The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 6th June 2012
....after promotion to the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division.
Farmer has been handed an increased wage budget for next season, but he says it is essential to go beyond that if the team is to make the step up successfully.
With that in mind they have already signed up the services of Coventry City strength and conditioning close Pete Tierney, while psychologist Victor Allen has been working with the Greenbacks since February.
He said: “We’ve looked at other ways of bridging the gap between ourselves and the teams with bigger budgets.
“We’ve considered ideas that are pretty innovative like video analysis, psychology and sports science.
“Myself and assistant-manager Adam Cooper met with Pete Tierney the other week and he was a great chap who gave up his time for free as he saw how enthusiastic we are.
“He’ll definitely be on board with us in the first week of pre-season and we are looking at ways he can work with us beyond that.
“Things like this show how Coventry are a part of the community and willing to help clubs lower down the pyramid.”
Farmer believes it is important Bedworth’s players are as fit as they can be next season.
With that in mind the management have handed the squad strict individual fitness plans to stick to.
Any player who finds himself out of condition come the start of pre-season training could find himself out on his ear.
“We’ve got a small squad to work with who we want to be at peak physical condition.
“Myself and Adam have devised personalised fitness programmes for the players. It’s a little unusual but we want to be able to hit the ground running.
“If players don’t come back ready to go then they won’t be considered,” he said.