This year will be UWMCC’s first tour back after the pandemic, and we are heading to Barbados to start the next chapter in the clubs rich touring history. Over 12 nights, we will be playing six fixtures against high calibre local teams at first class grounds as well as doing some charity work to give back to the local community. There will be plenty of time to soak up the Caribbean sun between the matches, and we will be going on a wide variety of excursions. These include a catamaran cruise around the island (with snorkelling stops, a Bajan lunch, and an open bar), a day out at the Boatyard Beach Party, and a night of traditional festivities at the Harbour Lights. It’s set to be a cracking couple of weeks and a great way to bond with your fellow clubman.
The base cost of the tour will be roughly £1750 (but please be aware that this may rise as flight prices are very volatile), plus extra spending money etc. Included in this price:
- Accommodation and breakfast at a hotel right in the heart of Barbados’ nightlife scene, and right by the beach
- A total 6 cricket fixtures against local teams (each tourist will play in 3 fixtures)
- Excursions, including the Tiami Catamaran Cruise, Boatyard Beach Party, Harbour Lights, a trip to Oistin’s Fish Fry, and a tour of the Kensington Oval cricket grounds.
- A charity coaching session, where we will give back to the community by providing coaching for local children
For our incoming freshers, you may not be convinced that it is worth the money but rest assured that this is an incredible experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life and form lifelong friendships with other members. And as one of the club’s worst cricketers, I can assure you that you don’t even need to be a great cricketer to have a great time! Its an unmissable opportunity and I encourage as many of you as possible to join us on this adventure!
If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in contact with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the other exec and we will be happy to help!