were in to check on progress as the players reported in.

“It’s very early days yet, but it’s gone well so far. The boys have come back in in decent condition, we’ve done some fitness and strength tests and the results have been good. We played some conditioning games on Monday night and some of the new blokes looked sharp. Scott Murrell was dominant with the ball in hand and Karl Ashall looked sharp around the dummy half. But the hard work’s just started. We’re training four times a week right now and we’ve got just 12 weeks until the start of the new season. ”

Karl has also been impressed with some of the junior players signed by the Club with great help from the Supporters Trust. “The young boys have got a great chance to try and impress before the season starts. We’ve three friendlies lined up and there’s plenty of opportunity for them not only to train with the first team but make it to the squad. I thought that young Brad Delaney looked particularly fit and sharp at training.”