King’s sports stars can stand the heat
KING’S School’s girls felt the heat in Barbados on their netball and hockey tour.
The 12-day tour saw hard-fought encounters with a series of older opposition teams determined to show their national pride.
The school’s head of academic physical education, Cheshire cricket captain Jennifer Dunn, said: “It would be fair to say we encountered hostile conditions in terms of the weather, the locations and especially our opponents.
“But as they say when the going gets tough the tough get going and we certainly came up against a series of teams deter-
JUNIOR FOOTBALL mined to prove that Caribbean sport still has the upper hand.”
King’s won won two out of their three hockey fixtures and all three of the netball games played against opposition teams of the same age, but were outgunned in the school, club and regional fixtures against older girls, losing seven games.
Mrs Dunn added: “It was a fantastic experience, playing some genuinely tough sport but then sealing great friendships off court.
“I think we showed that Macclesfield’s young women could stand the heat, and I was particularly pleased by the way our girls were fabulous ambassadors for King’s and for Macclesfield.”
As well as the sport, the touring party enjoyed some rest and recreation on the beach, went on a catamaran tour of the island together with a series of adventures off the beaten track.
“It was about enjoying everything Caribbean life has to offer,” concluded Mrs Dunn, “including the cultural highlight, the magnificent Harbour Lights show, which we were all able to marvel at thanks to our collective pre-tour fundraising efforts.
“That said, perhaps, the most eye-opening feature of the tour was the day we all spent in a local school, witnessing the pride, passion and purpose of Barbados’s young people.”
King’s Girls is now planning a European tour for their next sporting trip.