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ABout MasterClass? t #SchoolSportsTours MasterClass Sports Tours, part of TUI Travel PLC, specialise in providing professional sports coaching events for school and youth groups to exciting European destinations.

t #feedback In a competitive landscape we strive to provide an inclusive touring experience that fully caters for students’ experiential needs. Our clients tell us that we provide ‘exceptional value for money’ and an ‘excellent standard of customer service’. We’re rather proud of our 92% overall customer service scores over the past 12 months and 78% repeat customer base that trust us year in year out to deliver their tour.

MasterClass really care about the individuals in your teams. They make sure every single student would want to tour again. Surbiton High School

t #allaboutYOU The personal touch is extremely important to us. Our dedicated team work with you from start to finish, providing a memorable touring experience for your students and staff. You’ll find us at the end of the phone or a tweet when you have a query right through to event-managing our superb sporting events in the UK and overseas.

Why

MasterClass // 25 years’ trading as market leaders in sports coaching tours // Fully bonded TUI Travel PLC tour operator boasting ABTA, ATOL and School Travel Forum // Members of the School Travel Forum (STF) // Hassle-free, step-by-step organisation from start to finish // Dedicated rep team at each event, offering 24-hour care and assistance // 1:8 FREE school teacher place ratio

t #unique

// High standard of approved and inspected full-board hotel accommodation

Our commitment to t #ProCoaching ensures that MasterClass Sports Tours offer a unique and superior touring experience. We choose professional coaches and athletes to work at our events, adding value through modern training methods that increase the students’ - t #sportingexperiences.

// Professional tailored coaching from international standard athletes

Our brochure provides information and prices on our 2013-15 events in the UK and Europe. We are committed to providing an unforgettable experience for students and staff and look forward to discussing your touring plans for the forthcoming season.

92% overall customer service scores U U U UN 2 MasterClass Sports Tours

// International fixtures, tournaments & award ceremonies // Cultural and local excursions to suit your students’ development needs to compliment your sport // Daytime / evening activities and entertainment // Unrivalled 92% customer service scores (three-year average)


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Need an inspection visit? Your opportunity to experience first-hand, our most popular schools sports touring destinations on a free* inspection visit! Enjoy a social weekend away with other group leaders, accompanied by MasterClass staff, who will give you a full insight into the potential of the destination! See the hotels, sports venues and additional activities for yourself! Carry out your own risk assessments and due diligence. Come away from the visit with peace of mind, Plan B’s and the local knowledge you need to ensure a stress free tour for you as the group leader!

02 About Us 03 Inspection Trips 04 Financial Security 05 Professional Coaching 06 Sports Available MasterClass Sports: 07-10 MasterClass Salou & MasterClass Cambrils 11-14 MasterClass Valkenburg 15-16 The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) Netball Tournament 17-18 Special Offers: Can’t Miss! 19-20 Westfield Sports College P.E Department 22 FAQ, Booking Instructions and General Information

Inspection visit Inclusions: // European flights, taxes and fees from London or Manchester // Return Airport transfers in resort // 2 nights, twin - share room accommodation on bed and breakfast // Evening meal on Saturday night // Half day local orientation and hotel guided tour with resort staff // Half day tour of the local sports training venues with resort staff // Free time to explore on your own or try some of the local activities available

Not Included: Not Included: // UK airport transfers // UK parking or expenses // Meals other than specified // Alternative airport options

Individual Inspection visit** details: If these dates don’t suit you, to provide further peace of mind for your school visit, we offer 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation for 2 people in a twin room free of charge at, or near to, your booked accommodation. We will provide you with a detailed itinerary to help you plan your visit and enable you to tackle any queries on your own risk assessment. Please note: MasterClass Sports Tours are not responsible for your transport to and from the resort or any cost incurred. * Please note, for inspection visit deposits to be refunded a group booking must be confirmed with full deposits to MasterClass Sports tours within 12 months of attending the inspection visit. ** Group inspection visits are for new group leaders to MasterClass or group leaders new to the destination. If you have travelled to resort on a MasterClass tour before, you will only be eligible for an individual inspection visit option.

