EGERTON Football Club's preparations for the new campaign are gathering momentum.

Pre-season training is about to start, with potential new players invited to attend.

Friendlies have been put in place for next month, and club chiefs have identified several opportunities for supporting the first team's next tilt at the Cheshire Football League Premier Division.

The Yellows commence pre-season training at their Mereheath Lane ground this Saturday, between 1pm and 3pm, and continues in midweek.

Next Tuesday's session, at the same location, will run from 7.30pm to 9pm and then there will be another training night on Thursday, June 15, between 7.30pm and 9pm though the venue is yet to be confirmed.

Potential newcomers will be welcomed at any of the aforementioned training events.

The squad's training throughout June will lead into six pre-season friendlies, at least five of which will be taking place at home.

A sixth game is still being sought for Saturday, July 15, with Egerton being available to play home or away.

The five home matches firmly in place are against Runcorn Town on Saturday, July 1, kick-off 2pm; Wythenshawe Town on Tuesday, July 4, kick-off 8pm; Cheadle Nomads on Saturday, July 8, kick-off 2pm; St Michaels DHFC on Tuesday, July 18, kick-off 8pm and MSB Woolton on Saturday, July 22, kick-off 2pm.

Entry is free for children at all the above games, while it is £3 for adults for all the games except the one versus Wythenshawe, which is £5.

Egerton, who finished 13th last season and reached the quarter-finals of the JB Parker Premier Division Challenge Cup before being knocked out by eventual winners Lostock Gralam, are looking for some financial support to help them through the season.

With this in mind, various sponsorship opportunities are available.

These include tracksuit sponsorship at £1,500, to player and player-of-the-match arrangements at £50.

There is also player of the match for the season at £750, match day football sponsorship at £750 for the season, and pitchside advertising boards at £350.

For all enquiries, email

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