Liddes United Football Camp

Key points

● English, French or German Courses

● 15 hours of language teaching

● Over 8 hours of football training

● Approx. 6 kids per language course


Levels: Beginner to Upper Intermediate

Accommodation: 8 bed, 6 bed, 4 bed, Host family - double bedroom

All inclusive: 3 meals a day, plus snacks, teaching materials





Age range: 10-17 Years

The beautiful game quite literally reaches new heights with friLingue’s football camp up in the Swiss Alps this summer!

This hot summer football camp in Valais combines footballing fun with interactive language courses in groups of six (French, German & English), so lace up your boots and experience a football week full of educational & fun training sessions as well as dynamic language lessons, all at Champions League level of course!

For kids & teens aged 10 - 17 years.

15th - 21st July 2018

Our newest camp takes place in our chalet in the Alpine village of Liddes in St. Bernard, Valais, not to be mistaken with Leeds in Yorkshire, North England, home of the once-dominant Leeds United - though we’re sure that plenty of you will emulate their past success after joining us!

Those attending this camp will combine morning language lessons with afternoon and evening football training, challenges and matches - with some relaxing downtime activities and a friday night disco thrown in for good measure!

Language classes

In this camp, you have the choice between three languages; Premier League English, Ligue 1 Français or Bundesliga Deutsch. Our young and enthusiastic teachers give classes in small groups of around six students per class, allowing for more teacher-student contact. The three hour morning language sessions contain a healthy mixture of grammar, practical language use and fun & engaging projects that are designed to make the language more accessible to young students.


During the afternoons and some evenings, football training, challenges and matches will take place with our experienced football coaches at the full-sized pitch and training facilities, just a two minute walk away from our chalet. Participants will learn to develop their individual skill sets as well as how to play as a team through training ground drills, individual development techniques and real in-game practice. Between them, our coaching staff will also speak all three languages offered in the camp.

And as our camp begins on the day of the World Cup final, what better way to kick things off than by sitting down to enjoy the biggest event in world football?!


Participants will be accommodated in dormitories and shared bedrooms in our Alpine mountain chalet, with shared toilets and showers. Accommodation is on a full board basis with three meals a day cooked by our very own in house chef being provided as well as extra fruit and snacks throughout the day to keep energy levels up!

This is an opportunity not to be passed up, so take a touch and shoot for the top corner!

Camp Duration:
1 Week
Beginner to Upper Intermediate
Age group:
Language course:
Start dates:
About this camp:
A week long camp for kids and teens who want to get both their English and their footballing skills up to a Premier League standard!


Weeks Price
1 Week 750 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 Week
Beginner to Upper Intermediate
Age group:
Language course:
Start dates:
About this camp:
A week long camp for kids and teens who want to get both their French and their footballing skills up to a Ligue 1 standard!


Weeks Price
1 Week 750 CHF
Camp Duration:
1 Week
Beginner to Upper Intermediate
Age group:
Language course:
Start dates:
About this camp:
A week long camp for kids and teens who want to get both their German and their footballing skills up to a Bundesliga standard!


Weeks Price
1 Week 750 CHF

Our spacious chalet "Relais de Dranse", renovated in 2014, is situated in Liddes, in a wonderfully quiet location on the Dranse, a headstream of the river Rhone, about 5 minutes below the pass road to the Aosta Valley in Italy. Sprawling countryside and no passing traffic make it absolutely perfect for relaxed language stay in the Valaisian Alps!

Accommodation Description Price
8 bed Large shared bedroom in our mountain chalet for the hardcore campers! Full board No Fee
6 bed Medium shared bedroom in our mountain chalet, for those who like a little extra comfort in their lives. Full board 100 CHF / per week
4 bed Cosy shared bedroom for those who want the best night's sleep they can find while still enjoying the camaraderie of a camp environment! 200 CHF / per week
Host family - double bedroom For those who want to completely immerse themselves in the language. 380 CHF / per week
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 - 12:30   Language Class Language Class Language Class Language Class Language Class  
14:30 - 16:30 Arrivals Football training session Football training session Football training session Half day excursion Football challenges part 2 Full day excursion
16:30 - 18:30 Relax/ workshops Relax/ workshops Relax/ workshops Free  
20:30 - 22:00 Welcoming games + level test Match Football quiz games Football challenges part 1 Free evening Disco  

This is a sample programme. Activities and excursions may change depending on weather and other factors beyond our control.

During our afternoon and evening football training sessions, students will learn not only to progress as individual talents, but, more importantly to develop and play together as a team through drills, passing and team building exercises with our experienced and multilingual coaches.

While teamwork is paramount in football, it is also to important focus upon and treat each player as an individual at times, which is why time will also be taken to care for and nurture the skill set and prefered positioning of each individual player according to their preferences, skills and footballing knowledge. This will be complemented by moving back to a more team-based training model that takes influence from the famous 'total football' method, made famous by the Dutch national team in the 1970s. This will involve game practice with players constantly rotating positions, resulting in players thus gaining a greater understanding of their fellow players and the game as a whole.

As well as the more practical elements explained above, time will also be taken to teach students about tactics, reading of the game and game management; football's played with the head, as much as it is with the feet.


As well as new language and football skills, we also want to give students the chance to wind down and try their hand at something different, which is why we offer different workshops during the late afternoon after training, including:

  • Media and photography
  • Art
  • Swimming

Depending on the strengths and interests of the children, and also of our staff, we offer at least two different workshops per afternoon.


You'll also get the chance to visit the surrounding area with two excursions per week; one midweek afternoon excursion and another full day excursion on the Saturday.

Destinations include:

  • Hike to the Col St. Bernard with a visit to the Hospice, the church and the Bernardine dog museum
  • Rope park La Fouly
  • Swimming in Bourg St. Pierre
  • Staumauer Les Toules
  • Martigny
  • Sion / customs
  • Verticalp Emosson
  • Aosta Valley (Italy)

Camp Location

5 reasons to choose fRilingue

Language Camps

11 Years

Nationality mix

fRilingue is hugely popular in the domestic market as well as internationally, providing international and local Swiss students the opportunity to mix and exchange languages within the camp.


We place emphasis on a young, creative and motivated teaching body and an international atmosphere with volunteers from all over the world


Our camps are held in some of Switzerland's most stunning and unique locations - expect Alpine mountains and freshwater lakes that will take your breath away!


Our young, creative and diverse group of teachers are encouraged to use more fun and interactive methods, making the language more accessible to each student.

Small class sizes

Our classes are held in small classes of around 6 students, providing more teacher-student contact that allows the teacher to focus upon the specific learning needs of each student. Average number of students per class in 2017: 5.

Find the fRilingue camp for you!