Why go on a rugby tour with Sports Travel South West 2018? Top 5 reasons….
Thinking about the memories you’re going to make in 2018? A rugby tour is an opportunity to discover new things, enjoy the game you love and meet some interesting people – read on for more reasons to embark on a rugby tour this year.
- Make bonds with your team off the pitch – a tour is a great way to boost camaraderie with your team whether it be a school or club team. Sure, one-off social evenings are a great way to bond with your team, but a couple of nights away really allow your team to get to know each other on a personal level which can benefit your on-pitch relationship. It’s also a great opportunity to dedicate a couple of days solely to watching the sport you all love and chat about the matches in a social context.
- Discover a new place – we offer tours in a variety of locations to suit all but if there is somewhere you would like to visit that does not appear on our site, don’t fret. We can look at planning your tour anywhere that takes your fancy – just ask.
- Book your tour with a team who can deliver the best – STSW have over 30 years of experience in organising bespoke rugby tours for schools universities, mini, juniors, senior and more throughout the UK and Europe, so you won’t find anyone better qualified to plan your tour of a lifetime. Our passion for the game goes into our planning process and we love what we do – take your pick of amazing tour destinations and seasoned clubs.
- Meet new people and make new friends – whilst on tour, we can organise some friendly matches against other teams in the area you choose and it’s a great opportunity for your players to make friends with players from other clubs; for many school teams, a rugby tour is often their first experience of playing outside of their home county and we can make sure that this is a memorable experience for them. Taking your team out of their comfort zone can also be great way to boost confidence. We have fantastic links with a number of teams in a variety of places in the UK and beyond.
- Novelty factors – going on tour means new kits, travel banter and funny stories. These are the things that really put the icing on the cake. You’re sure to come back from tour with a tour tagline or mantra, a bunch of funny stories and some pictures that you may want to forget about (but bring some serious laughter nonetheless!). What’s goes on tour, stays on tour!
Some of the big dates in the Rugby Union calendar that are not to be missed include:
- Six Nations – February and March – England are clear favourites to win the 6 Nations, can they live up to their expectations?
- Women’s Six Nations – February and March – 2017 was a big year for women’s rugby, there is every indication that 2018 will be another thriller with the excitement building for the upcoming Women’s Six Nations.
- Pro 14 – Present – May – Will the addition of 2 South African teams create a stir? Who will be playing in the final at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on the 26th May 2018
- English Prem – present– May – Can Exeter Chiefs retain their well earned title and win the premiership again or can Saracens steal it back? Final to be staged at Twickenham Stadium also on the 26th May 2018
- Anglo-Welsh cup – January – March – Can Leicester Tigers retain their title? Final is being held on Sunday 18th March at Kingsholm Stadium, home to Gloucester Rugby
- Internationals – Summer tours and Autumn Internationals
If you would like more information about rugby tours with Sports Travel South West, please do not hesitate to contact us.