Echuca College netballers will travel to Malaysia and Singapore for matches and cultural activities.By Geordie Cowan
A group of netball players from Echuca College will have the chance to experience a different culture when they travel to Malaysia and Singapore on Sunday.
The group will play four games against school teams during the trip, as well as take part in many cultural activities.
It is not the first time the school has sent students overseas and said the success of the previous one was encouragement to go again.
‘‘We did a tour to New Zealand for soccer three years ago and was a huge success so we thought we’d try a different sport in a different country,’’ coach Lauren Menz said.
‘‘We had lots of netballers so we decided to do netball and the girls voted to go to Singapore and Malaysia.
‘‘The other options were England, New Zealand or within Australia.’’
Menz said the whole group was excited about the trip.
‘‘We’ve got a good range of some very talented netballers down to some who haven’t played much netball before, so it’s going to be hopefully enjoyable for all of them to learn some new skills and have a good time,’’ she said.
‘‘We hope to play some competitive netball, but a lot of it is the cultural experience to go somewhere else that they haven’t been and engage students their own age of a different culture.’’
Teacher Stewart Cheal the students would also have an ambassadorial role for the school and the community when travelling.
‘‘While they’re over there they will be ambassadors for Echuca College and Echuca-Moama at the same time,’’ he said.
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