Thursday, 7 July 2011

Everton Enjoy Austrian Training

Everton have kicked off preparations for the upcoming season by holding a pre-season training camp in the Austrian village of Obertraun. The first team squad, along with the reserve and academy players, flew out on Tuesday evening.

The travelling party included Yakubu, who returned to training with Everton after his loan spell at Leicester City, but Everton's international stars Tim Howard, Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines, John Heitinga and Phil Jagielka have all been granted extra time off after their Summer exploits.

Wednesday's training consisted of three gruelling sessions to re-build the squad's core fitness after the Summer break. In between the dreaded fitness periods David Moyes led his players into a river for a chance to cool down and Tim Cahill even took a break from tweeting to instigate a water fight with Jose Baxter (above).

On Thursday the squad took a cable car trip to the summit of the Austrian Alps, with plenty of the players taking to Twitter to share their mountainous snaps:

Jose Baxter enjoying scenery a little different to Liverpool

Youngster James Wallace in Austria

Distin tweeted: "First time felli see the snow ha ha"

Aussie Tim Cahill posted this snap of the whole group - spot Fellaini!

Train hard lads, it will be worth it.

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