HOCKEY TOURS TO HOD TOURNAMENT

DESTINATIONS

The HOD hockey Tournament in Holland receives entrants from a range of countries including Australia, Russia, Poland, Italy, Spain, USA, England, Hong Kong, and of course, the Netherlands. The matches are played in accordance with the current rules of the International Hockey Association, FIH and qualified umpires of the Royal Dutch Hockey Association, KNHB, guarantee a professional competition.

The HOD Hockey Club in Valkenswaard, close to Eindhoven, will be your venue for the festival, and all games will be played on artificial grass. The tournament will take place over Easter Weekend with 24 boys and girls U16 teams ensuring there is plenty of hockey to be had.

  • Resorts
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Itinerary

Holland is only a ferry crossing and short drive from the UK. With a selection of different resort destinations, various accommodation options, fantastic sports facilities and a wide selection of excursions and leisure activities, Holland has proven over the years to be one of our top affordable European destinations for sports tours.

Valkenswaard
Valkenswaard

Valkenswaard

  • Small town only 30 mins outside Eindhoven
  • Close proximity to a number of leisure activities and excursions
  • Accessible drive from UK and close to Belgian border

Holland has an excellent variety of accommodation, providing a range of options from hostels to 5* hotels with choice of meal plans to suit individual itinerary and budget. Please find some of our example accommodation below:

Stayokay Valkenswaard
Stayokay Valkenswaard

Stayokay Valkenswaard

  • Short drive to Eindhoven
  • Hostel accommodation specialising in groups
  • 2 minute walk to sports facilities and HOD Hockey club
  • Pool table, air hockey table and Wii Console game available at accommodation

 

To enhance your tour experience a number of excursions and activities can be added to your itinerary:

Efteling Theme Park
Efteling Theme Park

Efteling is the largest theme park in the Netherlands and one of the oldest theme parks in the World. It's located in the town of Kaatsheuvel, in the municipality of Loon op Zand. Over the years, the park has received over 100 million visitors. It is twice as large as the original Disneyland Park in California and predates it by three years. The park is fantasy-themed and its attractions are based on elements from ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables and folklore.

Philips Stadion
Philips Stadion

Home to PSV Eindhoven, an experienced host guides you on a tour through the Philips Stadium including a visit to the PSV Museum. You will see the key elements of the stadium including the Business Club, the press centre and the tunnel to the pitch. Of course a visit to the dressing rooms is a must. A guided tour lasts for about one hour and a half and there is an opportunity to visit the club shop for souvenirs. Groups may also wish to combine the stadium tour with a visit to the clubs training complex 'De Herdgang' and watch a first team training session .

We can offer tailor made tours to suit your specific group requirements, additional training sessions and friendly fixtures v local opposition can be arranged. Please find below an example itinerary, (NB: choice of ferry routes available):

DAY 1.

Meet at school to load coach

Depart school by executive coach and transfer to Dover for ferry crossing

Arrive at Calais and transfer to accommodation

Evening meal at accommodation

 

DAY 2.

Breakfast at accommodation

Training session #1 at local Dutch facility in Valkenswaard

Transfer to Eindhoven for PSV stadium tour

Evening meal at accommodation               

 

DAY 3.

Breakfast at accommodation

HOD Tournament

Players Party

Evening meal at accommodation

Opportunity to watch professional match fixture

 

DAY 4.

Breakfast at accommodation

HOD Tournament

Evening meal at accommodation

Optional evening activity ie. Ten pin bowling

 

DAY 5.

Breakfast at accommodation

Efteling Theme Park

Transfer to Calais for ferry crossing

Arrive at Dover and transfer back to school

 

Tour ends

 

Please note this is an example itinerary. Tailor made schedules can be arranged to suit specific group requirements where possible.