Houston Express has returned home from their 2016 tour to London/England and Chester/Wales! While overseas Houston Express saw and experienced just about everything that London and Chester have to offer. While in London they explored The Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and London's newest and highest attraction, The London Eye, with its spectacular views over London. Before leaving London for Chester they went to see Watford face off against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road where the Rangers won 2-0. On their 3rd day of the tour Houston Express had a training session with the Youth Academy Director for Arsenal FC, John Bayer.
On their way to Chester they stopped at the Stratford-on-Avon, which the birthplace of William Shakespeare, once is arriving they settled into their hotel and called it a night to prepare for their adventures to come. Houston Express went sightseeing in Liverpool and Manchester where they went on stadium tours of Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, and Goodison Park, home of Everton FC. Along with getting a behind the scenes look at the stadiums they went to the Manchester United vs. Everton FC pro game, the game ended in a 0-0 tie. During their 3rd day in Chester Houston Express had the opportunity to have a training session with Colin Littlejohns, Everton FC Youth Academy Director.
Houston Express faced a total of 4 teams while in London and Chester; they went up against, Accrington Stanley, Airbus UK, NC Elite Academy Final, and Evergreen FC.
Jeff Fetzer, the Competitive Commissioner for the Houston Express Soccer Club came home with a bunch of smiling faces; “When making a significant investment in your child, you must trust your adviser. You trust word of mouth and testimonials but more importantly their experience, words and plan. Not having done an international soccer tour before, our team trusted Premier International Tours to provide the best soccer, cultural and travel experience and they delivered. They listened to our desires before, during and after the trip and met each need with flexibility and grace. Just as the Liverpool FC motto states, “you’ll never walk alone”, we were in a great partnership with Premier International Tours; a partnership that is sure to continue. The England tour was one of the best investments our parents have ever made in our players."