Day 8

A later start this morning gave the girls a chance to have a sleep in, catch up on some washing, have an early morning dip in the magical waters in front of our hotel or stock up on some snacks at the local supermarket. We then headed to the local Foundation School for our matches of the day.

The C team played against Graydon Sealy secondary school who we were meant to play earlier in the tour but due to unforeseen circumstances had to be postponed. The girls once again played some lovely team netball to jump out to a 4-1 lead at quarter time. Graydon Sealy fought back in the second quarter to cut the margin to 1 at the half. A strong third quarter saw the girls once again pull away and take a 4 goal lead into 3 quarter time which they maintained to the end of the game. Wanderers 17 -

Graydon Sealy 13

Our B team today ended up playing the top Foundation school team due to a communication mixup putting them under pressure against the very athletic Barbados group.

The first quarter we only scored one goal to be seven goals in debt.

A team positional change saw us draw the second quarter with more speed through the middle & dynamic defense.

The third quarter combination wasn't as strong so we went down four goals to be 10 -21 so it was going to be a battle in the heat to crawl back in the last quarter.

But there was fight in our girls even down to a neat 7 players! Jamie came to fill in WA and the troops rallied to actually win the last quarter off the Foundation School's top side!

Last quarter we won 6-2 hut the margin was too great and the girls went down 16 - 23. Hot game but the girls gave all up until the end with the cold slushy van nearby & delicious lunch in mind that awaited them!

The A team jumped out of the blocks with a 12 to 1 goal quarter and were never really challenged. The girls worked well together and in the second half rotated around and played in positions unfamiliar to them. Final score Wanderers 36 - Foundation School 11.

While the games were on many of the school kids were out in the yard and came along for a look. It was a great chance for our girls to socialize with them and before long those who had played their netball games were involved in a pick up game of basketball against the local boys. Lots of laughs from both teams.

Back to the hotel for a swim (yes another one) before heading into Rockley for dinner and ice cream!!

Off to bed, some very excited girls looking forward to the school clinic tomorrow which will take us to the other side of the island.