There is an opportunity for three clubs to take their apprentices, plus three supporting members of staff to Europe on a pre-season tour.
The tour will take place over two working weeks and will be funded by LFE / Leonardo Da Vinci mobility programme.
The UK teams will each be housed at separate venues linked with a top European side. The host Club will provide access to and use of their top class facilities as well as training sessions with their own coaching staff. Clubs will also be given the opportunity to undertake their own training and development programme.
The second week will see all three teams come together at a central facility to continue the tour in new surroundings.
A series of friendly games against top level European teams will take place across the two weeks.
The placement duration has been provisionally set at two weeks (29th July – 10th August 2013) in line with the time available in between domestic fixtures for both the sending and receiving partners.
The aim of this opportunity for Apprentices is:
The specific areas of training and development aimed at improved performance as a footballer would include work on: