VfL Wolfsburg Women don’t kick off the new campaign until September, but the She-Wolves will be working up a sweat at Elsterweg much earlier. The newly crowned double-winners’ first training session – which will take place without VfL’s international players due to this summer’s European Championship in England – will be held on 1 July. Head coach Tommy Stroot will be able to call upon a full squad from 11 August.
Return to Harsewinkel
After a week off training, VfL will be staying at the Hotel Klosterpforte in Harsewinkel – which has hosted the She-Wolves in the past two summers – for a week-long training camp between 13 and 20 August. They will play the first of two pre-season friendlies during their stay in the Münster region, taking on Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven at 16:00 CEST on Friday 19 August at an as-yet unconfirmed venue. A week later, on Friday 26 August (18:00 CEST), VfL travel to Sonderborg, Denmark, to face Brondby IF.
Up for the cup
The nine-time Bundesliga winners play their first competitive game on 10/11 September, when they begin their defence of the DFB Cup in the second round. The new FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga season gets under way the following weekend (16-18 September).