Our neighbours at Trafford FC have long been an integral part of Altrincham's preparations for a new campaign, and this year will be no different after the clubs agreed on a date for a pre-season friendly in just six weeks' time.
The short trip to Flixton is a pre-season ritual relished by Alty fans, and diary entries for 2022 can now be made after it was confirmed the sides will meet at Shawe View on Tuesday, July 12th, kick-off 7.45pm.
Alty's programme of pre-season games begins with a double-header on Saturday, July 9th, with the Robins taking a squad to West Didsbury & Chorlton for a midday kick-off and then heading to Wythenshawe Town for a 3.30pm start at their ground on Timpson Road in Baguley.
Three days later, Alty step up their preparations for full-time football against Northern Premier League Division One West opponents who always present Phil Parkinson's squad with a stern test.
A club that shares the same football philosophy as Phil and Neil Sorvel, Danny Caldecott's Trafford side can be counted on to play their part in a fixture that invariably proves an entertaining spectacle and is sure to again on July 12th.
As arrangements continue to be finalised for further pre-season fixtures, watch out for details here on the club's website and on our social media channels.