South American Football Tour 2015

South American Football Tour 2015 2 – Christ’s College South American Football Tour 2015 Contents Tour Itinerary ...................................
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South American Football Tour 2015

2 – Christ’s College South American Football Tour 2015

Contents

Tour Itinerary .......................................................................................................................................... 4 Headmaster’s Message ............................................................................................................................ 5 Touring Party ........................................................................................................................................... 6 Tour Objectives ....................................................................................................................................... 7 Player Profiles ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Staff Profiles .......................................................................................................................................... 12 Football at Christ’s College ................................................................................................................... 13 Sponsors and Supporters ...................................................................................................................... 14

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Tour Itinerary DATE

MATCH

ACTIVITY

Friday 18 September

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Travel from Christchurch to Buenos Aires

Saturday 19 September

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Visit the Iguacu Falls National Park - Brazil

Sunday 20 September

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Iguacu Falls - Argentina Jet boat ride and jungle 4 x 4 ride

Monday 21 September

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Return to Buenos Aires Dinner and Tango show

Tuesday 22 September

vs. St Matthew’s College (Belgrano)

Buenos Aires sightseeing

Wednesday 23 September

vs. St Matthew’s Pilar vs. Colegio Carmen Arriola de Marin

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Thursday 24 September

vs. Colegio Esquiu

Visit La Boca Stadium and El Caminito

Friday 25 September

vs. Oak Hill School

Sightseeing San Isidro and Tigre

Saturday 26 September

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Watch professional football match

Sunday 27 September

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Sightseeing Travel to El Calafate

Monday 28 September

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Excursion to Todo Glaciares – Perito Moreno

Tuesday 29 September

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Mini Trekking in Glaciers National Park

Wednesday 30 September

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Return To Buenos Aires and transfer to Montevideo

Thursday 1 October

vs. Woodside School (Punta Del Este)

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Friday 2 October

vs. St Joseph Mary School (Punta Del Este)

Sightseeing Punta Del Este Beach afternoon.

Saturday 3 October

vs. Woodland School (Montevideo)

Transfer back to Buenos Aires

Sunday 4 October

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Sightseeing in Buenos Aires Evening departure home.

Monday 5 October

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Travel Day

Tuesday 6 October

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Return to Christchurch

For further details and information on the tour go to www.ccfootballtour2015.wordpress.com

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Headmaster’s Message

I am delighted to introduce our school to you, as our football club returns to South America. Our previous tour in 2012 provided wonderful experiences for the boys, both on and off the pitch, and a new group of young men can now enjoy the same opportunity. New Zealand is geographically remote, and overseas tours are a major undertaking. Nevertheless our sports teams regularly travel to Australia and to the United Kingdom. The last football tour was the first to South America, but we could not wait to return. For most of those on the tour, their school career at Christ’s College has been woven around repairs and renovations in the city following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. In 2015 Christchurch is full of activity, as new buildings go up all around us. Our experience has confirmed how crucial maintaining a vibrant sporting life is to a region, and indeed to a school community; passion, energy, commitment, camaraderie and mutual respect all find their natural place in healthy sporting competition. Our boys are not here just to play football. They are here to learn about the places they visit, make new friends, and broaden their understanding of other countries and their traditions and cultures. I bring greetings from New Zealand to all involved in the tour matches - players, managers, coaches, parents and spectators. I know it will be a great success.

Simon Leese, Headmaster

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Touring Party

Back Row: Harry McGurk, Ted Grigg, Samein Ferguson, Hamish Hill, Mitchell Sammut, Jacob Banks, Ben Smith, William Quin Middle Row: Mr K Harris (Coach), Munro Hall, Matthew Bartram, Sam Cameron-Dunn, Cameron Hann, Ciaran Banks, Logan Stapylton-Smith, Will Mcluskie, Timothy Mitchell, Mr L Thomsen (Manager) Front Row: Callum Long, Nic Kittelty, Bryce Park, Harry Allen (Captain), Reuben Barclay, Phillipo Georgiou, Tom Botting, Mr M Cortesi (Tour Manager/Coach)

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Tour Objectives



To help foster personal development of students and recognize students who are an important part of football at Christ’s College.

