Girls Hockey/Netball Tour

Girls Hockey/Netball Tour

Just before the end of the summer term, 17 girls and 3 staff headed off to Malaysia for a 2 week tour playing schools in both netball and hockey. The group landed in Kulua Lumpur and immediately experienced the heat and humidity of this fantastic and intriguing country, this would be the base for the next six days. Whilst in KL the girls would experience all aspects of the is vibrant city, whether it would be immersing themselves in local cuisine from little street restaurants to the revolving tower restaurant in the KL tower, train at the various stadia for hockey teams and also experience the various night markets and shopping that were freely available. The tour was to encompass a lot and demand a lot of the girls whilst we were out there especially in KL with matches arranged in both sports against local Convent schools specialising in sport. After KL the group moved up to Ipoh, this gave the girls a chance to see what diverse activities occur on a sports tour for professional teams. Team bonding on the Gopeng river doing some white water rafting and then following day playing in a 15000 seater Asan Shah Stadium as used for international tournaments. The final part of the tour would be spent at the beaches of Penang, here the group could still keep the intensity of the tour going with matches but also be able to relax post match. The girls certainly had a memorable trip and were exposed to many different experiences, at any opportunity the girls would mix socially with their opposition and exchange gifts, stories and friendships, they truly took a lot away with them from a very friendly country. It was a very tired group came back to Cheltenham for a well deserved break over the summer before thinking about the up coming sports terms of hockey and netball.

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