Sports TourSri Lanka 2016
Hull Collegiate Sports Tour Sri Lanka 2016
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Hull Collegiate School Sports Tour to Sri Lanka brochure. With vast, golden beaches and calm, blue waters, a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, leopards and buffalo, and colourful, energetic pageants,I am sure visiting Sri Lanka is an experience our pupils wont forget.
But its not just memories of the culture that our young sportswomen and sportsmen will bring home with them. Playing sport enables our pupils to develop many skills including teamwork, tenacity and self-discipline. Competing in a different environment will allow them to build on these and develop empathy, tolerance and understanding.
Our school offers a wide variety of sporting activities, for both boys and girls, from inter-house matches to national competitions. With exciting developments, including a new pavilion and grass pitches, sport at Hull Collegiate is continually advancing. Those who have been selected to represent the school in Sri Lanka should be proud of their excellent sporting achievements, which have been made possible by our dedicated staff.
I wish all of our pupils competing in Sri Lanka a safe journey and I urge them to make the most of every opportunity that presents itself in this diverse country. I wish them every success in their matches and I look forward to following their adventures.
Mrs Rebecca GloverHeadteacher
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Date Time Schedule
Thursday 7 July 10:30 Depart Hull Collegiate School 13:00 Check in at Manchester Airport Terminal 1 16:30 Depart on flight TK1996
Friday 8 July 15:20 Flight arrives in Colombo Transfer to accommodation Galadari Hotel, ColomboSaturday 9 July Match Day 1 Netball/ CricketSunday 10 July Match Day 2 Hockey/ CricketMonday 11 July Match Day 3 Hockey/ Football
Tuesday 12 July 09:00 Check-out of Galadari Hotel Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Transfer to accommodation Mahaweli Reach Hotel Match Day 4 Tennis
Wednesday 13 July Tour of Kandy Match Day 5 Netball/ Football
Thursday 14 July Kandy Temple of Tooth Match Day 6 Football/ Tennis
Friday 15 July Match Day 7 Netball/ Cricket
Saturday 16 July 09:00 Check-out of Mahaweli Reach Hotel Leisure World Water Park/ Kithulgala White Water Rafting Camp Transfer to Mount Lavinia Hotel
Sunday 17 July Match Day 8 Hockey/ Cricket
Monday 18 July Hikkaduwa Foundation of Goddess Match Day 9 Football Dutch Fort, Galle Match Day 9 - Netball
Tuesday 19 July Match Day 10 Hockey/ Football
Wednesday 20 July 09:00 Transfer to Colombo Shopping and sightseeing 18:00 Check in at Colombo Airport 20:10 Depart on flight TK731 to Maldives 22:30 Depart Maldives on flight TK1993
Thursday 21 July 09:40 Flight arrives at Manchester Airport Terminal 1 13:00 Arrive Hull Collegiate School
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James Windeatt Tour Manager
In 2009, we were extremely lucky to take 63 pupils and eight staff on the schools first ever long haul sports tour to Barbados where we played against some of the best sportsmenand women the Caribbean had to offer. Seven years on, 48 talented athletes accompaniedby five members of staff will make the trip across the world to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka.
But why Sri Lanka I am asked? When arranging a sports tour, not only do we consider the quality of sporting fixtures that the pupils will compete in, but also the life experiences that the pupils will have. Sri Lanka is filled with picturesque landscapes, rolling mountains, bright, vibrant forests. The golden beaches and turquoise oceans, coupled with gushing waterfalls make the idealistic picture postcard. This sets the scene for what will be a trulymemorable, amazing trip, however for our tourists. The trip however, will be action packed with many fixture days sandwiched by travel through the stirring mountains carpeted with the lush green tea gardens and roaring waterfalls. The pupils will get the chance to experience the rich colonial heritage of Colombo, as well as discovering ancient wonders of the cultural triangle, which include historical monuments, fortresses and religious statues in Kandy, as well as visiting the Pinnewala National Elephant Orphanage. We have made arrangements to visit a charitable organisation to support the local community development, which will allow the pupils and staff to contribute to the communities devastated by the 2004 Tsunami as well as the recent landslides.
