In 2014 the tournament (June 7 and has added a U-16 women's competition that the Howlers have also been invited to participate in.
A international competition like this can be an important first step in any aspiring young players' rugby career.
The Howlers will be taking nominations from rugby coaches across the country as part of the selection process for both the girls and boys teams. Please send these nominations to Karl Fix (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a detailed rugby CV. Although this is a Canadian based team the Howlers also have a history of players from around the world so are in turn open to nominations of high level candidates from around the globe.
We of course are hoping Shane Thompson will again coach the boys team as he has for the last 2 years and Sandro Fiorini (Canada U-20 women's coach) has expressed an interest in coaching the girls if his schedule allows.
We would leave Canada on Monday June 1/ Tuesday June 2 and return Monday June 9.
The cost of the tour is as follows:
Flights are around $1,100 to $1300 (from across Canada) depending where you fly from .
The cost of 6 nights accommodations with breakfast along with a full Howlers playing and tour kit ( uniform along with tradition Howlers bowling, warm up , sleeveless shirts) is about $600.
Lunches,dinners and activities would come to about $250 or so.
So about a $2,000 trip all in.