This year, the Waiuku College 1st XI Girls Cricket team were lucky enough to tour the beautiful island of Rarotonga for six days.
The visit involved games against both invitational and development teams which allowed both groups to enrich their skills and knowledge of cricket. The games were “challenging but also fun, valuable and played in high spirits including one that went into the dark” said coach Jason Hammersley.
The girls also enjoyed the beautiful sights and sounds that Rarotonga had to offer, including swimming in the crystal clear waters, snorkeling on Captain Tama’s Lagoon Cruise and tasting fresh local cuisine. They were also fortunate to be invited to Takitumu Primary School which enabled them to get a glimpse of Rarotonga education, including learning to drum and ukulele, whilst giving back by teaching cricket skills.
Waiuku College would like to thank the Cook Islands government and cricket association for all the efforts in making this possible and they will definitely be back in the near future.