Several new faces were involved as VfL Women began their six-week pre-season programme.
Having undergone numerous performance tests over the past few days, the VfL Wolfsburg Women squad got their preparations for the 2021/22 season under way in earnest on Sunday. New head coach Tommy Stroot had 19 players at his disposal for his first session at the Elsterweg training ground. As well as Alexandra Popp – who was in attendance on Sunday despite being injured – Rebecka Blomqvist, Dominique Janssen, Jill Roord, Shanice van de Sanden and Lynn Wilms were also unavailable due to their involvement at the Olympic Games. Joelle Smits, who is on standby for the Olympics, is currently in Japan with the rest of the Dutch contingent but will return to Wolfsburg if none of her team-mates pull out of the tournament.
Bremer makes comeback
Turid Knaak, Lena Lattwein, Sandra Starke and Tabea Waßmuth, however, trained with their new VfL colleagues for the first time, while Pauline Bremer also made her first appearance following a cruciate ligament tear. The She-Wolves kick off their FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga campaign on the last weekend of August, when they host 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam.