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Duchy College welcomes Cardiff City for pre-season training sessions

Published: July 21, 2017

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Cardiff City and their manager Neil Warnock have spent a week of their pre-season training at Duchy College’s Stoke Climsland campus in preparation for the next football season.

This is not the first time Duchy College have played host to football clubs in pre-season training. Neil Warnock has previously used the facilities at Duchy College for a pre-season training camp with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds Utd.

Team Lead for Sport at Duchy College, Darren Evans, said it is “great to welcome Neil and Cardiff City Football Club to Duchy College for their pre-season training.”

“The setting is excellent for them to go through the last few practices before the season kicks off in a few weeks,” Darren continued.

“It is also a fantastic opportunity for our new and progressing students to watch the training and get motivated for their next season. We have a strong squad next year and any tips they can pick up from a professional side will help them on their way.”

Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock, said he likes to bring his football team down to the Duchy each summer as “the facilities at Duchy College are great.”

“The players get the chance to relax in a great environment, lovely views all around and the College has got a great reputation for the students, it is a very forward thinking college,” Neil continued.

“We go and play two or three games in the near vicinity. The fans come down as well, we have an open day during the week and they seem to enjoy it as well. Like I say, the facilities here are second to none and I really enjoy bringing the club here to train.”

Year 11 student at Callington College, Adam Patterson, who will be starting Duchy College in September came to watch the training session.

“It’s amazing to have this opportunity on our doorstep.” Adam said.

“I am really looking forward to starting Duchy College in September on the Plymouth Argyle Football Education Programme.”


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