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19-24 December 2019 -- Athletics Team Training Camp, Taiwan


With the generous support of the school, team coaches and our teachers in charge, the Athletics Team was able to once again visit Taiwan for our Christmas training camp. Aiming to strengthen the bond between members and better prepare the team for upcoming competitions, 42 members from S1 to S5 set off to Taoyuan, Taipei for a 6-day training camp from 19th to 24th of December. We were accompanied by our old girls who are currently high jump athletes, truly reflecting the continuity of the DGS spirit.

We were warmly welcomed by Taoyuan Municipal Taoyuan Senior High School, who kindly allowed us to train at their facilities throughout the camp. Girls were able to adapt to the intense training environment and maximised their performance. We supported each other during the demanding yet worthwhile training, cultivating a stronger team spirit. Senior members connected with younger athletes to share their own experiences. From small things such as how to relieve muscle pain to important tips on how to adopt the competition mindset, members gradually came together as a team during the camp.

Photo: Athletics Team Training Camp Taiwan(1)


Photo: Athletics Team Training Camp Taiwan(2)Photo: Athletics Team Training Camp Taiwan(3)

The most remarkable highlight of the camp had to be exchanging with local student athletes. Like DGS athletes, they were able to strike a good balance between academics and sports. Throughout the camp, we were impressed by the high calibre of outstanding student athletes and truly felt their passion and dedication to sports. Taiwan’s mature athlete development framework also gave us food for thought on Hong Kong’s development.

To make the most out of our trip, we engaged in recreational activities as well. Funfilled visits to Leofoo Village Theme Park and traditional night market fostered closer friendships between members. We shared laughter and joy after the strenuous training.

We are certain that the bond cultivated will only strengthen as we train together despite the cancellation of competitions in this pandemic. Our team motto “One Team One Dream” will always remain in our hearts. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our headmistress, Mrs Lau, for always giving athletes her full support. Thanks must also be given to our teachers-in-charge, Mrs. R. Santos, Mrs. A. Chung and Mr. E. Ho, for accompanying us on this meaningful training camp.

Carina Yu