STFX Soccer Academy – Italy/England Dream 2011

  • A group of FX boys have returned from a trip of a lifetime competing in the soccer mad nations of Italy and England.
  • Twenty boys represented Xavier Academy well in all activiities including five friendlies and a number of training sessions with Academy pros.

 

  • The tour involved five matches against top European clubs including Parma FC, Latina Calcio, Charlton Athletic FC and Leyton Orient.
  • The team also participated in training on site at the Tottenham , Charlton Athletic and Parma First team and Academy grounds.
  • Other highlights included watching Serie A match Chievo Verona v Juventus as well as Champions League match Chelsea v Genk at Stamford Bridge Stadium.
  • The boys were given opportunities to experience the difference in cultures having visited the Coloseum and Vatican in Italy and visiting Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus (Lillywhites) and the London Tower in England.
Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

Lecture at Parma Stadium Media Room

Lecture at Parma Stadium Media Room

Check out the view during the Serie C match

Check out the view during the Serie C match

Trevi Fountain in Rome

Trevi Fountain in Rome

Goalkeepers training at Parma

Goalkeepers training at Parma

Boys On The Bus!

Boys On The Bus!

Post game photo with the Parma Academy Boys

Post game photo with the Parma Academy Boys

Parma Match

Parma Match

Juventus vs Chievo Verona

Juventus vs Chievo Verona

Under the guidance of the Serie A Coaches

Under the guidance of the Serie A Coaches

FX Graduate Asmir Begovic warming up at the Emirates

FX Graduate Asmir Begovic warming up at the Emirates

 

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