Sports Trip to Malaysia

Our Football and Basketball teams went on their first ever overseas tour in April, playing a series of matches against different teams in Malaysia.  The players had the opportunity to use world-class facilities and play in some of the top stadiums in Kuala Lumpur.  As well as practising and playing matches, the boys also had time for sightseeing and shopping in Kuala Lumpur.  They visited the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, enjoyed a day on the water slides and rides at Sunway Lagoon, and even managed to escape the heat and bustle of the city to go to the hill resort of Genting Highlands.

The Football team opened their account with a 2-1 victory over the El Roi Football Academy. Their second game was the much anticipated contest with the new Chelsea Soccer School in Malaysia, on their bright blue artificial pitch, which saw our team earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw.  The tour ended for the footballers with a mini tournament against teams from the Little League Academy, in which we finished a respectable 2nd.

The Basketball team lost their first two games against two of Malaysia’s top teams, Rad Basketball Club and Ox Sports Club, the current national champions.  They were able to end the tour on a high note, however, with a thrilling 46-44 victory against the Airkit Active Basketball Academy in the MABA (Malaysia Basketball Association) stadium.

All the players learnt a huge lot from the experience, as well as growing closer as teams.  After such a successful first trip, we hope to organise regular tours for all our sports teams in future.

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