A group of 41 pupils and four staff from Mintlaw Academy spent five days in Majorca, Spain recently, on a football trip.
There daily training from R.C.D. Mallorca coaches, matches against local opposition, visits to the club shop and Mallorca v Real Madrid Castilla match plus other evening activities. It was a very busy few days but an oustandingly successful trip.
The Mintlaw Academy girls are famous throughout Scotland for theri football ability and after a 9-1 win against Arsenal they are now well known in Majorca.
The older boys also did well in their match against Sporting Ciutat De Palma, winning 5-1, but the younger boys could not cope with the technical skill and ability of Penya Arabal, losing 1-8.
The girls were asked to comment on the trip and this is what some of them had to say:
“Everyone got on really well and we had an amazing time. Very hot. Coaches very friendly,” Louise McCouaig (S5).
“Great coaching and training facilities. Lots to do around the hotel. I would go again and it was worth the money,” Sava Ivancic (S4).
“Good having mixed games with teh boys and different training. Just enjoyed the whole experience,” Amirah Moursil (S4).
“Coaches were welcoming and enthusiastic. Hotel accommodation was perfect. Overall it was great and I would definitely go again,” Sophie Anderson (S4).
“Nice welcome when we arrived. Learned so much thanks to great coaching. Amazing experience and I would do it again,” Kelsey Murphy (S4).
“Learned new things at training with a really good coach - worked on my weaker left foot. Enjoyed the atmosphere at the Mallorca game,” Kiara Brownlee (S3).
“Everything well organised. Training was ace,” Gemma Fowlie (S3).
“Good hotel, really hot weather and training was fun, learning new stuff. The coaches were really nice,” Taylor Sinclair (S1).