Sean Cuxton, who was part of the day scholar team invited to the Annual Floodlit Soccer Tournament, and eventually won it, tells us about what it was like for him to be part of this event.
Football is a very exciting sport and one of my favourites. It felt even better on the field after all the intense studying we were doing for our exams. The football match arranged between the boarders and day scholars on Friday evening (27th November), was very intense and exciting – a perfect way to celebrate the end of our nerve wracking exams. Our team was called the Dinosaurs (Dino's for short) and everyone initially joked about us being extinct, we however came to life on the field. After a lot of fouls, running and cuts we proved to everyone else that we wanted to win and we put in a lot of effort into coming into 1st position. The seniors were very motivating throughout the game and gave me enough chances to play. While I was not playing, and was waiting to get substituted, I was training with Isa from 8th grade. He is a good trainer and also trained me at goalkeeping as well as striking. We had a lot of fun together.
For our snack and dinner, we got pizza, french fries and burgers. We also got some orange juice. This kept our energy levels high. I feel that this is a good learning experience for many other students of my age as we can learn the importance of being a part of a team. I also liked the idea of a junior being on a team with seniors, but feel that having two juniors would be better. Something else I would like to share with anyone who actually is still reading this, is that winning and losing is all part of the game and that you should just have fun playing the game. It was a really fun-filled experience and I would love to play again next year.
I thank Mr. Regis, Mr. Raghush, Mr. Nimesh and all the other boarding staff for having given us
a new experience which will remain with me for life.
By Sean Cuxton, Grade 7B