PNBHS Rugby Tour UK 2020 Expressions of Interest

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PNBHS Rugby Tour UK 2020 Expressions of Interest
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 11:16 AM



Wednesday 29 August 2018
Speirs Centre, PNBHS

Topics to cover:
- the purpose of the tour
- selection of players
- games we are in the process of confirming 
- how we use accommodation / billeting of the boys
- types of tourist activities we intend to do
- show previous photos of the tours to get a better sense of the what the touring is like
- fundraising


Please fill out the form via the link below to express your interest for your son to participate in the PNBHS Rugby Tour of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales in 2020. Alternatively, hard copy forms can be picked up from Mr Greer's office. 


Current PNBHS Year 9, 10 and 11 Rugby students.

The proposed tour is set for the end of the Term 3 holidays in October 2020. The tour will be for approximately 21 days.

The tour will follow the same format of the three previous tours with games in Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff, north and south of London.

We will be looking to select two teams to tour: The 2020 1st XV and a Development Team. The Development Team will be made up of players we believe have the potential to play 1st XV or 2nd XV Rugby for the school in 2021. There will be 44 boys selected in total and 6 staff.

While it is difficult to estimate the cost of the trip, a sensible estimate would be $8,000 per player. There will be a number of fundraising opportunities for the boys that will reduce this cost.

At this stage, we are looking for an expression of interest from families who would like their son to be considered for selection. This is a two part process:
1. Provide your son’s details using the form below.
2. Pay a refundable deposit of $100 to the PNBHS Finance Office as soon as possible (see below). If your son is not selected, the deposit will be returned to you.

Payment of the $100 refundable deposit can be made either by Cash/EFTPOS at the PNBHS Finance Office or by Online Banking using the details below.
Online Banking Details:
Bank Account Name: Palmerston North Boys’ High School
Bank Name: WestpacTrust
Bank Account Number: 03 0726 0476403 00
Please reference the payment with Rugby 2020 and Full Name (Rugby 2020 John Smith) as the reference.

The selection of players for the tour will be made by PNBHS Rugby staff who will watch games and consult with coaches to determine the best fit for positions. Not being in a top year level rugby team does not preclude your son from being considered. We understand that players develop at different paces and there are plenty of talented players who are not in “A” sides at present.
Selection criteria includes:
- Being coachable and a willingness to improve your rugby skills over the next 18 months
- Participating in a range of school activities beyond rugby

There will be information evenings in the future once dates and venues have been confirmed.
Also, it would be advantageous to follow the PNBHS Rugby Facebook page if you are not already. Information will be posted there as necessary.

Hard copy forms can be picked up from Mr Greer's office.
If you have any questions please contact Mr Brett Greer at