2019 U18 Melbourne Tour details

Campaign dates

Arriving in Melbourne on April 23rd and departing on April 28th 2019.

Game Venues

The match against the Hallam College team will be played at Blue Scope Steel Recreation Centre, Hastings Melbourne Australia and will commence at approximately 6.00pm (to be confirmed) on Wednesday April 24th 2019.

The match against the Mornington Peninsula JFL team will be played at Blue Scope Steel Recreation Centre, Hastings Melbourne Australia and will commence at approximately 6.00pm (to be confirmed) on Friday April 26th 2019.

 

New Zealand Falcons Seniors Wider Squad Management team

New Zealand Based:     

Izaak Williams:                   Head Coach

Mick Coultard:                   Assistant Coach

Tim Stevens:                      Player Welfare/ Umpire

Fran Serrano:                     Team Manager

Kairan Govender:            Physiotherapist

Australia Based:              

Callum Hill:                          Assistant Coach

 

Touring Party

The team is as follows;

 

Akuhata               King                       Auckland

Beren                    Goodwin             Wellington

Caleb                     MacPherson      Canterbury

Couper                 Jones                    Auckland

Daniel                   Howie                   Otago

Declan                  Honan-Crann     Auckland

Dominic                Parkes-Dolan     Auckland

Douglas                McJorrow            Wellington

Ethan                    Halton                   Auckland

Jarrod                   Hill                          Auckland

Jevaan                  Croft                      Auckland

Jonah                    Christians            Wellington

Kenta                    Ukita                     Canterbury

Kieran                   Charlton               Canterbury

Lachlan                 Salmon                 Otago

Layton                  Cahill                      Canterbury

Liam                       Mayes                  Auckland

Luke                      Williams                Auckland

Sam                       Cairns                    Brisbane

Thomas                Turner                  Canterbury

William                 Kempt                   Wellington

Xavier                   Bryham                 Auckland

Xavier                   Mexted                Northland

 

Financial Contributions

Please note the scheduled payment plan below, required prior to final team selections. If you are not selected in the final team any payments made towards the New Zealand Falcons Campaign will be refunded to your nominated account.

 

Payment Schedule:

New Zealand Falcons                     Total $1790

Payment 1:                                         $500 due 22nd March 2018

Payment 2:                                         $500 due 5th April 2018

Payment 3:                                         $790 due 19th April 2018

 

Deposits made to Westpac Newmarket New Zealand AFL Inc. 03 0283 0094878 000 please include last name or mobile number as reference.

Full payment is required prior to the campaign. Please contact Robert Vanstam AFLNZ CEO with any further questions regarding finance on 021 399 629.

 

Accommodation

The Under 18 New Zealand Falcons will reside at the Quest Windsor for the nights of April 23,24,25,26,27th. All accommodation costs are covered through your player contribution.

 

Team Uniforms

All items should be clearly identifiable/marked as there are team mates and management staff with the same gear.

Regional Players flying direct to Melbourne (Christchurch, Otago and Brisbane) Please wear polo from previous campaigns. You will receive new polo on arrival to accommodation.

The team will be supplied with playing uniforms consisting of New Zealand playing shorts, playing jumper, socks and gear bag. You will also receive New Zealand jacket, polo and gym shorts as part of your off field uniform. All these items are covered through your player contribution.

You will be required supply black dress pants, shoes and belt as additional elements of your uniform.

To assist with uniform sizing. Please complete the following form. https://forms.gle/LFH6FeZ3Ur5XRcCc9

Training uniforms including socks, tops and shorts will be provided and returned throughout the campaign.

All air travel and functions are – Number 1’s. (Please wear polo from previous campaigns. You will receive new polo on arrival to accommodation)

Players will be advised of dress code and gear needed for each day

Please do NOT wear any old NZ Hawks gear during the campaign.

 

Physiotherapy

Throughout the campaign, Chris Johns from Physio by Design will provide consultation and assistance with your injury and rehabilitation requirements. Chris will personally attend the campaign.