Call us now for dates & Bookings:

(+44) 0203 617 7981

UK

Condover Hall OPEN DAY

FREE

HOLLAND 2 nights B&B

£170pp

SPAIN

DATES TBC *Fully refundable when you make a group booking

2 nights B&B

£195pp

22-24 Nov 2013 *Fully refundable when you make a group booking

c (+44) 0203 617 7981 K www.MasterClassTours.co.uk @ info@MasterClassTours.co.uk f Search ‘MasterClass Sports Tours’ k @MCSportsTours MasterClass Sports Tours, 1 Union Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1RP MasterClass Sports Tours is part of TTSS Ltd, a member of the TUI Travel PLC Group of Companies. Registered in England No. 4005027. Registered office TUI Travel House, Crawley Business Quarter, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9QL

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Safety First We leave no stone unturned as we inspect every inch of our chosen resorts to make sure that your tour meets the highest safety regulations. The Safety Management System is an independently assessed trademark that ensures the below aspects of your tour meet strict safety regulations:

// Transport

// Sports Coaching and Fixtures

// Accommodation

// 24-Hour assistance

// Excursions

// Guaranteed inspection visits

// Sports Venues

// Comprehensive annual expert audits

It is vital that you book your sports tour in the knowledge that you are travelling with a reputable company.

Financial Security Book your tour with confidence!

K ABTA - Member No.Y2475 K ATOL - Member No.9992 We are ABTA and ATOL bonded, enabling you to book with confidence knowing that your money and travel arrangements are fully protected.

K TUI Travel PLC Group We are part of the TUI Travel PLC Group of companies, the largest travel experts in the world, allowing us to offer the product and service of a specialist tour operator.

K School Travel Forum K Holders of the Learning

Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

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t #PROCOACHING To be the ONTOUR best, you have to be coached by the best

Our CRB-approved coaching staff are handpicked to offer YOUR pupils VALUABLE and SPECIFIC coaching in the most positive environment possible. The in-resort coaching meeting ensures practices and drills are bespoke and differentiated to stretch the ability of all YOUR students.

SETTING THE BAR HIGH… Our relationship with international athletes such as Amanda Newton (England Netball) and Chloe Rogers (Great Britain Hockey) allows us to provide your students with an unparalleled professional coaching experience to enhance their development.

Amanda Newton

SIMON MANTELL

“As head netball coach of MasterClass, I’m looking forward to working with the visiting schools and ensuring the players and coaches get the most they can out of their time on tour. MasterClass events are a fantastic way of taking time to focus on skills, while improving squad cohesion with off-court activities and excursions.”

“The hugely competitive nature of Dutch hockey makes touring to Holland an essential part of any aspiring young hockey player’s education. Having lived and played top level hockey in Holland and represented Great Britain, I can personally vouch for the fantastic level of competition and incredible hospitality of the Dutch clubs.”

CHLOE ROGERS As a highly experienced Team GB hockey member, Chloe will be imparting some of her vast knowledge at our Dutch events.

NEIL BLACKWELL

MasterClass Football Coach I have been coaching football for over 28 years. In my time I have coached both youth and adults age groups spending 15 years with Brighton and Hove Albion centre of Excellence. Qualifications: B licence modules 1 & 2 youth football. Coached Sussex school boys for 4 seasons 

sonia mkoloma A former member of the England netball set-up, Sonia has experience of coaching at the top-level. She will be sharing her knowledge and experience at our GSA Netball event at Condover Hall.

I never miss an opportunity to travel as part of the MasterClass coaching team. It remains a pleasure to work with such talented and experienced coaches in enhancing students’ sporting skills in forgettable travel environments.

The coaching organised by MasterClass was fantastic. The girls loved it and improved immeasurably in a short space of time. Royal High School MasterClass Sports Tours 5


What Sports do MasterClass offer? The MasterClass Tournament Our tournaments provide the perfect opportunity for your team to showcase their newly acquired skills. Test your new skills against the other UK schools in your chosen sport and age group as you enjoy several fixtures in a pool and playoff or round-robin format. Post tournament, everyone will get a chance to celebrate the day’s play at the awards ceremony, where all students are given a participation medal. Furthermore, additional recognition is given to Player of the Week for each team, and winners of the sporting tournament - judged by the MasterClass coaching staff. Our experienced in-resort Sports Coaching Staff will officiate matches and ensure that your team is on the right pitch at the right time, leaving your hands free to manage your team.

