Every year around this time I get to combine two of my favorite things: competition and school spirit. The Copa de la Amistad (Friendship Cup) is a soccer match between the two biggest bilingual schools in Cali - Colegio Bolívar and the British school, Colombo Britanico. Hosting responsibilities switch every other year and this year we made the short hike a few blocks away to visit their campus. The game can be likened to a North American Homecoming football game, if everyone in the stands actually liked football and weren't there just for the event itself. Obviously, soccer (the real football) is obsessed over which takes watching the match to a whole other level.
|The team takes the field.|
|The team captain (and one of my Pre-AP Bio students) doing his thing.|
|Try holding class the hour before the game... F for fail.|
|Blue and White filling the bleachers|
|Some of the upper-classmen on the team brought a jersey for me to wear.|