Rydal Penrhos School: 2018 Hockey Tour to Spain

Mark Gardner

Hockey Tour to Spain

Hockey Sports Tour to Spain

Sports Tour Overview

Following successful tours to Portugal, Greece and Japan, North Wales’ Rydal Penrhos School embarked on their latest adventure with MSG to our European hub in the Basque country.

Flying out of Manchester, Rydal’s hockey squad took on RC Jolaseta in the beach resort of Getxo close to Bilbao.  Despite a narrow defeat, there was optimism in the camp for the remaining two fixtures played in San Sebastian, the School’s base for the four-night tour.  Set among magnificent backdrops of the Basque coastline, Rydal took their game to Real Club San Sebastian from the off in both encounters, losing narrowly to larger, rested squads who edged the scoreline in the latter stages of each game.

Rydal’s five-day tour explored the very best of both the French and Spanish Basque country, including the players and staff trying their hand at the Basque sport of pelota.  Not to be outdone by local customs, all players and staff took to the waters for surfing lessons at the tail end of the tour to master the waves in glorious October sunshine. A final day’s sightseeing around Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium and Guggenheim Museum topped off a wonderful half-term tour for the hockey squad.

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

Sports Tour Highlights

Here is a selection of activities that Rydal Penrhos did on their sports tour to Spain:

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
Rugby School: 2018 Hockey Tour to France and Spain

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


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