Trundle's tour blog: The final chapter
15th December 2014
Our time in Mumbai has come to an end, but what a great trip this has been on both a personal and club note.
Our participation in Barclays Premier League Live has been a huge success for Swansea City, with the club adding a keen Mumbai branch to the ever-growing Jack Army.
Nearly 30,000 fans attended the event over the two days - more than what was expected - and we've managed to convert some fans of other clubs to proudly becoming Swans supporters from now on.
We had countless fans come in with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool shirts, but they left talking about Wilfried Bony, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Neil Taylor.....and Cyril the Swan!
I think our philosophy as a club really came to the fore - it's all about the supporters and making them feel part of our club, while all our staff really got stuck in to give fans the best experience possible.
Out of the 30,000 or so fans that made the event, I don't think many left without a painted Swans tattoo branded on their cheek or arm, along with a Swans sticker! That underlined the effort our staff put in, and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
Events like these are about spreading the word of our club, and it's exactly what we managed to achieve.
I love speaking to the fans, and it was a pleasure to meet so many knowledgeable supporters who knew all about Swansea City and the Barclays Premier League.
I also got to coach local kids on the main pitch, and that was very rewarding for me. I thoroughly enjoyed passing on some tips on the basics of the game, particularly the attacking aspect.
Off the pitch it was a real experience and there were times when we all felt quite emotional with the level of poverty in the country. It was quite difficult to see in person.
But the warmth the Indian public showed us was incredible, and it's a trip we have taken a lot from.
From entertaining crowds on the streets of Mumbai and playing in a 5-a-side tournament to driving through the packed, crazy roads of the city on a tuk-tuk and taking in the historic Gateway of India - it's been a great experience.
But the biggest experience of all was Barclays Premier League Live.
We've made a lot of friends and new fans of Swansea City, and hopefully we can continue to build as a football club - on and off the pitch.
Whether you're in Mumbles or Mumbai, the attitude of this club is the same, and I couldn't be prouder of what we've achieved off the pitch in the few years we've been in the Barclays Premier League.
That's it for my Tour blog, I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it.
Next stop, sunny Swansea!