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Archive for: October, 2013

Day Five – Lake Garda and Hockey v Brescia

Earliest morning of the tour so far waking up at 7am top class breakfast as usual especially the hot chocolate! We then returned to are rooms to pack all our clothes the hopped on the bus for a thirty minute journey to the fabulous Lake Garda. After a walk round in the castle we sat […]

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Day Four – Verona and Rugby Game Two

8AM: We woke up at 8 to pack our kit up and get ready for breakfast time at 8:45 9AM: We returned to our rooms after a superb breakfast to pick up our rucksacks for the day, then we were led out to the coach. 10AM: Our destination was Verona and we were led to […]

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Day Three – Treviso and Game Day

An early get up once again for breakfast and a team photo in front of the hotel. Then we hopped on the coach for a short trip to the beautiful Treviso. Obviously now that Mr Bateman was here the hockey lads had to keep a healthy diet in perpetration for the game. Yes? No ice […]

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Day Three – Venice

And so the day started for an 8:45 breakfast; a time that should not be seen during the half term holidays. Breakfast consisted of the usual continental style with some warm options, including an obscene amount of croissants. Sitting around the table we discussed the day ahead and complained about the flies that attacked us […]

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Day 5 – Filipino Photos

Day 5 – Filipino Photos

We were hit by another early start and a Chinese breakfast in the morning – no rest for the wicked. Then, we boarded a ferry to the island of Lamma, a mountainous jungle paradise, full of great views and incredible restaurants. After a long walk through the hilly forests, we sat down for a wonderfully […]

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Day one – Arrival and Dooson RUFC

Day 1 – On Arrival After a long coach journey to the first hotel – ‘Park Hotel’ just outside Treviso, we arrived and had a short time to make ourselves at home, get changed and back on to the coach to the first ‘Training pitch’. Whilst driving along we weren’t fully aware what this ‘training […]

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Blog One – The Airport

What an early start! Waking up at three in the the morning is not fun, the only thing that kept us going was the fact that in a few hours we would arrive in Italy. As one of three year nines I was honoured to be taken to Italy with Year 10s, 11s and Sixth […]

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Day 4 – Rumble In The Jungle

Day 4 – Rumble In The Jungle

An even earlier start was had by all yesterday, which was a bit of a shock to the system, but we were quick to recover with a Chinese/American breakfast (noodles with ham, maple syrup chicken etc.). Then we caught a ferry to the island of Lantau, which is half jungle – half housing for the […]

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Kitted out and Ready to Go – Italy 2013 – Hockey and Rugby

Kitted out and Ready to Go – Italy 2013 – Hockey and Rugby

This afternoon the Italy touring squad was finally kitted out in its playing and travelling clothing. The boys got fully kitted out for the Official Tour photographs and two of the tour Sponsors – Symphony Bar and Bramwells Opticians both local businesses – who have generously sponsored the tour. Tour officially begins at 03.45am Sunday […]

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Day three – Achy Breaky Feet

Day three – Achy Breaky Feet

It was an early start, with all of us out and ready at 9 am. Everyone was up and apart from one important member – Mr Lonsdale. He was still in bed and clueless of how late he was. Eventually we all went to that well-known Chinese breakfast restaurant Mcdonalds. After eating our way through […]

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