School: Broadland High School | Sport: Football | Year Group: Year 9+10 | Party Leader: James Shreeve
Party Leader James Shreeve, PE Teacher at Broadland High School in Norfolk has in the past run several trips to Valencia CF through inspiresport, here’s what James has had to say about their latest adventure.
“We have visited Valencia since 2006 and the students love every second of the visit. It really is the highlight of their school lifetime and all the students return home as Valencia CF fans.”
So why choose Valencia CF?
“Quite often the pupils have the opportunity to see players / get autographs whilst at the training ground. Furthermore, the facilities have had considerable investment in the last few years and are fantastic.”
Imagine having the opportunity to train with world class coaches and step on to the pitches where the likes of David Silva, Juan Mata and David Villa played. Valencia CF coaches work tirelessly to ensure your players have the most memorable time. Not only are the sessions held to an excellent and friendly standard, but all of this is located right next to your 4* Hotel Mas Camarena.
What were their tour highlights…
“Students were fully immersed into the life of a Valencia CF player. We were even fortunate enough to watch an open training session and have the chance to watch Valencia CF vs Sevilla FC at the Mestalla Stadium.”
A Valencia CF tour gives you the opportunity to join the 55,000 passionate fans at the legendary Mestalla Stadium to watch some of the best football in Europe. Also,go behind the scenes and explore the clubs vast trophy room to really understand the history and culture of the club.
“We had a group of varied ability and the coaches were fantastic in adapting the drills and practices to suit a wide range of abilities.”
At inspiresport we make sure all our tours are adapted suit everyone no matter what their ability. We select the right local opposition for your ability level so players can truly put into practice what they’ve learnt on the training pitches. We also notify the club of ability level to adapt their drills accordingly.
Why is this more than just a sports tour?
“Benefits of a trip abroad include being immersed in a different culture and language. Moreover, the students display more confidence in matches and have memories to stay with them upon leaving school.”
While sport is the main reason our tours take place, a trip abroad isn’t just about sports development. Valencia itself is one of the cultural gems of Europe with outstanding futuristic buildings designed by Santiago Calatrava and also home to Oceanographic, Europe’s largest aquarium. So come see for yourself why Valencia is such a desirable tour!