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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pre-Season Team Building Tour

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny break. Rugby will be back before you know it, so make the most of it. We will start training in August, and due to our amazingly enterprising parents we will have some exciting kit news soon, but before all that we really need everything confirmed and paid up for our tour. Hopefully you are reading this after getting the teamer reminder. Here is what you need to know and do.

1. What is the rough time table?
Leave by car (lift shares can be organised near the time) at around 10:00 on Saturday morning 31st August. Meet at Oakerwood Park at 12:00. BBQ Hot dogs on arrival for lunch. Afternoon activities at the park. Evening meal: chicken, mash and beans. Camping Saturday night. Sunday breakfast: bacon rolls, cereal and fruit followed by morning match vs Luctonians. Return to Mumbles Sunday 1st September after lunch.

Activities will be: Team Challenge (like raft building) followed by adrenalin package.
Accomodation: large 'scout style' tents with bunkbeds inside. Approx 6 per tent. Bring sleeping bags and pillow. Note that this is not a campsite open to the public, and our party will have it to ourselves. Plenty of options for late night campfires, games and a few drinks.
Link to Oakerwood Park is:

2. Which players are coming?
The teamer invite for this was sent a while ago, so the dates could go into your diaries. Please go to the teamer page, and make sure your response is accurate and up to date.

3. Payment.
The cost is £70 per player (food, activities and camping included). £40 accompanying adults (food and camping). Please let mike know how many adults are going.

4. How do I pay?
Drop a cheque (payable to Mumbles u8 RFC) or Cash to Mike at 5 Moorside Road, West Cross. Or use internet banking to make a transfer to 'Mumbles u8 RFC' Nat West Bank, sort code 55 61 55, account number 74026291. Make sure there is an obvious reference so I know who it is for.

5. When do I pay?
Now please! As soon as. We need to know our final numbers and get the cash all sorted.

6. Can I bring brothers and sisters?
Yes. Prices will be the same if taking part in activities. Please note that this event is designed especially for the Wildcats, ie a bunch of 11-12 year old rugby boys, so there will be limited things to do for any sibs that are more than a couple of years either younger or older. Ask Mike if you are unsure.

7. I don't want to stay in a tent! For the boys, we want this to be a team building event, so that is what the camping is for. I am assured it is pretty comfortable, so should be fine for parents for one night! If you cannot manage it there are B&B options for non-camping parents. The Corners Inn Kingsland (01568 708385) and another pub run by a luctonioan coach called Norman (07967 806678). Again, please let me know your preference.

Any questions text Mike 07846 334 962. I will add to this FAQ as I can. Keep an eye on it.

The new season lies ahead, 15 a-side, rucking and mauling, hand offs, pick and drive. It all starts at Oakerwood Park. Lets get as many of the boys together as we can for this team building trip!