Day 1 Friday night - Saturday
After a long road from Cavailllon, a boat trip on the channel, we all arrive at the Hilton hotel at 2pm.
After settling down in the rooms, we headed straight to the Chelsea training ground at cobham for a first training feeling.
Then we went back to the hotel for dinner. At the end of it every one received it's CFGB Stage Europe 2017 football kit.
Day 2 - Sunday
Meeting time at 8am for a full English breakfast, with beans, sausages, scrambled eggs and juices.
We went to Cobham for a training session in the morning, with each age group training with a coach on a special theme.
After lunch, the 27 kids received a special guest for a Q&A : Christophe Lolichon, goalkeeper coach of Chelsea first team, who worked with Petr Cech and Thibault Courtois. An amazing
experience for the kids who enjoyed asking questions.
Then we went back to Cobham for a light session under the sunshine.
Day 3 - Monday
We started the day with a full breakfast before going to Cobham for a morning sunny session supervised by Christophe Lolichon.
After a quick lunch in the coach, we headed to London.
Our main focus of the afternoon: the visit of Chelsea FC stadium : Stamford Bridge. We stopped before at Buckingham Palace to take some pics of the Queen home. Cameras kept shooting once at Stamford Bridge while we visited the stands, press room and both visitors and home changing rooms.
The visit ends up at the store where everyone bought shirts and goodies from Chelsea FC.
The day ends with the dinner and a video session to correct the morning training session.
Day 4 - Tuesday
Another Big day ! After a big breakfast and a morning training session at Cobham, we were invited to attend to the first team training session.
Under Antonio Conte lead, the likes of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and of course Thibault Courtois trained hard during two hours. Afterwards, Asmir Begovic, Thibault Courtois, Antonio Conte and David Luiz stopped at the group to sign autographs and take pictures with us. A pure moment of magic for the kids.
A well needed swimming pool session followed the training at the hotel, before a video session and dinner. Before going to bed, everyone stayed at the bar to watch Juventus-Barcelona.
Day 5 - Wednesday
Sadely it was our last day in London. As usual we ate a big breakfast before the last real training session in the morning. Then we came back to the hotel to check out before a video session on
the terrace of the Hilton.
Last but not least, we went back to Chelsea training ground for a light session : a football tennis tournament took place, won by Yves, Julien and Jerome, before the annual staff challenge.
Taking place in the goal one after another, they had to concede less than 6 goals from the 27 kids. And twice they failed beaten by the motivation of the youngs !
After a quick dinner at the hotel, it was then time to head back to France and Cavaillon. The 2017 Europe Stage was over. See you next year !