Sports Tour 2015


Boys’ Football Tour 2015

This year Box Hill School will be running a 2 week Football Tour to South Africa. This is a new initiative introduced for July 2015.

The tour will be open to a small, select group of twenty boys; two squads from the current year 9’s, 10’s and 11’s. In the future our aim is to run Tours for the girls’ sports teams at Box Hill School too and we hope to do these every two years.

During the tour we will be visiting a Game Drive, children in a local Township and will also include a few nights “hosting” where the pupils will gain a real feel for South African life whilst staying with the family of a player from the opposing school. A full itinerary can be found below. 


Top line from left to right:
Mr A.McAlister, M.Staal, D.Fitton, E.Hubertus Grams, J.Rinne, A.King, L.Lischke, G.Butler-Manuel,T. Fraser, Mr. J Attewell.

Bottom line from left to right:
Mr J. Thomson, T.Patel, S.Brough, C.Letts, D.Balogun, A.Bicknell, J.Wilmot, C.King, D.Bird, M.Sullivan, Mr E.Gardner.

Christian Stainton (not present)

To download and read the player profiles please click HERE. 


Live Blog & TWITTER 

Whilst on the tour Mr McAlister, Director of Sports, will be updating a live blog about how the teams have been getting on. To view this please click HERE and select the blog tab.



Monday 27th July 2015  Depart London for an overnight flight to Cape Town.
Tuesday 28th July 2015 Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by coach to your accommodation. Visit to The Springbok experience Rugby Museum.
Wednesday 29th July 2015 After breakfast depart the hotel and transfer to Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway. Leave for Bergvliet High School where players will meet their hosts for two nights of billets.
Thursday 30th July 2015 Morning tour of Cape Town followed by Match 1 VS Bergvliet High School. Players second night with host families. 
Friday 31st July 2015 Players will leave with their host families and leave to visit the Township. 
Saturday 1st Aug 2015 After breakfast, depart the hotel and walk to the Cape Town Stadium for a tour. Transfer to a Plumstead High School for Match 2.
Sunday 2nd Aug 2015 After breakfast walk to the Clock Tower at the Robben Island Museum in the V&A Waterfront, to catch the ferry for your Robben Island excursion. Afternoon departure for  Stellenbosch. Check into the Stellenbosch Hotel where you will stay for two nights'.
Monday 3rd Aug 2015  Morning at leisure to explore Stellenbosch and the famous university. In the afternoon we will be picked up and transferred to Bridge House School for Match 3.                                       
Tuesday 4th Aug 2015 After breakfast you will take an internal flight to Johannesburg. Depart to High Performance Centre in Pretoria for an afternoon training session and 2 nights' accommodation. 
Wednesday 5th Aug 2015 Enjoy the day soaking up the atmosphere of a High Performance Centre and make use onsite facilities and training: football pitch, gym, swimming pool, team rooms, etc. Depart for Match 4 VS King David High School.
Thursday 6th Aug 2015 Depart hotel and transfer to the Apartheid Museum. This afternoon your will transfer to St Peters’ College where players will meet their new set of hosts for two nights of billets and also play your fifth fixture.
Friday 7th Aug 2015 Morning visit to the Sandton City Shopping Centre. Afternoon transfer back to St Peters College for your last night of billets.
Saturday 8th Aug 2015 Players say goodbye to host families. Depart and head to Sun City and The Valley of the Waves. After this you will continue to Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Bakgatla Resort for one night accommodation and a visit to the Game Drive. 
Sunday 9th Aug 2015 Early morning Game Drive before breakfast. Check out and depart for your transfer to Johannesburg Airport.
Monday 10th Aug 2015 Arrive back in London.