2022 LMFC Red Gunners

2022 LMFC Red Gunners

Spain (Donosti Cup)

June 30th - July 10th, 2022

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Please click here to view the 2022 LMFC Red Gunners Tour Proposal, including daily itinerary, price estimates, payment schedule etc.

Q) Are the players only selected from the New England Region?

No, we were formerly FC CT but with such a high demand from outside the state, FC New England was born! We fully expect and welcome players from across the country

Q) How are players selected?

Our directors have extensive coaching experience and contacts throughout the US. They are very familiar with the different leagues, tournament across the country and regularly watch players from different states compete against each other. Armed with this experience the directors will reach out to players from a top team in the country, or if you are playing in a top league throughout the country. You can also apply by filling out our players questionnaire or lastly through a recommendation from a coach. From here the directors review each player often reaching out to prospective players coaches before offering out a place on the team.

Q) What level of player are you looking for?

We look for the highest level of player in order to compete in the competition. In recent years, players that have travelled with us have went on to play at Ohio State, UConn, Harford, Georgetown, Cornell, Colgate and Rutgers. We also had two players represent Jamaica at the recent Womens World Cup, and we have 3 players that have graduated and are now playing professionally in the USA, Portugal and Italy.

Q) If my son daughter is offered a spot, how long to we have to decide?

Before accepting a spot, players will be provided a full detailed itinerary of what the trip looks like on a day to day basis as well as providing a very detailed list of exactly what is included and what’s not included. You will also be able to meet/speak to one of the program directors with any questions you may have before you make a decision.

Q) What is the supervision like on the tour?

Very strict, we travel every year to both Denmark and Sweden and each team has a full-time coach who is with the team at all times also and a full-time tour guide (from the local area) to help with the supervision. On top of that the directors are there to oversee the whole trip as well as having a lead tour guide who oversees the tour. Players (no matter their age) are never allowed to wonder free without adult supervision.

Q) Can family members travel?

Yes, and are welcomed to join us on the trip. Parents and guardians are not required to travel with the players as we ensure the players are supervised at all times. However, we have many families who decide to make this trip of a lifetime and make it a family vacation or some who travel with one family member with the player. Family members are fully included in all activities that we do they are never excluded.

Q) Where does the team depart from?

We depart from New York; this is where players will meet the coach and the trip starts. We encourage players from across the country to meet us at NY. We do have some players that travel direct to Denmark and join the team there (please ask for more details regarding this).

Q) How many players are selected for each team

Rosters sizes are kept small for example on an older full sided team (11 v 11) we would only take 16 players to ensure good game time for all the players. For goalkeepers we will take two goalkeepers per team if we feel they are both of equal ability, otherwise we select one.

Q) Where does the team and family member stay

Many teams that travel stay in school dorms, however our experience has led us to always stay in hotels. We pride ourselves in the quality of hotels we stay at. Like many tournaments in the US the Gothia Cup often allocates hotels for teams however due to our relationship built over the years we have full control of where we stay. Players, Coaches and family members all stay in the same location!

Q) Does this team effect my regular club team in any way?

No, your regular club team is ALWAYS the priority, we only come together to play in the summer tournament. Most if not all club teams, tournaments have ended before we depart. Speak to the directors if for example your team makes a national championship and it conflicted with the dates of our trip.

Q) Does the team practice before they leave the US

This depends on the make up of the team, for example if the majority of the team are within a few hours drive of each other, we have in the past had a few practices. Players from further afield would not be expected to attend. If logistically this is not feasible then we would not practice. Regardless the preseason in Denmark would be the time to bring the team together in both practices and friendly games. The team would have the chance to communicate with each other prior to leaving via zoom calls etc…

Q) Are there any fundraising opportunities for players to raise some of the money needed to travel

Yes, every player is provided with fundrasing package in the form of raffle tickets where they keep 100% of what they sell. This has proved to a huge asset to previous players.

