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Ellen White tells you what to pack for pre-season training

The football season may have finished but the new campaign should never be far from your thoughts - so why not prep for pre-season now?

You may already be part of a team, or next season might be the first time you’ve ever played the game. Either way; don’t worry... we’ve got you covered!

Here’s England star Ellen White with a few suggestions for your pre-season kit bag:

“The first item is pretty obvious but you’ll need football boots or some sports trainers. If the ground is quite hard I'd go with moulded studs.
“I’d also wear shin pads to protect your legs from tackles.
“A drinks bottle is essential. Take little sips throughout the session, or during a drinks break, to keep you hydrated. Water is absolutely fine but you can add some squash if you want.
“You might want to bring a snack with you if it’s a long session. A banana or a piece of fruit, for example.
“If you’ve got long hair you’ll need to bring a hairband and some clips to keep your hair out of your eyes.
“I’d also bring a cap and some sun cream because it's likely to be hot and sunny. I always pack a hat and gloves just in case. You never know what the weather is going to be like so it’s always best to be prepared!
“But the most important thing to bring with you is a smile. Make sure enjoy it and have fun.”

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