Sports

Min Players

Boys

Girls

Local Fixtures

Tournament

Netball

7

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Y

N

Y

Football 7’s

7

Y

Y

Y

N

Football

11

Y

Y

Y

Y

Hockey 7’s

7

Y

Y

Y

N

Hockey

11

Y

Y

Y

Y

Basketball

5

Y

Y

Y

N

Rugby

15

Y

N

Y

N

Racquet Sports

8

Y

Y

N

N

Dance

10

Y

Y

N

N

Korfball

8

Y

Y

Y

N

Volleyball

6

Y

Y

Y

N

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Kings’ School, Winchester The tournament day was a MasterClass in itself

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Salou Spain £407 pp From

1:8 FREE place ratio

Salou’s uniquely vibrant Mediterranean atmosphere is the perfect destination for any sun seeking sports tourist. Located on Spain’s Costa Dorada, just 80 minutes’ drive from sports mad Barcelona, Salou offers school groups unrivalled access to sandy beaches, competitive sport and fabulous facilities. Not to mention its proximity to world-class excursions such as K Port Aventura theme park, ensuring that your team’s will be thoroughly entertained for every second of their tour.

Sample Accommodation

Playa Park Hotel K www.hotelplayapark.com The Playa Park Hotel is a 3* Hotel in central Salou. Just minutes away from central Salou whilst boasting numerous on-site activities, you are sure to have plenty to keep your team occupied. // 2 minutes’ stroll from Playa Larga beach // Picturesque pool and lounging area // On-site restaurant, bar and cafe with a great selection of hot and cold buffet food // Indoor and outdoor entertainment // Air-conditioned en-suite rooms with satellite television as standard // Bi-lingual reception staff

MasterClass provided our school with a competitive and enjoyable tour. The pupils received excellent coaching in both football and netball and thoroughly enjoyed the competition of the tournaments. The tour was well organised and provided us with excursions, free time and an excellent experience for both pupils and staff. Gable Hall School

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Barcelona Salou & Cambrils ;

MasterClass provide an all-round experience for pupils, including a high level of coaching and fun excursions. The hotel is of an excellent standard with delicious food.” Holmfirth High School

Cambrils Spain £407 pp From

1:8 FREE place ratio

Cambrils is located just 15 minutes south of Salou and shares all its endearing features, notably the close proximity to several exciting attraction such as Port Aventura theme park and the city of Barcelona. Cambrils oozes Mediterranean culture which is no-more evident in the town’s beach promenade, lined with hundreds of palm trees and fronted by white sandy beaches. It is sure to be a hit with any sun-seeking tourist.

MasterClass Sports Tours provided my students with an unforgettable experience from day one to the last. Every day had something different and my students have not stopped going on about the trip, once in a lifetime! I am already putting in motion the next trip! Collingwood College

Sample Accommodation

The Best Maritim Hotel K www.besthotels.es The Best Maritim Hotel is a 3* Hotel in the Spanish town of Cambrils. Standing in the north of Cambrils (adjacent to Salou) the Maritim is an idyllic location for school groups, with the beach and town’s amenities on your doorstep. // Beach side location // Large pool area // On-site restaurant with a great selection of hot and cold buffet food // Indoor and outdoor entertainment facilities - table tennis, pool table, mini-arcade and much more. // 600 air conditioned en-suite rooms filled with fellow MasterClass tourists

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MasterClass in Spain Sample itinerary Morning Day 1

Afternoon

Evening

Travel )) Assemble at your school )) Board executive coach to Salou or Cambrils )) Arrive at Dover and board ferry for channel crossing to Calais

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6

Arrive

Welcome Meeting

)) Arrive in resort )) Check in to your respective accommodation

)) Enjoy your evening meal )) Attend the Welcome Meeting with MasterClass Representatives

Free time OR Excursion

Fixture

)) Fuel up at breakfast Either )) Relax by the pool and soak up the Spanish sun )) Enjoy lunch in your accommodation OR )) Catch your transfer to Port Aventura Theme Park )) Due to theme park restrictions lunch cannot be taken into Port Aventura

)) Fill up on your evening meal Either )) Enjoy the on-site entertainment in the games room OR )) Transfer to your first tour fixture )) Enjoy post game hospitality )) Return to your accommodation

Coaching

Free Time

Fixture

)) Fuel up on breakfast )) Transfer to your intensive coaching session )) Work on the aspects you highlighted in your Welcome Meeting

)) Enjoy a packed lunch at your training venue )) Transfer back to your hotel )) Free afternoon to relax by the pool or beach

