Glen Laing, football coach at St Jago High School, has described the pitch at Calabar High as “a beautiful surface”.Laing, who directed St Jago to a 1-0 victory over the host team in Group G of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup last Friday, says he’d play at Calabar every day.His Calabar counterpart, Ligyasu Simms, believes the plush surface will help his team in the seasons to come.”It is nice when the schoolboys can train on the proper surface,” pronounced the St Jago coach after the game. “It is also exciting for us to take them out and train them.”St Jago’s Monk Street playing field has been out of service for several months because of a work programme to rehabilitate it. In those circumstances, it was a joy for St Jago to visit Calabar’s Red Hills Road campus.”It’s just a beautiful surface. They’re taking care of it and I really appreciate coming down here.”Simms feels the same way.”Millions of dollars were spent on this surface, and it is a good surface for good football, and as you can see, the Calabar team executed some good football today, but unfortunately it just didn’t go in our favour,” he commented.Without giving up on the current schoolboy season, Simms thinks the improved surface will help Calabar’s football in the future.”This is the start of the programme and it can only get better as we go along,” he predicted.
Go back to the enewsletterLuxperience has announced a Diamond Partnership with Tourism Australia at this year’s event taking place at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 16 to 19 September 2018.With its strong commitment to the premium sector, Tourism Australia views Luxperience as an ideal opportunity to showcase Australia’s unique premium offerings to the world’s leading luxury and experiential travel advisors. Tourism Australia will command a significant presence at the exhibition as host of the popular Buyer and Media Lounge.Tourism Australia is also hosting a selection of familiarisation tours around Australia in conjunction with the State Tourism offices. They will be working closely with elite suppliers to provide a program that will have the luxury global buyers attending Luxperience actively immersed and engaged with Australian premium products and experiences.“Australia has some incredible luxury experiences that are accentuated by our world-class natural environment, exceptional food and wine, and warm welcoming people,” said Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan.“Through our involvement in Luxperience, we aim to give specialist buyers from around the world greater insight and first-hand experience of the diversity of Australia’s luxury and premium tourism offering.”Diversified Communications Event Director, Michelle Papas, said, “We are excited to be working with Tourism Australia and welcome their enhanced involvement and support this year.”“Luxperience continues to lead the way in securing the right platform for senior decision-makers from around the world to not only meet and build useful business relationships at the exhibition but personally experience some of Australia’s best travel products.”Go back to the enewsletter