Monday, July 30, 2012
The night ended with a farewell party at the Larkhill Centre. Everyone mingled, ate pizza and shared many memories of the week. Tomorrow its back to good old Westminster!
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
So today we loaded them back up on yet another bus, they call it coach here. Some kids did get to drive with their host parents. We drove thru beautiful scenery with hillsides of sheep. At 10:30 we arrived at the Abbeydale Sports club. The kids were able to enjoy the heated pool (it was working this year) however the "glorious" sunshine came out again.. Some kids played basketball and then we ate lunch packed by our gracious hosts. Thank you to all!
After lunch, back on the coach and headed for Sheffield. The girls did had a great warm up and were ready for another great day of lacrosse. Only one game was played so we combined both teams. Our girls won 16-2. The boys did play 2 games. U14 won 16-7 and U16 had a hard fought match that ended up with us winning 17-6. I'm sure you will hear about this game. It did get a little aggressive at the end when the score was 8-6. I think our guys got a little upset and just went in and took the other team out. That was my take on it. As you see the guys never let them score again and scored 9 goals. Great Job!
The Tour met at the Timperley Club this morning at 8 AM and took a coach to York. It was about a 2 hour drive with a quick stop at a rest area to use the loo. Upon our arrival in York, we found parking for the coach and walked through the old city to the Jorvic Center. The Jorvic Center is a educational experience about the Viking inhabitants of York in the early 1000's. After that, the kids spent the afternoon exploring the Shambles, which is the old village of York. Some of the groups had an fun session of picture scavenger hunt...I'll let them explain...and others went to climb the Minster Cathedral's 270 steps.
Around 4 PM, we made our way back to the coach and started for home in Timperley. The motorway was closed due to a fender bender, so we took the back roads home. A quick 2 hour excursion on the motorway turned into a 4 hour cruise home through the beautiful countryside of England. You might want to ask about the Little Chef stop.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The girls matches were away so we were not able to see the boys. However, they ended up with 10-8 - Knights for U16 and MDX wining 12-6 for U-14.
Monday, July 23, 2012
I am only able to upload a few photos to the blog as it takes a LONG time. Sorry. Many more are posted on the face book page.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
As for the girls, we only had 2 games today instead of 4. Thank you to 4 of our new friends from Heaton Mersey as they helped fill in our U14 team. The game was hard fought but ended in a tie of 7-7. The U16 team won 12-6. Everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch packed by their host family and then all went on their way to enjoy the rest of the day. Many of the girls are headed to the One Direction concert tonight, so that was the big talk at the matches. Hopefully they will have some pictures to post. Enjoy the pictures from today and don't forget to check the facebook page as well.