 

Please familiarize yourself with the quote prices, payment schedule, cancellation policy and other Terms & Conditions listed in the tabs below before completing this form. Each click on the form creates a new account, so only click once and be sure to complete in full to avoid creating duplicate registrations.

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2022 FC New England

The form requests passenger information, contact details etc. and asks you to accept the Terms and Conditions (payment schedule, cancellation policy etc.) reviewed in the tabs below on this site.

Learn more about The Gothia Cup, the "World Youth Cup"

It is important to read this information and the associated tabs carefully. The Terms and Conditions include our Payment Policy, Cancellation Policy, Validity of Prices, Liability details and other important information

Additional Passengers Additional passengers (parents, siblings, relatives, friends etc.) are welcome (and encouraged) to join the tour at any time as long as seats are available on the airline’s group reservation. Any passengers joining the tour after the airline group reservation has been filled has deposited will be subject to airline costing on that date.

Airline Information Airlines reserve the right to increase their departure tax (based on airport fees / government security taxes) and fuel surcharges at any time. To maintain the quoted tour price it is essential that the payment installments are received on the stated dates. To minimize any increases Quest Sports Travel strongly recommends that the group ‘ticket’ all passengers as early as possible. ‘Ticketing’ requires payment in full to the airline. Once ticketed, airfare costs are non-refundable.

Departure City: The departure cities for this tour will be NY (Newark or JFK), Atlanta (ATL) and Los Angeles (LAX). Separate quote estimates for each are included in the Quote Details tab. All efforts are made to secure the most direct and cost effective routing. Routing and cost implications will be discussed with tour leaders before publication of flight details. Flight details will be available by September 15th, 2021.

Airline Deposit: Airlines deposits become non-refundable by the airline 91 days+ prior to departure. To be included in the group airfare pricing registration is required before April 10, 2022. After that date passengers can still be added, but price will be based on purchase at applicable fare on that purchase date. It may also still be possible to be added to the group reservation after that date, but the airline reserves the right to increase pricing for late additions.

Flight Deviations: Airline rules allow flight deviations for individual passengers on either the departure or the return legs of the group reservation, as long as the return is made from the same airport as the main group. Airlines charge a deviation fee to do so. The fee depends on the airline. Airlines may also limit the time pre/post tour of travel and may charge additional cost based on availability on date of travel

Land Only Passengers: If you do not live in the NY / Atlanta / Los Angeles areas and would like to make your own flight arrangements from another airport, you can travel as a ‘Land Only’ passenger. In doing so, your tour price will be reduced by the exact cost of airfare and taxes. At the time of the quote, this land only tour price estimate is $2851 per person. If required, Quest Sports Travel can assist in securing airfare from your airport of choice. Likewise, if you opt to secure your own airfare using frequent flyer miles (see below) you will also travel on a ‘Land Only’ basis. If you are traveling “Land Only” you must inform Quest Sports Travel at least 91 days prior to departure so that your seat is released before it becomes payable in full and non-refundable.

Frequent Flyer Programs: Airlines do not accept frequent flier miles as payment for group airfare. If a traveler wishes to use frequent flier miles they must secure their own airfare and will pay Quest Sports Travel a ‘Land Only’ cost. No alterations will be made to the published itinerary to service individuals traveling separately from the main group

Laws This agreement is subject to the laws and jurisdiction of the state of New York.

Local Laws: Passengers are required to abide by all local laws, including any customs and health & safety protocols. Any breach of this requirement may result in removal from the tour and passengers will be required to return home at their own expense.

Liability Disclaimer (i) Quest Sports Travel reserves the right to amend any itinerary due to conditions beyond our control e.g changes in weather. Every reasonable effort is made not to delete a specified inclusion but to fulfill the conditions and terms for the best interests of all parties. (ii) Quest Sports Travel is not liable in any way for airline delays, cancellation, or loss of luggage. (iii) Quest Sports Travel is not liable in any way for any government action or prohibition restricting travel or causing a tour cancellation. (iv) Quest Sports Travel is not liable in any way for a force majeure event that prevents the fulfillment of obligations. (v) Individuals engaging in athletic activities and contests assume the risk of those activities and will not hold Quest Sports Travel liable for any injuries incurred.

