Reporting on visit of HONEFOSS BK, the Norwegian Premier Division football club for their pre-season training
On Friday 26th February, I met with the manager for an informal meeting on how he thought the trip had gone in order to get as much feedback as possible.
Your first time here. Have you enjoyed your stay at Desert Springs?
“Yes very much everything was perfect.”
Was your accommodation up to standard?
“The apartments were excellent.”
How was your dining experience in both restaurants?
“Very good the food was great.”
Were the staff friendly and helpful in the restaurants?
“The staff were fantastic; you should congratulate everyone from the kitchen to yourself.
They could not have been more helpful.”
Did the football pitch & changing room meet your expectations?
“The pitch was perfect one of the best we have played on.”
How did you find the rest of the Sierra Club sports facilities?
“The players enjoyed having the mountain bikes.”
Did you use any of the other facilities during your stay?
Is there anything we could have done to improve your stay at Desert Springs?
“No apart from goalposts with wheels, for easier movement, due to the fact we play a lot of 4 aside on Â½ pitches. Also it would have been useful to have an electric pump for the balls.”
Would you return to Desert Springs for future camps?
Can you think of anyone I can contact regarding camps?
“You should check out Norwegian papers. They have all the websites of the clubs and you can use me for personal recommendations.”
“Desert Springs is a lot higher standard than La Manga.”
“The games room was very popular with the players at night.”
“The sauna/Jacuzzi was used a lot.”
“There have been a couple of editorials in the Norwegian press about their stay at Desert Springs. I am liaising with a reporter to try and get some information for our website.”
“There has been a property inspection from the trip”
“They have enjoyed their stay so much they are asking price for next January.”
Jim Gordon Sierra Sports & Fitness Club Manager