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n Tournaments n Pro-coaching n Training camps

01279 647 566 www.stisport.com

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WELCOME Whether you choose to attend a large international tournament, enjoy a fabulous pro coaching experience or a tailor-made tour with friendly matches – we have the perfect package for you at a price you can afford! Whatever your chosen destination, all of us in the STI team at home and abroad are committed to ensuring that your tour is a carefree, successful and enjoyable experience. Simply speaking, as football people ourselves, we aim to offer the best football tours to other football people, and every year we are pleased to work with more and more teams of all ages and abilities.

What’s typically included... n Your choice of travel arrangements n Your choice of accommodation n Tournament entry and/or friendly match arrangements n Coaching at professional clubs n Tickets, stadium tours and theme parks n Free places and extra benefits

Call now to speak to one of our specialist team...

A wonderful weekend for all the touring party which the lads will remember all their lives Dronfield Town FC

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WELCOME

Great deals for you and your teams Savings and benefits 20th anniversary deals Help celebrate with us – call NOW for details. Extra FREE places With a generous free place ratio, members of staff and Group Leaders travel free (conditions apply – please ask for details). Additional concessions for larger groups. Fundraise and SAVE £££s per person We’ll send you a pack of free fundraising Sports Travel scratch-cards to help get you going. FREE Clipboard & Safety Guide Once you’ve booked, we’ll send you a copy of our ‘Before You Go Safety Guide’ to help you plan your trip. Help along the way From letters to parents to payment plans and extra documentation – we’re always here to help. Unbeatable quality & experience We’re members of ABTA, the STF and hold the LOTC Quality Badge for sports tours. We’ve been helping teams on tour since 1992.

Feedback from groups Cannot fault STI’s service at all, helpful every step of the way! We would like to pass on our gratitude to the team for their professionalism and attention to detail. Everything was organised with such precision, which took the stress away from me as tour leader St Johns FC We all had a fantastic time and the kids are still talking about it. Many thanks to you and all the team who made it a great experience Thomas Beckett School As opposed to simply being sold a tour package, we felt the service STI offered went above and beyond our expectations from a travel company, thank you for that Stockton Riverside College

Can’t thank you & your team enough for all that was done to make our first trip away as successful as it was. My boys are still talking about it. Be in touch when we’ve decided where & when our next trip is going to Musselborough Windsor FC be. Fantastico!

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TOUR INFORMATION

LET’S GO ON TOUR There are a number of key ingredients to your tour and choosing your preferred package from the following pages is naturally an important decision. We’ll be happy to discuss your plans and ideas, and send you a specific tailor-made proposal on request. SAFETY We take every precaution to ensure best practice for the preparation, organisation and operation of your tour including coach company checks and accommodation inspections. We are independently audited on an annual basis and have approved 24/7 accident and emergency procedures in place. ACCOMMODATION We have a selection of accommodations on offer in various destinations throughout the brochure, all of which have been visited by us or our representatives and checked for their suitability for our groups. These include holiday villages and hotels in many popular resorts. Classifications and styles vary in different countries so please read the descriptions or ask us for further details before deciding what is right for your group.

FOOTBALL The integral element of your tour, it is important that we discuss your requirements to ensure the ingredients are right with age categories, ability levels and goals of the tour. Please bear in mind that European age groups differ from our own – they run from January–December and typically in 2 year brackets, so you will often play slightly above or below your British category. Please speak to our team if you have any questions. TRAVEL Coach travel – This is an important part of your tour, and it is our belief that you should travel in comfort and safety. An executive coach is included free for every group with 25 or more persons. Capacities vary, but your coach will typically be equipped with seatbelts, reclining seats, DVD (or video) player, air-conditioning, toilet and drinks machine. Sea crossings – Most groups travel on the ferry from Dover to Calais, but we also offer the popular Eurotunnel service and alternative ferry crossings on request (a supplement is normally required for these services). Flights – As ATOL holders (ATOL 5675) we are able to organise flight-inclusive packages in accordance with CAA regulations, although you can book your own flights if you prefer. Only flight-inclusive packages are protected by our ATOL.


COACHING

The pro experience Enjoy a fabulous professional package at home or abroad and experience Academy coaching, specialist seminars, stadium tours and big match action. With leading clubs, training venues and activity centres to choose from, these are the perfect tours for teambuilding and player development.

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We have always had fantastic tours with STI. The tours have allowed us to compete against top quality opposition at excellent venues abroad Jez George, Director of Youth Football, Cambridge United FC

The trip to Newcastle was absolutely fantastic. Thanks for everything, it was extremely well organised and I will recommend you to our other teams The Celtic Boys Club

Contact us on 01279 647 566 or by email football@stisport.com

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Stoke City

Bolton Wanderers

The matchday package here is a genuinely unique experience. After a session with the Stoke City coaches you’ll be accompanied across to the Britannia stadium. As well as tickets for a game, additional possibilities include a pitch side parade and acting as the guard of honour! You might even meet the man of the match to round off an unforgettable day with your team.

