Sport at Backward Point, Knysna

General Festival Info


SPORTS FESTIVALS

Dear Sports Administrators and Coaches,

Thank you for your interest in our Sports Festivals. Please find general information below which pertains to all the events. For more sport specific info and a daily program for each event, please contact us.

Ethos and atmosphere:
We are committed to encouraging an impeccable standard of sportsmanship on and off the field or court.
Most of our festivals are pre-season events aimed at team building.
We invite all our visiting teams to enter into this spirit and extend this request to all parents who might be visiting and supporting.

Accommodation:
Your accommodation will be organised according to your preferences and availability.
Our selected accommodation establishments have all hosted many of our tours in the past and are proven favourites with all our touring sides; we trust you will enjoy the stay.

Accommodation Options

Dormitory or Hostel budget style accommodation, staff separate

Lovely, comfortable B&Bís and Guest Houses in and around town

Fantastic Hotels or Lodges in town centre or at the beach


Please note that in some cases, some players may be required to share double beds or double sleeper couches. All the accommodation venues have a similar situation; they are set up for couples and families, not specifically for large groups.
A basic breakfast will be provided at your accommodation. All bedding is provided; please bring a swimming towel.

Meals:
Breakfast is provided at your accommodation each morning.
Packed or take-away lunches will be provided at the fields/courts and we will eat out in groups at the local restaurants in the evenings. All meals are included in your Festival Fee.
Most of the sports venues have a tuck shop or restaurant nearby, where we hope the parents will support the locals for their meals and refreshments.

Fees:
The final Festival Fee will depend on your accommodation but will include accommodation, all meals, fixtures, court/field hire and 1st Aid, any coaching expertise as well as VAT.

[new downloadable General Festival info for 2019 attached here]

Please note that we require an accommodation deposit on invoice, about 2 months before an event, to secure the accommodation booking. Thank you. The balance is due 3 weeks before your tour at the latest please.
Please budget some extra pocket money for outings, shopping and tuck.

Fixtures:
Fixtures are determined once the entries for an event are finalised. We try and ensure that teams donít meet those opponents that they play during the season at home, and will do our best to accommodate special requests. Ideally, we have teams from the EP play those from the WP as far as possible.

Provisional fixtures are distributed before your tour and we will discuss and finalise these at the managers meeting when you arrive.

A Provisional Program:

 
Day 1 PM Visitors Arrive
  18h00 Welcome braai and registration
  18h30 Managers/coaches meeting at braai venue
 
Day 2 & 3 08h30 Matches commence
    Lunch at the Fields
  14h30 Fixtures end for the day
    Free afternoon / outings
  18h00 Dinner at a Waterfront restaurant
 
Day 4 08h00 Fixtures continue
  11h00 Final matches end
  11h00 Teams depart with packed lunch
 

Booking Procedure:
  1. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us for any events.
  2. We will provide further details specific to the event as well as an Entry Form (also available on the website)
  3. If you decide to enter, return the Entry Form and indicate your preferred accommodation (budget hostel / B&B / Lodge / Hotel).
  4. We will handle your accommodation booking based on your preferences and availability and quote you a final Festival Fee.
  5. At least 2 months before your event we will confirm numbers and staff names and requirements and you will be invoiced.
  6. An accommodation deposit of around R4000 will be due immediately, to secure your booking.
  7. The balance of your invoiced Fee will be due at least 3 weeks before you come on tour.
  8. Fixtures and final arrangements will be sent out.

Please note that many of the events fill up quickly and we can only admit a limited number of teams. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further queries.

Regards,
Keith and Robyn.




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