As 2020 approaches, we’ve been casting more than a keen eye ahead to provide an improved range of High Quality pre-season options for Performance focused teams.
Each itinerary within our range is unique & has been developed with a strict shopping list of requirements.
We do not offer those all-in-one venues. What value can a tour operator add to a facility which provides everything in one go?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with them, in fact, many are tremendous, however, we offer something to those teams looking for something fresh, provide an opportunity to delve into the place they’re visiting & not be limited by timetable.
As well as sourcing world-class training facilities, we have combined these with accommodations in areas that allow groups to enjoy their destination when they’re off the clock, the provision of food that is fuel & a range of teambuilding options that offer a physical demand complemented by the local area you’re visiting.
We’re talking Fell-Running on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, a Trek through an Andalusian gorge & early morning Chariots of Fire beach runs on the Golf-Course hugging West Sands in St Andrews.
Our tour bases in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, St Andrews & Andalucia provide this, and some.
We’ve been running training camps for over ten years now. It is an area of our business which enables us to get to grips with performance teams starting out on an ambitious journey, something our team love to do. Our team who run our Training Tours are still all at the top of their game away from the office too. These programmes have been built by players for players.
Our St Andrews option is built alongside ex-Scotland Hooker and current Scotland U20 Coach Scot Lawson. Before moving to St Andrews, Scot spent time coaching at our local club Tynedale RFC & pointed tour-manager Harry our way following his stint at Newcastle Falcons. Now DoR at University of St Andrews, the itinerary which is centered on sessions on the manicured campus pitches & in the outstanding High Performance S&C Suite. Within walking distance the huge beach and calm sea provide an ideal natural environment for further training or recovery. Accommodation is available on campus or at a budget option in the town centre whilst catering is split between the university itself and a range of restaurants offering ample lean & mean rations. Off the clock, you’ll be Land Yachting, Kayaking or taking a leisurely stroll on the famous Old Course. It is worth knowing that the crème of the Pro-Game are heading north in abundance to enjoy these incredible facilities.
South of the border & to our home patch, our Newcastle Training Camp is tried and tested by a range of performance teams over the years. You’ll stay at an excellent budget-accommodation within walking distance of ‘Sport Central,’ a £30m High Performance facility in the heart of the city. Once you’ve been put through your paces in the S&C Suite, the Indoor Running Track & Pool, you have the option of the newly-installed 3G fields of Newcastle University, the traditional rugby club pitches at Northern FC or the main pitch inside Kingston Park Stadium, home of Newcastle Falcons. We love getting teams out of the city and along the Tyne Valley too. Whether that be for a run on Hadrian’s Wall, a session at our home club Tynedale RFC, or a Go Ape/Par 3 Golf duo in the stunning countryside. We’ve hosted Berkhamsted School, Mill Hill School, Kings College Taunton, Pangbourne College & the Spanish Women’s XV on camp in Newcastle & the feedback is always stellar.
Those able to head to warmer climes, we’re hugely excited about our option in Andalucia. You’ll stay in Torre Del Mar, a quiet resort favoured by Spanish tourists, leaving it a far cry from some livelier destinations on the south coast. The 4* Hotel overlooks the ocean & in either direction, you can step out onto the beach or into a sport centre which boats a Fitness Suite, outdoor Pool, Cross Fit Equipment & a Strength & Conditioning Suite. For the rugby sessions, you’ll train on a field we can only describe as an infinity-pitch. The recently built 3G pitch is built into the hills above the coastline & when you’re stood at one end, beyond the posts and try line, it is just sea & sunshine. The club will cater daily between sessions & you’ll move between here and the Hotel on an air-conditioned coach. Once the hard-work is done, we can have you Sea Kayaking amidst the Nerja Caves, trekking up a Gorge or spending some time sightseeing in nearby Malaga.
At each location, we can provide local support, arrange meeting & presentation facilities, offer bespoke menus for each meal during the trip, coordinate transport locally and to destination & tailor the schedule to suit the demands and requirements of the coach. Match fixtures are an optional extra in each venue too should you wish to put the work into practice before heading home tired, but ready for the upcoming challenges.