2017 Fiji Cultural Netball trip

Organising Committee

Chairman:  Dan Zen
Trip Administration/Liaison: Fiona Greig
Fundraising Coordinator: Dan Zen / Craig Hosking
Secretary: TBC need a volunteer
Treasurer: TBC need a volunteer
Sponsorship: TBC need a volunteer
Coordinators of Clothing: Kate Blood
Communication/Website: Fiona Greig
CarPark coordinator: Damien / Dave
Bike riding: Dan /Zen

Attendee confirmation

Names and deposits to be confirmed by 10 December 2016

To do list

  • Send list of committed people attending to Dan Zen – Fiona G
  • Netball Australia/Netball Victoria – Fiona G
  • Confirm numbers with Clint Miller – Fiona G

AFL Barwon Grand Final – 23 September 2017
Week – 25/26 September – 2/3 October – 7 nights.

Bike ride around the bay – Cadel Evans – 28/29 Jan / Central Geelong Zones – $50 per rider – We need 30 people – $1500 to be confirmed by 14/12
Committed Harness Racing – Lisa Dowling, Loretta Rimmer, Jenny Old, Need another volunteer
Car Parking
Shaker cans

Media Coverage

Facebook page to be set up – Fiona G
Contact: Geelong Addy – Danny Lannard?  Fiona G

Uniforms – Kate Blood

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

Next meeting – mid January 2017


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 Football & Netball club members pioneered an incredible culture and community focused Netball program to the Fijian Highlands. In 2017 the opportunity presents itself again for those seeking a culture adventure of a lifetime.

St Mary’s netball club are partnering with local social enterprise company Destination Dreaming to design and deliver an interactive experience in the majestic Fijian Highlands. The objective of this first 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 2017 trip:

Cultural Trip Terms & Conditions

Trip will be to Fiji – approximate dates 25/26 September – 2/3 October – 7 nights.. Committee requires a Chairman and Fundraising Coordinator. It is important to remember that all who attend meetings are part of the committee.

COST – Approx $3200. This year after fundraising activities we are aiming for a fee of $1500-$1600 all inclusive.

St Mary’s Cultural Trip Overview

Trip outline – Destination Dreaming

The trip is open to players born in 2001 and 2002. 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 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 2016.

The aim is to raise around $30k 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