The Tornados new season is almost upon them.
After enjoying much success last season, the challenge begins, as they look to go one better and do the quadruple, having been North West, Northern Conference and Lancashire Brit Bowl champions, missing out in the national finals at the semi-final stage.
To begin preparation for this season the youth team went down to Chester for a pre-season warm up game - a big challenge as the team had recruited several new players.
The day started with The Tornados making a charitable donation to Mark Hamer, the head coach of Chester Romans, as Mark’s daughter requires a special wheelchair.
And while Mark does many things to raise funds for this, the Tornados wanted to make a small contribution.
Charity then went out of the window when the game commenced.
The eventual score was 24-18 to the Tornados.
New players gained much valuable experience and showed what a strong force the team will be this season, though the coaches realise the victory was a narrow one, and are therefore working on ironing out the errors that occurred during the game.
The Tornados currently have three teams - flag, youth and seniors.
While the youth team were grabbing all the headlines last season, the club aim to emulate the same success with the others, but first they have to gain experience before they can join a league.
Anyone interested in the sport are welcome, no matter size or fitness, and the sport is open to both sexes.
The club do require seniors, as that game is played 11v11, and while the youth players will progress onwards, recruitment is required now.
For more details, visit www.tornadosafc.com