Loading

Posts by barryeaton

Valencia Smash! T20 2019 – News and Results

What an incredible first day of cricket at the VCG. All four teams played across the three matches. We saw our first ever Hattrick at the Smash!, a massive six that ended up out the ground, over a bus on the road above and in the front doorway of the build beyond, music and full on T20 sound during the innings and a blue sky throughout a stunning October day. Loads of laughs and everyone looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.

Here is the league table and results for day 1

Levante Lightning P1 W1 – NRR 4.624
Hoboes CC P2 W1 L1 – NRR 0.675
Bidborough CC – P2 W1 L1 – NRR -0.891
Levante Thunder – P1 L1 – NRR -4.350

Match 1 – 10am
Hoboes CC VS Bidborough CC
Bidborough CC won by 60 runsMatch 2 – 1pm
Levante Thunder VS Hoboes CC
Hoboes CC won by 87 runs

Match 3 – 4pm
Bidborough CC VS Levante Lightning
Levante Lightning won by 6 wickets

Complete score book and stats from the day to follow.

Day 2 Match Schedule
10am – Levante Thunder vs Levante Lightning
1pm – Bidborough CC vs Levante Thunder
4pm – Levante Lightning vs Hoboes CC

All results from the days play will be added during the evening of Friday 18 October. Check OUR TWITTER page for live updates and also the LEVANTE CC TWITTER page.

La Liga Coaches to Visit UK, Book Your Session

Levante UD International Training and Valencia Sports Tours continue their partnership with an exciting opportunity this Autumn for Schools and Clubs in the UK. For the third time in the last 12 months, we will be sending two of the Levante UD coaching staff to the UK for a week to deliver coaching sessions that will allow all those taking park to experience coaching of the very highest level and also the methodology and ethos that the club instill through their own academy to their top flight La Liga first team.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEVANTE UD INTERNATIONAL TRAINING IN THE UK DOWNLOADABLE BROCHURE

OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US NOW

All of the information is available via this direct link to the downloadable brochure. This is a unique opportunity and also great value. Levante UD are a club who pride themselves in their connection to the local Valencian community and you will experience this same passion within their coaching sessions in the UK. Click on the link to the brochure and book your sessions now!

Potential available coaching dates – Tuesday 29 October to Sunday 3 November

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEVANTE UD INTERNATIONAL TRAINING IN THE UK DOWNLOADABLE BROCHURE

OR CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US NOW

Should your school or club be interested in Levante UD staff coming to your area, please get in touch. Also, make sure you contact us concerning tours to Valencia which can include sessions with Levante UD plus friendly matches against local opposition. For high level teams and academies, potential matches vs the Levante UD and Villarreal CF academy sides are possible.

The New La Liga Season 19/20. See the worlds best in Valencia!

We are just weeks away from the start of the new football season with both Valencia clubs, Valencia CF and Levante UD taking their place in the top flight of the Spanish league set up. Valencia CF go back into the champions league pot while Levante UD seem to have secured their place as a regular in the primera liga and another good run in the Copa Del Rey will be on their radar.

As always, we will be offering packages and tickets to all Valencia and Levante matches across the season. Whether you are visiting Valencia already and want to add some match day tickets to your visit or visit Spain’s 3rd largest city specifically for a match, just talk to us and we will create the perfect package for your at great value.

With this in mind, take a look at some of the fixture dates of several of the key matches including visits of the big three and local derbies, now get booked in early –

23rd August – Levante UD VS Villarreal
3rd November – Levante UD VS Barcelona
1st December – Valencia CF VS Villarreal
8th December – Levante UD VS Valencia CF
15th December – Valencia CF VS Real Madrid
26th January – Valencia CF VS Barcelona
16th February – Valencia CF VS Atletico Madrid
23rd February – Levante UD VS Real Madrid
15th March – Valencia CF VS Levante UD
13th April – Levante UD VS Atletico Madrid

Click here to ask any questions or to book any match for either Valencia CF or Levante UD across the entire season.

