Rugby School: 2018 Hockey Tour to France and Spain

Mark Gardner

Hockey Tour to France and Spain

Hockey Sports Tour to The Basque Country 

Hockey Tour to France and Spain

Sports Tour Overview

October 2018 saw Rugby School’s U15 hockey team make an indelible mark on French hockey by helping open Bordeaux’s magnificent new water-based facility.  Their touring fixture versus Les Girondins attracted a healthy crowd to experience the first competitive game at this excellent sporting landmark.

Rugby’s four-day tour explored the very best of both the French and Spanish Basque country.  Commencing in Bordeaux, the tour ventured south to Biarritz and on to San Sebastian and Bilbao where matches two and three took place.

Both players and staff alike were equally impressed with the high-end club facilities and quality of opposition, testing the experience and longevity of the British tourists from the push-back.

San Sebastian, home to Trip Advisor’s number one beach, provided the perfect backdrop for a tour that included a variety of activities and Basque-themed meals.  Chaperoned by MSG’s European Head of Operations, Stuart Lock, Rugby School provided a 90% customer service score and commented that “Stuart was very knowledgeable and helped the tour run very smoothly”.

Our commitment to providing unique travel experiences outside the classroom continues.  Contact us to arrange your next school hockey tour to France and Spain.

Sports Tour Highlights

Here is a selection of activities that Rugby School did on their sports tour to San Sebastian:

Our top picks ✅

  • 2 hockey fixtures✅
  • 3 training sessions
  • Introduction to pelota✅
  • Surfing lesson✅


Sports Tour Benefits

  • Establishing a group identity ✅
  • Developing teamwork✅
  • Appreciation of new cultures✅
  • Developing skills against international opponents✅

View our other case studies here

Thomas Clapham School: Rugby Tour to San Sebastian, Spain
Dulwich College: Hockey Tour to San Sebastian, Spain
Rydal Penrhos School: 2018 Hockey Tour to Spain

Watch the video to see the sport facilities in the Basque region of Spain and France:


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