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Following the successes of Ajax 2017, in April 2019 the PE department travelled to Spain for their second football development tour. Current year 8-11 students flew out to Madrid to visit the giants of European football; Real Madrid. The trip included; training with Real Madrid coaches, matches against Spanish opposition, sightseeing in Madrid, a tour of the Bernabéu Stadium (Real Madrid), a tour of the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium (Atlético Madrid) and even a visit to the Warner Brothers theme park. Both the students and staff had a fantastic time, a once in a lifetime trip to remember!
Students were invited along to Twickenham for the Six Nations Fixture, England vs Italy on Saturday 9th March 2019. Students got to; play a game on the pitch before the fixture, go in the changing rooms, wear the brand new kit, be the guard of honour for the players, wave the England flag and finally, watch the game sitting pitchside, all at no charge to the school or students. It was a fantastic, once in a lifetime opportunity! Please see photos of the event below.
We were lucky enough to have the Drew Williams, ‘Head of Media’ from WBA come into to school to talk to our year 10 OCR Sport students, all about sport and the media. The students got a great insight into the relationship between sport and the media, but also learnt how to pursue a career in sports media. Drew loved our student’s enthusiasm so much, he invited two students along to WBA vs Blues on Friday 29th March 2019 to be part of the media team for the night. The two students got access to; the media suite, press balcony, interview rooms, pitch side and the post-match press conference. Another great and inspiring. Experience for our students.
Perryfields now have a strong relationship with Manchester United, where the giants of English Football have been offering the school heavily discounted/free tickets to home games. 12 students attended Man Utd v Rochdale in the Carabao Cup and a further 48 students attended Man Utd v AZ Alkmaar on December 12th 2019. Students have loved the opportunity to visit the Theatre of Dreams and watch one of the world’s biggest football clubs.