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Australia Girls Tour December 16-30, 2016

CONTACT

GARY IRELAND gary@soccerbook.com


NOTE: ONLY 30 SPACES AVAILABLE FOR 04-06G; 02-03G; 99-01G


AUSTRALIA GIRLS SOCCER TOUR:DECEMBER 16-30, 2016

Management & Coaching Staff: PSV Union Directors Gary & Carine Ireland will manage and co-coach on the tour with current Orlando Pride NWSL Pro coach and former Australian Womens National Team & USA National Team coach Tom Sermanni. Gary, Carine and Tom have extensive coaching & management experience at all levels of the game including multiple tours to/from/within Australia and have managed over 300 tours for groups of 25+ players & families. We are exceptionally fortunate to secure Tom's services during the holiday break of the NWSL season! Tom has coached and manager Australian womens national teams for the past 20 years and is a household name in womens soccer in the country and we are extremely proud to have him associated with this unique tour. This will be the first time he has accompanied a club team on tour back to Australia and the first time any former national team coach has accompanies a club team from the United States in the history of womens soccer. Our staff are Australian citizens and know the country extremely well as well as enjoying extensive soccer and business connections guaranteeing a high caliber event. You can be part of this first of a kind event! 

In 2007 Gary & Carine Ireland took the University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer team to Australia & New Zealand (read here) on a post season tour after UNC's NCAA Championship winning season and enjoyed both wonderful sightseeing and great opposition which gave the tour an ideal mix of high quality soccer and vacation.  Because it was a post-season tour there was a stronger sightseeing component, however this was also a tour which enabled the players to train regularly and gain invaluable international experience vs.the Australian Womens Soccer team, New Zealand womens national team and the Queensland Womens Soccer team in preparation for UNC's Fall 2008 NCAA pre-season.


CURRENT ORLANDO PRIDE WPSL COACH & FORMER AUSTRALIAN WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM & USA WOMENS NATIONAL TEAM COACH TOM SERMANNI LEADS TOUR WITH PSV UNION STAFF!


YOU WILL SEE PLENTY OF THESE!


TOM SERMANNI HAS COACHED HUNDREDS OF INTERNATIONAL TEAM GAMES IN MULTIPLE WORLD CUP TOURAMENTS


ABOUT AUSTRALIAN WOMENS SOCCER

Australian women’s soccer has experienced a huge improvement in recent years and is now considered a leader in women’s soccer. Australia is an ideal destination for the perfect soccer tour: high caliber opposition, coaching, facilities an ideal climate & environment. 


PRICE & DETAILS

  • $5,000 (estimate- incl. airfare) 
  • $3,000 (estimate: excl. airfare. includes room, board, coaching, domestic transport, airport transfers, tour tshirt) 
  • NOTE: We encourage participants/families to use frequent flyer/miles to cover flight costs. 
  • Parents & families also welcome
  • Pre-selected players from all clubs welcome. 
  • Payment or 50% refundable up until October 1st, 2016. 
  • Final decision to confirm tour October 15th, 2016
  • Balance due prior to December 1st, 2016. 

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

We believe that each player can sell 300 discount cards over a 3 month period. Thats a $6,000 total, with the player keeping $4,500 of this total, effectively paying for the entire trip. See the following link for more details. http://www.psvunion.org/page/show/2695705-fundraising?tab=permissions



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SCHEDULE

DAY DATE EVENT
FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 DEPART SFO AM DEPART USA
SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 ARRIVE SYDNEY EARLY AM ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
MONDAY DECEMBER 19 SYDNEY
TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 SYDNEY GAME 1
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 DRIVE TO GOLD COAST
THURSDAY DECEMBER 22 GOLD COAST GAME 2
FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 GOLD COAST
SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 GOLD COAST/BRISBANE GAME 3
SUNDAY DECEMBER 25 FLY TO BARRIER REEF
MONDAY DECEMBER 26 BARRIER REEF
TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 BARRIER REEF GAME 4
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28 BARRIER REEF
THURSDAY DECEMBER 29 FLY TO SYDNEY
FRIDAY DECEMBER 30 DEPART SYDNEY MIDDAY ARRIVE SFO AM

WHATS INCLUDED

* Accommodation. 3-4 star apartments or hotel. (Standard configuration of apartments is 2-bedroom, 1-2 bathroom, kitchen and lounge room. Typically, 3-4 people per room). 

* Domestic airfares & internal transportation (flights and 55 seater bus& mini-vans)

* All competition and training facilities

* Up to 4 Games

* Breakfast & Dinner

* Tour supervision by our staff. 

We will play up to 4 games and players will receive world class coaching instruction with our trusted staff while exploring the East Coast of Australia by private 54-seater bus, mini bus and/or plane.  Parents who wish to travel independently are encouraged to do so and join the tour at their own leisure on their own itinerary and join us when possible or join us on the tour in its entirety. Players will share rooms and be chaperoned by parents and club staff if they travel without a family member. 


SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing options may include; the Worlds oldest caves, ‘Jenolon’, a World Heritage National Park in the Blue Mountains National Park with bushwalks and sightings of Kangaroos’ in the wild. Wine country of the Hunter Valley. Relax and unwind on ‘The Gold Coast’, Australia ’s most famous tourist resort and enjoy the great restaurants beautiful ocean and top class beaches. Even try your hand at Surfing in Surfers Paradise or visit ‘Sea World’. Visit ‘Australia Zoo’, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, ‘Steve Irwin’- there you’ll see snakes, wombats, koalas and other indigenous animals.  Visit Fraser Island , the world’s largest sand island, home to many Dingoes.  Enjoy an Ozzie Style ‘BBQ’ or a performance at the world famous Sydney Opera House, climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge and experience breathtaking views. Take a Harbor Cruise on one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and enjoy the famous Bondi Beach & the North Shores and much more. Possible viewing of live soccer matches; Rugby Union; Rugby League; Aussie Rules Football; Cricket




Useful links

Palo Alto Unified School District Schools Calendar for 2016/17 https://www.pausd.org/sites/default/files/SchoolYearCalendar2017.pdf