Going Dutch
Ralph Chea - Blackpool

Going Dutch

It has been an amazing experience to come to the Netherlands and train with Dutch coaches, play matches against foreign sides and experience the local culture while bonding with the group.

Winning Games Abroad
Cameron Esien - Shrewsbury Town

Winning Games Abroad

Thus far, our pre-season tour in the Netherlands has been outstanding.

Time To Head Home
Teddy Howe - Reading

Time To Head Home

We’ve come to the end of our stay here in Spain and it’s been a memorable two weeks. The trip has contained a lot of experiences that we won’t forget, both on and off the pitch and it’s really helped the team to bond and has brought us all closer together.

End Of An Amazing Trip
James Morton - Bristol City

End Of An Amazing Trip

The second week in Madrid has flown by. It began on Sunday with a tour of Real Madrid’s training ground and Bernabeu Stadium, which was superb. It took my breath away as soon as we arrived at the training ground.

Motivated by Madrid
Teddy Howe - Reading

Motivated by Madrid

On Saturday, we played Atlético Madrid at their pre-season training ground, where the first-team also train during the summer.

Taking On Atlético
James Morton - Bristol City

Taking On Atlético

I continued my road to recovery with a gym session, while the rest of the boys went for their training session.

Learning The Spanish Way
Canice Carroll - Oxford United

Learning The Spanish Way

Our first full day in Spain was very enjoyable for everyone as we were able to settle down in the new facility and new environment, which gave us time together as a team to bond.

Theme Parks, Spanish Lessons & Training with Madrid
Teddy Howe - Reading

Theme Parks, Spanish Lessons & Training with Madrid

Reading Under-18 midfielder Tyler Frost has been giving us the lowdown on their experience of the LFE trip to Spain.

Settling Into Spanish Life
James Morton - Bristol City

Settling Into Spanish Life

Hello, my name is James – I am a second year scholar for Bristol City and have been at the academy since I was 14.

No Tournament Glory
Jonny Higham - Crewe

No Tournament Glory

The second week was drawing to a close and the lads could see the end was nigh. But the hard work continued as we travelled to Ado Den Haag’s training ground for a double training session with one of their coaches. Coaching was focused on possession-based training drills.

Germany v England & War Museum
George Miller - Bury

Germany v England & War Museum

Our fixture against Bochum was not only a game between them and Bury, but it was also a battle of Germany against England and the mind games started from the off as they refused to shake our hands before kick-off.