During the half term break, 14 boys visited Dubai on the very first Caldicott Football tour.
The boys played three matches, one against an international school from Abu Dhabi, Al Yasimina, and two matches against two youth teams from Dubai. The team won their first match 5 – 2, drew the second 3 – 3, but lost the third 2 – 1. The standard of football played was excellent and despite the warm weather, their ability improved throughout the matches.
Off the pitch the boys had an action packed week visiting many attractions and taking part in lots of activities that Dubai has to offer, including; being at the top of the tallest structure in the world the Burj Khalifa, visiting the Grand Mosque near Abu Dhabi, dune bashing in the desert near Oman and a trip to Ferrari World and the Wadi Wadi waterpark.
Head of PE, Dan Lane said “The first Caldicott Football tour was a huge success and we are extremely proud of the boys both on and off the pitch. We have all returned with fantastic memories that will last a life time.”