Our students joined 57 players from Rising Star Football Academy Korea as well as former players, friends and family making up 9 individual teams. This was a two-week tour starting with training in Portugal before moving on to Copenhagen to partake in the Cup Denmark.
Week 1 saw the players arrive in the Colina Verde Sports Resort in the Portuguese Algarve. This resort has hosted multiple professional sports clubs as well as top international teams over the years. The players took part in training sessions, player workshops, recovery sessions and friendly matches. They also had the opportunity to watch French side Lille OSC take on local Portuguese side Portimonense S.C in a preseason friendly.
Up next was the trip to Copenhagen to take part in the Cup Denmark. The standard of football during this tournament was incredibly high, challenging each and every player.
The players also had the chance to watch the hosts Brondby IF play Polish side Lechia Gdnask in the Europa League Qualifiers – a truly memorable experience.
To date, this has been the largest Summer Tour for RSFA and their most successful, arriving home with 2 winner trophies. RSFA finished Cup Denmark with the following achievements:
- 04 Boys Plate Champions
- 05 Girls Plate Champions
- Ranked 3rd Best Association Overall
- 05 Girls Ranked 3rd Best Individual Team Overall
- 00 Boys Plate Finalists
- 03 Boys Plate Finalists
- 00 Girls Plate Semi Finalists
The RSFA Summer Tour provided our students with an unforgettable summer. They immersed themselves in this professional footballing experience; improving their footballing abilities, challenging themselves both individually and as a team, all whilst building long-lasting friendships. Let’s hear what the students had to say…
“The Summer Tour was a wonderful experience, it truly helped me develop my footballing abilities and I am grateful for this opportunity that I had to represent RSFA and Ho Chi Minh in an international tournament.”- Daniel Juelsbak, Year 11
“Summer Tour was a fantastic experience. There was a good balance of being able to have fun and doing what we came to do; to become champions.” - Floris Swinckels, BIS alumni.
“One of the best experiences of my life.” - Gary Pham, Year 12
“This year’s Summer Tour was an amazing professional footballing experience. It was such a great opportunity being able to play football with people from all over the world.”- Gemma Handscombe, Year 11
RSFA Vietnam is exclusive to the British International School Ho Chi Minh City and its students, providing elite and fun sessions from Y1-Y13 as part of our co-curricular activity programme. For more information regarding Term 1 sessions please check out the school’s CHQ or contact our Head Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all the video highlights from this year’s tour head over to RSFA Vietnam’s Youtube Channel.
Rising Star Football Academy Season 2018-19