In the very unlikely scenario that you need to speak to a member of our staff during the trip, parents should call your son’s phone and ask to speak to his Coach.
Please remember that the players and the coaches will be extremely busy so you might need to text your son asking them to get the coach to call you back as they are unlikely to have many opportunities to answer their phone.
If you have an emergency situation, we do provide a phone number for parents to ring. The emergency line is 07880-565751.
Use of Mobile Phones
The use of mobile phones has given rise to a number of issues in previous years. Most notably parents getting concerned because their children don’t contact them regularly enough, children sending text messages which are misunterpreted by parents and the use of phones causing homesickness because of the regular contact.
Parents must remember that the players are very busy and contacting home is low priority for most of the boys. They are having lots of fun without you so don’t be worried if they don’t get in touch!
For parents that are not used to their children being away, please do remember that children use text messaging very differently to adults and so you might which to talk to your son about how and when to use their phone before the trip. In our experience asking them to send one text message each evening to let you know they are fine works best. Players will be discouraged from using their phone during the daytime and all phones will be collected in before bedtime. They are there to provide parents re-assurance that they can get in touch with their son and the coaching staff if necessary.