Day 4 started off with a bang, an early start down to breakfast with the team and a walk over to the playing fields behind the Sports Village stadium, where both Manchester Utd U23’s and Woman’s team play
This was to be the final training session during our time in Manchester. The training session was mainly focused on shooting and agility. A warm up activity followed by physiological development in an agility game competed within the teams, and finished off with a shooting activity to develop from a 1 v 1 situation in to a 2 v 1 and 2 v 2 situation depending on the context of the game. We even got to experience some UK rain, with the final few minutes of the practice playing out in freezing cold rain. However, after a nice shower, there was a noticeable rise in morale.
We then started on the long journey to Chester. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester
Parking next to Chester Castle, the group headed off towards the city center by walking along the ancient walls that surround the city, and passing under the famous Eastgate Clock. When everyone finished their lunch at a roast meat shop, we split up into smaller groups and traversed around the town. One of the groups roamed around the wide array of shops while another group explored the many churches and bridges that Chester had to offer. Finishing our trip with a treat, the groups came together and enjoyed ice cream while watching over the Chester Canal. We had a fantastic time and loved venturing through the city.