Bartlett delighted with Pre-Season Preparations

Wealdstone FC began their pre season training schedule last week at their new Grosvenor Vale base at Ruislip Manor

Stones Boss Gordon Bartlett and the management team were very pleased with the first sessions which were extremely productive. Bartlett said: ‘At our first session we focused on the medical side and conditioning of the players and it was really useful to be able to use our own facilities at the Manor. Weight was taken with blood pressures and fitness assessments and we then held a very positive meeting with the players to set our expectations for the coming campaign’.

More players have signed for the club this week. From last season’s squad, key defenders Carl Martin and James Gray have re-signed, as has powerful striker Ben Alexander who is looking forward to a more settled season in new surroundings.

The club has also confirmed that former goalkeeper Luke Woods has signed from Ware FC where he was the established No 1 and is now the first choice keeper for the Malta under 21 side making his debut against Bosnia last year.

Also coming into the squad is Mark Boyce, 27, an experienced right sided defender transferring from Uxbridge FC. Boyce, who can also play in the midfield, has also seen service at Watford, Hayes, Maidenhead, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Weymouth.

The club expect to announce further signings as pre season preparations develop.

Wealdstone will entertain Watford FC in their first home friendly match at Grosvenor Vale on Wednesday July 23, kick off 7.45pm