Grimsby Town F.C. squad team-building

The Mariners are contemplating a hectic end to the campaign, with at least two matches every week for the best part of two months. In fact, this is the last midweek when they are without a fixture.

To make the most of that opportunity and ensure the players are fresh and ready for the final third of the season, the club drafted in Get Hooked on Positive Activities (GHoPA) yesterday to provide some extra target practice!

Laser clay pigeon shooting and archery were the order of the day as Town’s players went head-to-head.

“It was a team-building exercise in some ways, and also this is the last free week that we’ve got before the end of the season,” explained Town manager Paul Hurst.

“Moving into an extremely busy period, we were looking at doing something a little bit different.

“There was a bit of friendly competition, but I not sure there’s ever really friendly competition when you’ve got a group of people who want to win things for a living.

“But it’s something different for the players – they’ve certainly worked extremely hard so far this season, and there will be a lot of hard work to come.

“It’s a bit of a breather, a break from the norm and, once we’ve found out the winner, we refocus on football.

“The table looks healthier after Saturday’s win and the team spirit is very good. Hopefully this can make it even better.”