School Sport AFL Will Tour South Africa in 2016

Monday, December 14, 2015

School Sport Australia National Australian Football Secretary, Mr Luke Soulos, has indicated through correspondence to AFL South Africa, that the Squad of 25 players, 1 Umpire and 6 Team Officials has been finalised and they are so looking forward to the 2016 Tour.

“We had a fantastic experience in 2012 & 2014 and the feedback from students, staff & parents was overwhelmingly positive - that should the opportunity arise again we should Tour.  It’s not just about playing representative football against another Country in South Africa, it’s much more than that! It’s about the educational and cultural experiences that the students and staff gain from being part of this Tour.  Sport is the vehicle that allows such lifelong experiences to be gained.  We are looking forward to rekindling friendships made and revisiting Cape Town on this Tour and experiencing all that it has to bring.  Thank you to the AFL & Mark Riddiford (AFL Schools & Education Manager) as well as AFL South Africa in particular July and Phindile for their organisation and support behind the scenes and we look forward to catching up with them as well”.

The tour commences on Wednesday January 13th and concludes on Monday 26th January. The tour not only involves matches against the AFL South African team and facilitating  Footy Wild clinics in various communities but also cultural experiences such as visiting the Apartheid museum, Soweto tour, visiting Nelson Mandela’s house and attending the Hector Petersons Memorial. You will be able to get updates on the tour by following the School Sport Australia twitter (@SchoolSportAust) and Facebook ( sites.”

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