With the sun shining, the girls arrived at the bus after their night with their first English host families. There were plenty of laughs, smiles, hugs goodbye and chatter as the girls clambered onto the bus. The next 3.5 hours were spent traveling up to Leicester to visit current English Premier League title holders Leicester City FC- King Power Stadium! Time was not going to permit a tour of the stadium; however the girls still explored the grounds and shop of LCFC.
This afternoon the girls took on Wingston Academy. The squad should be highly commended on their efforts today. With a win and a last minute loss to our hosts, the girls demonstrated their ability to take on board and apply advice provided by their coaches. The girls experienced playing on 3G artificial turf and took a little time to adapt to the smooth running and quicker pace of the ball; however settled into their element within 10 minutes.
We have discovered against all our opposition so far, they are in awe that Wanderers Australia have been able to provide this tour opportunity to the young girls, as it is unheard of for our English counterparts. The girls are constantly more than happy to provide our hosts with insight into Australian life and what they have learnt on the trip so far.
All girls should be happy with their efforts today and we look forward to tomorrow, where we take on Rainhill; a school well known for taking on the Liverpool FC Academy players!