BIFC International Team Tour Manchester 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIFC 2006 Boys and Girls Select players are invited to join their coaches and chaperones on a journey to Manchester, soccer capital of the UK!

Tour dates: April 2-12, 2020
Cost: $2,095 (excluding airfare)
($2,175 by credit card)

Deposit: $450 (due by June 30th)
Payment plan available. Information coming soon.

Journey Highlights:

NOTE: Detailed itinerary to follow later this spring

  • Train & play 3 friendly games with local youth teams
  • Attend 2 or 3 English Professional Soccer Games
  • Tour 2 Premier League Stadiums
  • Discover the fascinating history & culture of the Manchester area -- from the Romans to the Vikings to the Industrial Revolution to 1990s dance music
  • Compete with your friends, coaches & parents in a 6v6 tournament
  • Invite our local hosts to an all-American pizza party
  • Sponsor a local charity project that provides kids in need with opportunities to play soccer
  • Memories of a lifetime!

    This once-in-a-lifetime experience is produced in partnership with Bainbridge Island-based tour operator Cross Cultural Journeys!

"It is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life."

--2019 tour participant

2019 players at the National Football Museum
2019 players at the National Football Museum

"If you are debating about going or not, I guarantee you the work to raise money is worth it."

--2019 UK tour participant

INTERESTED IN BEING A CHAPERONE?
A limited number of chaperones will be invited to join this trip. BIFC and Cross Cultural Journeys will determine the appropriate number of chaperones, based on the final number of youth, to ensure adequate gender-balanced adult supervision. Chaperones will be selected and screened by BIFC and will be expected to assist in the supervision of the youth. Chaperones will be charged the same price as players for their participation.

If you would like to be considered for one of the chaperone spots in Manchester, please email Ian McCallum <ian@bifc.net> with the subject line "UK 2020 CHAPERONE".

FINANCIAL AID: Traveling teams will have opportunities to organize a series of fundraising activities and establish a fund to assist players who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate in this trip. To apply for financial assistance for this trip, or to donate to the fund, please email Ian McCallum ian@bifc.net with the subject line "UK 2020 Financial Aid"

CODE OF CONDUCT: To ensure a safe, fun and educational experience, all participants in this trip -- players, coaches and chaperones -- will be required to sign a code of conduct before departure. Violation of this code of conduct could result in the participant being removed from the trip and asked to return home at their expense.

In partnership with BIFC
2019 players and chaperones visit the Manchester United locker room
2019 players and chaperones visit the Manchester United locker room

INCLUDED: In country transportation per itinerary;  multi-occupancy accommodation in local youth hostel; meals (B/L/D per itinerary); BIFC coaches; parent chaperones; Cross Cultural Journeys trip manager(s); entrance fees to professional soccer games; all entrance fees on itinerary; preparation materials; tips for bellman and included meals on itinerary; bottled water on bus.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to and from the UK (we will arrange a group airfare separately and offer to participants as an option); meals not on itinerary, alcoholic beverages (for +21); excursions not on the itinerary; tips for local guide and driver (optional, yet customary); and Travel Protection.

TRAVEL PROTECTION: Cross Cultural Journeys recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans, provided by our partner Travelex Insurance Services, can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.  For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 47-0272. Please advise Travelex that Cross Cultural Journeys is the travel company for this trip.

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Manchester Town Hall
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For questions about this trip, and/or if you need help with registration, please contact Cilla or Leif Utne at Cross Cultural Journeys

Call: (800) 353-2276
Direct: (206) 280-5360
email: travel@crossculturaljourneys.com

321 High School Road NE, Suite D3, Box 353, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

 

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