Under 7s to U14s Great Yarmouth Tour 2017

It is with great pleasure we can now announce the 2017 Sevenoaks Minis & Juniors Rugby Tour to Great Yarmouth from 28 April - 1st May.

As you are probably aware, the Annual Sevenoaks Rugby Tour is one of the fun highlights of the year. We as #oneclub are looking to take children & their parents from U7 - U14 this year to Great Yarmouth.

The Great Yarmouth Rugby Festival is a two-day rugby festival, which attracted over 115 teams last season. Broadland Rugby Club is where the U7 - U12s will play, where there are a total of twenty youth & mini pitches with club house, bar, changing rooms, marquee and BBQ food. The under 13, 14 & 15’s will play at Gorlesdon (down the road) where we have three full size rugby pitches. Each day all will play the maximum amount of rugby permitted by The RFU. 

Sevenoaks will be staying at the Kessingland Beach Holiday Park. We have exclusive use of this park so we will try VERY hard to accommodate everyone's preferences for accommodation, HOWEVER, we are restricted on space as it is not HUGE and sharing may be required for people travelling as a party of 3 or less, so please consider sharing with another smaller group. At this moment we’re asking you to sort this out on your own but we may have to ‘force’ it if we run out of space.

General Information, itinerary:

Everyone usually departs Sevenoaks on the Friday, remembering any decisions to depart early and remove children from school for the afternoon is your choice & does not come from the club officially. The travel is possible in approx. 2.5 hrs even on a bank holiday yeah! Trains to Great Yarmouth are also a possibility.

  • Friday 28th April - Check-ins BEGIN at 4pm!
  • Sat 29th April - From 8.30am - rolling Departures on shuttle coaches for Rugby Clubs, alternatively you are welcome to drive. Fancy Dress Evening.
  • Sunday 30 April - Shuttle buses begin again at 08.30am, 10.00am Festival commences. Presentations in the evening & celebrations! Time TBC.
  • Monday 1 May - 10.00am Check out of accommodation

Coaches/buses - We will be having coach transfers to and from the rugby club from the holiday park which is being specially arranged for Sevenoaks this year and although it will be in your pricing specially organised by Sevenoaks, it's not a standard inclusion!

Tour Kit - Usually includes a tour shirt & hoodie per child playing rugby which is paid for by our generous sponsors. Beanies which I'm sure you have seen around, are included for every player & tourist on tour, as a beanie tax. Hoodies & Shirts for Adults & Sibling tourists are ONLY available to those who have committed to buying.

Prices etc. - At this stage the approximate price of the tour is £125 per person - This is likely to fluctuate, as always, based on our numbers & the numbers in your party sharing etc. This estimated figure is so you can approximate how many people you would like to go on tour. Every year several people look up websites of accommodation or tour companies and proclaim they have found a cheaper price, and why are we not paying that? Please do not do this, the prices are not reflective of travel to sites, trophies, medals, size of party, beanie tax and empty beds etc. We promise this is a very transparent process.

WHAT TO DO NEXT - (by 20 October 2016)

We need to register and pay a £40 deposit for everyone travelling on the tour. At the moment we aren’t certain of the number of players attending, but in the event of the tour being oversubscribed we will obviously return your deposit.

You need to:

  1. Email your age group representative to tell them about your party - the names of everyone travelling and the age groups of the player(s).
  2. Pay a deposit of £40.00 per person (e.g. A family of three will pay £120.00)

NOTE FOR PEOPLE WITH SIBLING PLAYERS: If you have a child playing in another age group you will need to email both tour organisers from those age groups to let them know that you have registered, that you have paid your deposit and can they please include your child on their players list. At our committee meetings we will make sure that everyone’s list is up to date so don’t worry.

SPONSORSHIP - Please get in touch with your age group representative if you or your business would like to sponsor the overall 2017 tour or a specific age group, including kit sponsorship, online coverage, brochure & much more this year!!!