The Australian Schools Sports Council are once again sending their Boys and Girls hockey teams on a tour to South Africa. The tour begins in Cape Town, where they play their first 2 practice matches against local Western province teams. Sightseeing in Cape Town includes Robben Island and Table Mountain as well as a full day tour along the Cape Peninsula. The group then depart for KZN where they spend a night at Shakaland followed by 2 nights at Hluhluwe Game Reserve. They then return to Durban and play their final practice match as well as partake in the Test Series against the South African Schools U/18 Boys’ and Girls’ teams. The group consists of 32 students and 8 staff as well as supporting family members.
Cornwall Hill College with be sending their U13 cricket boys to the UK in June 2018. They will depart on Friday, 22 June 2018 and return on Saturday, 07 July 2018. The team will play 9 matches in total and be hosted by schools. They will play matches against Bedford School, Twyford School, Monkton Combe School, Kings Hall School, Whitgift School, Westbourne House School and King Edward XI School. At the end of their tour they will spend 2 nights in London and enjoy the major sights which includes a Theatre Show, London Eye, London Dungeon and Madame Tussauds.
Felixton College from Empangeni in Kwa-Zulu Natal will be sending their U13 cricket boys on tour to the UK in June 2018. The team consists of 13 boys and 2 staff members. The groups departs on Friday, 08 June 2018 and return on Friday, 22 June 2018. They will play 8 matches in total. The schools they will play against include Westbourne House School, Hall Grove School, Lochinver House School, Papplewick School, Great Walstead School and Newland House School. During their tour they will have some free time to enjoy the beautiful sights of the country which includes a tour of the Lords Cricket Ground, Madame Tussauds, London Eye and Thorpe Park.
A tennis team from Hilton College will be embarking on an exciting tour to the United Kingdom in June. While on tour, the team will travel through England to play matches against local schools such as Wellington College, Blundell’s School, and Bryanston School. After their matches, the boys head to London where they will spend 4 nights. While in London, they will visit The London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and attend a West End Show. They will also use their Hop-on Hop off bus tickets to explore the main attractions in London. They boys will also have an opportunity to attend 2 days of Wimbledon before returning to South Africa.
Hilton College will be sending 35 boys and 4 staff to Italy on a Water Polo tour. The group will depart Johannesburg on 26 June for Venice. On arrival in Venice, the teams will transfer to Brescia where they will be staying for 5 nights. Set between Milan and Verona at the foot of the Alps, Brescia is the second-largest city in Italy’s northern Lombardy region. During their stay in Brescia, the teams will have matches against local teams and training sessions with professional Water Polo coaches. Visits to the Thousand Mile Museum, Iseo Lake and Caneva Water Park are some of the highlights included while in Brescia. Thereafter the group will head to the Marina Julia Camping Village where they will be staying for 7 nights. During the stay at the camp, the boys will learn fundamental attack and defense techniques to improve their water polo skills from members of the Italian National Water Polo team, and play matches against other teams at the camp. Following their time at the camp, the group will depart for Venice where they will ride a boat to Venice Island and enjoy some sightseeing with a local guide. After an awesome 13 night tour in Italy, the boys will return to Johannesburg.
The Leopards cricket team is made up of a number of top senior cricket players from around South Africa. 15 players are accepted to travel on this tour with 2 accompanying staff members. The team will fly out on South African Airways into London's Heathrow airport and will transfer directly to their first match. The Leopards team will play 9 fixtures in total against some great cricketing schools such as Oratory Preparatory School, Eton College, Harrow School, Wellington College, Worth School, Primrose Cricket Club and Kings' College Taunton to name a few. Amidst all the crciket, some wonderful sightseeing has been arranged for the team and they will get to enjoy a visit to Lords Cricket Ground, a theatre show in London, the Explorers Voyage Speed Boat on the Thames River, the London Eye, the London Dungeon and of course some free time for shopping. The team will travel from the 21 June 2018 until the 06 July 2018, 16 days in total.
Montrose Primary School from Johannesburg will be sending their U12 and U13 Netball girls on a tour to Malaysia and Singapore in June 2018. The teams consists of 19 girls and 4 staff. They depart on Friday, 22 June 2018 and return on Wednesday, 04 July 2018. Each team will play 8 matches in total. 2 matches in Singapore and 6 matches in Malyasia. While on tour they will have some time to explore the beautiful sights of both countries. In Singapore they will enjoy a half day City Tour which includes visits to Chinatown, Garden by the Bay and Mount Faber. They will also have some free time and fun at Sentosa Island & Universal Studios. During their time in Malaysia they will do a City Tour of Kuala Lumpur, visit the Batu Caves and go on a Fireflies tour, visit the Lime Stone Caves, Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temples. They will end their tour off with a free day for some last minute shopping and sightseeing.
Pridwin Preparatory School from Johannesburg will embark on their annual 10 day cricket tour of the UK. The U13A team along with 2 accompanying staff members will depart from OR Tambo International airport on Virgin Airlines. Once they arrive at London's Heathrow airport, they will head straight to their 1st fixture. Pridwin Preparatory School will play a number of reputable UK schools and will enjoy being hosted out with parents or in the schools boarding establishments post match. The team will play back to back games and will have a total of 6 fixtures. The last day see's them enjoying a tour of the Lords Cricket Ground followed by some free time in London City where they will overnight at the St Giles Hotel. Their last day in London is free for sightseeing and shopping before they fly out back to Johannesburg on Saturday, 30 June 2018.
Rondebosch Boys' High School from Cape Town will be traveling to the United Kingdom on a cricket tour. They will be traveling with 14 boys and 2 staff. They will play 9 matches in total as well as participating in the Silk Trophy Festival at Shrewsbury School. They will spend three nights in London and will stay at St Giles Hotel. Sightseeing will include a visit to Lord's Cricket Stadium as well as entry to Windsor Castle.
Trinityhouse Preparatory School from Johannesburg will be sending 12 boys and 3 staff on a cricket tour to the United Kingdom. The touring team will depart Johannesburg on a British Airways flight and they will spend 13 nights touring the UK. On arrival in London, the team will commence their journey with a guided tour of the Lord’s Cricket Stadium, where they have an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of many cricket legends through the Long Room, see the original Ashes Urn and visit the teams change rooms. While on tour, there are 9 matches scheduled against local UK schools including Caldicott School, Feltonfleet and Highfield School. During their stay, they will visit Bath where they can roam and explore this magnificent, ancient town. After their matches, the team will head to London where they will spend 2 nights in a centrally located hotel. The boys will enjoy a spooky visit to the London Dunegon and explore some of London’s famous sights, before heading back to Johannesburg.