Contributed by: Brett Northey
The Convicts tour group have announced plans for a 2008 tour to Melbourne and Warrnambool. The plan is for something of a reunion gathering centred on the 2008 Australian Football International Cup. They're hoping it will help swell crowd numbers turning out to watch the tournament.
So far the group, these days led by Melbourne-based Anthony Nanfra, have staged four international trips - the first to Europe in 2003, followed by South Africa in 2005 and 2007, and North America in 2007. Plans are being finalised for a 2008 return to Canada and the United States, possibly to include Toronto, New York, the US Nationals in Colorado, Las Vegas and LA. Footballers of any ability, from pro to parklands players are welcome.
Amongst the listed inclusions for the IC tour are 4 star accommodation, transfers, a Great Ocean Road tour, entry to two AFL matches and access to a Convicts Marquee at Cup matches.
Details at Convicts 2008 International Cup Tour.
World Footy News