Chance to see Aleksandar Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum in open Newcastle training session

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren

Newcastle United are to hold an open training session - with supporters able to get a closer look at the new signings.

The club has confirmed details for the annual family Open Day which will take place at St. James’ Park on Tuesday, 4th August.

The event will be free to fans of all ages and will once again feature access to a first team training session inside the stadium, as well as a larger relocated Fanzone behind the ground’s Gallowgate End.

Fans will be able to see new signings Aleksandar Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum being put through their paces.

To accommodate the event’s biggest ever Fanzone, Strawberry Place will be closed to traffic from 4am to 4pm on Tuesday, 4th August.

Organisers say the Fanzone will include a number of football-related activities including a penalty kick area, speed cage and human table football pitch, as well as an obstacle course, face painting area and small fairground rides.

The Newcastle United first team will be on the pitch from 10.45am.

Following training, the full first team squad will participate in a signing session for 125 winning junior Magpies Members, while the Fanzone will remain fully open to all fans until 2pm.

Lee Marshall, PR and supporter liaison manager at Newcastle United, said: “Last year’s Open Day was tremendously popular with supporters of all ages and our aim has been to make this year’s even bigger and better.”

SCHEDULE

9am: Fanzone and East Stand open

10am to 10.30am: Foundation training session

10.45am to 12.15pm: First team training session begins

12.15pm to 12.30pm: Penalty shoot-out and crossbar challenge

1.45pm: Competition winners’ signing session

2pm: Fanzone closes