DMU women’s football prepare for varsity with strict training regime

HIGH HOPES  DMU's varsity striker Amy Morris

DMU’s varsity striker Amy Morris

By Jake Piercy

Ahead of this year’s varsity game, the De Montfort University women’s football team have been undergoing a gruelling training regime to ensure they turn up on the day.

The team have just a week before the game at Aylestone Park on Monday 23rd March, and have been training especially for the event on Thursdays and Fridays on top of double training on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Striker Amy Morris, who has been picked to play on Monday, said: “The training has been hard but we’re all very excited for the game and feeling pretty confident.

“It’s a really nerve-wracking experience leading up to a varsity game when the pressure is on but I believe we can win it as there’s a real team spirit here that could give us the cutting edge.”

Each training session consists of three fitness circuits, two swims and ball work training, and on top of that the team have been given a specific nutrition guide for the event that involves getting up at 7 am for breakfast at 8 and a pre-match meal at 11.

DMU currently lead the table in their league, with the University of Leicester sitting in second place by just three points with a game in hand, so this year’s game is a very important one.

Amy said: “Considering we’re only three points ahead of UoL, we’re not getting too overconfident before the game – we don’t want to jinx it, but we are buzzing and ready for the day.”

The game kicks off at 5.15 pm on Monday, and will be followed straight away by the men’s football varsity game.

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