 

Valencia Half Marathon, 27 October 2019

This world renowned half marathon returns to the streets of the wonderful city of Valencia on Sunday 27 October. This IAAF Gold Standard race attracts the best athletes from across the globe as well as club and social runners, making this a race with excitement and sensational atmosphere.

The flat and fast Valencia course, as well as perfect running climate at the end of October, this race has seen both Half Marathon world records broken over the last 3 years, both of which are still held (mens – 58:18 minutes, by Kenyan Abraham Kiptum 2018 and womens – 64:51 minutes, by Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei 2017).

For this years half marathon, we have created the perfect package at excellent value for those visiting from the UK and beyond, offering hotel, airport transfers, race registration and administration plus all the support and information you need for the race and of course on the ground knowledge of the city we live and love which we want to pass to you.

Click HERE to contact us!

The stunning course takes in all the major sights of the city including the Plaza Ayuntamiento, Port and Beach area, Torres de Serano, Valencia football clubs famous Mestalla Stadium and of course the breathtaking City of Arts and Science, where the race both starts and finishes.

Our package –

3 nights in central Valencia 3* hotel with breakfast, arrive Friday 25 or Saturday 26 October
Valencia Half Marathon entrance fee and all administration
Local Federation license required
Airport transfers
Advice and support on any further aspects of your weekend

Price per person – £339

Now is the time to get in touch and book your place. It is a sort after ticket, so make sure you are a part of it.

Click HERE to contact us!

Running Clubs partner with Valencia Sports Tours and get great Discounts and Cash Back

Valencia Sports Tours have created a partnership programme in which Running, Athletics and Fitness clubs in the UK can receive reduced rate packages on all bookings purchased by members of their club. Depending on the choice of the club itself, this saving can be passed onto its members, a great addition to your membership offers, or receive cash back, something that can be a vital annual addition to general fundraising and income.

You can download your registration form below which we require to be completed. It is just a few simple questions to allow us to know who you are, your club details and how to contact you.

Valencia Running!

Moving forward, we will send you the necessary information for all the major running events in Valencia. At this time, we will advise of the basic packages, prices and discount you will receive as a club. We will also ask if you would like further marketing material to pass to your members. You will then receive
the marketing material you need to send out for possible bookings. This will also be branded with your club details and logo and Valencia Sports Tours.

Download your club registration form here

Booking

We are happy to receive group bookings direct from you or individual bookings from your members. It is up to you, whatever works best at your club. If individual bookings, the marketing material will highlight how to book and also include a Promo Code which they are to use to receive the discount or cash back for the club. Don’t worry, we know sometimes people forget to include the Promo Code so every booking is always asked where they heard about us and this will stop anyone falling through the net.

Receiving Cash Back

Clubs who wish to receive cash back from their member bookings will receive this amount with a detailed receipt within 4 weeks following a running event their members have purchased. With our terms and conditions allowing certain refunds on cancellations (all will receive detailed T&Cs when booking), we need to wait until after the events to determine the final payment to you.

Now Get Going!

With the registration process straight forward, complete the attached doc. and return. We will immediately send you through the forthcoming running events in the city for you to look at, basic packages, prices and your club offers. With the major events such as the 15k night race in June, Half Marathon in October and Marathon in December still to come this year, there is no time to lose.

Download your club registration form here

Download a PDF version of this page here

Visit our running page for forthcoming events

Academy Level Youth Football Tours To Valencia

With being based in Valencia, our connections with local sports federations, clubs and schools are second to none. In respect of Football tours to Valencia, we are able to offer tailored packages that will allow any visiting club the opportunity to experience the finest coaching alongside matches against local opposition that will be selected to provide the most competitive fixtures at the right level.

This is also the case at the highest levels. Whether you are a professional academy, national level schools, development academy or regional talent centre, Valencia Sports Tours can offer packages that include training at premier La Liga clubs Levante UD and Villarreal as well as fixtures against both named team as well as Valencia CF and other local sides who play in the same youth leagues as these highly regarded La Liga academy sides.

