Possible USA Tour – U17/18/19 Players

Following our unsuccessful attempt to arrange a tour to Georgia, USA last year, I’ve been able to have a further meeting last month with the guy from USA and as they now have a more stable management team out there I believe a tour in 2015 is feasible.

The basics of the proposed tour are as follows and I am seeking details of all players who are interested. There is no commitment at this stage but I will be looking to firm up a tour and itinerary by the end of February at the latest so would ask that all expressions of interest are back with me by Friday 9 January.

Player Detail Form

The basics are a 10/12 days tour to Georgia and Florida to play 3 games against representative u19 sides from the likes of Georgia High Schools and South Florida. We would need to look to go around 25/28 July 2015 as the schools go back there on 10 August and we need to get the games completed before then. Proposed accommodation will be a mix of shared hotel rooms and possibly some university rooms and we will have a coach to transport us wherever we need to go. Flights would be arranged from Heathrow to Atlanta. There will be some rest and relaxation time too at the beach and possibly a baseball game if fixtures / locations permit.

I would anticipate a cost IRO £1250 per person depending on whether we can get a good flight deal or not.

If you are interested please complete the attached player profile and email it back to me at [email protected] by 9 January. If you have any questions at all please email or call me (07917 182201) and I’ll get back to you. Please bear in mind though that I am away from 4 – 16 December.

Many thanks and best regards

Mike Waplington

RFU Council Member