Contact details;

Main (09) 447 3330 Mobile +64 21 136 9374 | Email chris@physiobydesign.co.nz | Web http://www.physiobydesign.co.nz

 

Joint Training Session April 23rd

On the day of arrival a joint training session will be held with the Mornington Peninsula JFL team at Blue Scope Steel Recreation Centre, Hastings Melbourne Australia and will commence at 4.00pm.

 

Welcome Function

Mornington Peninsula JFL has added a Welcome Function to the itinerary that will take place on Tuesday April 23rd at 6.00pm at Hastings AFL Club. The evening will include a meal and the New Zealand Falcon Jumper Presentation

Family and friends that would like to attend the Jumper Presentation please complete the following form by April 18th at 5.00pm.   https://forms.gle/hz13nDqYtnH7YVe3A

 

ANZAC Day Dawn Service

The team will attend the Melbourne Dawn Service to commemorate ANZAC Day on April 25th. This will be followed by attendance at the ANZAC Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon at the MCG that afternoon.

AFL New Zealand is unable to provide tickets for family and friends with this game a predicted sell out.

 

After Match Functions

Following on from the matches on April 24th and April 26th , there will be a meal and awards presented at the After Match function to be held at Hastings AFL Club.

Best player awards for both teams as well as the match trophy will be presented along with speeches from coaching staff and award winners.

Attendance at the awards is covered through your player contributions.

We have tickets available for family and friends to attend with numbers to be finalised by April 18th at 5.00pm.  Please go to the following link to book. https://forms.gle/hz13nDqYtnH7YVe3A

 

New Zealand Senior Team vs Australian AFL Academy April 27th

The New Zealand Senior team will oppose the AFL Academy. The match against the AFL Academy team will be played at Marvel Stadium, Docklands Melbourne Australia, scheduled prior to the St Kilda FC vs Adelaide FC  AFL contest and will commence at approximately 1.00pm (to be confirmed) on Saturday April 27th 2019.

The Under 18 New Zealand Falcons will attend both the New Zealand Senior vs AFL Academy and the St Kilda FC vs Adelaide FC matches at Marvel Stadium.

Ticket requirements for family and friends can be made initially through the following link at a cost of $30 per ticket until Monday April 15th at 5.00pm.  Click here  https://nzfalconsaflacademy.eventdesq.com/

Following closure of the link at the stipulated time, tickets will be available through normal on line ticketing outlets.

 

Remaining Meals

Breakfasts: Wed 24th April, Thur 25th April, Fri 26th April, Sat 27th April, Sun 28th April

Lunches:   Tues 23rd April, Wed 24th April, Thur 25th April, Fri 26th April, Sat 27th April

Dinners:    Thur 25th April, Sat 27th April

 

Remaining meals will be self-catered via supermarket shops with all costs covered through your player contributions.

 

Passport

Please ensure your passport is up to date and valid. For those based in New Zealand, Scan and email to football@aflnz.co.nz as soon as possible.

 

International and Domestic Flights

We are expecting players to participate from venues including Melbourne, Brisbane, Otago, Canterbury, Wellington, Northland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Auckland.

All domestic and international flights will be booked and paid for by AFL New Zealand and are covered through your player contributions.

Flights will arrive in Melbourne commencing from the morning of Tuesday April 23rd.

 

Scheduled flights;

Will depart Auckland on April 23rd at 8.50am arriving in at 10.55am in Melbourne. Flights home will depart on the 28th at 12.10pm arriving 5:45pm.

Will depart Christchurch on April 23rd at 6.05am arriving in at 8.00am in Melbourne. Flights home will depart on the 28th at  6.55pm arriving 12.25am.

Wellington flights will link to Auckland on April 22nd. Departing Wellington April 22nd at 5.35pm and arriving Auckland 6.40pm . Flights home from Auckland will depart 28th at 8.30pm arriving 9.35pm

There may be some additional transfers required for other tickets for those based in NZ locations outside of Auckland and Christchurch.

All air travel and functions are – Number 1’s. (Please wear polo from previous campaigns. You will receive new polo on arrival to accommodation)

 

Billets

At this stage we will require billets in Auckland for 1 person . Please advise if you can provide accommodation on the night of the 22nd April and provide transport for your billet to the International Airport the next morning.

