On the 02/03/2014 Byers Green Haze Under 10s from Newcastle travelled on a football tour to Barcelona for an action packed weekend. The trip consisted of a training session with a qualified Spanish coach, a friendly match against FC Mountjuic from Barcelona, a stadium and museum tour of the Camp Nou (home of FC Barcelona) and finished with the group attending the La Liga match between FC Barcelona Vs Almera of which the group were privileged to see the likes of Lionel Messi and co win 4-1 .
In response to the weekend Byers Green manager Gareth Jackson said
The weekend was a massive success all round. Both parents and players were very impressed with every part of the weekend activities and the attention to detail given.
Paolo and Cristina could not have done more and the days ran like clockwork. A special mention must be given to the facilities, coaches, president and kids of FC Mountjuic as they put the “cherry on the cake” as far as the training session and game are concerned.
We are getting together to write a testimonial over the weekend for yourself, Paolo and everyone we met while in Barca,
I remember setting out a few years ago to make this happen. And, i did take 5 minutes out over the weekend to realise i did not think it would have been possible to give the kids such a once in a lifetime experience – and i must thank yourself and Paolo for this – Thank You from everyone at Byers Green Haze Under 10’s (Players, Parents and Coaches).
I will of course be highly recommending yourself and Paolo in the future but as i said i will forward an official tesimonial in the next week or so.
Thanks again, keep up the good work.
Leeds City Boys from Yorkshire recently returned from the Easter Open held in Holland as champions of the U13 section.
The Leeds Schools FA were represented in the U13 and U14 section of the tournament and both teams returned home unbeaten from their European adventure.
The U14 team finished 3rd in the tournament having missed out on getting to the final having drawn their final group match.
The U13 team went that one step further by winning the final on a penalty shootout and bringing the trophy back to Leeds.
This was the third time the Leeds Schools FA had taken teams to compete in the Easter Open. with all travel arrangements organised by local tour operator Football Tours International the group of 46 players staff and parents travelled overnight from Newcastle to Amsterdam and then by coach to their home for the weekend at the Centre Parks Het Heijderbos in southern Netherlands. the group stayed in villas sleeping up to 8 people and had half board accommodation with access to all the activities and facilities on the complex.
The tournament matches were played on the Saturday and Sunday in group format with the teams progressing dependant on their final position in their group. Both teams finished their groups top and progressed into the finals on the Sunday.
Each evening was reserved for relaxation and leisure time for players and accompanying adults and staff.
The group returned on Tuesday morning via the DFDS ferry back to Newcastle, returning to family and friends waiting at Elland Road, home of Leeds United.
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Leeds City boys U12 and 13s will travel to Holland to play in the Easter Open this April.
The two age groups will play up an age group due to the European age categories playing from January to January,
They will compete against teams from all over Europe hoping they can win the Easter Open.
Over the past few days the draw has been made for the tournament
The U14s have been drawn in pool B (Schapendreef 24/A Landhorst 5445 AB) against VV menose (Holland) Vanlose IF 1 (Denmark) Penrhyn Bay FC (Wales)
The U13 have been drawn in pool A (Sportpark ‘De Berkte’ Haringsestraat 7 Haps 5443 PD) against Hapse Boys (Holland) FC Kolding Nord (Denmark) and WVV Constantia (Holland)
All group games will be played on the Saturday 19th April 2014 at the stated Venues.
Dependant on where each team finishes in their group will determine where they will play on the Sunday and for what position in the tournament.
The group will be staying at the centre Parks Het Heijderbos and will travel by private coach via the Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry. A total of 47 players, staff and parents will be travelling and all of this has been organised by Football Tours International.
The 2014 Whitsunday school holiday saw three separate football teams travel to Spain on a football tour.
Oadby Owls from Leicester,
Garforth Rangers from Leeds
Wrenthorpe Rangers from Leeds
Each team travelled to Salou south of Barcelona for a 5 day football tour.
They each experienced a tour of the Camp Nou (home of FC Barcelona) and was able to do some shopping and sightseeing down the famous Ramblas in the centre of Barcelona before making their way down to check in at their accommodation in Salou.
Each team played 3 friendly matches against Spanish opposition at high quality facilities at the 5* Futbol Salou complex. (a detailed report for each group will follow)
Two of the groups visited the famous Port Aventura theme park on the Wednesday with Garforth deciding to opt for the waterpark and Wrenthorpe the theme park.
Garforth rangers included two training sessions that were delivered by FTI managing Director James Knowles who put the players and even their parents through their paces.