It is an honour to lead this trip with pupils who represent the school on a regular basis and are a constant credit to Hull Collegiate School. Having recently visited the country with Miss Davis, we hope the pupils take as much out of their trip as we did in the short time we were there. It is an incredible country with an enchanting mix of eastern culture, western influence, race, religion, exciting cuisine and stunning scenery; for some of us a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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Fraser Henderson - Head of the Boys PE and Games and Deputy Head of Middle SchoolFraser has been teaching PE for 13 years now (11 at HCS!). He studied at York St John University where he captained the University football team whilst studying for his Sport and Exercise Science Degree. After leaving University, Fraser worked in America coaching football (soccer). He worked at the Academies of New England Revolution and Chicago Fire. Although a busy father to Alfie (who is 4 years old) he still plays tennis for York tennis club and has been approached by Ionians 2nd team (having previously played rugby for Yorkshire) and was recently scouted for Stamford Bridge Vets football team. Fraser is extremely experienced when it comes to sports tours and has visited the following destinations for durations ranging from 4 days to 4 weeks; Portugal, Spain, Malta, Austria, Italy, Ecuador, Dublin, Uganda, Utah (USA) and Barbados.
Ann Harvey is a PE Teacher in both the Prep and Senior school. She has been teaching PE for four years now, in four different schools! She studied at Manchester Metropolitan University where she played 1st Team hockey whilst studying for her Secondary Physical Education degree. After leaving University, Mrs Harvey has moved all over the country; Manchester, Coventry, Bradford, Newcastle and now Hull! She enjoys playing hockey, netball, rounders and has recently run the Hull 10K and came 4th out of the staff. She is looking forward to this tour as this will be her first long haul sports tour with any school. Having been on the recent school ski trip she knows how well run and enjoyable these trips can be. From the trips out, to the matches and the accommodation, this tour looks set to be fantastic!
Amy Dunning Prep school teacher and teacher of Girls Games Amy is mainly a Prep games teacher, however, she occasionally ventures into the Senior school. She has only been teaching for two years, one of those at Hull Collegiate. She studied sports coaching at Leeds Metropolitan University before completing a primary PGCE at York St Johns University last year. Whilst at university, Amy coached sport in over 50 primary and secondary schools and worked as a coach for the FA. She plays as a winger for South Cave ladies football team and enjoys sport of any variety! Amy skis and snowboards and aims to get one or two ski trips in a year in the French alps. This will be her first long haul sports tour with any school and she cant wait! Having visited many countries in the world including Jamaica, America, Canary Islands and France she cant wait to see what Sri Lanka has to offer.
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James Windeatt Teacher of Boys PE and Games and Deputy Head of Upper SchoolJames has been teaching PE for 10 years, nine of which have been at Hull Collegiate School. He is also a keen sportsman who has played a number of sports to county or national level including waterpolo, swimming, cricket and football. James still captains North Cave Cricket Club in the York Senior league, currently topping the batting averages (albeit only seven games in). This is the schools second long haul trip which James has overseen; the first being an extremely enjoyable and successful trip to Barbados in 2009. James is an avid tourist himself having visited many countries with sports tours or more recently on the slopes.
Angela Davis Head of PEAngela has been teaching now for 19 years (16 years in Hull). Whilst her hockey and football playing days are numbered due to her school commitments, she still represents the local rounders team Tranby Ladies as a bowler (undoubtedly the fastest in the league), and they are reigning East Riding Champions. Her greatest sporting experience was representing England at Kabaddi, touring the Guru Nanak temples, and then as British Champions touring Canada, with the highlight being playing India at the Vancover Whitecap Stadium in front of 45,000 people.
She never got to experience a sports tour at school, although she loved her tour experiences at university and for various clubs. Whilst her other experiences were less exotic and were limited to places such as Ramsgate, the Isle of Man and Portugal, they all created unforgettable experiences, as have all the tours that she led as a teacher of coach. The PE departments last long-haul tour was to Barbados in 2009, and references are regularly made by Old Collegians to this tour. After hers and Mr Windeatts pre-inspection visit of Sri-Lanka she is fully expecting that this trip will be even better and she cannot wait to fly out to t