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U-Trek: The Virtual European Tour

20 May 2020

The annual European Tour for the Club Doncaster Sports College has been reinvigorated with an exciting virtual twist.

Their yearly trip, which typically sees them travel through Europe to Utrecht, Holland, to enjoy a weekend of football has been postponed in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

However, students and staff will now attempt to make the trip by running the equivalent distance of 757 km from the Keepmoat, all the way to the Stadion Galgenwaard, home of FC Utrecht.

Students and staff participating with the virtual tour will be asked to submit distances that they’ve covered, whether it be from running, walking or cycling, which will then be tallied up into the Sports College grand total.

Ben Thompson, Deputy Principal at Club Doncaster Sports College, has praised the initiative during difficult times.

He said: “This is an exciting initiative which staff and students alike cannot wait to get involved in.

“The European Tour is one of our flagship events, so it only seemed right to honour it by making the trip, albeit virtually, and playing a game against our neighbours in Utrecht.

“We're inviting all Club Doncaster Sports College learners to get involved and bank their kilometres so we can reach the magnificent Galgenwaard Stadium in Utrecht”.

Nominations will be made for 'contribution of the day' for people who have covered long distances or completed noteworthy achievements.

The 2020 tour was set to be the college’s 5th annual European tour, with a total of 28 students.

On completion of the challenge, an academy player will play a representative from Utrecht in an online game of FIFA, with the winner taking the U-Trek Trophy.

Regular updates will be given on the Sports College Facebook and Twitter pages.

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U-Trek: The Virtual European Tour