• To provide a valuable tool in the development of football and life skills for the players who participate. • Exposure of students to a thriving football environment as part of the development process of skills that will have a benefit for future development of College football teams. •

Enhance the playing abilities of the players.



To create a foundation for the future by getting young players in the school working together at an early stage of development and learning from senior students who have been playing for some time.



Students will be able to learn through experiences of different cultures, languages and new horizons.



To provide opportunities for development of communication, leadership and team building skills.

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Player Profiles

HARRY ALLEN

CIARAN BANKS

No: 11 Position: Midfielder/Striker

No: 22 Position: Midfielder

Harry has played over 60 games for the 1st XI and is the most experienced player in the group. He is the Tour Captain and Captain of the 1st XI. He is a skilled player who has a good understanding of the game.

Ciaran is developing into a good footballer. With a sharp turn of speed he can cause issues for defenders out wide in midfield or as a potential striker. He has played for both the 1st XI and 2nd XI this season.

JACOB BANKS

REUBEN BARCLAY

No: 13 Position: Midfielder Jacob is a tenacious and enthusiastic footballer. He has a good work ethic around the pitch and can play in a variety of positions. He is a member of the U16 Colts team who will benefit greatly from this tour.

MATTHEW BARTRAM No: 18 Position: Defender Matthew is a member of the U16 Colts team. He has a sound set of skills and his skill level as a defender is continually improving. The constant exposure to football on this tour will be of great benefit to him.

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No: 7 Position: Defender Reuben has played over 50 games for the 1st XI. He is a tall, strong defender who is not afraid to put in a slide tackle. He likes to play the ball from the back and has useful all round skills. A good team man.

TOM BOTTING No: 8 Position: Midfielder/ Defender Tom is an excellent footballer. He has represented Canterbury at youth level. He has become a key part of the 1stXI and has played over 50 games for the team. A solid defender who has a good vision, composure and all round set of skills.

SAM CAMERONDUNN

SAMEIN FERGUSON

No: 12 Postion: Defender

No: 16 Position: Midfielder

One of our up and coming players. In 2014 Sam won the award for Best Junior/ Youth Player in the school. He is developing into a player with good vision, skill and leadership. He is a member of both the 1st XI and U16 Colts teams.

Samein is a solid midfield player with good strength and ability. He is has a cool head and does not panic under pressure. He is a member of the U16 Colts team and is a player with good potential for the future.

PHILLIPO GEORGIOU

TED GRIGG

No: 10 Position: Midfielder Phillipo is a dangerous player. His speed and skill will threaten any defence out wide. He always looks for opportunities to attack. He has made a real difference to the 1stXI this season and is one of the key players in the team.

No: 15 Position: Defender Ted is the youngest member of the squad, but is a tidy player. This tour will be invaluable for his development and will give him the opportunity to build on the good skills he has. He plays for the 15A team at College.

MUNRO HALL

CAMERON HANN

No: 17 Position: Midfielder

No: 2 Position: Defender

A player with good skills and ability, Munro is developing into an excellent central midfield player. He has been part of the 1st XI this season and has made huge improvements in his game. An enthusiastic footballer.

Cameron is a big, strong defender who has played for both the 2nd XI and 1st XI teams. He is good in the tackle and has the ability to carry the ball forward from the back. He is a sound all-round player.

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Player Profiles

HAMISH HILL

NIC KITTELTY

No: 23 Position: Midfielder/ Defender

No. 3 Position: Midfielder

Hamish is arguably the most enthusiastic member of the group. Dedicated to College football, he has been a stalwart of the 2nd XI. A wiry, useful defender, but also has the ability to play further forward.

A skilled player who is tenacious passionate, and determined for his team to succeed. Nic is the anchor in the midfield of the 1st XI. He has played over 50 games for the top College team, and plays both club and representative football. A future leader of the team.

CALLUM LONG

HARRY MCGURK

No: 14 Position: Striker

No: 20 Position: Defender

Callum is in his second season with the 1st XI and has played over 30 games. He scores goals on a regular basis and is College’s leading goal scorer in 2015. He causes issues for opponents with his speed and ability to get in behind the defence.

