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Well, Then: It's Delden

Posted: Mon 15 May 2017
Author: Argyle Media

ARGYLE are returning to Holland to conclude their pre-season preparations for life in Sky Bet League One - and are inviting the Green Army to join them.

Just as he did before the last promotion-winning campaign, Argyle manager Derek Adams is again taking his players to Delden, in East Holland, in late July ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Last year, the players were accompanied by a group of Pilgrims who were given exclusive access to Derek and the team’s training-camp and took part in several special events alongside the squad. Players and fans alike deemed the experience a huge success. 

So, we are again offering the opportunity to be part of the ultimate Argyle away-day adventure – which, this year, will be bigger and better than ever for a select band of the Green Army.   

This time, the stay will be longer – from Sunday, July 23-Saturday, July 29 – and we will be playing two competitive friendly matches, rather than one, with FC Emmen and an FC Twente side providing the opposition.

Over the seven days that we are in Holland, there are a number of activities and opportunities that will help provide a never-to-be-forgotten week, including:

• exclusive access to a closed training session;
• lunch and dinner with the lads on separate days;
• a social evening (the gaffer is still certain that last year’s quiz night was fixed!); and 
• access – with transport and dinner provided – to our two matches.

An exclusive ‘Delden 2017’ polo shirt will provide you with a memento of your trip.

The VIP experience actually starts two days before we fly out from Bristol Airport – on Friday, July 21, with a full Boardroom and Directors’ Box experience for our only home pre-season friendly, against Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City.

Then, on Sunday, July 23, we will meet up at Home Park to enjoy breakfast in the Players’ Lounge before journeying from Plymouth to Delden, where we will once again stay at the excellent Hotel Wapen van Delden. Accommodation there includes breakfast.

The cost of the package is £1,250 per person*. A non-refundable deposit of £150 per person is required upon booking, with the full balance to be paid by midday on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Spaces are strictly limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – reservations will not be confirmed until deposits are received.

To be part of our exciting pre-season, please download this form or pick up a copy from Home Park reception.

For any enquiries, please make contact at argyle@pafc.co.uk, putting ‘Delden’ in the email title.

The visit to Holland completes another busy pre-season schedule for the Pilgrims, which starts on Saturday, July 8 and so far includes the following matches, with more to be finalised:

Saturday, July 8 v Plymouth Parkway A
Saturday, July 8 v Saltash United A
Tuesday, July 11 v Tiverton Town A 
Wednesday, July 12 v Buckland Athletic A 
Tuesday, July 18 v Torquay United A 
Friday, July 21 v Cardiff City H
Tuesday, July 25 v FC Emmen A
Friday, July 28 v FC Twente XI A

*based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single supplements are available at cost – these are £140 supplement for a single room or £200 supplement for single occupancy of a double room.