)) Enjoy your evening meal Either )) Enjoy the on-site entertainment in the games room OR )) Transfer to your first tour fixture )) Enjoy post game hospitality )) Return to your accommodation

Coaching

MasterClass Tournament

MasterClass Disco

)) Fuel up on breakfast )) Transfer to your intensive coaching session )) Work on the aspects you highlighted in your Welcome Meeting

)) Enjoy tournament format fixtures against other UK schools )) Celebrate the day’s play at the MasterClass awards ceremony

)) Transfer back to your accommodation )) Enjoy your evening meal )) Strutt your stuff at the famous MasterClass Disco )) Bar will be open for teachers, where they can reflect on the day’s play!

Breakfast

Nou Camp OR Free Time

Travel

)) Eat breakfast )) Collect your packed lunches for day

Either )) Catch your transfer to the Nou Camp Stadium )) Take a behind the scenes look at the world’s best football club and explore Barcelona city OR )) Spend the day relaxing by the pool

Coach groups )) Board your coach for your overnight journey home Flight Groups )) Transfer to the airport and catch your flight home

Sample Excursions Optional Extras Nou Camp Stadium Tour

Take a behind the scenes tour of the world’s most famous football club, FC Barcelona.

£20pp

Bosque Aventura

For an adventurous day out why not try Bosque Aventura’s activity site.

£18pp

AquoPolis Waterpark & Dolphinarium

Situated just 5 minutes from Salou, this waterpark offers something for everyone.

£22pp

Barcelona Aquarium

The aquarium offers an assortment of 450 different species of marine life.

£10pp

Port Aventura

This theme park is full of white-knuckle adrenalin rides and beautiful parkland.

£28pp

*only available during May events

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Select your personal package... COACH Tour Options Salou/Cambrils Options

Option Info

BRONZE

// Return executive coach travel from school to Spain // Return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais // Local coach transfers for sports and excursions // 4 nights’ hotel accommodation on a FULL BOARD basis // 2 x half day MasterClass coaching sessions with coaching team // Masterclass tournaments vs other visiting sides // Assistance from resort based tour management team

Silver

// All the BRONZE inclusions... // PLUS a day trip to Barcelona including the Nou Camp Stadium tour

Gold

// All the BRONZE and SILVER inclusions... // PLUS a full day excursion to Port Aventura including entrance fee

26 Oct 2 Nov 2013

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5 - 12 Apr 2014

flight Tour Options Salou/Cambrils Options

Option Info

BRONZE

// Return flight from UK to Barcelona // Return airport transfers to accommodation in Spain // All non-travel related inclusions are the same as the Coach Tour option above

Silver

// All the BRONZE inclusions... // PLUS a day trip to Barcelona including the Nou Camp Stadium tour

Gold

// All the BRONZE and SILVER inclusions... // PLUS a full day excursion to Port Aventura including entrance fee

27 - 31 OCT 2013

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£577pp

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£617pp

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6 - 10 Apr 2014

*All package options are passed on 45 paying passengers

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Valkenburg

HOLLAND

Spaces are going fast! Valkenburg is our flagship event in Holland with three events running per year. Situated in the Limburg hills, between Belgium and Germany, its small town feel of pedestriaised streets, cafes and ruined castle create an atmosphere that school groups come back for year after year. However, don’t let that fool you as there is plenty on offer for sport and social activities. Valkenburg offers fantastic local attractions such as tobogganing, laser tag, bowling and swimming.

Sample Accommodation

Hotel Schaepkens K www.hotelschaepkens.nl/en/ Located just outside the centre of Valkenburg this well known 3 star hotel is the perfect base for your MasterClass sports tour. The hotel’s employees capture the famous welcoming spirit of the Dutch and make every minute of your stay as pleasurable as possible. // On site restaurant // Stylish and comfortable on site-bar // Spacious dining area // Expansive garden and terrace area

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MasterClass in Valkenburg Sample itinerary Day 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Travel

Arrive

Welcome Meeting

)) Assemble at your school )) Board executive coach to Valkenburg )) Arrive at Dover and board ferry for channel crossing to Calais

)) Check in to your respective accommodation

)) Enjoy your evening meal )) Attend the Welcome Meeting with MasterClass Representatives

Coaching

Free time OR Excursion

Fixture

)) Fuel up on breakfast )) Transfer to your intensive coaching session )) Work on the aspects you highlighted in your Welcome Meeting

