2013 Tour - Bermuda 

The 2013 tour will be to the island nation of Bermuda!!  This tour will mark the fourth time Shanahan has played in Bermuda.  We will play against the Bermuda National U-19 side as they prepare for the Caribbean Championships in July. The team will leave Sunday June 9th and return Saturay June 15th.  We will be flying on US Airways direct from Philadelphia and returning directly from Bermuda.  The first Shanahan international tour to Bermuda was in 2000 when we won our 1st international tournament!!!

The rugby team will be housed in the military barracks at Camp Warwick sitting atop the best beach in Bermuda - Horseshoe Bay!!.  Camp Warwick will provide three meals per day and all players are expected to be at each meal. Curfew will be 10:00PM for juniors and 11:00PM for seniors.  The team will complete a service project for Camp Warwick while in Bermuda.

The tour schedule will include two matches and three practices. Matches will be Tuesday and Friday with a joint practice with the Bermuda team on Thursday. Wednesday will be the only free day for team members to tour the island without either a practice or a match. Shanahan practices will be on Horseshoe Bay beach with special drills 1st developed in 2000. Rugby beach invaders being one special drill which includes kicking, passes,  and tackling while dealing with the surf. 
Players will tour the island on their weekly bus pass which will allow for unlimitted trips on the buses and ferry from ports on the island to other island destinations.  A trip to the caves of Bermuda and other activities will be included.  

Expected total cost of the trip is $1300/player. Passports are required.  Participation on the tour is through invitation and is primarily for juniors and seniors based on their length of time with the team.  Traditionally the tour has been for the starting 15 players and the next five players. Any sophmore starters are however not eligible for the tour.

Participation on the tour is by invitation and is not a "right" to be exercised. Past commitment to the team; behavior; maturity and an acute understanding that the tour's objective is first and foremost to play rugby is required for participation. Any behavior on the tour deemed inappropiate or unacceptable can result in an immediate plane ride home. 
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                                                         Parents Information for 2013 Tour
Players invited to the 2013 tour are: Seniors-  Frank Barbour; Bryant Bradlee; Tanner Burns; Paul Elisii; Peter Ippolito; Justin Smith; Collin Kearns; Ryan Keefe; Ryan Lee; Mike Maciey; James MacKay;Brett Mejacic; Mark Milanese; Joe Miscioscia; Steve Patrizio; JaredPhillips; Andrew Swicki; Kevin and Scot Seifert; Brandon Wimble; 
Juniors -  Paul Diorio; Nate Fullamn; Eric Longo;  Ben Smith

First $100 check payable to Shanahan Rugby is due this Sunday at the Mandatory parents/players meeting to be held immediately after the A side match this Sunday.  

                                                                             Invitation Letter
This letter is an invitation for players listed above to attend the Shanahan tour to Bermuda for June 2013. The team will leave Sunday June 9th US Airways flight # 1424 Depature @ 9:45 AM and return Saturday June 15th @ 4:57 PM US Airways flight # 1425. We will be flying on US Airways direct from Philadelphia and returning directly from Bermuda. The rugby team will be housed in the military barracks at Camp Warwick sitting atop the best beach in Bermuda - Horseshoe Bay!! Camp Warwick will provide three meals per day and all players are expected to be at each meal. Curfew will be 10:00PM for juniors and 11:00PM for seniors. The team will complete a service project for Camp Warwick while in Bermuda.

Participation on the tour is by invitation and is not a "right" to be exercised. Past commitment to the team; behavior; maturity and an acute understanding that the tour's objective is first and foremost to play rugby is required for participation. Any behavior on the tour deemed inappropriate or unacceptable can result in an immediate plane ride home. 

                                                           Payment Schedule & Passports Needed
Total cost of the trip is $1300/player. First payment will be $100 and due Sunday 28 April at the Salesanium match. All players require a PASSPORT to makthep. We will have a parents meeting immediately after the A side match for all players and parents. Players will be able to help pay for the tour by selling ad’s in the team yearbook. The ad information is on the team website. Additional payments of $400 will be due May 12th; 19th and June 2nd or at the team banquet whichever occurs first. Payment in full can also be made at any time. Checks should be made out to Shanahan RFC and handed into coach Karabin.

Coaches attending the trip as chaperones are: Eamon Cantwell; Mark Shaeffer; Chris Ponto; Mark Hurley and Mr. Karabin. Strict discipline will be demanded of each and every player to provide for a successful tour. Drinking of alcohol beverages is NOT allowed on the tour even though 18 year old players can be served in Bermuda.  

The criteria for players this year to attend was based on a minimum two years on the team for seniors, commitment to practice and the team. For juniors you were required to be a member of the starting top 20.  

                                                                            Daily Tour Updates 
Daily updates from the tour will be posted on the team’s web site under the “Tour 2013” tab. We will try and keep parents posted on all activities each and every day. If you need to make a call to contract your son you will be able to call Coach Karabin’ s cell. Questions from parents are welcomed at any time and can be addressed to Coach Karabin @ 610-213-5699- cell.