Today is the day that we have all been looking forward to since we first heard about on Wednesday. We signed up for the choice of Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table tennis or Chess on Thursday, we could choose up to three sports. We were told that there was going to be an opening ceremony, so Friday night the team (mostly the Girls) creates paper Aussie flags for us to wave around on the day to support those playing. As well as the flags we had green and gold stripes on our faces. It was decided that we would all wear our schoolies revolutions tops.
So the time finally came around to Saturday we had our face paint and tops on as well as a few koalas here there and everywhere, we all looked like we belonged in the ‘Australian team.’ As with every opening ceronomy all the teams walking around the main arena and we sang each countries national anthem (USA, Australian, Canada, Japan, Norway, Sweden and The Philippines). We found out that we had to perform a ‘chant’ that we had like 30 seconds to prepare for, which was interesting to say the least.
When all the introductions and chants were over the first games of volleyball, chess, table tennis and badminton got underway. The overall winner of the chess was our own Lachie who had to win both of his games. For the volleyball games the scores kept on switching during all the games but no one really seemed to mind, none of us Aussies were in the winning volleyball team. As for the Badminton it was washed out unfortunately, and the result for the table tennis homegrown Jordan and his partner took out the title.
Now time for the serious stuff, start of the basketball. The first game between the team with 6” 9’ Tyler from the Denver team who played college, and is 24, and Lachie who played my team with Sweeden and myself were the only Australians in the team. Playing on Tyler was an interesting task, as he is 6 years older than me and had a lot more training than I, the man was unstoppable, but unfortunately the rain washed us out and it became too dangerous to continue. The focus of the day was to mainly having fun with everyone playing the sports they love in the Name of the Lord.
- Andrew Reid
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