MIdlands U18s To Return To Serbia
14th February 2013, 21:28
Rugby League players who have a birthday between 1st January 1994 and 31st August 1996 (Under 18s) are being invited to apply for a place on a tour by the Midlands Under 18s to Serbia in 2013, which will build on a similar trip in 2012.
The Midlands has been invited to send an Under 18s team to Serbia for the Rugby League European Federation Under 18s festival in August 2013. The festival will take place in the capital Belgrade.
Other nations are currently confirming their presence at the event, but already confirmed are Serbia and Ukraine, with other nations also invited. The trip will leave the UK on Thursday 15th August and return on Monday 19th August. In this period the side will play two full games as well as taking in some sight-seeing.
This will be an excellent opportunity not only to experience playing Rugby League as a tourist, but to experience a very different country from the UK
The full cost for the tour should be no more than £400 per person (we have not got a confirmed insurance quote as yet) and includes:
o Flights, Accommodation, three meals per day and all local transport during the stay in Serbia.
o Playing and travel insurance will be provided as part of the tour.
o Each player will receive a commemorative playing kit for the tour which they will keep.
Players will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £200 by Friday 8th March.
The final balance of the tour due by 21s June 2013. Players who wish to pay the final balance in instalments are welcome to do so.
We are confident that the demand will be high for this opportunity and as such, and in order to make a fair decision, it has been decided that players who wish to be involved will be selected based on their contribution to the game of Rugby League, through length of service, contribution to the player pathway and wider involvement in the game. (For the avoidance of doubt - the Midlands Origin series and the England Community Lions programmes are not linked to this tour and participation in the tour will not mean that players receive preferential treatment in the performance programme and vice-versa.)
If you would like to be considered for selection, please complete the form found here and return to the address below (or send a copy by email) by Tuesday 26th February 2013.
If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact David Butler on 07595 520 174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RFL, Unit 18, Coney Green Business Centre, Wingfield View, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, S45 9JW