Bristol City Women cancel a training session due to rise of coronavirus cases in the area

BRISTOL CITY Women’s training on Saturday was CANCELLED following a rise of coronavirus cases in the area.

The WSL side train at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and they avoided the North Bristol site at the weekend while the club reviewed its safety procedures.

A statement by the Robins said: “Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic the health and safety of City’s players has remained paramount.

“Since training resumed in July, Bristol City Women have been adhering to all the required FA protocols and passed multiple FA Covid inspections.

“In the 16 weeks of Covid-19 testing, Bristol City Women can confirm that no positive tests have been returned.”

The Bristol outfit are set to return to training next week as normal ahead of their trip to Manchester City on Saturday.

SunSport understands the players expressed concerns about coming into contact with the virus at the college where their training ground is based.

Basketball side Bristol Flyers play their home games at the college, and had four members from their players and staff test positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

City is said to have been in close talks with their Robins stars to ensure they feel comfortable training at the North Bristol hub moving forward.

The players were also worried that the disruption to their training session could affect their upcoming fixtures.

The Robins have already missed out on a match this season after an unnamed Aston Villa player tested positive for the killer virus.

The women's top-flight has been played behind closed doors and as it stands can continue, despite rising infections of Covid-19 in the country.

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