Firstly big news in the Team Rwanda camp is that Chris and Andrew went to the airport this morning and to theirs and everyone else in the groups relief all of their missing bags were waiting for them at the airport and they could finally get into some clean clothes and underwear!!
After the team set off on their travels to Huye in the south of Rwanda where they will be staying for a week before returning to Kigali so they managed to cram all of their luggage, kit and themselves into the bus and started the 2 – 3 hour journey.
After arriving in Huye the group were met by Mary another CWB ambassador like Eric who would be spending the week with them so they went and got lunch at a buffet before setting off to complete their first coaching session in Rwanda and for many of the team their first with CWB.
The participants for this coaching session were from a female orphanage called Nyampinga orphanage with them being a wide variety of age. All the group were mobbed by small groups of girls as they came out and Chris especially enjoyed teaching a girl called Peace (or so she said) some new tricks with a tennis ball. He had never seen a child so happy catching a ball thrown under her leg!
As we got organised, the team separated with
Chris and Andrew – Batting
James and Lewis – bowling
Alex and Dan – Catching with the younger participants
Alex was mainly working with just two children who at the start of the session couldn’t catch a ball at all and at the end of it he felt it was very rewarding that he could help the two young orphans and even played a bit of football with them too.
At the end of the session the group gave all of the children from the orphanage a CWB wristband which led them to be very excited and that got worse when the team started to take a few pictures as they left which ended up being more like a 30 minute photo shoot.
The group then went back to rest up at the hotel before going for lunch where the orders were dominated by steak and chips (At 4 pound they couldn’t say no). Then set off to the bar to watch the Africa Cup of nations final which until the penalty shootout was a very dull affair – the penalties also led to the team staying in the bar for longer than anticipated. Sure there will be some sore heads amongst the team in the morning (the team’s earliest start yet leaving at 8:45).