Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > General News > Football Club attends first Football Tour

Football Club attends first Football Tour

Skill development and match play gives players valuable new experiences
24 Apr 2023
Written by Claire Bunting
General News

At the end of the Easter Term, 45 members of the Football Club went on tour to Valencia, the pupils ranged from Year 11-14.  Mr Collier, Head of Football at Campbell explained, "The tour was designed to give a concentrated footballing experience, allowing students to learn and develop through the challenges of playing against possession based opponents in the heat of Spain.”  The tour also included two coaching sessions at La Liga Club Valencia CF, these sessions were held at the club's training ground complex and ran by their coaching staff.  “The whole experience gave the pupils an insight in to the life of a professional player”, added Mr Collier.

The students also had time to relax having a tour of the Valencia CF stadium, Estadio de Mestalla. Keen football fans will recall this is where Northern Ireland beat Spain in the 1982 World Cup! The players also spent time together at the hotel’s rooftop pool, the beach and had a night out at local entertainment complex, Heron City. The boys were thrilled to meet Instagram influencer Mehran Rohan too!

We spent some time with our Club Captain, Will, Year 14 (School) who described the opportunities the tour provided him and his team mates.

As you have heard, Mr Collier organised a very rich experience of competitive games, coaching sessions and social opportunities for the team. Many thanks to him and the staff who helped make this trip possible for our players. 

If you are interested in learning more about football development at the College Mr Collier will be hosting a meeting on 4th May (7pm at CCB).  He will be discussing an elite player pathway programme that will be offered through a Football Academy from August 2023.  More details will be shared via ParentMail shortly.

Photo gallery

To view this News Article

Similar stories

The Design Team, Grant Bartley (Second from right)

Find out more from the team behind Campbell's new state-of-the-art fitness suite More...

The Project Team

Find out more from the team behind Campbell's new state-of-the-art fitness suite More...

Campbell's Quizzers getting ready for some serious competition!

A roller-coaster night of competitive fun tested the skill and knowledge of Campbell's quizzing Community! More...

A celebration for the 1st XV

Congratulations to our 1st XV for becoming the 2024 Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield winners! More...

A strong performance from CCB Swim Team

Congratulations to the CCB Swim team for their performance at the Bath Cup. More...

Most read

Player Profile #5 Eric

The fifth in our series of CCB Player Profiles features Eric, Captain of the CCB U18 Football Team. Play your part and make a donation towards our Bui… More...

Old Campbellian, Jackson Collins (7195)

New York based Old Campbellian, Jackson Collins (7195) has been contributing on a monthly basis to support the College's Building for the Future campa… More...

Update from Max Porter on completion of Phase 1 of the 10 year building restoration programme

With Phase 1 of the Heritage works now complete, Old Campbellian Max Porter (10092) from Johnston Houston shows us around the restored buildings and t… More...

Have your say

This website is powered by