On Tuesday 29th October we hosted our Junior Blues Meet The Players Day at Roots Hall, and the Junior fans session was a huge success!
Junior Blues members of all ages were invited down to Roots Hall to watch an up close and personal training session with Sol Campbell and the Blues first-team squad.
The day started with a signing session with the players, which saw the opportunity for selfies and individual pictures with the team. Sammy the Shrimp was also in attendance and clawed his way into some snaps with the young fans.
Following on from the signing session, Sol said a few words on how the junior fans of today can help build the team of tomorrow.
He then got the team up and out, ready for the long and intense training session in front of the watchful eyes of the Junior Blues.
The training session saw a number of intricate and challenging drills put in place for the team, with a number of quality goals being scored and great saves being made in the process.
The session on the pitch lasted over two hours and the Junior Blues members saw plenty of action, goals and some high-intensity training.
We would like to thank everyone who came down and attended the event, and we look forward to seeing you all at the next one!
We would also like to thank Kay Fogg, Kevin Fogg, Brad Herson, Suze Newton for helping the club during the event.
If you are not a Junior Blues member and want to be part of the future of Southend United, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and join for £10 to receive some fantastic offers and the chance to be invited to events such as this one.
Take a look through our Meet the Players day gallery (above) to get a taste of the benefits of being a Junior Blues member!
More information about Junior Blues can be found here.