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Rochdale AFC U18 has just returned to England after a 2-week pre-season trip in the Netherlands. During their trip, the English side had several friendly matches and lots of training sessions. This was combined with a presentation about Dutch culture, football and language as well as sightseeing opportunities like a visit to the Dutch capitcal city of Amsterdam, as well as supporting PSV in the battle for the shield against PSV Feyenoord.

Here's what Chris Brown, Rochdale AFC's PDP Lead Coach,  had to say about their experience with AcademyTrips:
"Rochdale AFC Academy would like to thank Academy Trips for a superb tour for our Under 18 team this pre-season. The hotel, training facilities & excursion were fantastic for players & staff offering us to see the culture of Dutch Football along with day to day living. Our games programme in the Netherlands experienced our U18s to different styles of football playing against some productive youth academies; Feyenoord Rotterdam, KAA Gent & NAC Breda. All 3 games were excellent development tools for our players to learn and adapt to the different culture. Many thanks for everyone who made the tour possible & hope to see you all in the future for the next tour." - Chris Brown (PDP Lead Coach).

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