On Thursday, May 25, it was the turn of Year 1 and Year 2 to participate in the Tee-ball Challenge which the Ghajnsielem Redcoats are organising as part of the Erasmus+ Sports:Small Collaborative Partnerships project IGETS. Despite being so young (5 to 7 years old) and having very little exposure to the game both classes did extremely well.
Redcoats softball player and coach Estelle Scicluna was responsible for the game for the Year 2 students which turned out to be very competitive with several quality defensive plays and nice hits. Coach Joseph Scicluna supervised the game for the Year 1 students. In this game the girls were playing against the boys adding some more excitement to the event. As expected it turned out to be a close and hard fought game. At the end both the boys and girls emerged as winners as they enjoyed the experience thoroughly.
The success of these tee-ball challenge events is encouraging and supports the push of the club to have intra school games for the 2017/18 scholastic year. Such events would help improve gender equality in sports as they would provide an opportunity for girls to participate in a team sport, either within an all-girls team or mixed teams. With a bit of support this objective can be achieved.
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