COTTESMORE Amateurs launched their pre-season training with new joint boss Gary Drake taking charge of fitness and technical sessions on Sunday.
Drake, a former Holwell player, is only 26 but already holds coaching badges and will join Steve Duffy at the helm with Neil Miller, formerly at Melton Town, also joining the coaching staff at Rogues Park.
Duffy said: “Gary had a very good first session yesterday. It was hard but all the lads enjoyed it.
“We had a good turnout with a good mix of players including a couple from Holwell and a former England schoolboy.
“There is a really good feeling at the club and I cannot wait for the season to start.”
Barry Suggett is currently in charge of the U18 side which the club plans to reform this season, although he may step aside if a suitable candidate applies for the position.
Cottesmore, who will play in the Leicestershire Senior League’s premier division again next season, begin their league matches on August 18 and are looking for sponsors to back them for the 2012-13 campaign. Potential sponsors should call Steve Duffy on 07947 867623.
Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, and on Saturdays at 11am. New players are welcome to join the sessions at Rogues Park.