Carlisle United’s under-18s, and four of the under-19 players from Park View, were given an insight into the Hungarian football system as part of their 'Away goals count double: score yours through EU Mobility!' trip to Budapest.
Hosted at the Globall Hotel – the leading training centre in the country – Bristol Rovers and the Carlisle contingent were given a presentation by the Hungarian under-19 head coach, Antal Nemeth, where he explained the pathways and programmes young players can follow as they seek to make their way into their country’s professional ranks.
It was back to the serious business of training and preparing for games following the meeting, as the tournament heads into its second week, with two more local sides still to be played, along with a game against the Pirates.
As part of the Erasmus+ programme in Telki - managed by Ecorys UK as part of the UK National Agency - the club was awarded funding to take part in the trip, with a focus on learning and development at the core of the work being done in one of Europe’s most fascinating locations.