Either: )) Relax and take in the local amenities )) Enjoy lunch in your accommodation OR )) Take part in an excursion (see next page)

)) Fill up on your evening meal Either )) Enjoy the on-site entertainment in the games room OR )) Catch your transfer to your first tour fixture )) Enjoy post game hospitality )) Return to your accommodation

Coaching

Free time OR Excursion

Fixture

)) Fuel up on breakfast )) Transfer to your intensive coaching session )) Work on the aspects you highlighted in your Welcome Meeting

Either: )) Relax and take in the local amenities )) Enjoy lunch in your accommodation OR )) Take part in an excursion (see next page)

)) Fill up on your evening meal Either )) Enjoy the on-site entertainment in the games room OR )) Catch your transfer to your first tour fixture )) Enjoy post game hospitality )) Return to your accommodation

Free time OR Excursion

MasterClass Tournament

MasterClass Disco

Either: )) Relax and take in the local amenities )) Enjoy lunch in your accommodation OR )) Take part in an excursion (see next page)

)) Enjoy tournament format fixtures against other UK schools )) Celebrate the day’s play at the MasterClass awards ceremony

)) Transfer back to your accommodation )) Enjoy your evening meal )) Strutt your stuff at the famous MasterClass Disco )) The bar will be open for teachers, where they can reflect on the day’s play!

Breakfast

Travel

Arrive Home

)) Eat breakfast )) Collect your packed lunches for day

)) Board your coach and begin your journey home )) Arrive at Calais and board ferry for channel crossing to Dover

)) End of tour arrangements

Once again MasterClass have delivered an outstanding tour for both our hockey and netball players. The standard of coaching for our students has been excellent on this our third tour to Holland. Not only that, but all four members of staff experienced excellent professional development from the coaches who were assigned to us - lots of new practices for hockey and netball next year! Hitchin Girls’ School ; Amsterdam

; Rotterdam ; Eindhoven

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MasterClass in Valkenburg Select your personal package... 28 Oct 1 Nov 2013

Options

Option Info

BRONZE

// Return executive coach travel from UK to Holland // Return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais // 4 nights’ hotel accommodation on a FULL BOARD basis // 2 x half day MasterClass coaching sessions with coaching team // Masterclass tournaments vs other visiting sides // Assistance from resort based tour management team

Silver

// All the BRONZE inclusions... // PLUS 2 fixtures against local sporting opposition

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£417pp

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14 - 18 APR 2014

(*netball fixtures not available)

Gold

// All the BRONZE and SILVER inclusions... // PLUS an extra day and full day excursion to either Walibi World, Disneyland Paris or Phantasialand

was

£512pp

now

£497pp

*All package options are passed on 45 paying passengers

Sample Excursions Optional Extras Eindhoven

The ‘City of Light’ is a lively town with excellent shopping. Only possible if group books an extra day

Mosaqua

Mosaqua is a fantastic swimming paradise.

£7pp

Chairlift & Toboggan

Charming restaurant and pavement café, and of course the Toboggan Run.

from

£6.50pp

Lasertag in the Caves

Set in the caves with effects of smoke and music.

from

£9pp

Bowling Valkenburg

Hit the lanes and bowl your friends over with your bowling prowess.

from

£19.50 per lane

PhantasiaLand

Phantasialand proudly calls itself ‘Europe’s most unique theme park’.

from

£22pp

Walibi World

Rollercoasters, log flumes and many other rides; Walibi World has something for everyone!

from

£20pp

PSV Stadium Tour

Take a behind the scenes look at one of Europe’s premier clubs.

from

£10.50pp

*only available during May events

Sample Accommodation Accommodation

28 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 Availability

Special Offers

Hotel Op De Boud

SOLD OUT

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Hotel Den Halder

SOLD OUT

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Hotel Walram

40 spaces left

Be the first to claim the remaining 40 spaces and receive FREE tour kit for your team(s)!

Hotel Schaepkens

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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Whitecross Hereford School A fantastic experience for both students and teachers. The top class coaching and organisation is outstanding from start to finish. I can’t stress enough how impressed I was with Masterclass! I took 65 students to Spain and every single one of them came back with a massive smile on their face and just one question.....when can we go back?

