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Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda, Italy

Football in Lake Garda

Safe, inspiring and picturesque, Bussolengo offers the ideal opportunity for students to ignite their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.

Bussolengo occupies an enviable location close to Lake Garda, Northern Italy and within easy reach of several airports. Travelling by coach, training pitches are a 5 minutes drive and fixture venues between a 20 minute and 60 minutes. The lively city of Milan just 2 hours drive away, football fans will appreciate a trip to the home of the popular Italian team, A.C. Milan and the famous San Siro Stadium.

Staff and students can relax with full board at this safe and welcoming resort where amenities are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Free-time is taken care of with superb shopping area and an array of entertainment opportunities in Bussolengo and Lake Garda. A wide choice of sports and cultural excursions are also on offer. Evening entertainment is on hand with a disco and karaoke bar at the resort and a bowling alley just five minutes drive away.

With its subtropical climate, Lake Garda is a year-round destination; we suggest visiting in May Half Term when the weather is warm and there is a large choice of teams to play. For a quieter stay, with milder weather, both October and February Half Terms are also recommended.

Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming Italian culture and in an inspiring lake side location, Bussolengo and Lake Garda communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Art and Geography.


Pavilion's Football Tours

Pavilion's well-established agents can expertly match players' ages and abilities, ensuring that all students benefit from valuable local fixtures.

Being the most popular sport in the country, Italy's people live and breathe football so you can be confident that they share your passion for the sport . The lively city of Milan just 2 hours drive away, football fans can enjoy a trip to the home of the country's favourite team, A.C. Milan.

Our official referees and coaches demonstrate enviable skill and professionalism, offering 90 minute training sessions which aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance.

Playing on 3G Astro Turf, pitches include excellent changing facilities, and most incorporate stadiums welcoming spectators and supporting teams. Non-competing school teams are always encouraged to actively support the playing team giving a high possibility for a crowd.

Teachers can choose to add as many training sessions as they desire and are more than welcome to coach students themselves, if they prefer.

Students will enrich their learning and experiences further by playing both English and Italian teams, allowing them to build confidence in their cultural understanding, communication skills and sporting abilities.

During their stay, teams can expect:

  • 2 x fixtures against local Italian sides
  • 1 x fixture against UK touring Sides
  • 1 x 90 minute training sessions


Curriculum Values

Recognising the varied and valuable role Physical Education plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages players to become responsible, reflective and successful team players.

In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage players to:

  • Improve Performance, stamina and strength
  • Gain confidence in making and applying decisions
  • Develop precision, control and fluency
  • Integrate tactics, such as outwitting opponents, into their game
  • Advance their core skills, including: Receiving – chest, feet, knee. Heading – defence and attack
  • Developing and refining key techniques, including: Tackling, closing down, intercepting, marking
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