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2024 Tour To Phuket…

We promise to deliver a truly amazing and rewarding experience during our 2024 Tour to Thailand for the Phuket International 10s Rugby Tournament.

We will spend 7 Nights based in Phuket around the tournament weekend. This will enable us to soak up some of the local cultures, perpare ourselves for an intense 3 days of Rugby and most importantly, carry out our charity work with local SEN Schools.

Having forged relationships over recent years with locals during previous visits to Thailand, we are well equipped to deliver a fantastic tour. Throughout the year, we remain in constant contact with our friends building our relationships both personally and professionally to ensure the Tour is of maximum benefit to both the Pronto Rugby Tourists and the Locals.

This really is a rugby tour with a difference and one not to be missed.

The Tour Itself…

The togetherness and ethos we have built at Pronto Rugby is a key part to our success and growth. Because of this, we will all fly out and return to the UK together on the same flights.

We are entering 2 Teams into the Phuket International 10s Tournament (1 Social/Opens Team and 1 Vets Team) which takes place at Thanyapura Sports Club over the weekend of 7th, 8th & 9th June 2024.

A big part of what we do as a group is focused around raising money and awareness for our charities (Autism East Midlands & The Lighthouse Club) and this doesn’t stop on Tour. Not only we will be raising funds and promoting the amazing work they do through our socials and wearing their logo’s with pride on our playing kit, we will visit local SEN Schools and give back to the Thai Community too. This is hugely rewarding for all individuals, having the chance to share a story with some pupils or carry out little rugby drills on the playing fields. We also endeavour to supply the school with some necessary equipment/stationary during our visit.

Time is also set aside for the more cultural activities too, where our tourists have the opportunity to engage and discover a different way of life and cultural believes while there along with a Speedboat trip to the famous Phi Phi Island.

Hotels & Stash

We will be staying at a 4* Hotel overlooking Kalim Beach. Breakfast each morning at the Hotel is included and rooms will be on a twin bed basis. Our hotel has been carefully chosen by our Thai friends ensuring we are best located for ease of access to schools & tournament venue along with being able to cater for a touring rugby side.

We know everyone LOVES stash, so we’re making sure there’s plenty for you to take away with you and a bundle worth over £180, including: Playing Shirt, Playing Shorts, Cotton Polo Shirt, T-Shirt, Vest (x2), Polyester Polo Shirt, Gym Shorts, Rucksack, Bucket Hat, Beach Towel.

All Stash Items will be delivered to your door in plenty of time prior to departure so not only can you have your case packed, you’ll be travelling as part of the squad, looking the part too.

The Important Stuff…

Dates: 3rd June 2024 – 11th June 2024

Flights:  We will be flying from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways with a short layover in Doha. Total flight time (including layover) is around 14/15 hours but the stop in Doha is approximately halfway and therefore means we have 2 flights of roughly 6/6.5hours. Final flight timings will be confirmed nearer the time.

Cost: £845pp – This is infact around the cost of the flight only and we will therefore cover the cost of hotels, stash, transfers, tournament fees & Phi Phi Island.  We have a number of payment plans in place to ensure this is affordable for all. Each individual will also be responsible for sourcing a Personal Sponsor (a minimum of £125).

Deposit: £50 – Secure your place on this amazing trip for as little as £50.

FAQ’s & Further Info

Putting it bluntly, pretty much everything. All of the following is included:

  • Return Flights From London Heathrow with Qatar Airways
  • 7 Nights 4* Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to/from Phuket Airport to Hotel
  • Coach Transfers to/from School Visit & Rugby Tournament
  • Speedboat Transfer to Phi Phi Island
  • Phi Phi Island Trip Including Lunch
  • A Stash Bundle worth over £180
  • Tournament Entry Fees
  • Memories for a lifetime
  • Min. of x1 Evening Team Meal during stay

Basically, all you’ll need is some spending money for food/drinks while out there.

 

We understand that £845 is alot of money and times are hard for everyone these days, so to help as much as we can, we have created the following payment options for you:

  • Option 1 – Full Payment (a 1 off payment of £845)
  • Option 2 – Pay in 2 (2 equal payments of £422.50)
  • Option 3 – Secure your place with a £50 deposit and then pay in 2 (£50 then 3 x £265)
  • Option 4 – Pay Monthly (secure your place with a £50 Deposit followed by 9 payments of £89 – these figures will change if you book after 1st August 2023)

However you choose to pay, we are able to accept payments with the following methods:

  • Apple / Google Pay
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • BACS Payment (please contact us direct if you wish to make a BACS payment)

 

Please note, if you choose to spread your payments, then your card will automatically be charged on the dates set out below:

Pay in 2, second payment  (£422.50) – 1st March 2024

Pay in 3 (£265) – 1st September 2023, 1st November 2023 & 1st March 2024

Pay monthly (£89) – 1st Aug 2023, 1st Sep 2023, 1st Oct 2023, 1st Nov 2023, 1st Dec 2023, 1st Jan 2024, 1st Feb 2024, 1st March 2024, 1st April 2024

 

*Failure to maintain your monthly payments may result in your place being forfeited.

