After a very busy four days Friday was a day to take it a little bit easier. The team visited the Tayto Factory in the morning and got their fair share of crisps! The team then headed back into Belfast for a shopping trip to Primark. Each girl was given £15 to go on a bit of a shopping spree and buy themselves an outfit. They had a lot of fun and it was definitely a struggle to round them up, even after 3 hours in the one shop. The next stop was a tour of the Belfast City Hall followed by dinner at China China, an all you can eat chinese buffet. With Chinese food not being that popular in South Africa the girls were a bit hesitant on whether they would like it, but it went down surprisingly well! After dinner was finished it was over to Ravenhill for the Ulster match. The rain stayed away and the girls had a great time. Two of the team play representative rugby for the South Western District in South Africa so they were having a lot of fun. The girls even met some of the players after the match!
A message from Yolanda (WA);
Wow! This day was really fun and I enjoyed being together with my teammates and coaches. We firstly went to the Tayto factory, we enjoyed listening to the tour guide. And then we went shopping which was really fun! I was so happy and I was even confused because I didn’t know what to buy but at least I came out with something I liked. After the shopping we went to the Belfast City Hall. We learnt about the history of Belfast. After that we went to China China. It was really good. The food was nice because we got to choose out our own food. After China China we went to a Rugby Match, it was Ulster vs Benneton Treviso. Unfortunately Ulster lost the match. But after we met two players from South Africa Robbie Diack and Pierre Wannenburg. We had a nice chat with the guys.
Day 6 & 7:
A message from Andisiwe (GA);
Saturday was cool. We rested the whole day. We stayed in our rooms and had a chat with all the girls. I enjoyed the day. After resting we went to have dinner at Norman and Linda Lynas’s house. I really enjoyed it because the food was nice and after we ate Norman told us his testimony and after prayed for us. After that we went to Exodus, we enjoyed ourselves at Exodus. We sung and danced and played pool. We even met new friends. They kept us company and I really liked talking to them because they were very nice people. So that made my day. We didn’t want to leave Exodus because it was so fun. On Sunday we woke up early in the morning and prepared to go to church. We went to two different churches. The first church was Vineyard, it was very cool. We were called to stand at the front and sing. I was quite nervous while I was singing because there were so many people. But I had a good time. We didn’t stay long at Vineyard because we then went to Dunboe church. We were also called to stand at the front of the people and introduce ourselves and I was asked to remain behind with Ashdeen so that the women could ask us questions. I enjoyed the day because I enjoy going to church.