Myerscough College students have been in Miami to promote the sport of netball in America.
The ten day trip saw ten members of the squad represent the college by playing three matches against local sides based in Orlando and Miami and finishing runners up in the Miami Cup, against other teams of exceptionally high standards from Florida. It was only the second time that the Myerscough Netball squad had competed abroad, giving the students an unforgettable experience.
Netball Coach, Joanne Chadwick said: “I am very proud of the girls for their performance and representing Myerscough College in such a professional way. They showed great character, determination and passion for netball. All members of the squad showed outstanding commitment, motivation and love for their sport and performed to an extremely high standard.’’
‘’This commitment is going to carry on over the next couple of months with tournaments and league fixtures still to play. The speed in which netball is growing at the college is amazing and I am excited for the future of Myerscough Netball”.
Myerscough Netball ambassador and captain, student Emily Hallett, said: “Florida was exciting, fun and an experience which will stay with us all forever. It has taught us to develop and alter our game strategy in order to meet the demands of different netball cultures. The experiences gained on the trip were once in a lifetime opportunities that have helped us to grow as a team and bought us together as one unit, building friendships and supporting each other throughout.’’
The students also enjoyed trips to Universal Studios, NASA, Everglades, Animal Sanctuary and the baseball as well as developing links with local clubs.
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by Dave Salmon