2023 FC New England

Denmark & Sweden (Gothia Cup)

July 12th - 23rd, 2023

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Please click here to view the 2023 FC New England - Gothia 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.

 

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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).

Group Airfare Pricing: Separate quote estimates for each departure city are listed on the Tour Proposal document. All efforts are made to secure the most direct and cost effective routing. Flight details including pricing will be available around September 15th, 2022. Once available passengers will be asked to confirm their package choice and payment plans will be revised depending on airfare pricing.

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 5, 2023. 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.

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 $2995 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.

Deviations
Flight Deviations: Airline rules allow flight deviations for 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

Hotel Deviations: If you are need hotel accommodation before the group arrival or after the group departure Quest Sports Travel can secure for you at the team hotels. Logistically this will be beneficial to you so you don't have to check in and out again of nearby hotels, or even the same hotel if you secure your own room that isn't linked to the group reservation. Pricing will be the exact price the hotel charges Quest.

Deviation Fee: Securing alternate flights or hotels involves additional work for Quest Sports Travel and sometimes creates difficulties with logistics if you do not arrive or depart at the same time as the group. Therefore, a deviation fee of $100 per passenger will be applied to any family using Quest Sports Travel to assist with alternative travel plans.

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, Zelle 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 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 Quest Sports Travel will forward a DocuSign to accept the Terms & Conditions and select your payment method. Upon receipt of the completed DocuSign, Quest Sports Travel will forward payment instructions if selecting check, Zelle 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 $80 per person) and single bedded (estimated $735 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, 2023.

Travel Party Roster An accurate final travel party roster is due by May 1st, 2023 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. The recommend package offered by Arch Roam Right and a link for quotation then purchase can be found on the Travel Insurance page of our website. 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 12th- July 23rd, 2023. This 12 day / 10 night tour has been developed by Quest Sports Travel and quoted on August 10th, 2022

Land Only (no airfare) Quote Price = $2995 per person

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Full Tour with estimated airfare from JFK = $4205 per person


Full Tour with estimated airfare from ATL = $4260 per person


Full Tour with estimated airfare from LAX = $4290 per person

Full Tour with estimated airfare from EWR = $4310 per person

This quotation is based on current land service prices and airfare estimates. It is calculated based on the rate of international currency exchange on 08/10/22. It is based upon a minimum team size of 30 paying passengers traveling. These estimated quotations will be reviewed in September 2023 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 ($80 per person) and single ($735 per person) bedded rooms
  • Additional attractions or entry fees not specified in the Inclusions site
  • Uniforms (package estimate = $225
  • 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. 

Based on Land Only package quote price:

Upon Registration $295 per person
September 12, 2022 $300 per person
October 12, 2022 $300 per person
November 12, 2022 $300 per person
December 12, 2022 $300 per person
January 12, 2023 $300 per person
February 12, 2023 $300 per person
March 12, 2023 $300 per person
April 12, 2023 $300 per person
May 12, 2023 $300 per person


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

If you register after the first installment date (Sep 12, 2022) you can either catch up with a larger deposit or adjust your payment plan so there are fewer installment dates but higher amounts per installment.

Once group airfare is available payment plans will be adjusted to include airfare cost (split evenly amongst the remaining installment dates) if passengers choose to invluce group airfare rather than securing their own. 


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 2023.
  3. If you join the tour after the first installment date (Sep 12, 2022) 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 / Wire Transfer
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.

Zelle
Find our account using rlee@questsportstravel.com 

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 11/12/22 No Penalty

Cancel after 11/11/22 but before 12/12/22 = $250 penalty per person 

Cancel after 12/11/22 but before 01/12/23 = $450 penalty per person

Cancel after 01/11/23 but before 02/12/23 = $750 penalty per person

Cancel after 02/11/23 but before 03/12/23 = $1250 penalty per person

Cancel after 03/11/23 but before 04/12/23 = $1750 penalty per person

Cancel after 04/11/23 = No 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.

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.

Will be reviewed with FC New England Directors approximately 3 weeks before departure and published to the group approximately 2 weeks before departure

With numerous sub groups and departures from JFK, EWR, LAX and ATL group flight details and confirmation will be emailed directly to each passenger.

On arrival at the airport please feel free to check in, but do not go through Security until you have communicated with your group check in coordinator in person or by call / text.

Check In Coordinator details will be distributed along with confirmation PDF documents by email.

Hotels will be dependent upon group size and availabilty at the tournament. The projected hotels though are:

July 13-15 & 22 = Copenhagen Island

July 16-21 = Gothia Towers

Thursday 13th July
Practice @ local club

Friday 14th July
Practice @ local club
Games @ local club

Saturday 15th July
Games @ local club

Monday 17th July
Gothia Cup Group Games 
19:30 - Gothia Cup Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 18th July
Gothia Cup Group Games

Wednesday 19th July
Gothia Cup Group Games

Thursday 20th July
Gothia Cup Playoff Games

Friday 21st July
Gothia Cup Playoff Games & Semi Finals

Saturday 22nd July
Gothia Cup Finals

 

Quest Sports Travel NY Office: 516-270-2022

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

Quest Sports Travel Denmark Director: +45 21 49 22 10



FC New England Director Scott McBride: 203-515-5232

FC New England Director Jon Bradley: 203-550-6589

FC New England Director Chris Flaherty: 203-763-9837



Coaching Staff
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