Seaford Rugby is finalising preparations for the tour of a lifetime to Cape Town in July. We will follow various aspects of the tour planning over the coming weeks in our blog. We hope to publish news from the camp, comments from the coaches and, as they reach us, match details and photos from the beautiful lands of South Africa. It will be a fun and exciting trip but also a hard and challenging experience. The team will be playing against extremely competitive players from the region on firm pitches. Sports Director Anthony Cooke who leads the group reports that squad training is now stepping up. ‘We will be travelling to Cape Town on 3rd July-16th July with 45 pupils and 5 staff. The tour will include 4 matches per squad, two squads travelling and many additional attractions such as Robben Island, Table Mountain and a Game Drive. We will be in a hotel throughout, located right on the beach and will also be taking part in a Community Project based in the Fisnatekraal region’
Fundraising is also on-going with the boys being issued tour ties, 100 club forms and raffle tickets to sell for the tour and Fisantekraal project. The ties are royal blue with a very contemporary design of a Springbok embroidered into the stripes; these have been highlighted with the South African gold creating an eye-catching piece of neck wear.
The 100 club entrants will be put into 5 prize draws and could win up to £200. There are some great raffle prizes including a £200 worth experience of the winner’s choice, a 5 course taster menu at Gordon Ramsey’s Petrus, a helicopter flying lesson and a signed and framed photo of Lawrence Dallaglio. More details to follow on the community project and if you would like to be involved with this or fundraising, please contact the college directly. Participating in the fundraising activities as well as being totally committed to the training schedule is creating a real buzz amongst the students as the tour gets closer.