Visit of S.V. Arzbach, Germany to Droitwich Spa Boys & Girls F.C.
On Wednesday 3RD June, 15 children from age 6 to 13 along with their parents arrived from Arzbach, Germany to participate in Droitwich Spa Boys & Girls Football Clubs Football Festival which was being held at Crowle Village Hall. Flying into Birmingham International Airport on Wednesday evening, the German guests were collected by a coach and taken to Sacred Heart Church Hall, Droitwich where they were welcomed by their host families.
A visit to Stratford upon Avon on Thursday was enjoyed by the entire group. On Friday, 6 teams of parents and children participated in a Treasure Hunt which took place in and around Droitwich, undertaking some sporting challenges as well as paddling in canoes from Vines Park to King Georges Playing Fields. Each team finally met at the Hungary Horse for fine food and plenty of party atmosphere.
Saturday played host to the Football Festival which included teams from S.V. Arzbach, Droitwich Spa Boys & Girls F.C. and Crowle Football Youth Club. All the games were played in a competitive but sporting manner and were enjoyed by players and audience alike. The youngest age group from S.V. Arzbach won the Cup and was presented with a trophy for their outstanding performance. The International Visitors were introduced to ‘Tug-of-War’ , and although they had never participated in the game before, entered into the spirit of it and pulled with all their might.
During Sunday evening a celebration supper was held with speeches given by the organisers from both Arzbach & Droitwich giving praise and thanks for everyone’s involvement.
A most wonderful experience was had by all those that participated in this years exchange and the Droitwich Spa Boys & Girls Football Club very much look forward to visiting Arzbach in the Spring of 2011. Once again, many new friendships were made and existing friendships deepened.
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