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Eagles return to training


Sheffield Eagles returned to training this week under Stage 1 - Return to Train (RTT) guidelines.

Players were welcomed back to carry out various strength and fitness tests and medical screenings ahead of the club’s main pre-season training in November.

Stage 1 training does not require testing for Covid-19 but players must train in small groups with no physical contact.

Speaking of the return, Eagles General Manager Liam Claffey said; “It’s great we’ve been able to get the players back in.”

“It’s something Mark (Aston) and the backroom staff were very keen on carrying out.

“Whilst we have kept in dialogue with the squad and they’ve carried out training on their own away from the club, the staff wanted to see were they we at ahead of November’s return.”

“Speaking with the RFL I believe we are the first club outside of the Super League to return to train and whilst this is only Stage 1 Training it has taken a lot of work to get to this point.”

“Credit goes to the players and staff who quickly retuned all the paperwork required from them along with sitting the RFL’s education module about Covid-19.

“Big thanks to Lynn, Sam and the team at the RFL as well who helped who get here, Dan and his staff at BXFGYM and those who are overseeing the Olympic Legacy Park where we are training also.

Liam Claffey has been appointed the club’s Covid Officer whilst Dr Jimmy Gray will act as the Club’s Covid Medical Officer as per RFL guidelines.

The training will only take place this week in small, pre-determined groups at staggered arrival times.

All players and staff are submitting Daily Wellness Screening forms prior to their training session as well as temperature checked at their cars upon arrival.

The club will then return to training, in full, in November following Stage 2 guidelines.