The team will tour New York City, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Denver and Longbeach California.
STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Applications are now open to tour.
In 2018 The IAIR will tour Canada and USA. The tour will be in September late 2018. It will consist of six games over two weeks. (Program below)
The IAIR looks to empower young Indigenous men by assisting them with their educational, employment and social goals. We aim to develop future indigenous leaders and take into account efforts made by applicants on and off the field when offering an invitation to tour.
Within the year period the IAIR will aim to assist selected players with their rugby development, studies, housing and employment options.
Expected financial commitment
If invited a non-refundable deposit of $250 must be paid on acceptance to tour.
The tour is estimated to cost approximately $6500 each including kit, flights (Townsville to New York, Toronto to Denver, Denver to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Sydney), Bus transport, entrance into tourist attractions, all breakfasts’ and accommodation. (not including spending money).
All monies (excluding the deposit) paid will be refundable up to six months prior to tour departure.
Players will be required to make regular and timely payments.
The IAIR does not make a profit from the tour. Management, support staff including Doctor , Physiotherapist and coaches are all volunteers and do not get paid.
Players will need to be aged between 18 and 25 at the time of the tour.
– Individual conditioning and fitness will be the responsibility of each successful touring player and crucial for the playing and training requirements for the tour.
– Note: Diet and training support will be made available to all players if required. (done via email, video conferencing or phone)
Players must be registered and remain registered with a rugby union club and or school team
Players must meet payment deadlines. domestic flights to Townsville and from Sydney to your home town, passports, travel insurance and visas are not included in the touring package.
It is advised that invited players research appropriate travel insurance packages
Players will be expected to participate in all team events while on tour including functions, sightseeing, coaching clinics and spending at least one day volunteering with a Canadian based charity.
Players and support staff will need at least 17 days leave from their employer to tour. This will include a three day pre departure camp in Townsville, Queensland.
Players that are students need to consider their university, high school or college study and exam requirements when applying to tour.
All enquiries can be directed to Darrell Morris – 0407057808 IAIRrugby@gmail.com
Rugby tour 2018
Training camp Townsville Queensland.
Saturday 15 September flights
Townsville to New York City
Training if possible
Sunday 16 September
Team event – statue of Liberty and 9/11 memorial.
Coaching clinic visit school in Brooklyn
Monday 17 September
Tuesday 18 September
Drive to West Point
Early night game v West Point and travel to Boston
Wednesday 19 September
team Visit to jfk library
Thursday 20 September
Morning game v Harvard
Drive to Montreal
Friday 21 September
Visit Kahnawake People in the Mohawk territory
Night Game v Montreal in Mohawk territory
SATURDAY 22 September
Sunday 23 September
Travel to Toronto 5 hours
Game v Ontario Rep team
Monday 24 September
team event bus will go to Niagara Falls
Tuesday 25 September
Flight to Denver
Wednesday 26 September
free time possible events with USA rugby
Game v Native American team
Thursday 27 September
Fly Denver to LA
Training / Compton
meet billets after training
Friday 28 September
Game v Longbeach
meet Longbeach Indig community at the university
Saturday 29 September
Morning Hollywood and Santa Monica fly out that night