The 2017 Football Tournament between Basildon and Heiligenhaus’s neighbouring town of Hösel took place on Saturday 27 May 2017 at Woodlands School. The participating teams were Basildon United, Vange School, West Ham Academy and the German team, Hösel SV.
Our German guests arrived on Thursday 25 May with parents and teachers/coaches and in the afternoon, they played at Lee Chapel Primary School where they won their match.
On Friday, they spent the day in London visiting various sites and on Saturday, they played at Woodlands School against three Basildon teams. They won each game and were the overall winners. Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, was there to meet parents and players, as well as to present the trophy to the winners.
After their win, the group went to Southend for the afternoon and evening where they enjoyed fish and chips and since the weather was so hot, a dip in the water (and the mud!)
Our guests left Basildon after breakfast on Sunday morning to head back to Hösel – hopefully, with many happy memories of their time with us and after having made many new and lasting friendships.