Friendly games continued in preparation for the start of the tournament. We played BK Hacken and Zenit and also trialled the player/coach communication system which worked well. With good performances under our belt we then turned our attentions to preparing for the Monday’s events. A good team discussion at the club house and an early night set us up for two wins on the Monday with the 13s playing at the Heden arena.
The highlight o the day was undoubtedly the Opening ceremony during which the Surfs carried the St George’s flag around the stadium. In front of a crowd of 55,000, the 29 boys clustered together around and strolled around the stadium waving at the cheering public – only the Welsh did not cheer! It was a levelly experience for all so thanks to Gothia for selecting our boys.