Tournament Report - D2 Boys SISAC End of Season Football Tournament
The NAIS Tigers D2 Boys Football team went into their end-of-season football tournament as the number one seed from the East league since the boys won the East league without losing a game.
Their first game in the End-of-Season Tournament was a quarter final verses Dulwich College. In the first half, the team had complete control of the game and scored early with a well-created goal finished by Till Scholten. In the second half of the game, the team continued to keep the ball, passing and moving with ease, with Dulwich defending well. As the second half continued, the boys scored two more goals from Naser Dajani-Keenan and Luca Ruisi.
The team went into the semi-final with confidence and came up against a well-organised Suzhou Singapore International School team. Once again our boys had complete control of the game, passing the ball and keeping it away from the SSIS team. The boys created many scoring chances only to be stopped by the outstanding goalkeeper from SSIS. The second half was much like the first half, and the team had complete control, with SSIS only able to shoot from a distance and kick the ball long when they had the ball. As we moved closer to extra time, their goalkeeper made a mistake and Naser Dajani-Keenan reacted so quickly going around the goalkeeper to place the ball into an empty goal to win 1 – 0.
The team went into the final with confidence. They faced a strong Shanghai Livingston School team. From the start, our boys had control of the game and scored through Luca Ruisi. The Livingston team began to come into the game and with both teams playing a passing game it was a tight game. Just before half time Livingston scored a deserved equalizer. In the second half the NAIS boys took complete control and scored three goals, two from Naser Dajani-Keenan and one more from Luca Ruisi. The team could have scored at least another three if they had more composure in front of the goal. Just before the end of the game Livingston scored a goal.
The final was a one-sided game and the NAIS Pudong D2 Boys team was, without a doubt, the best team on show and deservedly won the tournament. All of the players in the team deserve immense praise and the team coach Mr. Keenan also needs praise for the team being prepared so well for the season. The boys’ success bodes well for the future.
Team Fixtures and Training from 23rd– 29th April
Saturday 23rd April – NAIS Tigers U15 Rugby team playing at Dulwich College, Golden Gate Bridge field from 8.30am – 11.30am.
Monday 25th April – NAIS Tigers Primary FOBISIA Squad have swim training from 7.00 – 8.00am.
Monday 25th April – NAIS Tigers U13 and U15 Netball team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Tuesday 26th April – NAIS Tigers Primary FOBISIA Squad have T-Ball training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Tuesday 26th April – NAIS Tigers U15 Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Tuesday 26th April – NAIS Tigers CISSA C1 Boys Basketball team verses SMIC at NAIS Pudong from 3.15 – 5.00pm. The players to be collected from school at 5.00pm.
Tuesday 26th April – NAIS Tigers CISSA C2 Boys Basketball team verses SMIC at SMIC. The students leave school at 3.15pm. They leave SMIC at 5.00pm and can be collected from SMIC at 5.00pm or from school at 5.45pm.
Tuesday 26th April – NAIS Tigers CISSA Jr Boys Basketball team verses SCIS Pudong at SCIS Pudong High School campus. Leave school at 3.15pm and drop off at SCIS PD. Leave SCIS PD at 5.00pm and drop off at school at 5.25pm. The students can be collected from SCIS PD at 5.00pm or school at 5.25pm.
Wednesday 27th April – NAIS Tigers U13 and U15 Netball team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Thursday 28th April – NAIS Tigers Primary FOBISIA Squad Football training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Thursday 28th April – NAIS Tigers U15 Boys Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm.
Director of Sport