July 27th we will receive 8 English pro academies here in The Netherlands. This tour is part of a project we are executing in conjunction with our English partner League Football Education. The teams stay in The Netherlands from July 27th to August 8th.
LFE has succesfully applied for funding to finance this (mobility) project. To guarantee the funding each clubs is linked to a Dutch partner, in this case a professional football club.
1. Derby County and Crewe Alexandre are linked to ADO Den Haag
2. Millwall and Carlisle United are linked to NAC Breda
3. Wolverhampton Wanderers and Rochdale AFC are linked to Brabant United (RKC/FCDenBosch)
4. Middlesbrough and FC Bury are linked to VVV Venlo
The Dutch partners provide guest trainingsessions on several days throughout the tour. By doing this the English clubs learn about the Dutch way of developing players and their training methods. Above all each club will receive a presentation (given by partnerclub) about the vision and structure of their Dutch partner.
We have been asked to arrange 3 matches per team (in total 24 matches). Should you be interested in the matchschedule do not hesitate to contact us.
Besides training and playing matches we also scheduled time for some cultural (typical Dutch) sightseeing activities.