Passports and Entry Visas Passports are required for international travel. Applications are available from the United States Post Office. Please allow at least 20 weeks for processing.

An entry visa is required for travel to some countries, including Australia and Brazil, by US citizens. Visa information can be obtained by contacting the Embassy of the specific country to be visited. Visa charges are not included in the quoted tour price and Quest Sports Travel is not responsible for securing a traveler’s entry visa.

Payment Method Quote prices assume payment by ACH or check. Processing fees will be added at checkout if paying by credit card. Fees are 2.9% for VISA / MasterCard and 3.9% for American Express. Credit card processing fees are non-refundable in addition to any stated cancellation fees at the time of withdrawal from the tour.

Price Variance Tour prices vary based on the size of the group, rates of international currency exchange and airline departure taxes and fuel surcharges. Full details can be found under the "Price Quote" tab

Registration & Deposit Completed by submitting online form to Quest Sports Travel. Once you submit the online registration form / Terms & Conditions acceptance, Quest Sports Travel will forward payment instructions if selecting check or ACH/Wire Payments, or process deposits and set up recurring payments if selecting credit card payments. Deposits must be placed within 72 hours to confirm the player's roster spot.

Room Upgrades The tour price is based on Triple Bedded Rooms. Room upgrade surcharges will apply for twin bedded (estimated $70 per person) and single bedded (estimated $700 per person) rooms. The exact US $ value of these room upgrades will be calculated on the same date as the Final Tour Price and added to your final installment payment.

Rooming List Final rooming Lists, including room upgrade requests and any specific dietary requirements are due by May 1st, 2022.

Travel Party Roster An accurate final travel party roster is due by May 1st, 2022 for airline ticketing.  Quest Sports Travel strongly advises supplying the roster in advance of this airline deadline. Once tickets are issued they are non-refundable and non-transferable. Should a change be necessary after ticketing a new ticket must be issued and paid in full at the rate quoted at the time of new issue. If the final Travel Party Roster is not submitted by the aforementioned date the airline reserves the right to CANCEL the reserved seats.

Travel Protection (Insurance) Quest Sports Travel recommends travel protection to help protect you and your trip investment. Prior to purchase, you may request copy of the Description of Coverage which includes a summary of the plan details on benefits, coverages, limitations and exclusions. Please visit our website for more details

Waivers (a) Quest Sports Travel may use any statements, comments, photographs or photographic likenesses from the Trip for future advertising, promotional or news article materials.  QST must receive any objections to this from Customers prior to final payment. b) It is the responsibility of each Customer to obtain their own personal medical and travel insurance for their tour.


Terms and Conditions Summary FC New England will travel to Denmark and Sweden, including Gothia Cup from July 13th- July 24th, 2022. This 12 day / 10 night tour has been developed by Quest Sports Travel and quoted on May 5th, 2021

Land Only (no airfare) Quote Price = $2851 per person

Full Tour with airfare from NY = $3925 per person
(includes $1075 airfare estimate)


Full Tour with airfare from LAX = $3975 per person
(includes $1125 airfare estimate)


Full Tour with airfare from ATL = $4025 per person
(includes $1175 airfare estimate)

This quotation is based on current land service prices and airfare estimates. It is calculated based on the rate of international currency exchange on 05/05/21. It is based upon a minimum gorup size of 40 paying passengers traveling. These estimated quotations will be reviewed in September 2022 once actual airfare prices are available.