Set against the backdrop of the famous Reebok stadium, the excellent Arena academy complex boasts a superb selection of grass and new generation turf fields. The Bolton Wanderers International Soccer School coaches provide a top quality coaching programme, which as well as field time can include expert seminars on player development, nutrition and psychology on request.

Highlights

Highlights

n Premier League match tickets

n International Soccer School coaches

n Training with Stoke City coaches

n Fascinating Reebok stadium tour

n Britannia Stadium tour

n Match tickets available throughout the season

n Guard of honour and pitch-side parades

n Get your players noticed at a top club

n Post-match hospitality in the stadium

n Fixtures with Bolton youth development squads

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£39

per person

PRICES FROM

£39

per person


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West Ham United

Fulham

Famous for developing young players, matchday and midweek packages are now available with West Ham United FC. Choose from community coaching followed by match tickets at the stadium or a real behind the scenes tour of this famous London club. Educational seminars are a fascinating optional extra. Spend an extra day in London and visit the Olympic Park and stadium too.

The Motspur Park training ground hosts both the Academy and senior professionals in season. So as well as a top quality coaching session with Fulham FC staff, you may even get to see the first team squad as well. Group tickets will allow you to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Craven Cottage on a matchday. Extended stays in London and a visit to Chessington World of Adventure are popular too.

Highlights

Highlights

n Matchday packages including tickets

n Watch the first team train

n Community coaching with West Ham United staff

n Professional coaching with Fulham FC staff

n ‘Healthy Living for Players’ seminar

n Premier League match tickets at Craven Cottage

n Behind the scenes tours & educational seminars

n Extended stays in London also possible

n Olympic Park, stadium and sightseeing

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£49

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£49

per person

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Newcastle United

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Sunderland

This is fabulous opportunity to experience the incredible atmosphere generated at a Premier League fixture at the magnificant Sports Direct Arena. The package includes a coaching session for your team with Newcastle United staff, a pre-match meal in the stadium and group tickets for a game. Weekend tours can also include a behind the scenes visit to the stadium and a friendly match against local opposition.

Matchday visits and weekend tours at Sunderland AFC are a brilliant new option for your teams. An awesome opportunity at any time of the season, your hosts here will help ensure it’s an unforgettabe experience for players and adults alike! Technical sessions with Sunderland coaches and friendly matches with the club’s development squads make this an excellent choice this season!

Highlights

Highlights

n Coaching session with photo opportunities

n Premier League match tickets

n Pre-match meal in the Sports Direct Arena

n Tailored coaching sessions

n Match tickets with personal NUFC group escort

n Friendly match with SAFC Foundation

n Weekend stays with friendly match & stadium tour

n Behind the scenes Stadium of Light tour

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£59

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£65

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per person


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Celtic

Bayer Leverkusen

Travel to Glasgow and enjoy professional coaching with Celtic Community and Academy coaches at fantastic facilities including Glasgow Green and Celtic’s very own Barrowfield or Lennoxtown complex. A behind the scenes stadium tour at Celtic Park or match tickets for an SPL game can also be included in your package. Accommodation is available in the region if you are looking to extend your stay in Scotland.

From grass roots to Academy, here’s a great opportunity for your team to enjoy a fabulous tour to Germany. Your itinerary can include any number of sessions with the Bayer Leverkusen coaches at their excellent Academy complex. We’ll also include a tour of the BayArena stadium and competitive friendly matches in the region. Match tickets to enjoy some Bundesliga football can also be organised on request.

Highlights

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n SPL match tickets or stadium tour

n Bayer Leverkusen coaching at their Academy

n Coaching with Academy staff

n BayArena stadium tour

n Friendly matches against local opposition

n Bundesliga match tickets in season

n Extended stays in Scotland

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£59

per person

n Sports Complex and hostel accommodation options

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£299 per person

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SPAIN NEW

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Malaga

Barcelona

This is a great chance to gain a real insight into life at the professional level at one of Spain’s top clubs. Coaching sessions can be held at the 1st team training ground with a programme tailored to your requirements and abilities. For some big match action, Primera Liga match tickets are also an optional extra in season.

Coaching packages are available at RC Espanyol at their sports complex in the city. Enjoy first class coaching and facilities as well as friendly matches in the region. You will love a visit to the incredible Nou Camp stadium or the chance to catch a Primera Liga match in season. See all the sights in Barcelona, the waterparks and the Costa Brava beaches.

