A group of Year 13 BTEC Football Performance and Excellence students visited Arnhem in Holland. The students and staff stayed at the Papendal, which is the national centre for Sport and also home of Vitesse Arnhem Football Club. During the visit the students participated in a number of coaching sessions delivered by Vitesse Arnhem staff and also had the opportunity to attend Vitesse Arnhem FC vs Heerenveen FC at the Gelredome arena.
The students also travelled to a local Dutch club SV SPERO FC to play a fixture. Goals from Gaskell (2), Rawsthorne and Parkinson ensured SJR came away victorious with a hard fought 4-3 win.
The trip was a fantastic experience for the students and gave them an insight into the life of a professional footballer.