Essex based FITC Academy have recently visited Valencia for the second time with a third visit scheduled for the end of May. For this forthcoming tour, we have created a package that provides a busy and exciting schedule. It includes stadium tours of both the Mestalla of Valencia and Estadi Ciutat de Valencia of Levante, plus coaching session with the Levante UD academy coaches and two matches vs both Levante UD and Villarreal.

FITC Academy – Valencia Feb 2019

Whether pre/during or post season, we will discuss with you your expectations, goals and requirements and work to create the right package for you. As we are Valencia based, we will have one of our staff members with you during all key elements of your tour, making sure the days you are in the city are as rewarding as possible.

We are here to help so get in touch with us now and you too can prepare for your European matches with La Liga’s finest! Call us on 07870 215474 or email to info@valenciasportstours.com

Valencia Smash! 2019 to support Chance to Shine once more

Cricket in Spain is very much an expat sport with many players from the teams here, including our own Levante CC, coming from the UK and many of the most popular cricketing nations. The development of the sport in Valencia and Spain as a whole is something Cricket España continue to strive towards in a very difficult climate and with amazing dedication, something Levante CC and Valencia Sports Tours admire. The Valencia Smash! T20 Tournament was launched in 2017 as an annual event that would look to attract teams from across Europe and beyond to Valencia for a 3 day tournament, alongside hosts and local side Levante CC. The idea was to not only offer excellent cricket for the hosts, but the chance to shine a bright light on cricket in the city and Spain as a whole, bringing the focus to a sport that needs local support and inclusion to see cricket become an option for young people and adults to be involved in over the years to come.

Click HERE for all the info on the Valencia Smash! 2019

So why is the Valencia Smash! and Valencia Sports Tours supporting a UK charity, Chance to Shine?

For the 2018 tournament we donated part of the individual player costs for the tournament to Chance to Shine. This is something we will repeat again in 2019. Chance to Shine is a charity that “aims to give all children the opportunity to play and learn through cricket”. Their work within schools and communities not only allows children to learn and enjoy the sport of cricket, but assists in personal, physical and social development. It is also a fantastic way to keep cricket alive and reach more and more young people in the UK, which is why Chance to Shine work with 39 county cricket boards across England and Wales.

Click HERE for all the info on the Valencia Smash! 2019

Without going into lots of detail about Chance to Shine and what they do (we recommend you visit their website by clicking on the Chance to Shine banner below to find out more as it is fantastic), their programmes alongside their values are areas we can learn a lot from here in Valencia and Spain. Learning from such a pioneering and forward thinking charity can only assist the development of our own structure and how we can bring cricket to people young and old everywhere. Without a charity leading the way in this area, although outside of the country we play cricket, the cricketing community would suffer greatly. Which is why we feel our support from Valencia is valuable in the long term to cricket worldwide. In addition, with Valencia Sports Tours a UK company too, we are fully aware and grateful to charities such as this, who do so much for young people, especially within inner cities who just don’t have many of the opportunities they fully deserve.

For the 2019 Valencia Smash! we have two teams confirmed alongside hosts Levante CC and just one more team is required to complete the line up meaning we are two thirds towards meeting our target donation to Chance to Shine for this year. If you think you and your club would like to take part in this great tournament in a wonderful city, please get in touch now!

Click HERE for all the info on the Valencia Smash! 2019

Interested in a stand alone tour to Valencia for your cricket team? Visit our Cricket page HERE

Shimmy n Groove Fitness return September 2019

City Break and Fitness Weekend Combined

City Break and Fitness Weekend Combined

In 2018 Shimmy In Spain saw 16 people from the south east of England visit Valencia to enjoy a long weekend of Fitness plus the bonus of the perfect city break. Combining fitness classes, wellness, sight seeing, great food and company, the weekend was such a hit, we do it all again from 19-22 September 2019. Run by the fantastic Shimmy n Groove from Essex, the weekend is aimed at both women and men of mixed ability.