Highlights

Highlights

n Coaching at the 1st team training ground

n Espanyol’s 1st team training ground

n Behind the scenes at the Estadio La Rosaleda

n The sights and sounds of Barcelona

n La Liga match tickets

n Nou Camp stadium tour

n Relaxation by the swimming pool and beach

n La Liga match tickets in season PRICES FROM

£679 per person

n Popular Costa Brava accommodation

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£399 per person


RCD Mallorca

Pro-coaching from RCD Mallorca at their fantastic 1st team training facilites isn’t the only reason to travel to this fabulous holiday island. You will get the chance to play a RCD Mallorca foundation side (subject to availability and ability level) and enjoy a behind the scenes visit to the Iberostar Stadium. Match tickets can be organised in season or a waterpark excursion in the summer.

Highlights n Coaching by RCD Mallorca at 1st team training ground

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Parma

The Parma Soccer School coaching staff will create a balanced and comprehensive programme tailored specifically to your requirements to improve your technical, tactical and physical skills. Not only can you enjoy coaching at the Collochio 1st team training ground, DVD analysis of the sessions is an optional extra too. Play competitive fixtures against the Parma Academy teams or feeder clubs and see a Serie ‘A’ game in season.

Highlights n Coaching with Parma Soccer School

n Matches against RCD Mallorca foundation teams

n Collechio 1st team training ground

n Iberostar Stadium tour and match tickets

n Stadio Tardini Parma stadium tour

n Fabulous beaches and Summer sunshine

n DVD analysis of the training sessions

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£649 per person

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£399 per person

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ITALY

AC Milan

Juventus

Enjoy the glitz and glamour of northern Italy and learn about ‘calcio’ the Italian way. Enjoy expert tuition on tactical and technical aspects of the game with the club’s approved coaching staff and learn more about youth development in Italy. Don’t miss the incredible atmosphere of a Serie ‘A’ match here at the San Siro. Stay here in the city or in the lovely Lake Garda region.

The Old Lady of Italian football is steeped in style, success and tradition. Travel to Turin and train with one of the giants of European football in this Olympic city by the Alps. The expert Juventus coaching staff will create a balanced and comprehensive programme tailored to the age and ability of your squads. Enjoy competitive matches with Academy teams and some typical Italian hospitality.

Highlights

Highlights

n Flexible coaching programmes

n Visit Italy’s most successful club

n Friendly matches with local Italian teams

n Fantastic training facilities and coaching

n Famous San Siro stadium tour n Serie ‘A’ match tickets available in season

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£399 per person

n Friendly matches with Juve development squads n Serie ‘A’ match tickets available in season

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£449 per person


Benfica

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PORTUGAL

Sporting Lisbon

Winners of the Portuguese Championship on an incredible 32 occasions, Benfica have also twice lifted the famous European Cup. Your incredible tour to the vibrant city of Lisbon will include a visit to the awesome Stadium of Light and a programme of coaching at the 1st team training ground. Staying in hotel accommodation on the coast you can also enjoy the fabulous beach in your leisure time.

Stay on site in accommodation at the Academia – Sporting’s 1st team training ground and Academy complex for a totally professional immersion. Under the guidance of the professional staff at the club, the tour is highly recommended for teams looking for an intense and rewarding experience. A visit to the Sporting Stadium where Luis Figo once played is also included with match tickets an option in season.

Highlights

Highlights

n Coaching at the famous Benfica Academy

n Coaching packages with Sporting Lisbon

n Matches against Academy or feeder club teams

n Matches against the Academy teams

n Use of Benfica academy facilities

n On site Academia Sporting accommodation

n 4 star hotel accommodation by the beach

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n Player seminars on match preparation & diet PRICES FROM

£679 per person

PRICES FROM

£679 per person


UK & HOLLAND

UK Training Centres

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Perfect for a short break at any time of year, these great activity centres are ideal for training, teambuilding and fun! Staying in simple hostel-style accommodation you can enjoy a programme of on-site activities, use local facilities for training and play a friendly match against a local club. What’s more you can visit a professional match, theme park or the beach, depending on your location. Hotel upgrades are also possible.