Each group mad a mixture of weather with some torrential downpours that threatened to effect the evening fixtures on the Wednesday and some glorious sunshine that gave the teams a taste of how it may be for the England players when over in Brazil at the world cup.
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Wrenthorpe Rangers U15s from Wakefield last week made their long awaited trip to Salou in Spain.
The Under 15 team have been fundraising for the past 18 months to help fund 17 players and 5 coaches/staff to travel to Salou on a football tour. The fundraising included car washes, bag packs, sponsored bike rides plus lots of hard work on from players and parents alike.
Wrenthorpe chose Football Tours International a Leeds based tour company to help them plan their travel, accommodation, itinerary and friendly matches against Spanish opposition
The group arrived at Barcelona international airport on bank holiday Monday and made their way to the Camp Nou (home of FC Barcelona) The groups had pre booked tickets to take the stadium and museum tour of the famous ground where they visited the changing rooms, dug outs, club shop and much more. From here the group took in the famous sights and sounds of Barcelona by walking down the Famous Ramblas,
Later that evening the group checked in at their accommodation Cambrils Holiday park on the outskirts of Salou.
Throughout the week the team played 3 friendly matches against strong Spanish opposition, The group had mixed results loosing two of the games and conceding a last minute equaliser in the third. Each of these fixtures was played at the 5* Futbol Salou complex.
Along with the football the team had plenty of down time and even managed a trip to the Port Aventura Theme Park.
Football Tours International hope that everyone involved on the Wrenthorpe Rangers tour had a trip to remember
11th March 2013, Salou, Barcelona Spain.
The Ghana U20 national team have just visited the 5* Futbol Centre Salou complex in Spain, they stayed for 7 nights as part of their build up to the Orange CAF U20 Championships that are to be held in Algeria at the end of the month.
A selection of the best young players from Ghana accompanied by a number of coaches, physios, managers, and backroom staff seeked the help of Football Tours International to organise a pre-tournament training camp in Spain for their talented players. The group stayed at the Camping Sanguli resort in Salou for 7 nights. The players stayed in 5* bungalow accommodation and trained at the 5* Futbol Centre Salou complex that is situated over the road from the accommodation.
The group of 37 people trained daily and even managed to find time to have a stadium and museum tour of the Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona. The group were able to visit different parts of the stadium including the changing rooms, press office, conference rooms, trophy room and the museum, some players even made purchases in the club shop to remember their experience.
On the last day of their training camp Football Tours International managed to organise a friendly match against FC Barcelona Juvenile Squad at the FC Barcelona training centre (The Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper) The match was attended by a number of scouts from teams from all over the world and was a real success with the score ending 1-1, The game was competed in the correct way and there was some great individual performances and was a great experience for the players from Ghana.
The Black Satellites travelled straight to the airport after the match and went on to do really well in the Orange CAF U20 tournament losing in the final on penalties. The group were very grateful to James at FTI for helping to organise the training camp and thought that the camp in Spain was one of the reasons the team did so well in the tournament. They have already shown an interest in bringing their U17 and U19 teams across to Salou for a training camp in the near future.
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FOOTBALL TOURS INTERNATIONAL (FTI) are dedicated to providing professional Sports tours, training camps and educational trips for teams of all ages and abilities, from all over the world.
We cater for recreational and professional teams, organisations, schools, colleges and universities, offering a reliable service throughout. Our aim is to work together to tailor your tour and ensure that your group has the best sports holiday experience possible.
We at FTI are proud to be able to offer over 80 training camp destinations across Europe, from Barcelona to Milan, Manchester to Amsterdam. Each training facility is of the highest standard allowing us to be able to cater for most sports. Several top European clubs allow us to use their facilities, including The Spanish Football Federation, St Georges Park, the Academy of Valencia CF, the Academy of Villarreal CF, RCD Espanyol and an exciting new training camp at Real Madrid. allowing you to train like the professionals.
We are proud to be able to offer our clients use of facilities used in previous Olympic Games for teams or individuals to be able to train or play like their hero’s.
We also have a list of over 1000 international tournaments running all year round across all sports and will work with you to find the one best suited to your team’s needs.
FTI are experienced in working with groups of all sizes from recreational teams to national teams. In February 2013 FTI organised a 10 day tour for the Ghana National U20 team to Salou, Spain followed by a tour for the Soccer elite Football Academy which saw 380 people travel to the Barcelona Trophy held in Spain over the Easter weekend. So however large or small your group or what ever level you play at we will find a tour for you.
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