Papaptoetoe Ravens Europe Global Games Tour 2020

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Trip of a lifetime!

Europe

Rugby

21 April - 8 May 2020

Papatoetoe Ravens, you are confirmed on this epic tour of a lifetime!  Attend the Osprey's Challenge Rugby Festival in Wales and the Global Games Rugby Festival in Lille, France.

The festivals will attract teams from around the globe and offer huge opportunity for performance development through ample game time.

Between events visit the Twickenham and Principality Stadiums, enjoy a cultural exchange with a French school, take a guided bus tour of Paris and a day trip to War Memorial sites in Lille.

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Trip Itinerary

DAY ONE - 21 APRIL 2020

Depart Auckland Airport at 13:10pm on Thai Airways flight bound for London with one stop en route in Bangkok

DAY TWO - 22 APRIL 2020

Arrive London Heathrow Airport at 07:10am. Transfer by coach to the city. Free time to relax and explore. Check into accommodation.

DAY THREE - 23 APRIL 2020

Today we enjoy a tour of the iconic Twickenham Stadium followed by a stop in historical Windsor en-route to our next stop, Wales

DAY FOUR - 24 APRIL 2020

Today we'll explore the stunning coast of South West Wales and later this afternoon check in and register for the festival tomorrow

DAY FIVE - 25 APRIL 2020

First day of the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival

DAY SIX - 26 APRIL 2020

Second day of the Ospreys Challenge Rugby Festival followed by an evening reception with awards

DAY SEVEN - 27 APRIL 2020

We depart for the capitol city Cardiff today where we'll explore the famous Principality Stadium, followed by a visit to a local Welsh school where you'll be welcomed in traditional Welsh style

DAY EIGHT - 28 APRIL 2020

Today we transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport. Departing Bristol we fly directly to Marseilles and then transfer by bus to Aix En Provence.

DAY NINE - 29 APRIL 2020

Today we have a match lined up against a local team followed by a post match function. Free time later on to relax and explore the local town.

DAY TEN - 30 APRIL 2020

Spend the morning visiting a local school and enjoy free time to explore Aix En Provence this afternoon

DAY ELEVEN - 1 MAY 2020

Today is mainly a travel day as we transfer by bus to Marseille train station, take a train to Lille followed by a bus transfer to new accommodation. There will be free time on arrival in the afternoon/evening to explore the local area

DAY TWELVE - 2 MAY 2020

Training session this morning followed by a friendly game against a local club this afternoon

DAY THIRTEEN - 3 MAY 2020

Global Games France Festival 9am - 6pm

DAY FOURTEEN - 4 MAY 2020

Today we check out of Lille and spend the morning exploring New Zealand War Memorial Sites. This afternoon we transfer by bus to Paris followed by time for sightseeing and a Dinner Boat Cruise this evening

DAY FIFTEEN - 5 MAY 2020

Full day at the magical Disneyland Paris!!

DAY SIXTEEN - 6 MAY 2020

Check out and transfer by bus to Paris Airport. We depart on Thai Airways at 13:40PM with one stop in Bangkok

DAY SEVENTEEN - 7 MAY 2020

Cross the international dateline

DAY EIGHTEEN - 8 MAY 2020

Arrive back into Auckland landing at 10:45 AM with incredible stories to tell, lifelong memories and new friendships.

INCLUSIONS

Flights and transfers

14 night's accommodation in B&B's, hostels & hotels

Daily breakfasts and dinner included

Entry to Ospreys Challenge & Global Games France Festivals

Activities as per itinerary

LEARNING

  • Gain experience playing in international tournaments
  • Improve skills through training and game play
  • Increase camaraderie through shared experiences
  • Gain cultural awareness and language skills through school visits, tournament social events and sightseeing
  • Improve understanding of history through viewing WWI battlefields and memorials.

Team enquiries

Contact trip coordinator, Theresa Turua, via the form with any questions you have about your attendance on this tour.

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