Gryphon Sponsored Coach and Teacher Andrew Mellor is manager for the up-comming Australian Senior Schoolboys Tour to South Africa. Here he offers some insight to this time-honoured pathway of many Aussie Greats…
School Sport Australia run the National Schoolboys Championships for Under 12 & Under 16. The following players represent some who have gone on from these Championships to represent the Kookaburras Bevan George, Kiel Brown, Matthew Butturini, Jono Charlesworth, Liam De Young, Jamie Dwyer, Russell Ford, Matt Gohdes, Kieren Govers, Rob Hammond, Fergus Kavanagh, Mark Knowles, Brent Livermore, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Grant Schubert, Jacob Whetton.
This team was selected following the National Championships held in Bunbury/Busselton in August 2010. The players are all Under 17. We are travelling to South Africa to play against the South African Under 18 team in a 3 test series. Previous Series were also played in 2002, 2004, 2008 (4 Tests). Our tour includes Cape Town & surroundings and 3 Practice matches, Pretoria for 1 practice match & 3 Tests, Sun City & Pilanesburg Game Park.
I’ll keep G-Life posted with tour results
Cheers, Andy Mellor.
For more on the tour checkout their tour booklet below