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21 July 2013

Fans interacted with players and had their first glance at the new training facility at the Bragbury End open day earlier today.

Over 550 season ticket holders attended the event at the 42 acre site and were treated to a fun morning both inside and outside.

Guided tours were given around the new training building, allowing fans to step into the changing rooms, kit room, dining room and gym whilst also taking a peek into the physio treatment room and manager's office where Graham Westley has been busy planning for the season ahead.

Outside the fun continued with fans watching an open training session before being invited onto the pitch themselves. There was a kids and dads v players football match before the players broke away and manned different stations for youngsters (and not-so-youngsters!) to try their hand at, including Beat the Goalie, Crossbar Challenge and the STS Tyre Pro Challenge.

Players and management happily mingled with supporters all morning, signing autographs and posing for photos. There was also opportunities to meet Boro Bear, buy the new replica shirts, purchase refreshments and a bouncy castle for the youngsters.

Speaking after the event, Graham Westley commented, "I always enjoy these days. It's a good opportunity to get in amongst the fans, hear their questions and deal with their points of view. I think the togetherness of this club has always been a big part of our success and building that togetherness is something you can never underestimate."

A gallery of photos from today's Open Day can be found on the club's official Facebook page, with further video content and photos to follow.

A young fan attempts to get past James Dunne at the Beat the Goalie station

The adults were lining up for a shot too...!

Sam Wedgbury signs autographs for fans

Dino Maamria poses for a photo with a young fan

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