2019 SMSC Fiji Netball Cultural Trip

Organising Committee

Trip Administration/Liaison: Fiona Greig
Fundraising Coordinator:
Coordinators of Clothing:
Communication/Website: Fiona Greig
Bike riding:

Attendee confirmation

Please complete the expression of interest form if you are interested in attending the player information session or interested in attending the trip and we will send information out to you

The deposit of $500 must be completed by 10 December 2018.

AFL Barwon Grand Final – 21 September 2019
Week – Tuesday 24 September – Tuesday 1 October – 7 nights. TBC


  • Cadel Evans
  • Committed Harness Racing
  • Bare Foot Bowls
  • Sunday Market
  • Fruit/Vegie Boxes
  • Wine Drive
  • Shaker cans

Media Coverage

  • SMSC Facebook Group
  • SMSC website
  • SMSC Fiji Cultural Trip Facebook Group
  • AFL Barwon
  • Netball Victoria


  • Cap
  • Shorts and T-shirts
  • Light weight jacket
  • Playing Dress

Next meeting – Player information session: 7:30pm Tuesday  13 November 2018 SMSC Clubrooms


For those of you new to the club you may not be aware but every second year the St. Mary’s Sporting Club organises a Fiji Cultural Trip in partnership with Destination Dreaming.

In September 2015, St Mary’s Sporting Club members pioneered an incredible culture and community focused Netball program to the Fijian Highlands. In 2019 the opportunity presents itself again for those seeking a culture adventure of a lifetime.

St Mary’s Sporting Club will again partner with local social enterprise company Destination Dreaming to design and deliver an interactive experience in the majestic Fijian Highlands. The objective of the highland visit is to immerse the players and parents in a diverse culture, engage with a remote community through netball skill sharing, education and consider building a long term relationship with the community. Focusing on connecting with students in the Village Primary School, competing in netball fixtures and learning about life in a remote Fijian community.

Club policy on trip and seek Board sign off on 2019 trip:

Cultural Trip Terms & Conditions

Trip will be to Fiji – approximate dates 24 September – 1 October – 7 nights. The Fiji Cultural Trip Committee requires a Chairman and Fundraising Coordinator. It is important to remember that all who attend meetings are part of the committee.

COST – Approx $3400. in 2019 after fundraising activities we are aiming for a fee of $1500-$1600 all inclusive.

2017 – St Mary’s Cultural Trip Overview (to be updated for 2019)

2017 Trip outline – Destination Dreaming (to be updated for 2019)

The trip is open to players born in 2003 and 2004. We will have four supervisors on the trip and one supervisor supplied by Destination Dreaming.

Please complete the expression of interest form below and pay your $500 deposit by 10 December.  Please note this does not secure your place. There is limited spaces available.  Placement on the trip will be subject to the date the deposit has been received.   Please email a copy of the bank receipt to f.greig@bigpond.net.au.

Bank Details:     Commonwealth Bank – please put name as reference

  • BSB                     063 871
  • Account              10110728

The deposit will help confirm numbers. If a person elects to go on the trip after this date and has not paid a deposit by this date, depending on numbers the committee will have right of refusal if numbers are too high. Anyone who will have financial difficulty paying the deposit by this date please speak to Fiona Greig 0438 011 016.

If the committee identify someone with difficult financial circumstances who based on this won’t be attending, the committee can recommend to provide a larger subsidy for person based on footy club board sign off.

The Trip is facilitated by Destination Dreaming who assisted us with the 2015 and 2017 trip.

There will be a checklist to make sure everyone person on the trip has all the required insurances, vaccinations (if required) and any other matters.

Sponsorship and Fundraising

Some of the fundraising that is organised is marshalling at triathlons (there are 5), car parking (6 people are required), ‘day at the races’. Most of the fundraising should happen over the summer, as to not clash with sporting club events.

All girls are to get one sponsor themselves, there is not set amount for this, all this money is pooled together towards the trip.  There will be a draft letter available for players to use for sponsorship if they require it. It is important to look outside the club for sponsors.

There will need to be further discussion on clothing for the trip e.g. t-shirts, shorts, hoodies, etc. as to what type of items will be decided on, this will happen early in 2019.

The aim is to raise around $40,000 for the trip. All money raised is distributed equally to players and any extra money is rolled over for the next trip. The Board will need access to financials and it is also important to keep track of any fundraising to make sure it is worthwhile doing (moneys raised against effort required) and help further trips in their organisation efforts.

Expression of Interest

2019 Fiji Cultural Trip - Expression of Interest

Completing the EOI form does not guarantee your place on the 2019 trip. At this stage we have confirmed 20 attendees (possibly 22). All other interested players will go on the wait list and advised if/when a spot becomes available.