Trip Start Nov 20, 2006
18Trip End Dec 14, 2006
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We had a wonderful scenic bus drive from the ferry port in Wales through to Liverpool. We drove past Mt Snowdon (it was covered in clouds)and followed the coastline around.It was good to finally meet the coach that we will have right through until London (no more shifting Hockey stick bags!). We arrived in Crosby at around 3.30pm to meet our next hosts - Merchant Taylor's School.
Today we went to the Beatles Museum at Albert Docks.
We went out to the Northern Astroturf pitch for the Hockey Game v Merchant Taylors School.
We (the Staff) had to dissapear quite quickly after the game as we had scored corporate tickets to the game at Anfield.
We went for a tour of the Liverpool Football club ground - Anfield. The tour took the girls through the changerooms down the players race (which includes the "This is Anfield sign which they touch for luck) and then out on the playing area (not the grass pitch. The group sat in the managers areas and then moved into the legendary Kop end of the ground. The Kop used to be the standing area of the group where spectators were packed into a small area. During the game that we watched - this was the end of the ground that moved a large Liverpool Football Club flag over the heads of the spectators to the sound of "Never Walk Alone' - it was spine tingling!
The Netball girls played both Merchant Taylor's School (the B Team) and Sacred Heart College (the A Team). Great Games with Toorak winning both games.
On the day that we were leaving we were due to depart Liverpool at 9.00am. One of the mothers called to say that her car had broken down and as she was a long way out (with Eliza and Izzy in the car) the group went down to the beach to have a look at the Another Place Exhibition. This was a travelling exhibition of sculptures placed to look as if they were walking out to sea (heading out to America). Apparently some days you go down to the exhibition and the local scousers have dressed them up in workmen's outfits or placed newspapers under their arms. This day is was all as they were intended and looked a spectacular site.