The Dutch Diaries – Day Thirteen

Current youth team player and first team pro, Ross Sykes, gives an insight into the final day of the U18s pre-season tour to Holland… Our final day started with an early meet of  7:45am for breakfast. We set off at 8:30am to our final and most challenging match against Dutch giants PSV. The facilities were as […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Twelve

Stanley’s scholars Nathan Wolland and Harry Waterhouse give an insight into their pre-season tour to Holland… Today we started the day off with breakfast before walking over to the local pitches to train. It was a wet morning however we didn’t let this affect our tempo in training, we started off with some high intensity drills and finished […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Eleven

Scholar Nathan Wolland give us an insight into the U18s pre-season tour to Holland… Today we had breakfast at 8 as today’s sessions were at NAC FC Breda. We boarded the coach at about 9:30 and headed for Breda. One we got there we headed straight to the training pitch where we were put through […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Ten

Scholars Reagan Ogle and Jack Randell give us an insight into day ten of their pre-season tour to Holland… Today we were given a longer lie in today as breakfast was pushed back to 10am. We had a busy day lined up with the tour of the Ajax ground and a little walk around the streets […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Nine

Accrington Stanley U18s daily update from their pre-season tour to Holland, written by scholars Nathan Wolland and Harry Waterhouse… We had a lie in today as breakfast wasn’t until 9, everyone came down excited for the game against FC Twente, we then had a bit of time to get our things together before traveling to […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Eight

Nathan Wolland and Harry Waterhouse give us an insight into the U18s pre-season tour to Holland…   Heading into the second week of our tour the lads woke up ready to prepare for the games ahead. The lads started by having an early breakfast, following this we had match analysis of the game against Den Haag. […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Seven

Scholar Tom Reilly gives us an insight into the U18s pre-season tour to Holland….   Today the team had a recovery session after yesterday’s great win over Den Haag. The recovery session was on the spinning bikes in the hotels gym, this was instructed by a personal trainer and the boys participated in the session […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Six

Scholars Nathan Wolland and Harry Waterhouse give us an insight into the U18s pre-season tour to Holland….   The lads started their first official match day with breakfast before getting on the coach for a two hour journey to ADO Den Haag. The lads turned up and showed what they’re capable of Josh Hmami later […]

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The Dutch Diaries – Day Five

Scholars Nathan Wolland and Harry Waterhouse give us an insight into the U18s pre-season tour to Holland…   Today was Friday and that meant it was a pre match day and all our focus was on preparation for tomorrow’s game against FC Den Haag.   The preparation started with breakfast as normal before heading to […]

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