Important Academy Update 3 | COVID-19 Virus

19th Mar 2020

Sent on behalf of Academy Manager, Kristjaan Speakman:

Further to today’s announcement by the EFL extending the postponement of First Team and Academy fixtures until 30th April, the decision has been made by the Club to cancel all training sessions (First Team and Academy) until the week commencing 6th April.

All Schoolboy activities will remain cancelled until at least week commencing 6th April and this will be reviewed nearer the time about how we can re-incorporate these sessions into our programme.

Our Sports Science & Medicine team have made contact with all players already around some conditioning plans during this time away from the Academy. Our Coaching staff will also start to make contact from Monday around how we will continue to deliver our programme to players remotely.

Again, it is important to stress that this situation is ever-changing and we will endeavour to follow the above plan unless government advice changes meaning that this may need to be reviewed.

Should an Academy player or any members of a player’s immediate family encounter minor symptoms please ensure Academy Operations Manager Tim Smith is notified so we can accurately oversee the effect this situation has on our players enabling us to act appropriately. Tim can be contacted via email on or mobile on 07584685360.

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