Evergreens Over 40 Rugby Club, Brockton Pavilion Rugby Field, Stanley Park, Vancouver BC CANADA
It is with great delight that I announce that the tour to Japan in October 2024 is in full preparation!
Many people have already expressed interest in this tour due to its location and its historical significance to the Evergreens RFC and indeed masters rugby around the world. In case you have forgotten, the Evergreens club was raised as a direct result of the Japanese touring to us and we and them have reciprocated over the years. It has been a while since we have toured there and it is an overdue visit for us.
That being said, the importance of this tour cannot be overstated. I am pleased to announce that Mark Ward has agreed to take up the role of tour master. An email with more information and a better understanding of the tour will be forthcoming from him in due course.
I am also happy to announce that George Sim has joined the tour committee and he will be travelling to meet the clubs in Japan to solidify dates and places.
Joining Mark and George to round out the committee are two Evergreens with experience in Japan: Duncan Porter and Eugene Soga. I thank everyone involved in planning and helping to put this tour together.
Here are the basics as they stand right now: We will tour for roughly two weeks in October of 2024. That is one year from now. We will likely play three games versus the Wak Wak, the Fuwaku, and the Gentlemen of Osaka. There will be cultural and social events unique to Japan and there will be much sake drunk! We want to ensure playing sides of an over-50 and an over-60 team, so priority to playing tourists is a given. Non-playing tourists will be considered as the teams are filled. Deposits of $500 are due on October 1st, 2023.
I hope this news has piqued your interest and I look forward to travelling to the Land of the Rising Sun together!