Sorry for any confusion, this post has now been corrected and updated with the correct meeting date.
Parents interested in the 2020 rugby tour are invited to attend the informational meeting on Thursday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. This meeting is primarily intended to provided information to those parents who were unable to attend in June. Any parent interested in assisting in our fundraising initiatives are also invited to attend as we will be looking for volunteers to help organize these activities.
The McRoberts Rugby coaching staff would like to extend an invitation to your son to participate in the 2020 Senior Rugby Tour to Ireland and the UK.
Every year, numerous secondary school rugby teams from across the province travel abroad on organized tours. Overseas tours are, in fact, an integral part of successful high school rugby programs providing benefits in skill development and long-term program growth. Beyond these benefits, rugby tours offer the students a unique educational opportunity to learn about different cultures and facilitate long lasting friendships; experiences that go far beyond the game itself.
The 2020 trip has been tentatively scheduled to commence just prior to, and include all of Spring break of that year, minimizing the time away from school. As was the case with all our previous tours, this following group will be billeted by host families in four different towns and will play a game in each venue. We do not anticipate the cost of this trip to exceed $3200 and would include return airfare, airport taxes, complete tour attire with kit bag, ground transportation to and from all venues and sightseeing. A final cost will be communicated as soon as we can obtain accurate ticket pricing from the airlines.
Central to the success of this tour is the organizing that must be started well in advance. Of equal importance is the need to minimize the cost to all participants. To that end, we wish to engage potential participates starting in their grade 9 and 10 year in order to provide ample opportunity to participate in and maximize the benefits of fundraising opportunities. We would also welcome you, the parents, with your energy, ideas and enthusiasm to participate in the fundraising activities.
Should you at any time have any specific questions please feel free to contact Mr. Clemente at the school.
Thank you for supporting McRoberts Rugby.
Attached please find some information about the Rugby Tour.
UPDATE: JUNE 2018
Rugby tour participation has now reached the minimum number necessary to make the trip viable. We hope to add some additional numbers over the course of the next year but in the mean time we will be moving forward with further organization and fundraising initiatives starting in September. Please note the following payment deadline information:
October 15th, 2018: $400 deposit required (accounts totals should be up to $500)
February 15th, 2019: $500 deposit required (accounts totals should be up to $1000)
May 15th, 2019: $500 deposit required (account totals should be up to $1500)
October 15th, 2019: $1000 deposit required (account totals should be up to $2500)
February 15th, 2020: Balance to be paid in full.
Once we have secured accurate flight and ground cost information we will communicate the final amount required. As stated in our general information package, the overall cost per student will vary based on exchange rates. As other participants may join still the tour this will help lower the per student cost.
Finally, please expect to receive another update in September when we will invite parents to attend a fundraising organizational meeting.
Thank you for supporting Richmond schools rugby