Science and sport to the fore as squad gets to work

Ebbsfleet United’s squad reported for duty first thing on Monday morning and were put through their paces on the training ground mere hours into their opening day. Fleet’s Head of Performance Lee Taylor put the players through a series of short, high-intensity sessions across three hours, with the squad’s new GPS trackers enabling live analysis…

New tech in time for new season

The Fleet have been benefiting from a new link-up this summer, using PlayerTek to monitor team and player performance. Developed by Catapult Sports, PlayerTek is a GPS-based system that helps team management make informed decisions to improve performance. In training, the Fleet players have been wearing special vests and on matchdays they will have small…

Fleet land transformed training facilities for new season

Daryl McMahon’s squad return to training at the end of the month and there’s somewhere new to call home for the players as they limber up for 2018/19. Fleet’s general manager Dave Archer today signed an agreement with the CEO of the K Sports Cobdown training facility, meaning the first team will return to their…

Fleet to play training game behind closed doors

Ebbsfleet United’s players won’t have all weekend to themselves following the postponement of Saturday’s trip to Gateshead. Daryl McMahon has arranged a training game at home to Eastbourne Borough on Saturday morning at a mutually convenient time for both sides – but it will be played behind closed doors. The short notice following the confirmation…

Danzey’s diary 2016: day one

Back by popular demand, the Nigel Dempster/Samuel Pepys of the Fleet returns – as diarist and club secretary Peter Danzey reports from Ebbsfleet United’s Portuguese training base once again. And in his first despatch from the front line, Pete reports that: “The team landed in Faro on Sunday evening, 10 minutes late, but thanks to…

Happy anniversary as club secures training complex

One year on from KEH’s ownership of Ebbsfleet United, the club announces this morning that with effect from next season the players will move to training three days a week at their new training base in Ditton, Kent. Vice chairman Peter Varney said, “This is a vital step in the development of this football club….