Highlights

National Sports Centre Papendal lies in 300 acres of sports grounds in a wonderfully secluded environment. With 5 immaculate grass football fields and 1 artificial turf pitch on site, the facility is also used throughout the week by the academy teams of top Dutch Eredivisie club Vitesse Arnhem. With top quality accommodation options on site, you too can join the many top European clubs that have stayed here over the years.

n Immaculate fields for training

n On site or nearby training facilities

n Friendly matches on request

n Orienteering, archery and ropes course teambuilding exercises

Dutch Training Centre Papendal

Highlights

n Selection of fantastic venues

n Swimming, sports hall and

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£89

per person

n Professional environment n Choice of accommodation site

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£349 per person


Spain Training Centre La Manga

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SPAIN & ITALY

Italian Training Centre Antares

Committed to being the best football training complex in Europe, La Manga offers a wonderfully professional facility in an ideal climate at any time of year. This vast 1400 acre sporting paradise has immaculate fields, superb golf courses, dedicated staff and first class accommodation. Friendly matches with local Spanish teams can be organised on request.

The 4★ Antares hotel is a fabulous base for a training camp or tour in northern Italy. The excellent on site facilities here include 4 grass pitches, a small gym, an outdoor pool and indoor wellness centre. Located close to both Verona and Lake Garda, there are fantastic excursion possibilities in the region and we have superb contacts with many of the top Italian clubs who are keen to host friendly matches.

Highlights

Highlights

n Immaculate grass fields

n Daily allocated field time for training

n Dedicated professional staff

n Friendly matches with top Italian clubs

n Fabulous leisure facilities n Choice of the professionals

n English/Italian speaking representation PRICES FROM

£699 per person

n Fantastic excursion and leisure options

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£450 per person

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FRANCE & GERMANY

French Training Centre Lievin

German Training Centre Wedau

A hugely popular training complex, Lievin is the perfect destination for a pre-season tour or a mini-break at any time of year. Just an hour or so from Calais, you’ll enjoy a friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation and professional surroundings here in northern France. There is plenty of excellent football in the region at nearby Lens and Lille and excursions are possible to the famous sights of Paris.

Stay at one of our recommended German sports schools and enjoy the superb facilities you would expect from the recent World Cup hosts. Close to the cosmopolitan areas of Bonn and Cologne there is plenty of Bundesliga action in the region. With quality grass fields on site, we’ll organise a training and fixture schedule to meet your team’s requirements. Choose from the excellent Hennef and Wedau venues in the region.

Highlights

Highlights

n Easy transfer from Calais n Popular training complex with everything on site

n Superb German sports school complex

n Quality football friendlies in the region

n A professional training camp facility

n Visits to the Stade de France, Paris and Disneyland

n Excellent competition with German teams

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£249 per person

n Top Bundesliga action in the region

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£279 per person


TOURNAMENTS

Tournaments It’s a fantastic experience to compete in a foreign tournament whatever your age and ability, and we can help you select the most suitable event for your teams. The tournaments we feature here are just a selection of the hundreds of events on offer through the year and include our very own pro club festival weekends here in the UK.

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PRICES FROM

£39

per person

The staff and players had a fantastic time and couldn’t speak highly enough of the staff, facilities and organisation of the tour Crystal Palace Academy On all fronts the tour was a roaring success Alexandra Park FC

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EASTER TOURNAMENTS

Easter Open

Holland Easter Cup

The largest international football tournament in Holland, attracting boys and girls teams from all over Europe, with standard and elite categories.

Ever popular Easter tournament on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the Easter Cup has played host to many UK and local Dutch based clubs for the best part of 20 years.

North Limburg, Holland 30–31 March 2013 Boys U9–U19, Girls U11–U19 As many as 50 grass pitches at excellent facilities in the region Travel: Coach travel with different ferry options. Flights are also available into Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Dusseldorf Where to stay: Center Parcs Het Heijderbos or Limburgse Peel (see p28–29) or nearby hotels/hostels Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£189 per person

Haarlem and surroundings, Holland 30–31 March 2013 Boys U9–U17, Girls U9–U17 Popular destination close to both the beach and Amsterdam Travel: Coach travel with different ferry options. Flights are also available into Amsterdam Where to stay: Center Parcs Zandvoort or Center Parcs De Eemhof (see p28–29) or hotels on the PRICES FROM coast in Noordwijk (see p31) Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

£199 per person


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Audruicq Tournoi

Memorial Claudio Sassi

On the outskirts of Calais, this annual tournament is an ideal Easter event for those not looking to travel too far from the Channel.

Enjoy the passion of Italian football at this excellent tournament which regularly attracts top name teams! Organised in collaboration with the clubs in Maranello, means a visit to the famous Ferrari museum can be added to your package.

