18 Jul 2017
Tour Blog - Day 19

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After breakfast at the accommodation the boys departed for Taronga Zoo while the girls were off seeing the sites around Sydney before their match in the afternoon.

The first stop for the girls was Mrs Macquarie's chair which has stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. We then visited The Gap which was another beautiful setting, overlooking the water. It was photography central for the girls, capturing some memorial snaps from the trip.

We then went to visit the infamous Bondi Beach for some lunch and a chance to explore. It was such a clear and sunny day and it was lovely to sit and relax in this environment for a short while.

Before we knew it, it was time to head to the match. Kinocoppal Rose Bay is such a beautiful school. The view from their school terrace was breath taking, looking right out over the bridge and Opera House.

The game was so well contested throughout, from the first whistle to the last. Kinocoppal also had a large squad that they were rotating so the game was neck and neck throughout. We started out on top and maintained our lead for the majority of he match. The play was very slick at times and shooting was excellent. We turned over a lot of ball over and converted to goal. We started to panic a little when in possession and made unforced errors, allowing Kincoppal back in the game. They took the lead in the firth sixth (we played six ten minute quarters today). We fought hard in the final two to bring it back to a draw in the dying seconds of the game. A fair result for the game that was more exciting as the game progressed.

The girls had dinner together across the road at the Collaroy beach club which was a lovely way to end another great day in Sydney.

Whilst the girls were out at Bondi and playing their match the boys headed to the zoo and saw all the incredible animals and reptiles that the girls experienced yesterday. The zoo was absolutely amazing and we are all so pleased that we all got to experience it. We have to say it also offers arguably the best view of the skyline, Opera House and bridge in the city. We then go the ferry to Circular Quay to enjoy the sights, get some lunch and do some shopping. The local sport shops certainly did well in the hours we were in town and we have a feeling they may also be busy again tomorrow when we return to the area. Whilst in town the ten wishing to do the Bridge climb signed up and all are ready to go tomorrow!

The boys then returned back to Collaroy for some relaxing time, with many opting to head onto the beach and even dip in the sea for a quick swim before dinner at the local restaurants.