A new year and a new challenge for the Bristol Sonics as the first team steps up to National Level in Conference League 3. With the first fixture announced for 21st April 2012 (last season’s Grand Finalists Kippax Knights at home) the Sonics now have around 2 months to get themselves ready for their most demanding season yet. ‘Most of the current sqaud have been actively training since the start of the year and now is the time to kick on and prepare in earnest for the season’ said Sonics Head Coach Karl Fearnley. ‘But the door is very much open to new players who want to test themselves at this level.”If you want to make your mark on a National stage, even if you’ve never tried league before, then now is the time to put yourself in the frame. To put yourself in contention for a first team squad place you’ll need to come along to one of the pre-season training events and play in one of the trial matches.’ The confirmed dates for the next few weeks of pre-season are shown below (also see below for location details):Thursday 16th Feb: 8-30 until 10pm – Indoor Training (Indoor 3G, Wise Campus, SGS (Formally Filton College ))Sunday 19th Feb: 2pm – The Downs (Water Tower, Durdham Downs)Thursday 23rd Feb: 8-30pm – Indoor Training (Indoor 3G, Wise Campus, SGS)Sunday 26th Feb: 2pm – Indoor Training (Indoor 3G, Wise Campus, SGS)Thursday 1st Feb: 8-30pm – Indoor Training (Indoor 3G, Wise Campus, SGS)Sunday 4th March: Trial Game ( Bristol – location tbc)Further dates will be announced in due course including a second trial game. The first team squad will be announced in mid March, following this second trial game to enable player kit to be ordered.First Team Player BenefitsAccess to the best coaching team in the SW (including Leeds Rhinos Staff)Free Away travelDedicated player performance plans Use of the SGS WISE Campus GymDiscounted kit package (bag, t-shirt, polo, hoodie, tracksuit bottoms, vest)For more information please contact Karl Fearnley – Head Coach – / 07884 315237

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