NAIS Tigers Football Match Reports
D1 7-a-side Boys
The D1 Boys 7-a-side team played their second game of the season on Friday 19th February against YCIS Pudong. It was a new and fresh looking team for this game in comparison to the team which won at SAS Pudong on Wednesday.
The team had two Year 9 students and one Year 10 student with the rest of the squad made up of a mix of Year 11 and 12 students. The team started strongly and created a couple of great opportunities to score. One of those opportunities smashed off the bar and bounced off the line, unfortunately it did not go in according to the referee. Within five minutes of having this chance our team conceded a goal against the run of play. The team continued to play some nice attractive passing football. The midfield was dominated by Joaquin Rios, Naser Dajani-Keenan and Gauthier Jacqmin with Thomas Wallace and Jack Bailey also looking very strong in defence. Thomas Wallace’s excellent throw-ins from the sideline caused YCIS to panic each time he launched the ball towards their goal.
The equalising goal came midway through the first half and it was a great finish from our striker, Oleg Grunda. In the second half, NAIS Pudong continued to apply pressure on YCIS’s defense and a few good saves from their keeper prevented NAIS Pudong from adding a second goal. Mr Dawson and Mr Keenan shuffled a few players into different positions but to no avail, the game finished 1-1. Mr Dawson and Mr Keenan were happy with the result and the attitude and commitment from the NAIS players.
D1 11-a-side Boys
The D1 Boys 11-a-side team played a strong Dulwich team. We opened the scoring early on with a great cross shot from Aleks Niggli. From then on in Dulwich began to dominate the game but our defence was strong, holding off the Dulwich attacks and, a minute before half time, they scored a goal due to a mix up in defence. In the second half, the Dulwich team took control of the game and was attacking at will. Our work rate and defence were outstanding. Just before the end of the game, we broke out and should have scored a goal but sadly we did not take our clear-cut chance. The game ended at 1 – 1 and the boys should be proud of their work rate, positive support for each other and the captain Emiliano D’Angio was outstanding with his tackling and leadership throughout the game.
D1 7-a-side Girls
On Friday 19th February, our girls 7-a-side team totally outplayed the YCIS Pudong girls’ team and ran out easy winners by 10 goals to nil. The goals were spread between the team and it was a very good performance.
D1 11-a-side Girls
On Tuesday 23rd February our girls 11-a-side team played Dulwich College. It was a very close game with few chances from both teams due to both teams’ defence dominating the game. During the second half as the game progressed, both teams began to make some clear-cut chances. Five minutes from the end, Dulwich scored and they ran out winners by 1 – 0. This is the first defeat the girls have encountered this season. Tomorrow they will be playing a very strong Concordia International School girls team and the girls need to pick themselves up and be ready for the next tough game.
U13 FOBISIA Basketball Tournament Report
The U13 boys and girls FOBISIA teams played in an invitational basketball tournament at NAIS Pudong last Saturday. Both teams played against Dulwich College Shanghai, Dulwich College Suzhou and BISS Puxi.
The girls team played Dulwich College Suzhou in their first game, playing well throughout, and lost by only 1 point. The girls went into their second game against Dulwich Shanghai knowing they needed to continue to develop their passing and shooting. The defensive work was good and they did keep a strong Dulwich team away from their basket. The game ended with our girls losing by 10 points to 4. In their last game against BISS Puxi, the team kept working hard and again their defence was good, but we missed lots of shots under the basket. The game finished with BISS Puxi winning by 17 – 6. The team played well together and should be pleased with their first basketball games even though the results did not go their way. This allowed the coach, Mrs. Parrish, to focus on our girls’ shooting as their approach work and their defensive work was good.
The boys team started the tournament well by beating Dulwich College Suzhou by 18 – 11. The second game saw two very good teams as our boys played Dulwich College Shanghai. It was a very close game with both teams working tirelessly throughout on defensive as well as offensive play. The game came down to the last minute and Dulwich won by 9 – 7. In the last game against BISS Puxi the boys started well, but in the second half their defence was broached many times by the BISS Puxi attack. The result was 16 – 10 to BISS Puxi. The team played really well together and there were some outstanding individual performances from Jason Drewes, Jake Lonsdale and Matthew Ward.
The day was a great opportunity for our teams to play together and allows the coaches to focus on the areas the teams need to improve upon prior to attending the games in Hong Kong in March.
The British Schools U14 Volleyball Cup
The NAIS Tigers U14 Boys Volleyball team performed exceptionally well throughout the group games. In the first game against BISS Puxi, our boys won by two sets to zero (25-20 and 25-18). In the second group game the team narrowly lost by two sets to one, with the score in the final set 18-16 in favour of Dulwich College. In the final group game against Wellington College, the score was two sets to zero and we dominated the match from beginning to end. The final score was 25-16 in the first set and 25-18 in the second set. The team qualified for the final following their two wins.
In the final we narrowly lost to Dulwich College in three sets again. The score in the third set was 15-13, so a very close game. The team’s attitude and enthusiasm throughout the competition was excellent. I am certain that these boys can only improve and will achieve better results in the future.
The team played Dulwich College on Tuesday in their C1 CISSA league game and our boys team won the game by two sets to one. The team can build on the result leading into their cross-river CISSA tournament on Saturday 19th March. The team is as follows:
Tomasso Carnelli, 9A; Thomas Wallace, 9A; Till Scholten, 9B; Laurenz Wiener, 9A; Rahul Suresh, 9B; Riccardo Perone, 9C; Nathaniel Joshi, 9B; Alex Khalife, 9B and Mario Kim, 9B.
