South Shields’ first pre-season training session took place on Saturday – with senior and reserve team players taking part.

It was held at Mortimer Community College, and although a number of players were unavailable because of work and holiday commitments, preparations for the 2016-17 campaign got underway.

In the video above, first-team coach Mark Scott reflects on the session, and looks ahead to the season as Shields ready themselves for a “new chapter”.

You can view a full set of images from the training session – captured by Peter Talbot – on Facebook here: Pre-season training, June 25, 2016

The images will be available to view on Flickr on Monday.