Inclusions for your tour are listed in the Tour Proposal. This Quest Sports Travel tour does not include the following items:

  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges above amount listed in quote above
  • Dinners, Lunches and drinks (other than water) with meals
  • Room upgrades - this tour is based on triple room occupancy so surcharges will apply for twin/double ($70 per person) and single ($700 per person) bedded rooms
  • Gratuities for Tour Manager and Motor Coach Driver
  • Additional attractions or entry fees not specified in the Inclusions site
  • Uniforms (package estimate = $220
  • Credit Card processing fees (Visa/MasterCard = 2.9%; AMEX = 3.9%)

Payments will be distributed among a deposit and then 10 installments. The installment dates are structured to allow timely payment of airline / land vendor invoices. Late payments jeopardize the tour quotation. 

Payment Schedule - Land Only

  1. Initial Deposit = $100.00 per person due: upon completion of this form
  2. 10 installments of $275.10 per person due on the 13th of each month from August 2021 to May 2022

 

Payment Schedule - Full Tour with airfare from NY

  1. Initial Deposit = $100.00 per person due: upon completion of this form
  2. 10 installments of $382.50 per person due on the 13th of each month from August 2021 to May 2022

 

Payment Schedule - Full Tour with airfare from LAX

  1. Initial Deposit = $100.00 per person due: upon completion of this form
  2. 10 installments of $387.50 per person due on the 13th of each month from August 2021 to May 2022

 

Payment Schedule - Full Tour with airfare from ATL

  1. Initial Deposit = $100.00 per person due: upon completion of this form
  2. 10 installments of $392.50 per person due on the 13th of each month from August 2021 to May 2022

 

Alternative flexible payment options are available. Contact rlee@questsportstravel.com for more information

 

Price / Installment Adjustments

  1. Quest Sports Travel will calculate and publish the Final Balance Invoice on April 15, 2022. Final prices may vary based on group size, rate of international currency exchange and variations in airline taxes.
  2. If you have additional fees for room upgrades, flight deviations etc. these will be added to the final installment due in May 2022.
  3. If you join the tour after the first installment date (August 13, 2021) your # of installments will be reduced, but amount per installment increased accordingly.


**Note - prices are based on ACH or check payment. Credit card payments are assessed processing fees at checkout. Fees are 2.9% for VISA and MasterCard and 3.9% for American Express. Credit card processing fees are non-refundable in addition to any cancellation fees in effect at the time of withdrawal.

Once you submit the online registration form / Terms & Conditions acceptance, Quest Sports Travel will forward payment instructions if selecting check or ACH/Wire Payments, or process deposits and set up recurring payments if selecting credit card payments.

Check
Payable to Quest Sports Travel and mailed to 1853 William St, Merrick, NY 11566. We recommend using the Online Bill Pay offered by your bank as it will allow you to set up automatic payments for the monthly installments.

ACH
Use the details provided to set Quest Sports Travel as a payee in your online banking. We again recommend programming automatic payments for the monthly installments.

Credit Card
Enter your card details. Your deposit will be charged upon receipt of the completed DocuSign and your remaining installments will be enrolled in automatic payments per the payment schedule.

Please note, credit card payments have additional processing fees as follows:
VISA = 2.9%
MasterCard = 2.9%
AMEX = 3.9%

Should we need to process a refund these credit card fees are non-refundable in addition to any cancellation fees in effect at the time of withdrawal as they are not returned to us by the credit card companies 

Quest Sports Travel must fulfill responsibilities with vendors (e.g. airlines, hotels) in advance of the tour and is therefore only able to refund cancellations as follows (per person):

Until 11/13/21 No Penalty

Cancel after 11/12/21 but before 12/13/21 = $100.00 penalty per person 

Cancel after 12/12/21 but before 01/13/22 = $225.00 penalty per person

Cancel after 01/12/22 but before 02/13/22 = $450.00 penalty per person

Cancel after 02/12/22 but before 03/13/22 = $850.00 penalty per person

Cancel after 03/12/22 but before 04/13/22 = $1250 penalty per person

Cancel after 04/12/21No refund

All cancellations must be in writing (email) and received by Quest Sports Travel before the stated dates in order to receive the appropriate refund. Refund payments are made as quickly as vendor reimbursements allow.