Report by Mr Keenan
NAIS Tiger Sharks Senior Swim Team at SCIS Pudong Invitational Swim Meet
It was a fast and furious meet and both our boys and girls teams came third overall. We had event winners for Gaia Becker in 50m backstroke and Clarissa Lum in 50m butterfly. There is also a special mention to Riccardo Perone for breaking sub 30 seconds in the 50m freestyle.
The boys team included Bryan Yong; Aaron Yong; Alex Steel; Riccardo Perone; Niccolo Goretti and Charlie MacDonald-Butler.
The girls team included Nian Yun Tan; Nian Er Tan; Anna Pardali-Moustakas; Clarissa Lum and Gaia Becker.
Report by Mrs Howell
U11 Netball Match Report
On Saturday 20th February, the U11 netball squad travelled to Dulwich Suzhou. The girls have been working extremely hard on improving their core skills such as footwork, man-on-man marking, moving forward into space and accurate passing; it was pleasing to see great improvement since the previous fixture over two weeks ago.
The girls came away from the fixture feeling happy with two wins and a draw against Dulwich Shanghai teams 2 & 3 and Dulwich Suzhou. A combination of a stronger mid-court section with Chiyi Kong (C), Araya Richards (WD), Amelie Zhou (WA) and our shooting team Sophie Hugo (GA), Alexia Brent (GS) and Megan Watson (GS), helped direct the team to victory! Our defending squad members had a tough time against Dulwich Shanghai and BISS Puxi but never faltered in their positive attitude towards their team and the game. Well done to Marlene Weiner (GD), Jisu Kim (GD) and Jada Chen (GK). A great second fixture and we look forward to seeing the squad continue to improve as we rapidly move through the season.
Report by Mrs Hugo
Team Fixtures and Training from 26th February – 5th March
Friday 26th February – NAIS Tigers U19 Girls SISAC 11-a-side League game versus Concordia International School at CISS. Leave school at 3.15pm and kick off at 4.15pm. The team should be finished by 5.45pm and drop off at school by 6.30pm. This will be a great game to come and watch.
Friday 26th February – NAIS Tigers U19 Boys SISAC 11–a-side League game versus Concordia International School at CISS. Kick-off is at 6.15pm and should be finished by 7.45pm. This will be a great game to come and watch.
Saturday 27th February – NAIS Tigers Sharks Swim Team will be competing in the Shanghai Swim League Cup and Plate Championship for swimmers aged 11 and over at SAS Pudong. Leave school at 6.30am and finish at SAS Pudong at approximately 4.00pm on the Saturday.
Saturday 27th February – U11 NAIS Tigers Netball Team play in Junior Netball league game at BISS Puxi. Leave school at 7.15am and arrive at BISS Puxi for an 8.15am start – arrive back at school at approximately 1.15pm.
Saturday 27th February – U11 and U9 NAIS Tigers Rugby teams will be playing their rugby games at Wellington College from 8.30am – 12noon. The players should meet the coaches at Wellington College no later than 8.30am on their school field.
Sunday 28th February - NAIS Tigers Sharks Swim Team will be competing in the Shanghai Swim League Cup and Plate Championship for swimmers aged 10 and under at SAS Pudong. Leave school at 6.30am and will finish by 2.00pm on the Sunday.
Monday 29th February – NAIS Tigers U13 FOBISIA Basketball training for Boys and Girls from 3.15 – 4.25pm
Tuesday 1st March – NAIS Tigers U13 FOBISIA squad swim training from 7.00 – 8.00am
Tuesday 1st March - NAIS Tigers U13 boys and girls FOBISIA football game versus Dulwich College at Dulwich College. Leave school at 3.15pm and kick off at 4.00pm – leave Dulwich College at 5.00pm and drop off at school at approximately 5.50pm.
Tuesday 1st March – NAIS Tigers U14 Boys C1 Volleyball team Vs SAS Pudong at SAS Pudong. Leave school at 3.15 – leave SAS Pudong at 5.00pm and should be back at school no later than 5.50pm.
Tuesday 1st March – NAIS Tigers U9 Boys Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm aimed at boys from Year 3 and Year 4.
Tuesday 1st March – NAIS Tigers U11 Boys Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm aimed at boys from Year 5 and Year 6.
Wednesday 2nd March – NAIS Tigers U9 Netball team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm aimed at girls from Year 3 and Year 4.
Wednesday 2nd March – NAIS Tigers U11 Netball team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm aimed at girls from Year 5 and Year 6.
Wednesday 2nd March – NAIS Tigers U19 Boys Football team training from 3.15 – 5.00pm.
Thursday 3rd March – NAIS Tigers U13 boys FOBISIA Football training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Thursday 3rd March – NAIS Tigers U19 Girls Football team training from 3.15 – 5.00pm.
Thursday 3rd March - NAIS Tigers Girls U14 C1 Volleyball team Vs Dulwich College at Dulwich College. Leave school at 3.15pm – leave Dulwich College at 5.00pm and should arrive at school at 5.45pm.
Thursday 3rd March – NAIS Tigers Girls U14 C2 Volleyball team Vs SAS Pudong at SAS Pudong. Leave school at 3.15pm – leave SAS Pudong at 5.00pm and should arrive at school at 5.50pm.
Friday 4th March – NAIS Tigers U19 boys and girls football team training from 3.15 – 5.00pm.
Saturday 5th March – U11 NAIS Tigers Netball Team play in Junior Netball league at Dulwich College leave school at 7.40am and arrive at Dulwich College for an 8.15am start – arrive back at school at approximately 12.30pm.
Saturday 5th March – U11 and U9 NAIS Tigers Rugby teams will be playing their rugby games at Shanghai Rugby Club from 8.30am – 12noon. The players should meet the coaches at Shanghai Rugby Club no later than 8.30am on the Shanghai Rugby Club field.
Director of Sport