October Tour – Games, Times & Dates

North West October 2016 Tour

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
And 15/16s


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
CH49 7NG

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

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