There’s nothing quite like a morning aerobics session to wake you up for the rest of the day. It was hard work, but very enjoyable and the girls put in a great effort. After a shower and a study session, we headed to the upper reaches of the Rock to enjoy some breath-taking views from the viewing galleries and explore the caves and tunnels. We also saw the famous Barbary Apes in their natural environment.
A short lunch break in the sunshine, the girls had another netball session. Some drills to test the girls’ competitive edge showed that Tiegan came out on top, showing assertiveness and determination. We ended the physical section of the day with another attempt at the strength and conditioning circuit. The girls all showed improvement on a number of stations, and were rewarded with some R & R, watching the boys play hockey. After dinner the girls had a team meeting, which included video analysis of yesterday’s match. The girls were able to identify areas of weakness and as a result have made their personal targets for the final match tomorrow.
Seaford’s fourth hockey match was against a side currently sitting third in the Premier League of the Spanish and Gibraltar league and fielding four former full Gibraltar Internationals. Despite this, Seaford were confident going into the game after yesterdays excellent performance but a tough start saw them concede early. Excellent defensive performances from Nelmes and Reilly kept the home side at bay but Seaford eventually conceded two further goals before half time.
In the second half, Seaford came out strong and with excellent skills from Whitehouse and Pelzner created some good chances. Patient probing eventually led to Whitehouse stealing the ball from the opposition and passing to Pelzner who crossed the ball across the goal for Haythornthwaite to beat the goalie at the far post. The game finished 5-1 to the home side but Seaford should be proud of their performance against a very good side.
Tomorrow we are scheduled to complete a second 1500 meter time trial along the coast before a cruise into the Bay of Gibraltar to see the Dolphins and then our final match.