Audruicq (near Calais), France 31 March–1 April 2013 Boys U15–U19 2 day tournament with free time at leisure on the French coast Travel: Coach travel with either ferry or Eurotunnel options Where to stay: Sunparks Oostduinkerke aan zee (see p28–29) or choice of nearby hostels and hotels PRICES Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£169 per person

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EXCLUSIVE Maranello, Italy 29 March–1 April 2013 Boys U10–U14 & Elite Boys U16–U18 4 day tournament with optional excursion to the Ferrari museum Travel: Flights into a choice of Bologna, Forli, Rimini, Verona, Florence or Parma Where to stay: 3 or 4★ hotels close to the tournament venue

Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£249 per person + flights

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San Jaime Cup

Valencia C.F. Cup

Based in Lloret de Mar on the famous Costa Brava, from here you can enjoy the beaches and entertainment in resort and an excursion to Barcelona, including a tour of the incredible Camp Nou stadium.

Organised in conjunction with the Valencia C.F. Foundation, their Easter tournament is played on the immaculate pitches at Valencia C.F. training complex. A behind the scenes tour of the Mestalla is also included.

Costa Brava, Spain 28 March–1 April 2013 Boys U9–open age, Girls U15–open age The beach and the sights of Barcelona including optional Nou Camp stadium tour Travel: Door-to-door coach travel or flights into Girona or Barcelona airports Where to stay: Designated 3★ tournament hotels in Lloret de Mar

Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£265 per person + flights

SUMMER OPTION

ALSO Valencia, Spain AVAILABLE 28–31 March 2013 Boys U8–U19, Girls U16–open age Awesome opportunity to play at the Valencia FC training ground, catch a Primera Liga match and enjoy the fabulous sights of the city Travel: Flights are available from a number of UK airports into Valencia or Alicante airports Where to stay: Designated tournament hotels in Valencia

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£265 per person + flights


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EASTER TOURNAMENTS

Torneo Mallorca

Always a favourite with British holidaymakers, you can now enjoy tournament football in Majorca. Superb soccer facilities and Spanish sunshine make this a fantastic family package. Palma, Majorca 28–31 March 2013 Boys U7–U17 Easter tournament and the beach on favourite holiday island Travel: Flights available from many regional UK airports into Palma Where to stay: Selection of 3★ hotels Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£219 per person + flights

Other Easter tournaments As well as the featured events we’ve shown, there are many local tournaments in Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Italy that are hosted by clubs in their villages and towns over Easter. These range from small 1-day events to larger international competitions. In many cases you can add a visit to a famous stadium, theme park or enjoy the local sights in a wide selection of destinations. Tournament Lloret Cup MIC Costa Blanca Hoofddorp Hekelingen Destelbergen Nandy Isbergues Caorle

Location Spain Spain Spain Holland Holland Belgium France France Italy

Categories Boys U9–open, Girls U15–U17 Boys U10–U18 Boys U8–U18, Girls U16 Boys U12–U15 Boys U8–U15 Boys U8–U15 Boys U11–U16 Boys U13–U16 Boys U8–U17

I cannot express how grateful the club is to STI. All of the STI team went far and above expectations in organising our Easter tour Bishop's Stortford FC

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SPRING TOURNAMENTS

Amsterdam Cup

JVC Tournament

Held at football grounds around the city, why not combine the 14th annual Amsterdam Cup with a visit to the fantastic Amsterdam Arena.

Play your own brand of ‘total football’ against teams from Holland, Germany and Scandinavia. Enjoy the immaculate Dutch grass pitches and the fantastic leisure facilities at your Center Parcs accommodation.

Amsterdam, Holland 25–26 May 2013 Boys U9–U17, Girls U9–U17 Competitive end of season event and sightseeing in Amsterdam Travel: Coach travel with different ferry options Flights are also available into Amsterdam Where to stay: Center Parcs Zandvoort or Center Parcs De Eemhof (see p28–29) or hotels on the coast in Noordwijk (see p31) PRICES Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£189 per person

North Limburg (near Eindhoven), Holland 25–26 May 2013 Boys U9–U19 Grass pitches at excellent facilities in the region Travel: Coach travel is recommended. Flights are also available into Eindhoven and Dusseldorf Where to stay: Center Parcs Het Heijderbos or Limburgse Peel (see p28–29) or nearby hotels/hostels Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£179 per person


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Barcelona Festival

Porte des Fagnes

After another successful event last year, this international boys competition is expected to be even bigger and better this year! Your tour includes 2 days of unforgettable football tournament action on the Costa de Barcelona combined with the chance to visit the famous Camp Nou stadium!

Now in its 19th year, this friendly and well organised international tournament is set in a picturesque spot in the heart of the Belgian countryside.

