Burnley’s Youth Team have flown out on a two-week pre-season training camp in Austria.
The squad began their tour on Saturday, July 25th, jetting off to Munich following a friendly at Preston, which they lost 2-1.
The Clarets youngsters will be based in the picturesque town of Obertraun in the stunning Austrian mountains, where Burnley's first team stayed at the camp twice in successive years in the mid 2000's.
And Academy Manager Jason Blake, who is the with the youth team in Obertraun, can only see the benefits ahead of the forthcoming 2015/16 North West Youth Alliance.
He said; ”The lads are entering the latter stages of their physical conditioning ready for the season so it’s a great final preparation for that.
“We also had the opportunity for a funding partner to send the boys to a selection of any eight venues and in the end it was between the one we have chosen and the French National Football School, Claire Fontaine.
“This location is as much cultural and experience-based off the pitch as it is on the pitch, and when you see the scenery around the pitches, it’s great for the boys.
“It has been great to see the first year scholars to come out of their shell after just one day and it’s also a chance for the second years to cement what we already know about them about their personalities and how they lead the younger boys and become role models for them.”
The Clarets were due to face a Chelsea Academy side on Monday morning (9:30am GMT kick-off) but heavy rain forced a late postponement.
The youngsters will face 1860 Munchen next up in the German capital, Munich, in the second week of the trip.
Video footage and news from the trip can be found on Clarets Player, the official website and the club’s social media platforms.