Secure your place on the Phuket 2024 Tour BEFORE the 5th August 2023 and you will receive a £18 Voucher to be used on our Pronto Rugby Club Shop (on our Kit Suppliers website).

 

We have secured 35 flights with Qatar. These will be issued on a first come first serve basis on the completed form and monies received inline with one of the payment options.

 

Absolutely Not – everyone is welcome (subject to availability of places) however, non-members will be required to pay their £60 membership fee also.

Due to the work we have done to create the ethos and values we stand strongly for, it’s always been a requirement for people representing Pronto Rugby to be a fully paid up member. But don’t forget, you get even more stash as part of your membership package.

 

As part of our aim to make this trip as affordable as possible for everyone, we are asking everyone to find a Personal Sponsor to help with costs. This will need to be a minimum of £125 (but if you can get more then brilliant, it will go into the kitty for equipment/supplies/donations that we will provide the local school while out there).

In return, their company logo will appear on your own T-Shirt, along with all the social media and wesbite exposure leading up to the trip. We plan to be big on the socials with player/tourist profiles etc and all images/text will include your personal sponsors logo.

If you cannot secure a personal sponsor, unfortunately, you will need to cover the £125 payment.

Save My Seat Now….

Simply select which payment option you would like to proceed with below, complete the form and that’s your seat booked.

All spaces have now been taken so unfortunately we cannot accept any more registrations.

If you would like to be placed on the reserved list incase of any drop-outs/change in circumstances then please drop us an email with your details to: info@prontorugby.co.uk

A Sample Itinerary

Below is a guide to what your week away with Pronto Rugby would look like. Finer details, timings and events are subject to change but it gives you an idea of what we have to offer.

Departure Day:

We will all meet at London Heathrow ahead of our planned departure time to allow us to get together as a squad, introduce ourselves and any new faces before embarking on our journey to Phuket via Doha.

Qatar Airways will be our chosen airline and a short layover in Doha means we get to stretch our legs approximately half way through the journey.

Arriving In Phuket:

We are scheduled to land at Phuket International Airport early morning, where we will meet Sittichai (The Fixer) and board the bus to our hotel.

The rest of the day will be yours to recover from the journey, explore the local area or do whatever you like.

We will then reconvene for dinner & drinks later that evening.

The Rewarding Day:

After breakfast at the hotel,  we take a trip to the local SEN School we have been building a relationship with over the last 12months. While here, we will carry out some small sports related activities with the children, take part in a welcoming assembly and leave them with the equipment/stationary we have raised funds for.

The afternoon will then be spent exploring the local area and learning about the Thai/Buddhist culture before returning to the hotel.

Day Trip Day:

It’s more than likely going to be an early start, but most definitely worth it. We will head out to Phi Phi Island for the day on our own private Speedboat. There’s a whole range of activities here from sunbathing in a hammock on the beach, snorkelling, rock/cave exploring or water sports in the turquoise bays.

Lunch will be included here and after a full day we will head back to the hotel before dining out and enjoying the evening.

Rugby Day:

The first day of the rugby tournament has arrived. Today’s the day the Vets start their campaign in the Phuket International 11s Tournament held at the luxury Thanyapura Sports Complex.

We will meet for breakfast at the hotel and travel to the tournament as a squad. Although todays the start of the Vets tournament, the whole squad will be travelling together so our young guns can support the old boys in their quest for glory.

Opens Rugby Day:

It’s the time for our Opens Team to showcase their skills in the Phuket International 11s Tournament. A full day of fixtures in preparation for the semi-finals and finals tomorrow.

The Vets get a much needed rest today but it’s role reversal today as they will still be travelling to the tournament to offer as much support and encouragement as possible to the opens.

Finals Day:

Both our Opens & Vets Teams get their chance to play for silverware today. All semi-finals and finals are played on the main pitch infront of the Grandstand so the atmosphere will be electric throughout the day. Hopefully both team make it all the way.

After the rugby has finished, we will head back to the hotel for a dinner celebrating the success of the tour on and off the field before the tradition of Kangaroo Court commences.

Free Day:

The whole day and evening is yours to do as you please. It’s been noted on previous tours that a  ‘day off’ following the rugby is completely invaluable.

Whether you want to head off for a round of golf, hit the shops, relax by the beach or pool and give yourself the R&R needed before the journey home. Phuket really has it all to offer and you have the time to do as you please.

Home Time:

Its an early start today as we have a morning flight back to the UK.

As with the outbound journey, we will be heading to Doha on the first leg breaking up the journey.

All being well we should be back at Heathrow early evening where we’ll wave goodbye to our mates and make our onward journeys home taking our memories with us.