High Country Sandlot Foundation Presents:
Dec. 25th 2016-Jan. 5th 2017
2016-2017: You have been invited to play Down Under!
The Cronulla Sutherland International Christmas Tournament
Take a 10-day trip to Sydney Australia!
-play in a 6-day tournament against local Australian, Japanese, and Chinese Sydney based teams from the elite NSW Junior Baseball Association. Hosted by the Cronulla Sutherland Junior Baseball Association. (6 game guarantee)
Also, Inviting players 16 and up to play in the open age International Nulla Nulla Classic held in Cronulla Australia!
-play in a 5-day tournament against teams from the Sydney Major League (New South Wales premiere adult baseball league). Hosted by the Cronulla Sutherland Baseball Club. (5 game guarantee)
During the trip participants will experience the Sydney Toranga Zoo, and have the option to spend New Years Eve in the city to watch the world famous Sydney Harbour Fireworks.
In the heart of Sydney's South, Cronulla Beach sits 30 minutes away from the city center, in the beautiful Sutherland Shire. Cronulla is Sydney’s longest stretch of sand and is the only beach in Sydney accessible by train. The Sutherland Shire is home to the Royal National Park. Established in 1879 it is Australia's first national park and the world's second oldest national park - after Yellowstone in the USA.
December 25th: Depart USA out of LAX
December 26th: Lost in flight
December 27th: Arrive in Sydney Australia; Airport bus pick up, takes to check-in @ Rydges Hotel Cronulla Beach; Group breakfast & dinner served; Team practice @ Tonkin Oval
December 28th: Group breakfast served; Trip to Toranga Zoo in Sydney City; Group dinner
December 29th: Day 1 Baseball Tournament @ Bonnet Bay & Tonkin Oval (Juniors & Seniors); Meet host family; Players depart with host families
December 30th: Day 2 Baseball Tournament @ Bonnet Bay & Tonkin Oval
December 31st: Day 3 Baseball Tournament @ Bonnet bay & Tonkin Oval; 2015 NYE Sydney Harbour Firework Show
January 1st: New Years Day-Optional Sydney Harbour Cruise; Day in Sydney City; Surf Class
2015 will mark the 12th High Country International Tour, started and founded in 1995 by Tad Powers. Tad brought teams of players ages 10 and up eleven straight years down to Sydney Australia, hosting the International Christmas Tournament and Nulla Nulla Classic!
The experience interconnected two different baseball cultures from across the world, the community of Cronulla in Sydney's Sutherland Shire and Sandlot Tours are excited to bring the experience back!
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity for your player to participate in international baseball and the cultural experience of a lifetime!
January 2nd: Day 4 Baseball Tournament @ Bonnet Bay & Tonkin Oval
January 3rd: Day 5 Baseball Tournament @ Bonnet Bay & Tonkin Oval
January 4th: Day 6 Baseball Tournament @ Bonnet Bay & Tonkin Oval; Players return from Host Families to Rydges Hotel; Group Dinner
January 5th: Group breakfast; Depart Australia out of SYD (Sydney International Airport); Return to LAX