Greetings from Barbados after our final matches of the tour here.
Yesterday we played the national champion school here and won all three games. It was a great effort by all the girls involved.
Today was the highlight of the tour with test matches against the Barbados junior national and development teams... Here are the summaries from our coaches..
The mighty Emus finished their tour with a convincing win against the Barbados National Development Squad. The girls continued to improve throughout the tour and saved their best for last. They played as a team and showed great sportsmanship. It has been a privilege to coach such a wonderful group of girls.
Tonight the Kangaroo's played the under 16's Barbados National B Team. It was a rough, slow start by the Kangaroo's who were a bit intimidated by the opposition and gave them a large lead by half time. To the Aussie girls credit, they didn't give up but instead lifted their game and came out firing! Our goalers were driving hard and shooting with accuracy, mid court delivering the ball with precision, as well as putting pressure on in defence and our circle defenders connecting awesomely, forcing errors from the Barbados girls. With this increase in intensity the scores were even for the second half.
It has been an absolute pleasure coaching the Kangaroos on this trip. Everyone should be extremely proud of their attitude, improvements and achievements. Great job Roo's!!
Our Koalas finished the night with the final match against the UNder 16 national team. Our girls were really focused on starting well and capitalising on every scoring opportunity. Our girls plauyed superbly well and led at every quarter interval and finished with a convincing victory. Congratulations to all the girls involved.