Barcelona, Spain 25–26 May & 1–2 June 2013 Boys U9–U15 Superb football facilities, the beach and Barcelona of course! Travel: Door to door coach travel or flights into Girona or Barcelona airports Where to stay: 3★ tournament hotel in Santa Susanna Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

PRICES FROM

£249 per person + flights

Verviers, Belgium 25–26 May 2013 Boys U8–U14 Great hospitality with teams from Belgium, Germany, France and Holland Travel: The coach travel option is recommended for this tour Where to stay: Center Parcs Erperheide (see p28–29) or nearby hostel accommodation Location: Dates: Categories: Features:

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£199 per person

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UK TOURNAMENTS

4th Bolton Wanderers ISS Cup Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April 2013 Professional coaching, pitch-side presentations and Championship match tickets make this an extra special tournament weekend package. Competitive 6-a-side fixtures are played out against the backdrop of the famous Reebok stadium. Your package also includes a behind the scenes tour and Q & A. Hotel accommodation close to the stadium means everything is here on your doorstep.

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Stoke City FC Festival

Various dates throughout the season Enjoy one of our new festival days at Stoke City for a fantastic fun-filled football experience. As well as a coaching session from the Stoke City coaches, you’ll play small-sided festival matches and still have time for a look behind the scenes at the Britannia Stadium before taking your seats for a Premier League game. Post-match hospitality and overnight stays are also possible.

Highlights

n Categories for boys & girls U8-U16

n Festival matches for boys & girls U8-U16

n Bolton Wanderers ISS pro coaching session

n Pro-club session with Stoke City coaches

n Trophy presentation ceremony

n Special match-day features

n Match tickets and stadium tour

n Premier League match tickets

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£39

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£89 per person


TOURNAMENTS

More Spring tournaments

More Summer tournaments

As well as the featured events we’ve shown, there are many local tournaments in Holland, Belgium and France that are hosted by clubs in the villages and towns over weekends during May and June. These are often 1-day events with one or more age categories being represented. You can combine with another tournament, a friendly match or simply enjoy the rest of your free time at a theme park or stadium visit. Please see a selection below:

Many of the summer tournaments listed below are large annual events attracting as many as 1500 teams from countries all over the world. With spectacular opening ceremonies, parties and fantastic presentations, you can compete with a selection of fantastic foreign opposition. A wide range of accommodations are usually available to suit every budget and requirement. Please ask for further details and for other tournament options.

Tournament Cambridge Cup Catalonia Trophy Catalan Cup Hagaland Cup Wijchen Heumen Delta Sports Gravelines Copa Ibiza

Location England Spain Spain Belgium Holland Holland Holland France Spain

Categories Boys U7–U12 Boys U9–U19, Girls U15–U17 Boys U9–open, Girls U15–open Boys U8–19, Girls U17–open Boys U8–U16 Boys U8–U18 Girls U8–U18 + open Boys U8–U16 Boys U8–U16

The group thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it has certainly provided memories that will stay with us all for the rest of our lives. We can’t thank STI enough for the support provided pre and on tour Bourne Town FC

Tournament Location Donosti Cup Spain San Marino Cup Italy Valencia Cup Spain Costa Blanca Spain Foyle Cup Ireland Dana Cup Denmark Glasgow City Cup Scotland Norway Cup Norway Galway Cup Ireland Regio Haarlem Cup Holland Ibercup Portugal

Categories Boys U9–18, Girls U11–18, Women Boys U10–18, Girls U13–18 Boys U10–U19, Girls U14–16, Women Boys U10–U19, Girls U14–16, Women Boys U10–19, Women’s open Boys U10–19, Girls U12–19 Boys U8–U21 Boys U12–19, Girls U12–19 Boys U13–18 (standard and elite) Boys U8–Vets, Girls U9–17 Boys U10–U16, Girls U17

The STI staff couldn't have been better, an excellent level of support and care Thomas Hepburn School

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Gothia Cup

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Cup Denmark

The Gothia Cup (World Youth Cup) annually welcomes more than 1600 teams from 70 different countries to create the most spectacular youth tournament in the World. The week starts with the incredible Opening Ceremony in front of 50,000 people in Gothenburg’s Ullevi stadium and finishes with Finals back in the same venue. With discos, group leader parties and cosmopolitan competition, this is an experience of a lifetime.

This is a friendly international tournament in the Scandinavian city of Copenhagen. With more than 200 teams again expected to attend from countries as diverse as Brazil, Hungary, Russia, Poland and the USA, this is a really popular event with schools and clubs alike. A selection of cost effective packages are available by coach, ferry or plane with different accommodation options too.

Gothenburg, Sweden 14–20 July 2013 Boys U11–19, Girls U12–19 Incredible international tournament Flights are available from many regional UK airports Where to stay: Choose from school, hostel or hotel accommodation

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Copenhagen, Denmark 25–28 July 2013 Boys U8–19, Girls U13–U19 & Womens open age Features: Fabulous international tournament Travel: Coach tours & flight packages both available Where to stay: Choose from school, hostel or hotel accommodation

£349 per person

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£299 per person


TOURS

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European destinations Depending on when and where you wish to travel, you can enjoy friendly matches or tournament entry combined with loads of other resort attractions in a range of exciting European destinations. These include on-site water parks, theme parks, stadium tours, sightseeing and the beach. We will help you select the most suitable package for your group.

