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Programme

SUN 15 APRIL
Teams will arrive in Christchurch, settle into their selected Festival accommodation and enjoy their first afternoon in Christchurch. Late afternoon teams will transfer to the city centre for the Parade of Nations that will head to Hagley Park for the Welcome Party. Visiting and local teams, officials and supporters will meet, mix and mingle and enjoy a three-hour session of substantial finger foods, an open bar and entertainment. At the conclusion of the evening teams will be transported back to their accommodation.

MON 16 APRIL
Morning transfer to Hagley Park for the first round of games. Golden Oldies Referees will officiate. Food and beverages will be available all day and games can be followed by relaxation and friendly banter with fellow football lovers. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch with maybe a visit to the Casino for a pleasant meal, entertainment and maybe a little flutter.

TUE 17 APRIL
Morning transfer to Hagley Park for the second round of games with arrangements the same as per Monday. Official Golden Oldies Referees will officiate. Food and beverages will be available all day. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch.

WED 18 APRIL
The popular Picnic Day will see teams transferred to Hanmer Springs, a stunning alpine village, for an enjoyable day of superb Canterbury food and beverages. Teams will enjoy local entertainment and some interesting, fun and memorable activities. At the conclusion of a great day out in wonderful Hanmer Springs, teams will be transferred back to their accommodation and the chance to enjoy an evening at one of Christchurch's many excellent restaurants or bars including the Festival Entertainment HQ at the Christchurch Casino.

THU 19 APRIL
Morning transfer to Hagley Park for the third round of games with arrangements the same as per previous days. Official Golden Oldies Referees will officiate. Food and beverages will be available all day. Following the games teams will mingle and share the usual stories. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch.

FRI 20 APRIL
Morning transfer to Hagley Park for the final round of games with arrangements the same as for the previous playing days. Official Golden Oldies Referees will officiate. Food and beverages will be available all day. The evening will be free to enjoy the restaurants and bars in Christchurch or another visit to the Casino for a bit of a flutter, a pleasant dinner and an enjoyable drink or two.

SAT 21 APRIL
A day at leisure to relax and enjoy Christchurch, do a bit of last minute shopping, enjoy one of the many local attractions and prepare for an early evening transfer to the Finale Dinner and Awards Evening. A wonderful end to the week featuring a three course meal, an open bar for beer, wine and juices, presentation of Festival Awards and some very special entertainment. Four to five hours of fun, friendship and camaraderie at the end of a great week in a fabulous city.

SUN 22 APRIL
All teams to depart from Festival home or to continue onto post day tours.

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