Argentine visitors to The Perse are good sports
Sport was the winner as Perse teams enjoyed a friendly rivalry on the pitch and court with visiting opponents from Argentina.
Sides from St Luke’s College took on the girls’ 1st and 2nd XI hockey teams, with The Perse winning both matches.
However, there was consolation for the Buenos Aires tourists as they edged an evenly-contested rugby encounter against the Perse 2nd XV at Shelford’s Davey Field.
Teams from Balmoral College also visited the school, drawing with the Perse girls’ 1st XI and losing to the U16 side on the hockey pitch.
As the action moved indoors, plenty of fun was had as the Perse mixed U18 A and B teams met their South American visitors on the volleyball court. The home team won the A fixture, while Balmoral took the spoils in the B game.
Perse Director of Sport Glenn Kirkham felt the visits from St Luke’s and Balmoral provided an enjoyable way to start the academic year.
He said: “Both schools traditionally toured the UK pre-Covid, so it was great to host them. Everyone enjoyed the fixtures and some friendships were formed and shirts swapped in the after-match teas.
“Hosting Balmoral was particularly special as we played them during a sports tour to Argentina and Chile in 2007.”