2017 New Zealand Tour for Gordon U15 & U16 Players

During the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Gordon Junior Rugby Club and Whangarei Boys’ High School competed on a regular basis as part of reciprocal tours. The last of the Gordon outgoing tours took place in 1988. There is a long and proud history between Gordon Junior Rugby Club and Whangarei Boys’ High School, and in July 2017 we will re-ignite this relationship with a tour to New Zealand. We are planning on touring with an U15 squad (25 players) and an U16 squad (25 players). Each squad will play 3 games (fixtures to be confirmed). The final fixture will be against our old Whangarei friends where we will compete for the Trans-Tasman Shield. An initial itinerary is outlined below.

Final selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • A squad of 25 players per age group will be selected.
  • First right of refusal will be given to the 2017 Gordon U15 & U16 squads that are selected for the upcoming State Championships.
  • Should any of these players not be available to tour, the selectors will invite suitable replacements from the pool of players that missed out on State Championship selection.

NZ Tour Co-ordinator

Justus Stalls (Lindfield)
0466 469 940
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If anyone is interested in buying the naming rights to the tour jersey and other kit, please contact GJRU Treasurer Tony Cooper VIA EMAIL

GavinDingley

NZ Tour Co-ordinator

Gavin Dingley (Wahroonga)
0403 159 019
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Tour Details & Draft Itinerary

Dates:
Saturday 1 July to Sunday 9 July 2017

Destination:
New Zealand – Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Whangarei

Transport:
Return flights to and from New Zealand and exclusive use of a chartered coach around New Zealand.

Cost Estimate:
Tour cost is approximately $3,500 per tourist. Tour cost estimate includes special tour match jersey, tour polo shirt, beanie, rain jacket, day pack, tour bag, accommodation, entrance to all recreational activities, field and equipment hire, airfares, transport and most meals.

Accommodation:
Players will be housed in budget hotel accommodation or billeted (where possible) to families of the opposing teams.

Recreational Activities:
• Rotorua Skyline & Luge
• Hobbiton – guided tour to Lord of the Rings movie set
• Visit to a Maori marae
• Other cultural activities

Adults Attending:
• U15 Coach • U15 Manager • U16 Coach • U16 Manager
• Tour Group Kit Manager  Medical Doctor • Physiotherapist
• Tour co-ordinators

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