The ESC sports conference, as well as other international and national school sports organisations, have given students, coaches, and communities opportunities to build character, show care, and develop resilience for many years. To our student-athletes, as you face challenges over the coming months, now is an opportunity to use the team spirit, leadership, and determination we have witnessed at our tournaments over the years. We challenge you to find ways with your local communities, family, and friends to show the same persistence off the field as you have shown on it. Finally to show the resilience to adapt to your new exam structures, your online learning and remaining balanced while at home.

Our sports conferences will continue to support students, coaches, and communities for many years to come as we too learn to adapt and rise to the challenges ahead.