Harry is a tidy defender and is a member of the U16 Colts team. His skill level as a defender is continually improving, and the constant exposure to football on this tour will be of great benefit to him.

WILL MCLUSKIE

TIM MITCHELL

No: 1 Position: Goal Keeper Will is developing into a very good goalkeeper. He has good shot stopping ability and a brave attitude in goal. He is in this first season with the 1st XI, and has played representative football at the U15 level.

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No: 5 Position: Defender Tim is developing into a good defender. He reads the game well and has the ability to make vital interceptions. He is a member of the 1stXI this season and has made huge progress in his all round game.

BRYCE PARK

WILLIAM QUIN

No: 9 Position: Midfielder/ Striker

No: 19 Position: Midfielder/ Defender

In his third season with the 1st XI, Bryce has played over 60 games for the team. Equally at home up front or in midfield, he is a skilful player with only one thing on his mind – scoring goals. He is a feisty, determined player and a valuable member of the team.

William is a tenacious defender and a useful midfield player. He has a lot of potential and has played for both the U16 Colts and 1stXI this season. He has a knack for creating wide options and overlapping runs from the back.

MITCHELL SAMMUT

BEN SMITH

No: 6 Postion: Midfielder Mitchell is one of the anchors of the U16 Colts team. A skilful midfield player with good vision and passing ability. He has a lot of potential and could be a vital part of the 1st XI in the future. Has played representative football for Canterbury.

No: 4 Position: Midfielder A passionate footballer, Ben has played for both the 2nd XI and 1st XI this season. A useful midfielder, he can also play up front or at wingback. He is developing a good set of skills and will benefit greatly from this tour.

LOGAN STAPYLTON-SMITH No: 21 Position: Midfielder Logan plays for the U16 Colts team, but has also made appearances for the 1st XI this season. He has good speed and the ability to play dangerous crosses into the box. A player with good potential for the future.

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Staff Profiles

MR MATT CORTESI

MR KEVIN HARRIS

Tour Manager

Coach

MIC Football and Manager/ Coach of the 1stXI, Matt is a passionate footballer. He has coached and played football at a range of levels. An accomplished goalkeeper. He is also HOD PE & Health and Housemaster of Harper House.

Kevin has played football in the Australian NSL and earned three NSW and two Australian Futsal titles. He also coached representative football in Sydney. He is the coach of the 2ndXI, teaches technology and is a Deputy Boarding Housemaster.

MR LARS THOMSEN Assistant Coach Lars is the Head of Mathematics at Christ’s College. He is the manager of the U16 Colts team. The many afternoons he has spent on the football fields of Germany make him a keen student of the game.

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Football at Christ’s College

Christ’s College, an Anglican school, was developed as part of the founding of Christchurch and Canterbury in 1850. Situated within Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens, the College’s black and white uniform is one of Christchurch’s most enduring images. The school has a roll of 620 boys, one third of whom are boarders.

sports exchanges and competes in National Tournament week. Recent football highlights have included winning the Linwood Cup Tournament in 2010 and qualifying for the National Premier Tournament in 2014 where the team finished among the top 20 schools in the country. This tour also promises to be a most memorable highlight for College football.

After operating as a voluntary club for two years, Christ’s College entered its first football team in competition in 1975. Now, with eight teams in 2015, football is one of the major sports at Christ’s College.

This is the second development tour to South America for the football club, following a very successful tour in 2012.

For Christ’s College the football season begins in April playing against the other top schools in Christchurch. The annual fixtures against St Andrew’s College, Christchurch Boys High School and Shirley Boys High School are always tough encounters to get the season started. The 1st XI plays on Wednesday nights in the 1st XI Premier Competition, while the school has six other teams that play in the Mainland Football competition on Saturday mornings. In addition to the weekly competition, the 1st XI also participates in College’s traditional

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Sponsors and Supporters We would like to acknowledge the following tour sponsors and individuals for their significant contributions towards our tour.

l e t t e r b o x

s o l u t i o n s

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A special thank you to all College families who have played a significant role in organising and fund raising for the tour. 15