Marvellous Malta tour enjoyed by Perse netballers

Amelie Bacon and Elizabeth Hutton (both Lower Sixth) reflect on the Perse netball tour to Malta.

Excited for the few days away that lay ahead, 23 girls from Year 11 and Lower Sixth and three sports staff flew off to Malta.

On the first day we had some time to take in the culture that Valletta, Malta’s capital city, had to offer, having heard a brief history on the bus journey over. We were lucky as the Maltese weather was so hot that it made us to feel like we were back on summer holiday, enjoying the sun and clear skies.

After exploring Valletta, we then travelled to a sports centre to play a local team, wearing our new Malta netball dresses. After adapting to playing in the hot weather, both Year 11 and Lower Sixth teams went on to win their games with Willow Wallman and Aimee Reed receiving the respective player of the match awards.

The following day, after an hour of free time to enjoy the hotel’s pool, we went back to the sports centre for a training session, where we played some fun mini-games and a match of Year 11 against Lower Sixth, which the latter won. Following training, we went to the beach where we enjoyed the heat and cooling off with ice creams and paddling in the ocean.

On our last full day, we had a boat tour around Sliema, where we got to experience more of the culture and history of Malta, before having some free time where we bought five-Euro presents for our team gift swap.

We then played matches against local teams on a raised court with a beautiful view where we could watch the sunset. Amelie Bacon got player of the match for Lower Sixth and Shufan Tan for Year 11, with both teams claiming another victory.

The following morning, we styled ‘I Love Malta’ T-shirts and explored the beautiful Marksaxlokk fish market, before heading to the airport for our flight home.

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