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England Netball’s 2018 La Manga Festival

5 Day Netball Festival from £699
Departing: Sunday 27th May 2018

England Netball's La Manga Club Festival offers schools, clubs and performance academies an exclusive opportunity to play and train at Europe's leading sports destination - enjoying the very best sporting and leisure facilities, as well as southern Spain's superb weather! The joint expertise of England Netball, Sport Experiences and La Manga will ensure that all teams enjoy the very best travel, accommodation and leisure facilities, as well as three days of exceptional netball delivered by England Netball.

What the price includes

  • Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Alicante or Murcia
  • Return coach transfers from the airport to La Manga Club
  • Four nights' accommodation at Las Lomas Apartments
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Dinner each evening
  • England Netball Cup Tournament
  • England Netball Coaching Clinics and Masterclasses
  • Use of netball courts, training equipment, gymnasium, swimming pools and meeting rooms
  • Q&A with England international and Superleague players and coaches
  • Awards Ceremony, including trophy presentations
  • Colour photograph of your teams
  • One free tour organiser place for every ten paying passengers
  • Services of Sport Experiences and England Netball festival management teams

Tour Itinerary

Day One

You will need to make your way to your chosen departure airport in time for your flight to Alicante or Murcia. On arrival, you will be met by Sport Experiences' festival managers and escorted to your coach for the transfer to La Manga Club. Our resort team will then check you in to your accommodation, after which you will have the remainder of the day free to settle in and enjoy the resort facilities.

Day Two

Today teams will compete in The England Netball Cup Tournament, with matches taking place throughout the morning and early afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon and evening can be spent at leisure enjoying the resort's facilities or you may choose to take part in additional training sessions. England Netball coaches will be on hand to assist in the delivery of any extra sessions, be they either
netball-specific or related to general fitness and conditioning.

All teams participating in the Festival have complimentary access to the resort's fully equipped gymnasium, indoor six-laned 25m swimming pool, outdoor leisure swimming pools and meeting rooms throughout their stay. Furthermore, the vast areas of running routes provide excellent training opportunities. We can also provide additional use of the netball courts for any extra sessions you wish to hold.

Day Three

Today players and coaches will take part in our exclusive Coaching Clinics and Masterclasses, delivered by England Netball's team of highly experienced coaches and international players. The international players and many of the coaches have been involved in netball as players from a young age, so there are no better people to learn from and to guide your team in what it takes to perform to the best of their ability, both as individuals and collectively.

Day Four

The England Netball Cup Tournament Finals will be played today, taking place during the morning and early afternoon. Sure to be competitive and featuring a high standard of netball, they also enable players to put into practise the knowledge and skills picked up during the Coaching Clinics and Masterclasses. The remainder of the afternoon after the Tournament is then free for you to enjoy the resort's facilities. The Festival will conclude with the Awards Ceremony. The international player celebrities will present the tournament winners with their trophies.

Day Five

You will check out of your accommodation in the morning and will then be transferred back to Alicante or Murcia airport in time for your return flight back to the UK.

Further Information

Tournament Arrangements

The Tournament will undoubtedly be the highlight of the Festival and has been organised to be suitable for teams who are looking to challenge their players in competitive match play. The England Netball Cup Tournament will be played at both under 19 and under 16 age groups to ensure every team enjoys a competitive and high quality festival experience. Every team will play Tournament matches on Days Two and Four of the Five‑Day Festival.

The England Netball Cup League Matches will be played on Day Two. All teams entered in their age group will play quick-duration matches against one another in a league format that will determine their league positions. On Day Four, the England Netball Cup Finals will be held for both age groups. The top ranked teams will be entered into the Showdown Cup and the lower ranked teams into the Challenger Cup. The tournament finals matches played in knock out format, will be of longer duration, giving teams of similar level greater match time against one another.

Your Accommodation

In addition to its spectacular sporting facilities and great climate, La Manga Club offers an excellent standard of accommodation. You will stay at the four-star Las Lomas Apartments, located within
the Las Lomas Village area of the resort. Team members' apartments can sleep up to six guests, containing three bedrooms with six separate beds, ensuite bathrooms, comfortable living area, fully equipped kitchen and private terrace or balcony. Free tour organiser places are based on staying
in an equivalent studio or deluxe room with two beds.

Flight Arrangements

Flights are available from London Luton, London Gatwick, London Southend, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast airports.