On Wednesday (11th July), Peterborough United’s Youth Team splashed out on Aqua Park Rutland to get in some wet and wild pre-season training, before the season kicks-off in August.

‘Shooting’ around the park, the team seemed inspired by alternative training methods used by England Manager Gareth Southgate, who sent the England squad to bond at the Marine Corp before the World Cup.

Aqua Park Rutland is a staggering 100 metres wide and features more than 70 exciting and challenging obstacles. From hurling their team mates into the air on the super soaking blast bag to helping them clamber to the top of The Rutland Mammoth, the park is ideal for exercising team trust and a little healthy competition.

Sam Darlow, Professional Development Phase Coach at Peterborough United Football Club, said: “It was a great experience for all of us as staff and players to join in the water fun at Aqua Park Rutland. It provided us with a great team building and social activity for our new Youth Team players during their pre-season schedule.

"I can’t thank the staff at Aqua Park enough for all of their help and support throughout our time with them, they were first class. I would highly recommend anyone visiting the park and enjoying the experience as we have all done.”

Richard Drinkwater, co-owner at Aqua Park Rutland, said: “It was great to have the team come down and take on the park, adding to the football fever we’ve been enjoying here for the last few weeks.

“Aqua Park Rutland is fantastic for team bonding, having a laugh with your friends and getting active in the great outdoors this summer.”

Aqua Park Rutland is open now until 23rd September but due to the high interest, visitors are encouraged to pre-book at www.aquaparkrutland.co.uk. Tickets for the park are priced at £20 off-peak and £22 peak for a 50-minute session.

As an active attraction, visitors to Aqua Park Rutland need to be ready for the physical challenge and must be aged eight and over 1.2m tall and able to swim 50 metres unaided in a buoyancy vest to take part. Buoyancy vests are provided, and wetsuits are included in the ticket price.