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 along with the Blackburn boys.

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After that everyone got a quick shower and had lunch ready for the coach to leave at 12 for the Ajax V Sparta Rotterdam game. Once we arrived at the game we received our ticket and Sparta scarf. We then went in to the stadium and found our seats where we watched the game. The game resulted in a 10 man Ajax winning 3-1. It was really interesting to see two top Dutch teams in action, everyone really enjoyed the experience. After the final whistle all the lads then met back at the coach before the drive back to the hotel whilst a few of the lads had a nap many of us were in stitches with the laughter instigated by team joker, Jack Randall.

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Once we arrived back at the hotel the boys got ready for dinner, we then had some free time, some of the boys went on a bike ride and the others went swimming.