On Thursday 13 October 2016, Sports Academy George, a sports charity from George, South Africa visited Sullivan Upper to play our senior netball team. Sports Academy uses sport as a tool to connect with and raise up the next generation of role models in the townships of George.
After a successful visit last year to play a Sullivan select football team we had the pleasure of hosting Sport Academy for a second time. The day began with a visit to Sullivan Prep Department who had raised £950 in aid of the netball tour, which is a fully fundraised event for the charity. After words of thanks and a short assembly, Prep 6 & 7 had a coaching session with the Sports Academy girls before they headed up to the senior school to take another lively assembly where pupils listened to the purpose of the charity and joined in with the girls as they sang and danced.
The girls from Sports Academy then attended an interactive Physics lesson with Mr Miller, had lunch with their opposition and took part in a Basketball lesson with Mr Craig before warming up for a strongly contested match which finished 24 – 21 to Sports Academy and was described by their coaching staff as being their toughest game on tour.
We wish Sports Academy a safe return as they finish their tour and thank all those involved especially charity committees at both prep and senior school. The link with Sports Academy will be further enhanced when our Senior Rugby tour visit the charity during their tour to South Africa in July 2017.