Ajax back in action

Ajax back in action

Ajax started the preparation for the 2007-2008 season on Thursday. See the photos of the first two training sessions, on youth complex 'De Toekomst', here.

The first traning of Ajax was on youth cvomplex 'De Toekomst'. Nearly 2000 fans attended the season's opening.
The first traning of Ajax was on youth cvomplex 'De Toekomst'. Nearly 2000 fans attended the season's opening.
Jaap Stam was one of the crowd favourites. The veteran ended last season with an injury but now has a clean bill of health.
Jaap Stam was one of the crowd favourites. The veteran ended last season with an injury but now has a clean bill of health.
Two new faces in the team: goalkeeper Erik Heijblok and midfielder Laurent Delorge. Third new sigining Kennedy Bakircioglü will join the group on Monday.
Two new faces in the team: goalkeeper Erik Heijblok and midfielder Laurent Delorge. Third new sigining Kennedy Bakirciogl├╝ will join the group on Monday.
As usual, the first training consisted of many running drills. The conditioning has to be improved after a lay-off.
As usual, the first training consisted of many running drills. The conditioning has to be improved after a lay-off.
The Ajax supporters lit fireworks, giving the impression that there was a thick fog.
New goalkeepers' trainer Carlo L'Ami will work with Maarten Stekelenburg, Dennis Gentenaar and Erik Heijblok this season.
New goalkeepers' trainer Carlo L'Ami will work with Maarten Stekelenburg, Dennis Gentenaar and Erik Heijblok this season.
Head coach Henk ten Cate consults with assistants Hennie Spijkerman and Alfons Groenendijk.
Head coach Henk ten Cate consults with assistants Hennie Spijkerman and Alfons Groenendijk.
Erik Heijblok on his first Ajax training.
Erik Heijblok on his first Ajax training.
On the second training of the day, more running. Intern Jürgen Colin (Norwich City) has some air left to talk to conditioning trainer Laurens Ebben.
Adrie Koster is the new coach of Young Ajax, but he joined the coaching staff of Ajax 1 for the first training day.
Adrie Koster is the new coach of Young Ajax, but he joined the coaching staff of Ajax 1 for the first training day.
Ajax Cape Town interns Thembinkosi Fanteni (inside left) and Sameegh Doutie (inside right) got their first taste of what it is like to train with Ajax Amsterdam 1.
Ajax Cape Town interns Thembinkosi Fanteni (inside left) and Sameegh Doutie (inside right) got their first taste of what it is like to train with Ajax Amsterdam 1.