Itinerary For U16 Japan Tour Announced

We are delighted to announce the details of our inaugural 10-day rugby tour to Japan in September 2017. The itinerary is attached below.

Japan is an exciting destination that will provide your son the opportunity to play well-matched games of rugby whilst being immersed in a completely different culture. In line with our junior rugby strategy, the tour will reinforce our core values of:

• integrity – honesty and fair play
• respect – team mates, opponents, officials, on-and-off the field
• solidarity – camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty
• discipline – on-and-off the field
• passion – enthusiasm and a sense of belonging in the game

It is also a highly beneficial opportunity to experience a new culture and build fantastic and lasting friendships and memories.

Tour Costs

The tour costs are $3649 per person which covers most expenses (some exclusions are noted in the Itinerary).
For this tour, unlike our Under 13’s New Zealand tour, a major fundraising program will not be happening. Illawarra are encouraging each player to acquire their own sponsor or sponsors to cover their individual cost and in return we offer the ability to place company logos and advertising material on tour clothing and kit and documentation, as well as our website and Facebook page. If anyone has a contact that may be interested in becoming a major sponsor for the tour group and is happy to approach or pass on details, Illawarra can organise a tailored proposal.

Should we not be able to completely fill the squad with Under 16’s players we will open the opportunity to Under 17’s and Under 15’s players.

If there is enough interest, we can also organise a supporters’ tour for parents and family.

At this stage, we need you to notify us of your interest in the tour by email to the following email address:

We hope your son can join us on what will be a memorable and inspirational trip to Japan.