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England Blog #3 - Training with Chelsea Academy Coaches & Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour

by Max Wiberg | Mar 30, 2016

Want to see more photos from the team's trip? Go to MKSC's Facebook page now and throughout the week to experience their trip along with them.

Monday, March 28th
Blog Entry By: MKSC Academy Player Max Wiberg

Hello, my name is Max Wiberg and I am a player on the MKSC Academy Team writing from England where we (our team) is practicing with coaches from professional clubs, playing against professional academy teams, and watching some professional games.

Today, after breakfast, we trained with two coaches from Chelsea FC. We played a lot of small-sided games and got valuable insight as to how the Chelsea Academy trains.

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After that, we traveled back to the hotel to quickly change clothes and then headed to Stamford Bridge (home stadium of Chelsea FC).

Stamford Bridge Stadium

When we arrived we ate at Frankie's, a restaurant inside the stadium. When everyone was full, we shopped in the Chelsea Megastore and then took seats on the field as we waited to start the stadium tour.

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Our tour guide showed us breathtaking views of one of England's most famous stadiums, brought us through the locker rooms, press rooms, and we got to sit on the team bench.

Our last stop of the day was to see the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Although we didn't get go inside the Tower of London, we ate dinner in the area and had about an hour and a half of free time to explore.

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After a full and fun day, we got back to the hotel and went right to bed to rest up for our first game against Woking Academy (Tuesday afternoon) and the England v. Netherlands International Match at Wembley Stadium (Tuesday night).

Coming Next:
England Blog #4 - Find out how our team fared against Woking Academy and about the team's match viewing experience at Wembley.