Paris, France - Bruges, Belgium - London, England
The Iowa Rush has made it home safely after our second annual International Tour concluded on March 21st. The International Tour consisted of players from the U14 Girls and U17 Boys age groups with a once in a lifetime experience traveling and playing in France and Belgium, before ending their travels in England. The total number of players, parents, and coaches totaled a record number of 60 Iowa Rush members, our largest group yet.
The Iowa Rush International Tour began with a team bus ride from the Rush offices in Ankeny, IA with the destination set for Chicago O'Hare airport. Players, families and staff were set to fly out to Paris, France on Friday March 11th. The excitement could be felt among everyone well before the trip began, and it would continue throughout the duration of this exciting opportunity. Once arriving in Chicago, the group flew through security with a large presence in the airport sporting their exclusive blue Iowa Rush International Tour jackets! We did not go unnoticed, as a number of other travelers in O'Hare were asking our players where they were headed to and even offering up a few sight seeing suggestions of their own.