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Sports students spent three weeks playing football in Seville, competing against local youth teams and winning all three matches.
 
Eleven Level 3 and Level 2 students travelled to Spain as part of the Erasmus scheme, helping young people to experience life abroad.
 

 
During the trip, organised by REY Europe, they stayed in a hostel with self-catering facilities where they learned to cook some Spanish food.
 
The students attended training five days a week at the World Players International Centre and also took part in classroom-based training helping them to understand the Spanish style of playing.
 
A highlight of the trip was a stadium tour of Seville FC, looking at the history of the club, and taking in the trophy room, dressing room, and pitch.
 

 

Students were given Spanish cooking lessons and language lessons, and played three matches against teenagers their own age.
 
The results were:

First game: 3-1
Second game: 5-2
Third game: 7-2
 
Alex Gaiger, Deputy Head of Department for Sport, Leisure and Care, said the trip was a chance to experience football coaching and education in a different culture.
 
He said: “It was a fantastic experience for learners, exposing them to a new culture. The trip provided learners with an opportunity to live as independent adults, and it was an amazing experience watching them grow over the three-week period.
 
“Students embraced the Spanish playing style and developed their understanding of the game, which resulted in them winning all three fixtures.”
 

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