JOIN THE PSV STAFF AS THEY VISIT NEW ZEALAND WHERE THEY WILL BE WELCOMED BY FORMER PSV COACH TOM SERMANNI, HEAD COACH OF NEW ZEALAND WOMENS NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM!
THE IDEAL FOOTBALL FAMILY VACATION!
NZ women’s soccer has experienced a big improvement in recent years and is now considered a serious women’s soccer nation. NZ is an ideal destination for the perfect soccer and cultural tour: high caliber opposition, coaching, facilities an ideal climate & safe environment in April. PSV coaches have take a team to NZ before. In 2007 Gary & Carine 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 2007 Championship winning season and enjoyed both wonderful sightseeing and great opposition which gave the tour an ideal mix of high quality soccer and vacation.
Parents and families may also create their own internal itinerary upon arrival. e.g take a scenic plane and helicopter flight, wilderness hike, jetboat ride, kayaking, biking: popular additions include: wine tasting, farm shows, bungee jumping, Maori cultural experience/haka etc; dolphin and whale watching. Visit 'The Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy movie set, filmed entirely in New Zealand.
* Accommodation. 3-4 star apartments or hotel. (Standard configuration of apartments is 2-bedroom, 1-2 bathroom, kitchen and lounge room. Typically, 2-4 people per room).
* Domestic flights from North Island to South Island & ground transportation (55 seater bus & mini-vans)
* Competition (4 Games) & training
* Breakfast & Dinner
* Tour supervision by staff & designated chaperones
* Coaching session by national team coaching staff
Parents who are not chaperoning their children who wish to travel independently are able to do so and join the tour at their own leisure on their own itinerary if they wish and join us when possible OR join us on the tour in its entirety. Players will be chaperoned by parents and club staff.
Management & Coaching Staff: PSV Union Directors Gary & Carine Ireland will manage the tour with additional support staff. New Zealand national team coach Tom Sermanni who is a current advisor and associate of Gary, Carine and Simon will provide a unique coaching session and talk for the players and families. Our staff has 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. Many of our tours to Europe have been run by Simon Ireland (see here) who brings a wealth of experience to the tour. PSV Union coaches Simon and Gary Ireland attended HS in Christchurch, New Zealand and know the country extremely well as well as enjoying extensive soccer and business connections in NZ ensuring a smoothly run event.
|TRAVEL DAY||DEPART SAN FRANCISCO||THURSDAY||APRIL||2|
|DAY 1||ARRIVE AUCKLAND-CHECK INTO HOTEL||SATURDAY||APRIL||4|
|DAY 2||GAME # 1: AUCKLAND AM- Waiheke Island PM||SUNDAY||APRIL||5|
|DAY 3||AM- PRACTICE. TOUR Waiheke Island||MONDAY||APRIL||6|
|DAY 4||AM TRAVEL TO AUCKLAND-DRIVE TO ROTORUA-STAY NIGHT||TUESDAY||APRIL||7|
|DAY 5||AM GAME #2 TOUR ROTORUA||WEDNESDAY||APRIL||8|
|DAY 6||AM DEPART FOR QUEENSTOWN-||THURSDAY||APRIL||9|
|DAY 7||AM FIORDLAND HIKE. SIGHTSEEING||FRDAY||APRIL||10|
|DAY 8||DEPART QUEENSTOWN AFTERNOON FOR AUCKLAND- GAME #3||SATURDAY||APRIL||11|
|DAY 9||DEPART AUCKLAND- ARRIVE USA||SUNDAY||APRIL||12|