Grammar on tour

THIS year the Rockhampton Grammar School has its team, Magic, in the Rockhampton Leagues Club A-grade competition, now the school intends to send 20 players overseas to hone their skills.

A party of 20 players and three staff members are set to leave Rockhampton this week for a tour of New Zealand's South Island.

The tour will take the girls to a number of centres and during their 12-day trip will play six matches.

Team manager Dorothy Skilling said the unfortunate events in Christchurch had forced organisers to cancel the proposed match in that city.

The girls will, however, fly in to Christchurch before travelling to Geraldine, a small centre in Canterbury, for their first match.

After that it is off to Dunedin where they meet Otago Grammar, Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka, Timaru and then after playing in those centres the team will end its tour by visiting Hamner Springs.

The RGS squad will consist of players from Years 10 to 12 and will be used as a part of the school's build-up to Queensland Independent Secondary Schools competition at Runaway Bay later in the year.

Skilling said it was hoped the tour would bring about a reciprocal arrangement with New Zealand schools coming to Queensland.



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