The Fitness

The Fitness

For 2019, there will be a number of different classes in various locations, Aqua Gym and sunrise yoga in the pool on the hotel roof, studio time for classes such as Groove, Block Fit and Strength and Sculp plus complimentary wellness classes to wind down the sessions. In addition, there will be a 3 hour bike tour which will also offer some additional fitness activity while being able to take in and enjoy the stunning Valencia sights and landscape.

The City and Culture

The City and Culture

Valencia is a wonderful city that offers a combination of city break and beach holiday. Although Spain's 3rd largest city, it is relatively small in comparison to other major cities. During your stay, you will see all the city has to offer through a stunning bike tour, discover the beautiful natural park of Albufera, the birth place of Paella and visit incredible restaurants both at the beach and in the centre, plus the weekend finishes with dinner and Flamenco show, a unique experience.

The Detail

The Detail

The weekend includes all fitness and wellness classes, 3 night accommodation in a central Valencia hotel, full board at carefully selected restaurants, city bike tour, Albufera excursion and boat trip, Flamenco show/dinner and airport transfers. Even with all this we have allowed Saturday afternoon free for you to explore, shop, beach, pool or whatever you desire. Should you wish to add further nights to your stay, we of course can arrange this also.

Book Now!

Book Now!

The complete package price is £460, however you can secure your place with just a £60 deposit. Just click on the link below to contact us by email and we will contact you back as soon as we can.

*Flights are not included. The following airports fly direct to Valencia - Easyjet - Gatwick, Luton, Ryanair - Stansted, East Midlands, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, British Airways - Heathrow

EMAIL US NOW BY CLICKING HERE - info@valenciasportstours.com

Valencia Marathon 2019, be part of it!

 

On Sunday 1 December 2019, take part in the Valencia Marathon with Valencia Sports Tours. We have created the perfect package at excellent value for those visiting from the UK and beyond, offering hotel, airport transfers, race registration and administration plus all the support and information you need for the race and of course on the ground knowledge of the city we live and love which we want to pass to you.

Valencia running continues to go from strength to strength. With some real investment in the sport in the region, the major races in the city are attracting some of the worlds finest athletes. In 2018, the city held the IAAF World Championships Half Marathon in the spring, followed by the Valencia Half Marathon in October and Marathon in December. In addition, the IAAF in 2018 awarded both the half marathon and marathon Gold Label standard due to its exceptional climate for running at this time of year and flowing flat course. To highlight this, both male and female half marathon world records have been set on the Valencia course in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Contact us now to find out more or to book your place
info@valenciasportstours.com

In 2018 the race saw 22,000 runners take part from countries from all over the world. The stunning course takes in all the major sights of the city including the Plaza Ayuntamiento, Port and Beach area, Torres de Serano, Valencia football clubs famous Mestalla Stadium and of course the breathtaking City of Arts and Science, where the race both starts and finishes. As previously mentioned the course is flat and temperatures at this time of year are a mild 15-17ºC. With a wonderful atmosphere created all around the race, it really is becoming one of the most sort after marathon tickets around.

LET VALENCIA SPORTS TOURS GET YOU SORTED

Located in Valencia, we are in the perfect position to organise your marathon place and visit to the city. We know from working with clients over the last two marathons what is required for your visit and understand dealing with such a booking from outside of Spain can be awkward.

Our package –

3 nights in central Valencia 3* hotel with breakfast, arrive Friday 29 or Saturday 30 Nov
Valencia Marathon entrance fee
Local Federation license required
Airport transfers
Advice and support on any further aspects of your weekend

Price per person – £369

Price based on two people sharing a room and transfers. We are also able to create bespoke packages to suit your needs, with alternative star accommodation, apartments, further nights, massage and spa post race, half and full board at hand picked restaurants or hotel, activities or anything else that you want to experience while in Valencia. Non runner packages can also be offered. Price subject to change in line with any increases in local costs.

“Excellent service and highly recommended. Barry arranged everything for our weekend in Valencia to take part in the marathon. Nothing was a problem and due to the excellent organisation by the company we didn’t need to worry about anything. A fantastic weekend and we’ll be back next year!
Thank you and highly recommended

Contact us now to find out more or to book your place
info@valenciasportstours.com

Watch the video and be inspired