Train & Play England

Train & Play England

From €299/£249

The hockey
The UK has never had a more vibrant hockey community, with more students than ever taking up sticks. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Gloucester/Cheltenham region where there are over 200 active teams today!

The destination
The beautifully ornate town of Cheltenham Spa in Gloucester is an ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Bath, as well as Cheltenham itself, England’s most complete regency town.

Sporting facilities
Cheltenham & Gloucester
The Cheltenham/Gloucester area is well served with hockey clubs. Among those which are available to Topflight Sports for Schools clients are: Dean Close, The University of Gloucester; Balcarras Sports Centre (Cheltenham) and Oxstalls Tennis Centre (Gloucester). The services of an international coach are included.

3* Hotels:
You will be accommodated in one of the 3* hotels we use in the Cheltenham/Gloucester area. All rooms have full en-suite facilities and accommodate 2-3 students. Breakfast and dinner will be served each day, and hotels with wellness facilities such as a swimming pool/gym will be available to use free of charge.

4 Day Tour Includes:
•    Return ferry from Dublin / Rosslare
•    Ground transportation as per itinerary
•    3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
•    3 quality two hour training sessions
•    2 pre-arranged games per team against local opposition
•    Sightseeing tour of Gloucester
•    1 FREE place in 10 for Group Leaders
•    Comprehensive travel & sports insurance

Price is based on a minimum of 40 on each coach transfer. If you have fewer travelling, we will organise for your group to join another if possible for all transfers/tours in order to keep cost the same.  If you have 20-25 travelling and wish to have private coach transfers a supplement will apply. It is also possible to arrange for an Irish coach which will pick up/drop off at your school for a supplement of €20/£16 per person.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Stena Line sailing from Dublin to Holyhead or Rosslare to Fishguard.
Luxury coach transfer to Cheltenham.

Day 2

Morning training session & afternoon training session.
Friendly game against local opposition in the evening.

Day 3

Morning training session.
Sightseeing tour of Gloucester.
Friendly game against local opposition in the afternoon/evening.
Dinner .

Day 4

Morning departure transfer to ferry.

Republic of Ireland
01 240 1753

Northern Ireland
00353 1 240 1753

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