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School Preseason Rugby Tour to the South of France

Get your team ready for the season ahead with a school preseason rugby tour to the South of France! Not only is this a beautiful part of the world, with a deep passion for rugby, it also offers one of the best training complexes in the country.

La Cité Verte in Hagetmau boasts world-class facilities, including an Olympic swimming pool, athletics track, various pitches, a dojo, fitness centre and gymnasium to name just a few. You can also stay on-site, allowing you to focus all your time and energy on training.

Fancy having the entire thing to yourselves, so you can use any of the facilities whenever you want, and crank the music up in the gym? We can arrange this! There are also some great opportunities to take on local opposition should you wish to challenge your team.

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7 days/4 nights Price from £500

Tour price includes:

  • 4 nights' full-board accommodation
  • Free access to all facilities incl. pool, gym, pitches, sports hall, athletics track, dojo with specialist flooring and meeting rooms
  • Executive coach hire
  • Training session and meal in France on the way to accommodation
  • Services of a French-speaking tour courier throughout tour
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
  Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
Day 1

Meet executive coach and depart for the South of France, crossing the Channel at Dover

Day 2

Stop in Saintes for a training session and lunch

Continue on to training venue

Arrive at training venue

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal and orientation

Light training session and stretches

Day 3

Training session in sports hall

Light resistance work in pool

Grass pitch training session

Split in to forwards and backs, and rotate between gym and sports hall

Opportunity to watch a Top 14 game

Day 4

Heavy weight gym session

Backs - work on speed and agility on the athletics track

Forwards - work on lineouts in the sports hall

Grass pitch training session

Dojo (with specialist flooring) for contact skills

Pool for rehab and light resistance work

DVD night in meeting room

Day 5

Grass pitch training session

Half-day beach excursion

Work on contact skills in dojo

Yoga and stretching in sports hall

Day 6

Training on grass pitches

Rehab and light resistance work in pool

Work on contact skills in dojo

Final training session on grass pitches

Stretches and yoga in sports hall

Team meeting

Check out of accommodation

Board coach and depart for Calais

Day 7

Ferry crossing from Calais to Dover

Arrive home

The destination is perfect for a football tour in a lovely city. The coaching was excellent. – Ruthin School

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