Update from the Expedition Leader, Barry Squires (locally known as Brokeback Barry)… Two weeks into the expedition and the team are nearing the end of the schools coaching programme. All schools have now selected their final squads for boys and girls football, netball and athletics. Head teachers at the schools have been impressed by their coaching the UK students have carried out and the children have responded well to the coaching thus far. All school football and netball pitches have been refurbished and new goals and netball posts have been erected at Muhaka Primary school replacing the old goals that stood. Support from the CK staff during coaching and construction has been invaluable in crossing the communication barriers. Last weekend the team spent three days at the Ocean camp to relax and enjoy some much needed R&R time. The weather was superb and the group sat around playing volleyball with other local tourists from a nearby hotel. Next week sees the team prepare for the big inter schools sports festival at Makongeni Primary School where all four schools will be present to battle it out over two days to see who will be reigned 2009 champions. The coaches will be officiating and coaching the teams then awarding medals to all school children who have taken part to reward their achievements and hard work over the past month. Matt Barron, SDX student from Bournemouth University comments, ‰ÛÏI can’t believe how naturally gifted some of the children are out here considering the state of their pitches. It’s very rewarding to help them get new facilities and Im looking forward to our school winning at the festival next week‰Û. Barry Squires