Departure is getting closer and mums all across Wakehurst have already started packing spare undies and sun screen for their U14 boys who are about to embark on the trip of their life. This years tour is for 12 nights and 13 days during the September 2011 school holidays.
This trip is a great opportunity to for our U14 players to experience three games of Rugby against various Fijian local teams, and is an opportunity for the players and their families to experience the cultural and tourist attractions that Fiji has to offer.
Our itinerary is always packed with stuff to do:
23rd Sept – Depart Wakehurst Rugby clubhouse via coach transfer to Sydney International airport. Depart Sydney for Nadi Fiji. Arrive Nadi for coach transfer to the Crows Nest Resort
24th Sept – Training in the morning. 1st game versus Methodist Mission at Lawaqua Oval before Challenge Cup main game at Sigatoka town
25th Sept – Morning depart for church at Kina’s village. Lovo lunch. Afternoon free at the Crows Nest.
26th Sept – A day in the Sigatoka Hills visiting a local village including a
cave tour / bili bili ride / lunch in the village / dancing with the locals
27th Sept – Morning training and afternoon game versus Sigatoga District School.
28th Sept – Day at Natadola Beach- mini Olympics. Lunch at Yatule Resort
29th Sept – Early rise for bus to Cautata for lunch and afternoon game (This year Caututa is the home village of one of our U15 Club members)
30th Sept – Golf and other activities (plus lunch) at Fijian Resort.
1st Oct – Morning light training, Afternoon Main game at Sigatoka.
2nd Oct – Robinson Caruso Island cruise.
3rd Oct – Morning shopping at Sigatoka town, Evening Farewell Dinner (big night) with Players, staff and Kina family.
4th Oct – Morning recovery session for the oldies. Sigatoka shopping. Afternoon free and packing.
5th Oct – Depart Crows Nest Resort via coach transfer To Nadi International Airport. Depart Nadi for Sydney. Arrive Sydney – own arrangements for travel home
The team will be staying at the Crows Nest Resort located about 15 minutes from the town of Sigatoka and 50 minutes from the Airport. Based on our experience from previous tours, mums, siblings and other relatives are encouraged not to stay in the same resort as the players and their dads. However we are happy to provide assistance with your accommodation arrangements.
While everyone is encouraged to attend the tour games and be involved in the tour social activities, the boys generally enjoy the time to be with their Dads and their mates.
This annual Wakehurst trip has become a Club ritual event each year and many players attending these trips in their early years have gone on to Rugby stardom in their later years. Wakehurst Rugby Club is proud to be a part of this annual tour and we will continue as a Club to provide the best opportunities for our players as individuals, and as a team.