Fantastic Football Festival

Senior School
17 Jun 22

During the Half Term, Hugh and Xavier Elms (both First Form) travelled to Barcelona with their football academy, EMC, to take part in the Barcelona Football Festival.

It was a huge event for them, an international youth tournament played over two days across eight full-size pitches just south of Barcelona. They came seventh in their group but it was a phenomenal success for a team who were playing a year up and for the first time ever, 11-a-side on a full-size pitch.

They stayed in the hotel with their team, travelled to the pitches and ate with their team each day, the experience of being part of such a well-organised tournament and competing with professional league teams from Sweden, France, Spain and the UK was formative in many ways.