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RailHawks Begin Training Camp in Preparation for 2011 Season

February 28, 2011 - North American Soccer League (NASL) - North Carolina FC News Release

CARY, NC (February 28, 2011) - The Carolina RailHawks began their preparation for the 2011 NASL Season with the opening of training camp today at WakeMed Soccer Park. RailHawks' players, along with invited trialists, took part in a two-hour training session led by Head Coach Martin Rennie. Brad Rusin and Kupono Low were joined by 2010 returnees Floyd Franks and Devon McKenney and newly acquired Jonny Steele.

"It was exciting to get back out to training and get on the field after the team's offseason," said Head Coach Martin Rennie. "I was impressed with how the players have kept themselves fit during their time off. We can now focus on improving and becoming a team."

The team will continue with training sessions at WakeMed Soccer Park on Field #7.

Monday: 10:00am â€" 12:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am â€" 12:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am â€" 12:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am â€" 12:00pm

Friday: 10:00am â€" 12:00pm

All training sessions are open to the media.

A preseason match against collegiate powerhouse Wake Forest Demon Deacons will take place on Friday, March 4th. Wake Forest will host the match in Winston-Salem, N.C. at Spry Stadium with a 7:00PM kickoff. The remainder of the RailHawks preseason exhibition schedule will be announced in the coming days on, along with team stories from training camp.

The RailHawks will begin their campaign for the 2011 NASL Championship on April 9th as they host league rival Puerto Rico Islanders at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7:00PM. RailHawks ticket plans are on sale now, starting as low as $49. To purchase tickets and for additional ticket and schedule information call 919-859-KICK (5425) or visit

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