BIFC | UK Tour 2019 | Manchester










Tour dates: March 28 - April 7, 2019
Cost: $2,795 (including airfare)

Journey Highlights:

NOTE: Detailed itinerary to follow later this spring

  • Train and play against local youth teams
  • Attend English Professional Soccer Games
  • Enjoy tour of Manchester and surrounding area
  • Beat your friends at game nights
  • Invite our local hosts to an all American pizza party
  • Sponsor a local charity project to support kids in need with soccer gear
  • Memories of a lifetime!
  • More to follow

    This once-in-a-lifetime experience is produced in partnership with Bainbridge Island-based tour operator Cross Cultural Journeys!

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A limited number of chaperones will be invited to join this trip. BIFC and Cross Cultural Journeys will determine the appropriate number of chaperones, based on the final number of youth, to ensure adequate gender-balanced adult supervision. Chaperones will be selected and screened by BIFC and will be expected to assist in the supervision of the youth. Chaperones will be charged the same price as players for their participation.

If you would like to be considered for one of the chaperone spots in Manchester, please email Ian McCallum <> with the subject line "UK 2019 CHAPERONE".

FINANCIAL AID: BIFC will organize a series of fundraising activities and establish a fund to assist players who may not otherwise be able to afford to participate in this trip. To apply for financial assistance for this trip, or to donate to the fund, please email Ian McCallum <> with the subject line "UK 2019 Financial Aid".

CODE OF CONDUCT: To ensure a safe, fun and educational experience, all participants in this trip -- players, coaches and chaperones -- will be required to sign a code of conduct before departure. Violation of this code of conduct could result in the participant being removed from the trip and asked to return home at their expense.

In partnership with BIFC

INCLUDED:  Airfare to and from the UK; in country transportation per itinerary;  multi-occupancy accommodation in local youth hostel; meals (B/L/D per itinerary); BIFC coaches; parent chaperones; Cross Cultural Journeys trip manager(s); entrance fees to professional soccer games; all entrance fees on itinerary; preparation materials; tips for bellman and included meals on itinerary; bottled water on bus.

NOT INCLUDED: Meals not on itinerary, alcoholic beverages (for +21); excursions not on the itinerary; tips for local guide and driver (optional, yet customary); and Travel Protection.

TRAVEL PROTECTION: Cross Cultural Journeys recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans, provided by our partner Travelex Insurance Services, can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.  For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click here or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 47-0272. Please advise Travelex that Cross Cultural Journeys is the travel company for this trip.

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Manchester Town Hall

For questions about this trip, and/or if you need help with registration, please contact Cilla or Leif Utne at Cross Cultural Journeys

Call: (800) 353-2276
Direct: (206) 280-5360

321 High School Road NE, Suite D3, Box 353, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110



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