After two years of hard work for the players raising more than £7000 the Under 12 Blue Team headed off to the continent over the May Bank Holiday weekend. 14 players and their dads boarded a AVA Travel luxury coach in Leyland at midnight on Thursday 26th May for a 16 hour coach and ferry journey that took them deep into Europe, the destination being Duinrell Holland.
During the four day trip the U12’s player two Dutch teams at their home venues and what fantastic venues they were. VV KatwijK where the first team to host our U12’s where we played a fabulous game resulting in an unfortunate 0-3 loss despite our U12’s hitting the crossbar three times and the post once. Nevertheless the U12’s thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved the experience. Our hosts where fantastic and treated us all like internationals.
The second match hosted by VV Rockanje was played on the Sunday in glorious weather at another top facility was the icing on the cake for the players, a toughly fought game saw our Captain for the Match score a fantastic free kick to open our European account and resulted in the boys finishing with a stomping 3-6 victory. Even better was the fact that all six goals were scored by separate players meaning just short of half the squad have European goals to their names, what a memory for the boys.
After each game the players and Dad’s made the most of the base camp venue at Duinrell which included a theme park and a water park.