It was a brilliant experience for the squad… which they enjoyed tremendously… We have bonded as a team to a level not imaginable before we made the trip Bilsthorpe Welfare Youth FC

The boys not only had a great tour, they gained Aldershot Town FC valuable life skills

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£149 per person

Contact us on 01279 647 566 or by email football@stisport.com


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CENTER PARCS

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ÂŁ179 per person

Highlights n Free sub-tropical pool n Loads of activities on site n Choice of destinations n Great value for money

Center Parcs With comfortable self-catering accommodation and free Aqua Mundo tropical pools, these superb resorts mean fantastic fun for everyone at outstanding value for money. Our selected centres are conveniently located within easy reach of the popular tournaments we feature.

Accommodation Standard Comfort cottages are available for 4, 5, 6 and 8 persons depending on the resort. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen including microwave oven, toaster and coffee machine as well as a family bathroom. The living room has a television and open fireplace, and the villa has a private terrace or balcony with garden furniture. Upgrade cottages are also available on request. Each Center Parcs resort has a host of superb on site activities including the Aqua Mundo subtropical water paradise, with wave-pool, rapids and slides. Excursions Many groups enjoy the opportunity of a stadium tour (Amsterdam Arena, PSV, Stade de France) or sightseeing and there are popular theme parks (Duinrell, Walibi World, Phantasialand, Disneyland) within easy reach for a day trip – whichever your chosen resort.


The Center Parcs brand is jointly owned by Center Parcs UK and Center Parcs Europe NV. However the UK holiday villages are owned and operated separately by Center Parcs Limited a company registered in England, whereas all other villages are owned and operated by Center Parcs Europe NV a company registered in The Netherlands.

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De Eemhof (EH) – HOLLAND About an hour from Amsterdam on the Flevoland Island and a short drive to Walibi World theme park, there’s a sunny Mediterranean flavour to the Eemhof resort with its plaza, shops and restaurants, olive trees, orangerie and fountains.

Het Heijderbos (HB) – HOLLAND This is a flagship resort in the Maas Valley not far from the German border. The Sunken City theme pool and Jungle Dome are the main attractions here, while it’s well located for friendly matches and tournaments or an excursion to Eindhoven. De Haan aan zee (DH) – BELGIUM Wooded dunes and a lovely sandy beach make De Haan aan zee one of Belgium’s very best seaside resorts. A great shortbreak destination, De Haan is only 90 minutes on the coach from Calais. From here you can hop on the coastal tram and head out to Ostend or discover the delights of Bruges. Erperheide (EP) – BELGIUM In the beautiful Limburg countryside, this park is in a tranquil location just a few miles from the Dutch border. The main attraction is the Aqua Mundo with an Asian fishing village where you can watch piranhas safely swimming behind the glass.

Les Bois Francs (BF) – FRANCE In the heart of Normandy, with its very own castle, this resort is an ideal base for a tour to northern France. The Water Playhouse at Aqua Mundo is a real aquatic paradise. There is an adventure trail through the forest for the energetic, and a golf course on site. Port Zelande (PZ) – HOLLAND On the beach and dunes of the Grevelingenmeer Lake and close to the North Sea coast, you can be sure of an active holiday here. Enjoy the Adventure Factory, Wild-water course and ‘Turbo Tunnel’ on site, or visit the local Delta Works, Middelburg or historical Zierikzee. Zandvoort aan zee (ZV) – HOLLAND Zandvoort is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Holland with forested dunes and a lovely sandy beach. You can enjoy a real holiday atmosphere here, yet still be within easy reach of Amsterdam and the bright lights of the city and the tournaments of the region. Limburgse Peel (LH) – HOLLAND This is a comfortable resort near Venlo amidst Limburg’s Peel woodlands, and ideally situated for the tournaments in the region. Limburgse Peel is an excellent resort for families with plenty of activities for children.

Other Center Parcs available: De Vossermeren (VM), De Kempervennen Le Lac d’Ailette (LA) and SunParks Oostduinkerke in Belgium.

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HOLLAND

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ÂŁ229 per person

Highlights n Longstanding favourite n Visit 3 countries n Varied local activities n Dutch football pedigree

Valkenburg The pedestrianised streets, cafes, toboggans and catacombs of Valkenburg create an atmosphere that British football groups have loved for a generation. From your base here in the Limburg hills close to the borders with Germany and Belgium, you can enjoy a tour of many European flavours.

