Stockport County’s Youth team had a break from their hectic training schedule to spend the day at the Anderton Centre at Rivington Reservoir, near Bolton.
The trip was made possible through the Development Fund and the purpose of the day was, as much as anything, to give them a break from what has been a difficult year for everyone at the Club.
The lads, accompanied by Youth Team Manager Craig Madden and Education & Welfare Officer Jacci Cooper, spent the morning completing problem solving activities, crate stacking and a low ropes course.
Raft building and racing had to be abandoned due to strong winds but the team enjoyed canoeing on the reservoir in the afternoon.
There was a good team building element to the day which worked well for the squad in the run up to their Youth Alliance League Cup final.
The activities were filmed throughout the day so that the footage could be edited in the Study Centre and set to music for each of the lads to keep as a reminder of the day and their teammates.
Craig Madden said about the trip:
“It was a great experience for the lads and it was good to break away from the norm and do something that tested the lads team-work and problem solving skills away from their everyday workplace.”
“I think the lads all enjoyed themselves and I have no doubt that they have benefitted from the day at the Centre.”