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Girls Hockey Tour to Australia Summer 2022
Sam Dobson / 20 January 2020 / Categories: Sport

Girls Hockey Tour to Australia Summer 2022

Trip of a life time - over 60 of our pupils already signed up

Over 60 pupils have signed up to the AKS Hockey Tour to Australia in 2022.  This Tour is not only for A team players, but for whole squads B and C team players. All our girls should have the same opportunity if they have shown the commitment and dedication to training as a squad.  

Last week was the first fundraising meeting where pupils, parents and staff all joined forces as one to start coming together with collaborations of ideas.

The next two and half years will be a journey of real AKS community spirit to reach the destination of the pupils going on what can only be descibed as a trip of a lifetime.  Draft Itinerary details are now available, which may be subject to change:

Australia Hockey Tour July 2022

Draft Itinerary

Day 1 - Departure Day

Depart from AKS. Check in at Manchester International Airport for morning flight with Emirates to Singapore.  Overnight: on board plane

Day 2 - Singapore

Arrive in Singapore.  Transfer to Boss Hotel where we will have use of rooms all day, students will have the opportunity to have a few hours sleep and use the  swimming pool.   Rickshaw ride.   Transfer to Singapore Airport.

Day 3 - Singapore/Melbourne

Arrive in Melbourne.  Time to rest at hotel.  Afternoon tour of Melbourne.  Day at leisure in Melbourne shopping and sightseeing.  Rialto Tower visit.  Overnight Travel Lodge Southbank.         

Day 4 - Melbourne

Breakfast at hotel.  Depart to go to Philip Island to watch the fairy penguins come ashore after a long day out swimming.  Entry to the Antarctic Journey at the Penguin Parade.  Nobbies clifftop boardwalk.  Arrive for Penguin parade.  Return to the hotel later this evening.  Overnight in hotel Travelodge Southbank

Day 5 - Melbourne

Morning at leisure.  Transfer to Greensborough Hockey Club to meet hosts.  Overnight: Billets

Day 6 - Melbourne

Morning at leisure with hosts.  Hockey matches v Greensborough HC.  After match presentations and BBQ.

Day 7 - Melbourne/Sydney

Say goodbye to hosts and transfer to airport.  Flight Melbourne to Sydney.  City tour on arrival – Bondi Beach, The Gap, The Domain, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and The Rocks.  Overnight: Sydney Harbour YHA

Day 8 - Sydney

Morning at Leisure in Sydney, sightseeing, shopping.  Jet Boat ride around Sydney Harbour.  The Rocks - lunch.  Hockey Matches.  Overnight: Sydney Harbour YHA

Day 9 - Sydney

Full day excursion to the Blue Mountains including Echo Point, The Three Sisters, a ride on the Scenic Railway and time for a short bush walk -  Stop at the Olympic Park on return to Hotel.  Overnight: Sydney Harbour YHA

Day 10 - Sydney

Match Day.  Overnight: Sydney Harbour YHA

Day 11 - Sydney

Day at leisure.  Olympic Park.  Overnight: Sydney Harbour YHA

Day 12 - Sydney/Brisbane

Flight to Brisbane.  Lunch at All Hallows.  Indigenous Workshop at All Hallows.  Overnight: Billets

Day 13 - Brisbane

Full Day tour at Australia Zoo or alternative.  Overnight: Billets

Day 14 - Brisbane

Breakfast with your host families’ then travel into school with them.  Morning at leisure in Brisbane.  Hockey matches v All Hallows School.  Overnight: Billets

Day 15 - Brisbane/Gold Coast    

Breakfast with hosts.  Meet at school, say goodbyes to hosts and transfer to Gold Coast by coach.  Arrive at hotel.  Whale Watch excursion.  Overnight: Vibe Hotel

Day 16 - Gold Coast

Sea World (optional).  Overnight:  Vibe Hotel

Day 17 - Gold Coast

2 hour Surfing Lesson with Cheyne Horan.  Hockey matches.  Overnight: Vibe Hotel

Day 18 - Gold Coast/Dubai           

Transfer to Brisbane Airport.  Flight to Dubai

Day 19 - Dubai

Arrive in Dubai and transfer to hotel.  Day at leisure – with free entry to the water park.  Overnight: Atlantis

Day 20 - Dubai 

Day at leisure – with free entry to waterpark and aquarium.  Overnight: Dubai

Day 21 - Dubai/Manchester

Full Day at Atlantis.  Transfer to the airport for late evening flight home.  Arrive Manchester Airport.  Return back to AKS


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