Villareal Tour

We started off our journey to sunny Spain at 5 a.m. in the morning, leaving from Warlingham School and travelling to Gatwick airport. We were excited for the trip ahead of us. The flight went smoothly and we landed at Valencia airport on time to then travel to our hotel, We changed into our training kit, had lunch and then went straight into our first training session led by the Villarreal youth coaches, They worked us hard and we did a lot of passing and moving exercises. During the free time after training we became familiar with the hotel and chilled on the balcony looking out onto an amazing view. After an evening meal we settled and had a good night’s sleep.

On Thursday we had another great training session and had to work hard but had free time to relax afterwards. In the evening we had a game against Valencia academy, who were very hard to play against due to their pass and move playing side.

On Friday morning we had another very hard training session due to the heat and then had the opportunity to go into and lounge by the pool. In the evening we went to see Villarreal vs Athletico Bilbao and the atmosphere was great with very friendly fans. Villareal won 3-1 and it was an exciting match to watch.

On Saturday morning it was the last training session and we were presented with certificates and we thanked the coaches who trained us. We spent the afternoon sunbathing, having a kick about or just jumping into and swimming in the pool. In the evening we had a match against a school from Winchester which was very evenly matched but we lost 3-2.

On the Sunday it was time to pack and have one last room inspection. It was sad to leave but good to be getting back to England. We had a fantastic time in Spain and it was the experience of a lifetime.

The School warmly thanks Villareal Football club for continuing to make this annual tour such an enjoyable and inspiring trip for our students.


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