Soccer team nets trip to Majorca for winning league

West St Leonards U14s on a day trip to Manacor in Majorca
West St Leonards U14s on a day trip to Manacor in Majorca

A TEAM of talented teenage football players netted an exciting trip to Majorca as a reward for winning their league.

West St Leonards Youth under 14s were given the trip by their sponsors Senlac Tours as a reward for winning the Crowborough Junior title last year.

The Catshill-based business organised the trip to the Balearic island.

In February a group of Spanish students arrived in Hastings for an annual visit.

Some of the boys from the team organised a guided tour for the group around the Old Town. Some tried to use their Spanish which they have

been learning at school.

The following week the team jetted out to Majorca and stayed in the small village of Artea.

They took part in cultural events and football matches against local teams and stayed with local host families.

One group even stayed with a 75-year-old local woman who spoke no English. They had to communicate at times with sign language.

Debbie Paige, who works for Senlac Tours and helped organised the trip, said: “It was a very educational trip.

“They learned a lot about Majorcan culture and cuisine and tried local dishes like Paella.

“It was all part of their learning experience even looking at how the Spanish coach football.

“And if they win the league next year they will be given a trip to Amsterdam.”