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USA-trip to Florida

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Dutch Team arrives in Florida - Schiphol/London/Tampa/Clearwater - Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Orange squad begins first USA-trip

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The Netherlands National Softball Team flew to Tampa in Florida (USA) on Saturday, March 1 to start a 25-day trip. In Florida, the team will play 23 games in 20 days with the first game scheduled for coming Tuesday in Clearwater.

The team ensembled early on Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for the Britsh Airways-flight to London in England. Players and staff-members had to be at the airport around 7:30 AM. After checking in and going through customs, the team left in a Boeing 737-400 at 10:42 AM and touched down in London at 10:34 AM local time (London is one hour ahead of the Netherlands), arriving at the gate at 10:42 AM.

From the British capital, the team flew to Tampa in a Boeing 777. The flight departed at 12:55 PM local time, touched down on the runway of Tampa International Airport at 5:50 PM local time (11:50 PM Dutch time) and arrived at the gate five minutes later, completing a journey that lasted exactly ten hours.

The trip is the first of two this year to the USA as part of the preparations for the World Championship in August in Haarlem (Netherlands). The second trip is scheduled for July and will bring the squad to Illinois.


Chantal Versluis and Virginie Anneveld complete their baggage labels


Checking in has started


Head Coach Craig Montvidas makes the last adjustments


...and so does Coach Berend Mannessen


The team is ready for the trip


En route to Florida
(photo made by Rebecca Soumeru)


Arrived in Tampa
(photo made by Paul Boonstra)


Waiting for the transfer to Clearwater
(photo made by Paul Boonstra)

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