Shanghai Lions Football Club

Pre season program kicked off with the first training !


It is indeed a strange summer this year the temperatures are nowhere near last season’s record highs. Last season we were grasping for air and water during our boot camp with 38 degrees celcius. Yesterday it was cool and raining and with a lot of people still on leave we had a reasonable turn out of young and old. Azzedine did a perfect job to make everybody at ease and selected some simple but efficient drills. All in all a good start to the new season.

This Saturday we will play a friendly versus Japan 4 to 6pm at SRFC Waigaoqiao / ps register on line / if you are new send an email to our management.

The week after we will have training sessions both on Sat.and Sunday 10am-12am at Jinqiao / Dulwich and one of them including a Martial Art session by a Taekwondo 9th time World Champion and black belt is 4 other Martial Arts…! All this is for our preparation for the Shanghai Master Veteran Tournament and our own second edition of the Lions Cup.

Azzeddine and Charles have done a tremendous job on the organization of the Lions Cup and managed to get 20 teams (+ 2 on the waiting list) to participate, including teams from Xiamen, Kunming, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, etc.. !

Meanwhile we have still two more Wednesdays to go in the Lions Summer 7’s, the Semis and Finals, which is just a great way to stay fit during the Summer.

During last week game Big John unfortunately hurt his knee. we hope it is nothing serious and we wish him a speedy recovery. Let’s hope to see him back on the field with us soon !

Keep training Lions ! Cheers Freek

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