Venice was the venue for a very successful tour, which saw all the games being played at our own hotel, but even then, we managed to be late for a game.

Highlights of the tour included Tim's mission to find St. Marks Square, before David Gourlay got walloped in the mush with a hard futsal ball and spent the rest of the tour in a bad mood. The tour was one of the most relaxing ones in comparison to the Spain one. Two days and two sets of games on each.

 

Italy Tour 2011 - Day 2.

Italy Tour 2011 - 16th October 2011

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Day 2 saw the team a bit more relaxed. We had an afternoon game and spent the whole day until then wallowing in the pool in obscenely hot weather.   This time...Read More

Italy Tour 2011 - Day 1.

Italy Tour 2011 - 20th September 2011

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It finally happened then. After the first small sided tour in Spain, I was still getting similar questions from Tim running up to the Italian tour. However, Dave G got the...Read More

Squeaky bum time...

Italy Tour 2011 - 8th September 2011

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The tour is all set to go.We're travelling down and up to Leeds Bradford in the morning and should land in Venice at around 11:00am, unless the following can happen: Passports...Read More

Hotel sorted for Italy Tour 2…

Italy Tour 2011 - 25th May 2011

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The hotel is located in Mestre, only few minutes from Venice city centre. It contains the football pitch where we will be playing against Vimage SRL. Elegance, luxury and attention...Read More

First opponents confirmed.

Italy Tour 2011 - 22nd April 2011

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Using a forum on LinkedIn, a company in Venice known as Vimage SRL are likely to be our 5-a-side opponents in our first game, probably to be played on Saturday. More...Read More

Five confirmed for Sassco Ita…

Italy Tour 2011 - 15th April 2011

Delighted that we now have a full five for the tour. Kevin Cooper, who currently plays for Wear Consulting in the Sassco Tuesday League, is confirmed and has his flight...Read More

Mobilefun.co.uk keeps Sassco …

Italy Tour 2011 - 14th April 2011

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In my continuing attempt to look for sponsorship for the tour, I was graciously turned down by Mobilefun.co.uk. However, having heard about Tim's constant texting during the Spain Tour 2010...Read More

Flights booked for Italy Tour…

Italy Tour 2011 - 6th April 2011

Flight details LEEDS BRADFORD to Venice Marco PoloDeparture Friday 09 September 2011 07:30 - 11:00 Flight LS343 Venice Marco Polo to LEEDS BRADFORDDeparture Monday 12 September 201112:05 - 13:40 Flight...Read More

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