Accommodation We use a selection of family run budget hotels in the heart of the town such as the Amsterdam and the Schaepkens. Having looked after our groups for many years, you can be sure of a friendly welcome and excellent local assistance. With many local leisure facilities, you can enjoy the swimming pool, mini-golf and bowling. More uniquely, you can ride the famous toboggans, visit the local caves or simply take in the charming surroundings. Excursions A guided tour of the PSV stadium in Eindhoven is always a popular choice. Other favourites include the theme parks of Phantasialand, Efteling and Bobbejaanland. Alternatively you could enjoy a trip to nearby Maastricht or visit the famous cathedral in Cologne.


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£219 per person

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Highlights n Fantastic football facilities n Tour of Amsterdam Arena n Loads of resort attractions n Large sandy beach

Noordwijk With a long wide sandy beach and plenty of local attractions, Noordwijk is one of our most popular resorts for youth groups. Within easy reach of Amsterdam for a stadium tour and sightseeing, you’re also ideally located to experience some Dutch ‘total football’ and the tournaments of the region.

Accommodation We use a selection of family-run hotels in easy walking distance of the shops and beach. A warm welcome is always guaranteed and all the hotels have a cosy bar and restaurant where evening dinner is served. Groups typically stay in multibed rooms with some twin rooms available for the adults. As well as football, there’s loads to do in the resort with shops, bars, restaurants, minigolf and ten-pin bowling to keep you entertained. Excursions A trip to the Duinrell amusement park and indoor tropical pool is enjoyable whatever the weather. Amsterdam city centre offers shops, museums or a trip along the canals and of course, most groups will choose to take a guided tour of the famous Amsterdam Arena.


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SPAIN

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£189 per person + flights

Highlights n Top holiday destination n Great leisure facilities n Beach on your doorstep n Sun, fun and football

Majorca Fun is the name of the game when you choose a tour to Majorca. Away from the heat and crowds of high summer, groups will love the beach, sun and activities here. There’s a great football community on the island, and a superb new pitch in the resort.

Accommodation Located just a short walk from the beach in one of the best tourist centres on the island our hotels in Santa Ponsa are also on the doorstep of the excellent sports facilities of the resort. The hotels are ideally suited for family fun and relaxation. Each has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and entertainments designed to keep you happy. Similar hotels are also available in the busier resort of nearby Magalluf. Excursions Majorca’s glitzy capital, Palma, is easily accessible for the shops and sounds of the town. We can book a guided coach tour of the island if you wish, while evening entertainments, boat trips and tickets for a Mallorca match in season can be organised on request.


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£329 per person

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Highlights n Lively seaside resort n Great water park n Nou Camp stadium n The sights of Barcelona

Lloret de Mar The enormously popular Costa Brava offers the best of both worlds – the beach and attractions of Lloret de Mar, combined with the sights and sounds of Barcelona. With a passion for football, the region is a cracking tour choice for groups of all ages and remains one of our most requested destinations.

Accommodation We use several comfortable 3★ hotels in Lloret de Mar such as the Samba, Guitart Central and Garbi Park. Similar hotels are also available in other resorts along the coast. Rooms, all en-suite, are usually allocated for 3 players, with twin rooms typically available for adults. With plenty of choice, food is buffet style in the restaurants. All the hotels have an outdoor swimming pool, bar, TV room and evening entertainment in high season. Excursions Barcelona is a must for all groups staying in the region. Don’t miss the chance to visit the incredible Nou Camp stadium for a guided tour, or perhaps to see a match in season. Other attractions include the Ramblas, Montjuic and the unfinished cathedral. The water park in Lloret de Mar is great fun for everyone (May–Sept only).

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£349 per person

Highlights n San Siro stadium in Milan n Italian history and culture n Great lakeside setting n Serie ‘A’ match tickets

Lake Garda Arguably the most popular of the Italian lakes, Garda is ideally situated a short drive from Verona and within reach of both Milan and Venice for excursions. The Garda Village complex is located on the southern tip of the lake, close to the popular resort of Sirmione, with direct access to the lake itself.

Accommodation Garda Village mobile home units sleep 4 or 5 persons, all of which include kitchen corner and bathroom with shower. Groups stay on a half board basis here. As well as a private beach onto the lake, there is a large swimming pool on site (open May–Sept only). Other leisure facilities include tennis courts, basketball, table tennis, windsurfing and evening entertainment show (in high season only). There is a supermarket and bar/restaurant. Excursions There’s so much to do, you really are spoilt for choice. Choose from fun days out at Gardaland theme park or Caneva water park (May–Sept only) or enjoy the glamour of Milan and the famous San Siro stadium. What’s more the spectacular cities of Venice and Verona will add more than a touch of culture to your tour.


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