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The Girls’ Schools Association

Netball £149.99 pp

Tournament

From

1:10 FREE teacher to pupil ratio

The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) Netball Tournament provides year 8 and 9 girls with the opportunity to shine as individuals and strengthen as a team. The intensive two day netball tournament allows for members of the GSA to compete against each other on court, whilst bonding off. The girls will also have the chance to receive tips and support from elite netballers (Amanda Newton and Sonia Mkoloma), participate in on-site team building activities and enjoy the evening entertainment. With the weekend being held in the beautiful and secure location of K Condover Hall, Shrewsbury, this really is a netball event not to be missed.

Accommodation

Condover Hall UK K www.condoverhall.com Set in the splendid Shropshire countryside, Condover Hall is a grade 1 Elizabethan mansion and - following a multi million pound refurbishment - the facility has been transformed into an exciting activity and educational centre. The safe and secure setting boasts a host of on-site team building activities supervised by the highly qualified staff. Whilst staying at Condover there will be multi bedded dorms or 4 to 12 beds for students, with most dorms having en-suite facilities. Staff and teachers can stay in twin and single rooms, again most offering en-suite bathroom facilities.

Netball played at its best! An amazing weekend of netball for all abilities. I recommend you book as I’m making sure my school does! Amanda Newton, Former England Netball Captain & teacher at Goldolphin and Latymer School

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Our girls had a really enjoyable weekend and have come back already asking to go again next year. They were inspired by the other netball teams and the two players (Amanda & Sonia) and are desperate to continue to improve their netballing skills and knowledge. Thank you for a great weekend!� City of London School for Girls

; Edinburgh

Condover Hall On-Site Activities

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Condover Hall boasts a range of on-site individual and team building activities. In between fixtures, tournament matches and coaching sessions your students will have the opportunity to partake in the qualified instructor led activities listed below, ensuring that every moment of their coaching weekend adds to their touring experience:

Available activities:

K condoverhall.com/activities/jca-activity-school-trips

// Abseiling

// Circus Skills

// HighRopes/ZipWire Course

// Mirror Maze

// Air Golf

// Climbing

// Kayaking

// Orienteering

// Archery

// Fencing

// Laser Maze

// Raft Building

// Blind Trail

// Film Club

// Low Ropes

// Plus many more...

// Mini Olympics

// Buggy Building

What’s included:

Not Included:

// 2 nights full board accommodation at Condover Hall

// Awards and medals for winners and runners up

// Travel to and from Condover Hall

// 2 day netball tournament at external locations

// On-site activities at Condover Hall during free time

// Travel insurance for all passengers

// Sports officials to umpire and co-ordinate the netball tournament

// Evening entertainment (Opening night, Disco/Karaoke & awards presentation)

// High profile athletes for the duration of the weekend

// Meals en-route // Off-site excursions unless specifically stated

// 1:10 free staff places

Condover Hall Sample itinerary Day 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Travel

Arrive

Welcome Meeting

)) Assemble at your school )) Make your way to Condover Hall

)) Check in to your rooms )) Take part in on-site activities

)) Enjoy your evening meal

Breakfast

MasterClass Tournament Group Stages

Q&A Session + MasterClass Disco

)) Fuel up at breakfast Year 8s )) Transfer to Shrewsbury High School Year 9s )) Transfer to Shrewsbury Sports Village

)) Receive in-game coaching advice from Sonia and Amanda )) Lunch )) Transfer back to Condover Hall

)) Enjoy dinner )) Q&A session with Sonia and Amanda )) Strut your stuff at the MasterClass Disco

Breakfast

MasterClass Tournament Final Day

Travel

)) Fuel up at breakfast Year 8s )) Transfer to Shrewsbury High School Year 9s )) Transfer to Shrewsbury Sports Village

)) Receive in-game coaching advice from Sonia and Amanda )) Lunch )) Transfer back to Condover Hall )) Post tournament awards ceremony

)) Say goodbye to your new friends and the MasterClass staff )) Make your way home

Students )) Take part in on-site activities Teachers )) Attend the Welcome Meeting

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Sonia Mkoloma GSA Netball Coach

Once again Masterclass have delivered an outstanding tour for both our hockey and netball players. The standard of coaching for our students has been excellent on this our third tour to Holland. Not only that, but all four members of staff experienced excellent professional development from the coaches who were assigned to us - lots of new practices for hockey and netball next year!

