Among the new faces when the first team reported back for pre-season training this week was strength and conditioning coach Zack Bevan.

He will be working alongside manager Richard Cherry, assistant boss Jack Bown-Porter and sports therapist Lauren Watts.

Zack will also be supporting the squad on sports nutrition and injury prevention.

Richard said: “Zack is an experienced fitness coach with an Honours degree in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Gloucestershire.

“He is NSCA accredited and proficient in sports nutrition and injury prevention, having worked previously with elite teams in rugby league, athletics and basketball.”