Dear Parents, and Players:
We shall depart from Sainsburys Marsh Mills on Monday 24th October at 9.30am
We will arrive back in Plymouth, at Sainsburys Marsh Mills on the evening of Thursday 27th October – (estimated time is 1000 pm )
The address of where we are staying is
Bolton Premier Inn, 3 Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6LB
Additional Monies required for the Tour
In terms of additional monies that the boys will require, I would confirm the following :-
All transport costs are included in the tour.
Costs of breakfast & a light lunch are included in the tour.
Your son will need to pay for 4 evening meals at a cost of £10.00 meaning a total of £40.00 they will need in cash. The coach assigned to your sons age group will collect this money as the board the coach in Plymouth, so please put cash in an envelope with your son’s name on it.
Additional spending money for the boys whilst they are away is discretionary but we would suggest no more than £50.00 in total.
To encourage their independence we would suggest that they remain in control of their own money, but if you would prefer, the coach assigned to your sons age group can hold this cash for them and distribute it as they require it.
Other than this there is NO additional monies that your son will require.
Playing Kits for Tour
All players attending the tour must have both a white & blue playing kit, together with an IFA tracksuit. The majority of the boys attending are already in possession of these items, but if you do need to order these for your son, please go to www.ifa.sondicoprofessional.com
Please be aware that at this time of year up North, the weather can be extremely cpld, please pack undergarments, gloves and hats as required.
As we are travelling on minibuses we are going to be extremely limited on space for luggage. We would suggest the following :-
Your son brings all of his playing kits, boots, astro’s, trainers, shin pads etc in 1 rucksack.
Please bring Swimwear, and towel.
All of his other clothing, casual clothing for the evenings, is to be confined to a sports holdall (NO SUITCASES PLEASE)
Your son will be expected to travel, wearing his IFA Tracksuit, to ensure that we can easily identify them at all times.
Please ensure that your son packs adequate sleeping attire, fully stocked washbag & other necessary items.
If your son is bringing a mobile phone, tablet or other electronic devices, they will be responsible for keeping them safe at all times.
The Independent Football Academy can accept no responsibility for loss or damage to any of these items under any circumstances. We will have the appropriate levels of tour insurance in place, however please ensure that any valuable items are fully covered under your own home insurance policies whilst the boys are away.
If your son is on any medication, which the coaches need to be aware of and monitor, then please inform Child Welfare Officer, Stuart Henderson.
Please provide details of Medication, dosage, and to give responsibility to prescribe the medication. Any queries please contact Stuart on 07506 481709
We are all very excited about the tour and very much looking forward to seeing the boys perform against top quality opposition sides.
This email should cover all questions that need to be answered, however if you need further assistance or have any questions, please contact me directly on 07506 481709.
Huddersfield Town Academy v Independent Football Academy
Under 9s/10 and Under 11s/12s (6.30 kick Off)
Both Games on 3G
Canalside Sports Complex
509 Leeds Road
Training for the 13s/14s
Bolton Wanderers Academy v Independent Football Academy (all games – 3pm Kick Off)
U9/10 – 7v7
U11/12 – 9v9
U13/14 – 11v11
U15/U16 – 11v11
Tranmere Rovers Academy (All games on 3G, Kick Off times to be confirmed)
U16/15s – 10am Ko
U13/14s – 1 pm Ko
U11/12 – 1130 Ko
U9/10 – 1130 Ko
Woodchurch High School Sports Complex
Carr Bridge Road
Preston North End Academy
U15/U16 – 7.30 ko (on 3G)
UCLan Sports Arena
Tom Benson Way
North West Academy
Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School Holidays 2016-2017
Honeys Green Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L12 9HZ
U9s/10 – 12pm Kick Off (3G)
U11s/12s – 2pm Kick off (3G)
U13/U14 Hudderesfield Town Academy (2pm Kick Off)
U15/U16 Huddersfield Town Academy (2pm Kick Off)
Both Games will be on Grass
Canalside Sports Complex
509 Leeds Road
Huddersfield HD2 1YJ.
Lead Coaches on Tour
Under9s/10s – Joe Gerraghty
Under 11s/12 – Ben Washum / Christian Merrin
Under 13s/14s – Darren Raven
Under 15s/16s – Ian Nicholls / Stuart Henderson