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Westfield Sports College P.E department recently returned from their inaugural MasterClass Sports Tour and showed a few of our more experienced clients how the world of Twitter can enhance YOUR, the parents and students sports touring experience. Meet the Westfield Sports College team and pick up some hot tips...

Ben Leonard @PEeducator Back from a great week in Barcelona with school @ MCSportsTours pic.twitter.com/vMoyyQEuId 7 April

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t It’s a #hashtag life... Westfield Sports College P.E Department explain how they got the most out of their 2013 MasterClass Sports Tour through the use of Twitter

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How did you hear about MasterClass? Word of mouth. What were your impressions upon first point of contact? Very good and reassuring as this was the first trip I had organised. How easy did MasterClass make it for you to launch your tour? Very easy and they were quick to respond to any questions I had. What did you do to promote and sell your tour to your students and their parents? We completed an initial presentation outlining the events of the tour. For parents we completed a separate presentation with the help of a Masterclass representative. Raising funds for a tour is never easy, which techniques did you employ to make sure your students raised enough money? // ‘FIFA Night’ competitions // Bag packing at the local supermarket // Bun sales

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How did you engage your students and their parents in the pre-tour preparations? We hosted an evening to inform parents and guardians about all things Salou. We outlined specifically what we would be doing, day by day, and exactly what students needed to take. We made the parents aware of our department twitter feed. We used this feed to keep parents informed of things in the build up to our tour and whilst on the tour itself.

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You were very active on MasterClass social media feeds whilst on tour, do you see this as being key to involving parents and colleagues about what their students and children are getting up to on tour? The twitter feed was a huge success and parents specifically complimented the department on its use before and during the tour. For most parents it will be the first time they have been without there son/daughter for that duration of time, for many this is a nervous time. The feedback we received was very complimentary and most said how brilliant it was to see and know exactly what their child was up to.

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What do you think the key to a successful tour is? Organisation, without this from the person in charge of the tour and the tour company, the running of the trip would have been unsuccessful. MasterClass Sports Tours 21


FAQ’s, General Information and Booking Instructions How do I get a Quote? If you would like a quotation for any of the destinations in this brochure, please contact one of the office team who would be happy to assist. Whether you have toured with us many times before or are a first time group leader, we would like to draw to your attention the following key points:

Prices, Booking & Deposits Prices Our tour managers go to great lengths to ensure your tour price is as accurate as possible, when increases are most likely where passenger numbers decrease, ‘low-cost’ flights are included or where the tour’s intended date of departure is relatively soon. Book early to achieve the best value and price and keep your tour manager informed of progress, as he/she may be able to hold options and reserve elements of your tour (on a non-obligation basis) to help preserve the price.

How do I Book? After reading our K T&C’s on our website, complete our K Online Booking Form. Remember no reservations will be made on your behalf until: // We have received a completed Booking Form with the appropriate deposit (see table below). // Your booking has been accepted and a confirmation invoice being issued. No bookings will be confirmed until we have a contract signed by you as the group leader and cleared deposit payment.

What deposit is required? Type of Tour

First Deposit Second Deposit Final Balance (on booking) (8 weeks after booking)

Coach Tours £50pp

£80pp

12 Weeks prior

within Europe

to tour departure

Air TOURS

12 Weeks prior

£150pp

£80pp

within Europe

to tour departure

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If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the late payment charges shown in our Booking Conditions, section 4.3 depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled.

Do you use low-cost Airlines? No-frills/low-cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair can often provide substantial savings for air travel to a large number of our European destinations. To take full advantage of their services, it’s important to consider the following: // The cheapest fares are generally available the earlier you book. // Fares are constantly changing and are likely to continue increasing in price until the day of departure. To avoid airfare increases, book early to have a guaranteed fare. // Low-cost flights require full payment up front. Without a deposit sufficient to cover the cost of your chosen flights, your booking will not be completed by your tour manager. Please request a clear indication of how much deposit is required from that person. // If your specific flights are not yet available, an estimated cost will be factored in to prepare the quote. This can be revised and will always be confirmed at the time of booking the flights. // A complete and accurate names list is required at the time of booking. Names must be as they appear in an individual’s passport as all name changes will incur an airline-imposed fee. // Cancellations are liable for the full cost of the air fare, plus any additional deposit amount paid. Deposits can only be refunded if a group or individual cancel prior to flights being purchased.

Terms and Conditions K Please read T&C’s on our website

Availability All quotations are subject to availability.