Please note, if you purchase Travel Insurance whether through our recommended provider Arch RoamRight or independently, Insurance Premiums are also non refundable in addition to the penalty amounts listed above.

All credit card processing fees are non-refundable as they are not returned to us by the credit card companies if we need to process a refund.

Force Majeure - In the event Quest Sports Travel is unable to perform its obligations under the terms of this Agreement because of acts of God, pandemic or other causes reasonably beyond its control, Quest Sports Travel shall not be liable for damages beyond the amounts agreed in the cancellation policy from such failure to perform or otherwise from such causes.

***Review the Covid Policy tab for details on how the pandemic could effect the published cancellation policy

Our Cancellation Policy has been developed with vendors to extend "no penalty" stages as long as possible. Dates published in the cancellation policy allow full refunds for a far greater period of time than pre-Covid tours allowed.

Both air and land vendors do require some cancellation fees once we get within a certain time from departure. These will apply in all instances.

If travel is limited before the full refund period expires we will discuss with the group whether to proceed or cancel in time to protect everyone's deposits.

As occurred in 2020, should travel become limited again after the full refund date passes, Quest Sports Travel will utilize best efforts to re-negotiate these contracts with vendors. Industry standard is to provide credit for future travel in lieu of non-refundable deposits - so we anticipate a credit option again should the tour have to be cancelled once we pass the full refund date.

Force Majeure. In the event Quest Sports Travel is unable to perform its obligations under the terms of this Agreement because of acts of God, pandemic or other causes reasonably beyond its control, Quest Sports Travel shall not be liable for damages beyond the amounts agreed in the cancellation policy from such failure to perform or otherwise from such causes.

Travel Protection is recommended and available through Arch RoamRight Insurance. These policies include medical coverage while playing sport internationally (most policies become void if you are injured while playing) as well as allowing cancellation for medical issues or bereavement.

For more info on the policies offered please visit the Travel Insurance page of our website.

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Final Itinerary: Quest Sports Travel will review the Final Itinerary with the group leader approximately 3 weeks before departure.

Distribution of Information: The approved Final Tour Package is sent to the tour leader no less than 14 days prior to departure. The Final Tour Package includes airline tickets, the final itinerary and supplementary information to be distributed to each passenger. Quest Sports Travel is not responsible for lost airline tickets after distribution to the tour leader and suggests holding all tickets until the group meets at their departure airport.

TBC

Hotel accommodation will be in 3 or 4 * hotels. Selection requirements are proximity to sporting activities and sightseeing, cleanliness, comfort, amenities such as WIFI, and good breakfast / dinner / social time options.

July 14-16 = Copenhagen (Hotel TBC)

July 17-22 =Gothenburg (Hotel TBC)

July 23 =Copenhagen (Hotel TBC)


Please note - per the Terms and Conditions, the quote price is based on triple bedded rooms (3 people sharing). Surcharges will apply to twin and single bedded rooms. These surcharges will be invoiced with your final installment payment.

Twin bedded room surcharge = $70 per person

Single bedded room surcharge = $700 per person

(These surcharges are for the entire tour, not per night)

Thursday 14th July = Training with FC New England Coaching Staff

Friday 15th July = Game 1 vs. Local Opposition

Saturday 16th July = Game 2 vs. Local Opposition

Sunday 17th July = Soccer Golf Experience

Monday 18th July = Gothia Cup Game 1 & Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 19th July = Gothia Cup Game 2

Wednesday 20th July = Gothia Cup Game 3

Thursday 21st July = Gothia Cup Elimination Games

Friday 22nd July = Gothia Cup Semi Final

Saturday 23rd July = Gothia Cup Championship Game

Quest Sports Travel NY Office: 516-270-2022

Quest Sports Travel 24 Hour Emergency: 516-972-0055

Quest Sports Travel Tour Manager: TBC

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