2015 Kawanishi Tourists & Tour Role
Club President Andrew Heaven
Tour Leader Kevin Pringle
Assistant Tour Leader David Pozzecco
Translator Kirstin Ritchens
Coach Under 12 Mark Tunnicliffe
Coach Under 11 Brant James
Medic Joe Daley
Assistant Coach Under 12 Mark Greenwood
Assistant Coach Under 11 Sandy Basten
Team Manager Under 12 Carmel Paterson
Team Manager Under 11 Richard Cox
Gear Steward Under 12 Jack Garner
Gear Steward Under 11 Shane Perkins
Human Auditor Natasha Rowe
Valuables Custodian/Lost Property Angus Dennis
Communications Manager Duncan Bathgate
Referee/ Linesman/Water Boy Andrew Heaven/Paul Steinwede
Photographer Under 12 Jo Bush
Photographer Under 11 Linda Hutton
Cultural Presentation Co-ordinator Virginia Thompson
Gifts/Trophy Co-ordinators Kirsten Johns
Tour Reporter Under 12 Jo Lilley
Tour Reporter Under 11 Carolyn Walsh
Master of Arms Stephen O’Keeffe
Receives all accolades, otherwise does nothing - a reward for all the work during the season
Verbose thank yous, copious smiling, bowing and nodding. Displaying an inspiring example of rugby tour etiquette. Ensuring all tour activities and roles are running to program. Liaising on disciplinary issues. Writing UN speeches daily
Manage Club gifts for official functions such as dinners and games.
Translating for various welcomes and thank yous.
Look after rugby and medical kit to make sure they are accounted for at all times.
Team Managers and Water Boy
Ensuring teams are where they have to be and all team members are informed. There is likely to be 3 or 4 games daily over two weekends. Assisting ‘human auditor’ during touring activities. Keeping the boys hydrated, passing on coaching messages. It can be very hot in Japan.
Looking after valuables. Assisting with official gifts.
General first aid, should be first aid qualified at a minimum. Duties may include initial assessment of rugby injuries and treatment for minor problems, strapping and liaising on medical issues.
Maintaining Lindfield’s proud tradition of not losing a game in Japan in the previous 10 tours. Any loss will require hari-kari or at least buying tour leaders a round to consol their embarrassment.
Responsible for a pictorial record of the tour highlighting games, spectators and tour activities.
Keep an entertaining record of each day’s activities for both posterity and for those not lucky enough to be part of the tour. Ideally a diary or blog should be sent daily. Photos and Blogs to be posted on Tour Website.
Cultural Presentation Manager
Organise a ‘show’ by the boys at the welcome dinner, highlighting Lindfield and Australia’s extraordinary talent and culture. The Kawanishi teams have set a VERY high standard. Song book for bus trips.
Ensure all present and correct. Responsible for the ever popular ‘count off’ before leaving any venue.
Master at Arms
Ensure boys’ behaviour is a credit to the club. Particularly important to ensure good manners are displayed in public areas, such as trains where there is strict etiquette.