Where you choose a low-cost airline for your arrangements, a larger deposit may be required to cover the full air fare cost. Any increased amount will be specified in our offer terms. The final invoice will be sent about 14 weeks before departure. The balance of the cost of your arrangements must be received not less than 12 weeks prior to departure (please allow time for payments to clear).

Touring over bank holidays and the school holiday periods can mean limited space on travel, certain tournaments and festivals. Book early to ensure availability.

If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you. In this case we will be entitled to keep all deposits paid or due at that date.

All UK coaches will be fitted with seat belts.

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Are there seatbelts on coaches? In the event of a breakdown, if it is necessary to provide a replacement vehicle overseas, due to the different legislation in countries outside the UK, this may not be possible if a non-UK coach is supplied.


Can I change my group size? Any change to your confirmed numbers may affect your overall price per person.

// 10 Euro Hotel damage deposit - refundable at the end of your stay (subject to no damage). // Travel insurance // Local accommodation tourist taxes

Do you charge for name changes?

Are there free supervisory places for staff?

If travelling via coach, MasterClass charge a standard name change fee of £10 per passenger for changes made 29 days or more prior to tour.

MasterClass provides a 1:8 free place ratio for staff accompanying a group, unless otherwise stated on your invoice.

After this period all name changes will be charged £30 per passenger up until point of travel. Further fees may be charged by airlines.

What are the cancellation charges? Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges. Period before departure within which written notification of cancellation is received by us.

Cancellation charge per person cancelling.

More than 84 days

Deposit only (1st & 2nd payments)

83-56 days before departure

50%

55-28 days before departure

75%

27-0 days before departure

100%

What’s included as standard on all tours? // Accommodation as described in our quotation invoice or provisional booking invoice.

If a school has specific requirements, we will cater for individual groups for a supplement fee. Adults on free places are accommodated in twin bedded rooms (with the exception of some youth hostels where this is not possible, please refer to the specific hostel description for details). Subject to availability, single rooms are provided free of charge if the male/female composition of the accompanying staff make them absolutely necessary. All single room preference requests will incur a supplement fee.

Supervision? The official group leader in charge of the group warrants that he or she will supervise the group in loco parentis. Each group leader is responsible for the good behaviour and discipline of the group throughout. No group member under 18 years will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages. No member of the group shall be permitted to smoke in bedrooms or otherwise cause fire hazards and all group members shall be made positively aware of the above obligations prior to the tour commencing. (Please also refer to our K T&C’s).

// Meals as indicated in our provisional quotation invoice or provisional booking invoice (Frequently an option of a different meal basis is available.)

Do you supply visas, passport and permissions?

// Air or coach travel as specified including all security charges and taxes but excluding departure taxes where they are only payable locally.

Your tour manager will advise on your specific passport/visa requirements, other immigration requirements are your responsibility.

// UK air passenger duty on air tours. // All foreign air taxes that can be prepaid. // Transfers in resort for pre-booked sports and excursion activities // Excursion arrangements as outlined in quotation invoice or provisional booking invoice.

You should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. You may also require permission from the sporting body (e.g. The RFU) or local authority to which your club or school side is affiliated. Please ensure you do this in advance of your departure or it may jeopardise your existing insurance arrangements.

// Information packs for group leaders. // VAT at current rates where applicable

What’s not included as standard on all tours? // Meals en route, unless specifically stated. // Entrance fees, boat trips, guides etc unless specifically stated. // Drinks with meals, other than breakfast // The cost of a full passport, as required by the country to be visited // The cost of visas and immigration taxes // Departure taxes which can only be paid locally. // Transfers for excursions unless specifically included // Gratuities or gifts for guides etc unless specifically included // UK airport transfers for flight groups

Is Travel Insurance included? You must have travel insurance when you travel with us. You will be offered a policy at the time of booking which you are free to decline or accept. If you accept, the cost of this will be added to your invoice. If you decline you must forward us details of the policy you have put in place immediately. As an appointed representative of Fogg Insurance Services Limited, we are able to offer you very competitive rates on travel insurance. Contact us for more details/quotation for your next tour. K Fogg Travel Insurances Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and can be checked by visiting their website at K www.fsa.gov.uk

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MasterClass Sports Tours is part of TTSS Ltd, a member of the TUI Travel PLC Group of Companies. Registered in England No. 4005027. Registered office TUI Travel House, Crawley Business Quarter, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9QL


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