It’s almost that time of the year again! From 31st July till 12th August 2018, 8 different teams from England will be staying in the Netherlands for a two-week training camp. This year we will be welcoming the following 8 clubs: Leeds United, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Rochdale AFC, Newport County, Crewe Alexandra, Grimsby Town and Portsmouth FC. All these clubs are performing on a professional level in England, ranging from the second highest level till the 4th.
During these 2 weeks, the teams will be staying at different hotels in Mill, Delden, Zutphen and Winterswijk and from here they will travel all across the Netherlands.
All hotels we’re cooperating with have fields on walking distance which the clubs will use to have several training sessions and partner sessions. Furthermore, the teams will visit partner clubs in the Netherlands to experience training sessions given by Dutch coaches. The Dutch football clubs we are working with this year are VVV Venlo, FC Groningen, FC Twente and FC Emmen. Friendly matches are part of the itinerary as well and some teams will even participate in tournaments such as the Zilveren Botter tournament at FC Volendam and the SP Lochem U19 tournament.
Besides football which takes a huge part in their day-to-day program, there’s also a fun/cultural part that we’ve organized for them. Language sessions, footgolf, bike tours, Johan Cruijff ArenA stadium tour and watching the Johan Cruyff Shield at the PSV Eindhoven stadium are all examples of this.
We wish the boys a great time in the Netherlands and hope they will learn a lot from Dutch football.