Respond to football@aflnz.co.nz

Thank you to date for billets as follows;

  • Sean and Karen Mayes;                Beren Goodwin
  • Ethan Halton;                                Jonah Christians & Doug McJorrow
  • Will Kempt;                                   To be advised

 

Ground Transportation

The team will travel with the assistance of three team minivans that will also assist with transfers for other playing teams over the ANZAC itinerary. All ground transportation costs are covered through your player contributions.

On some occasions we may require assistance from Melbourne participants to assist with miscellaneous transfer requirements.

 

Individual Equipment

  • AFLNZ Team Issue gear
    • AFLNZ Polo
    • AFLNZ Team Shorts
    • AFLNZ Jacket
    • AFLNZ Playing Guernsey
    • AFLNZ Playing Shorts
    • AFLNZ Playing Socks
    • AFLNZ Gearbag
  • Boots (these must be cleaned thoroughly before going through customs)
  • Mouth Guard
  • Training shorts
  • Training socks
  • Guernsey’s to train in
  • Runners
  • Water bottle
  • Personal Medication if required
  • Towel x 2
  • Sunscreen
  • Team Plan Document
  • Bathers/togs
  •  Toiletries
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
  • Change of clothes
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Extra Bag
  • Casual Clothes
  • Mesh Zip up Laundry Bag

Know your check in times

Who, when and where you will be meeting

Dress Code

Dress: Number 1’s

  1. AFLNZ Polo (team issue) – Tucked in
  2. Black dress pants
  3. Black shoes
  4. Dress socks
  5. Belt
  6. No Hats

Dress: Number 2’s

  1. AFLNZ Polo (team issue)
  2. AFLNZ Gym Shorts (team issue)
  3. Runners
  4. AFLNZ Team Jacket (team issue)

All air travel and functions are – Number 1’s.

Players will be advised of dress code and gear needed for each day

 

Security

It is up to individuals what they bring in regards to valuable items. If you are bringing valuable items with you on the campaign, you are responsible for their security. It is recommended that you have them on you at all times except when in a group environment ie training and playing. In these cases utilise the valuables bag. The Valuables bag will only be big enough for players wallets, watches, phones and jewellery.

Passports

Once passport has been used for its official business getting through customs etc it will be collected by team management and secured until required again.

 

Money

It is recommended that players have a minimum of $100 spending money up to $200. Please note we are lucky enough to visit to the Nike Employee store where the team will receive 40% off

 

Phones

When in another country phone charges can be huge it is advised that

  • Data roaming
  • Mobile Data

Be turned off. Making calls, texts and receiving calls can be at a high rate.

 

Senior New Zealand Falcons Tour

The Senior Tour will take place from April 24th to April 28th with one game on Saturday April 27th at Marvel Stadium at 1.00pm TBC. They will also be based at the Quest Windsor.

 

Major Itinerary Recap

Tuesday 23rd April:

8.00am               Flight arrivals commence

4.00pm                 Joint Training Session with Mornington Peninsula JFL

6.00pm                 Welcome Function at Hastings AFL Club.

 

Wednesday 24th April:

1.00pm                 Visit to St Kilda FC

6.00pm                 Game 1 vs Hallam College at Blue Scope Steel Recreation Centre

8.00pm                 After Match Presentations Hastings AFL Club.

 

Thursday 25th April:

5.00am                 Dawn Service

3.20pm                 Collingwood vs Essendon

 

Friday 26th April:

6.00pm                 Game 2 vs Hallam College at Blue Scope Steel Recreation Centre

8.00pm                 After Match Presentations Hastings AFL Club.

 

Saturday 27th April:

1.00pm                 New Zealand Falcons vs AFL Academy at Marvel Stadium

4.35pm                 St Kilda FC vs Adelaide at Marvel Stadium

 

Sunday 28th April:

10.00am onwards. Depart for home

 

Training, Free Time, Rehab Sessions

The training component is likely to have a St Kilda FC visit to Moorabbin added. Training, free time and rehab time slots will be advised by team management in the near future.