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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY SOCCER TEAM TRAVELS TO SPAIN…….. On August 7th, 2016 the Catholic University Women’s Soccer team departed for a ten day journey to Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, where they experienced a once in a lifetime trip. Catholic University touched down in Spain and headed to Santa Susanna, a small beach town just north of Barcelona where they stayed for the following four nights. The players started off their tour with a practice session with an ex professional soccer player Eyol, who for RCD Espanyol. The skills that they learned from Eyol, helped prepare them for their upcoming international friendly games vs. local Spanish teams. Their first of four international friendly games, was considered to be a great learning experience for the girls and would help them prepare for their upcoming season. Their trip in Santa Susanna wrapped up with taking a stadium tour of Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona. The team toured the 98,000 seated stadium, as well as toured the dynamic museum and trophy room. The trip continued into Madrid, the nation’s capital, where they enjoyed a 2 hour guided walking tour of the city. The guided tour included seeing the Royal Palace, Cervantes and Don Quixote, Teatro Real (The Royal Opera House), Plaza Mayor, Church of San Gines and much more! One of the many highlights in Madrid was enjoying a guided stadium tour of Bernabeu, home of Real Madrid. The tour consisted of video reels and activities that made the players feel like they were essential to the team’s ambiance and success. They also walked around the 85,000 seated stadium where they saw Real Madrid’s home bench. Their tour wrapped up with their fourth and final international friendly game vs. a local Madrid professional team, which was a hard fought match and another great learning experience! Overall, their trip to Barcelona and Spain was a once in a lifetime experience, that helped prepare them for their upcoming preseason and regular season games. Contact us for details on this customized tour experience for your College/University, High School, Club and ODP team at or visit our website to learn more information about planning an international tour! 410-489-2287

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