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Letter from the Director of Sport and CCAs - 19th May 2016

19 May 2016

Good luck to the NAIS Tigers Primary FOBISIA Squad who will be participating in the Primary FOBISA Games in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, from Thursday 19th – 23rd May.

I hope you enjoy reading the NAIS Tigers fixtures and tournament reports below.


NAIS Tigers U15 Rugby Team Match Report

On Saturday 14th May our U15 Rugby team travelled to Dulwich College for our second set of fixtures this season. We were pleased to see the return from injury of our captain, Lawrence Xu, and we fielded a strong team. We played two matches against BISS Puxi and Dulwich College. Our first game against BISS Puxi saw a very strong performance with four tries scored – our best performance to date. All of the team excelled and we looked really strong particularly when we were attacking.

Unfortunately, our games were back to back and, being tired, we allowed Dulwich College to build up an unassailable lead; however, the boys never gave up and showed a great fighting spirit.

Next we travel to SAS and hopefully we will see a similar spirit and continue to play exciting flowing Rugby. Well done boys.

Mr Howell.

NAIS Tigers U14 C2 Girls Basketball Team Tournament and Season Report

This season has been an extremely progressive and developmental season for the C2 Basketball girls. They have developed their understanding of basic positional play and have worked extremely hard on working together as a team. As a result they have gone from strength to strength and have had some outstanding performances. In particular, the girls performed exceptionally well at the end-of-season CISSA tournament where they were able to apply basic tactical play successfully.

All of the girls have made a drastic improvement, but there have been a couple of star players who have shown excellent consistency throughout the season. These are: Nian Er, Victoria Deschamps, Louise Way and Riane Arts.

Report by Miss Sparkes

NAIS Tigers U14 C1 Girls Basketball Team Tournament Report

After a successful season, the girls were excited for the competitive nature of the tournament. Playing on the outdoor courts, the girls began with a comfortable win against the host team, Dulwich Suzhou. A 15-1 win gave the girls a confidence boost before their next game against rivals, Dulwich Shanghai. There had already been 2 meetings of the teams so far this season and they each had had a win. It was anyone’s game. It was tight throughout, but with excellent man-to-man defence from Vanessa Oyuchi and Sofie Vesterbaek and some great attacking plays by Clarissa La Scola and Lovissa Lindquist, the NAIS Tiger spirit came through and they finished with a 9-7 win. The third game in a row, playing in the heat, was going to be tough! Next up was BISS Puxi. A team who were experienced in man-to-man defence, it was going to be a challenge. But the attacking plays worked and the team dropped in basket after basket. Some great play by Amelia Haynes and Alessandra Perone. The girls scored another win 16-12 and just one more game to play. The final game of the round robin was against Dulwich College B team. The girls were getting tired. Cherry Mei and Lea Bjornemo put in a huge effort, winning lots of fast breaks and defensive balls. Elodie Jacqmin, always putting pressure on the attack, and Kristie Li’s positioning on the attack allowed for the team to get one last victory to win 12-8 and finish top of the table.

There was a short rest to cool down and rehydrate before meeting Dulwich College for the 3rd time in one week. Confidence was on the side of the Tigers as they had already had two wins against this team this week. Both teams were exhausted after a morning of hard games but the game remained tight, each team matching the other’s scoring attempts.  In the end, the NAIS Pudong Tigers triumphed. This was a well-deserved result, the team having not lost a game all day. It was a proud moment for the girls to take the position on the podium and receive their gold medals. The perfect end to a fantastic season!

Report by Mrs Parrish

NAIS Tigers C2 Boys Basketball Team Tournament Report

The CISSA C2 Basketball Team travelled to SAS Puxi on Saturday for the annual cross river tournament. There was 28 teams playing at the tournament and the level of basketball was very high. Our boys did not shy away from the competition. The team played six games in total; they won three and lost three. The best performance of the day came in game four against BISS Puxi. The boys played exceptionally well during this game, winning 18 points to 6points.  Yuraj Singh in Year 8B was fantastic in defence , Mayeul Perret and Luke Khalife displayed some excellent dribbling skills and both players scored a couple of great lay-up shots. The team that travelled to Puxi consisted of:

Mayeul Perret 8C, Luke Khalife 8A, Mikkel Raaen 8A, Daehee Han 8A, Yee Chun Sit 9A, Mario Kim 9B,Alexander Nies 8C, Isaac Chan 8C, Jonah Yearwood 8B and Yuraj Singh.

Report by Mr Keenan

NAIS Tigers U14 C1 Boys Basketball season report

The C1 Basketball squad 2016 comprised of Tommaso Carnelli, Thomas Wallace, Kamogelo Thage, Ken Yu, Niccolo Goretti, Jason Drewes, Matthew Ward, Jake Lonsdale and Julien Francois. The boys knew, going into the season that they would be coming up against some fierce and very skillful opposition. The likes of SMIC, SCIS Pudong, and Concordia, all of whom play basketball as their main sport, would all be tough teams to beat. The boys started well, beating YCIS Pudong away from home and then putting up a good battle against SCIC Pudong to come away with a pretty even result. The harder games were to follow – Concordia, SMIC and SAS Pudong. Against these teams, the NAIS boys always battled well but were outplayed by more experienced and more organised players.

Jason Drewes was always a threat for NAIS when driving to the basket, getting fouls and consistently scoring the free throws. Matthew Ward was outstanding all season and was superb at intercepting the pass and counter attacking quickly and swiftly. This player has really advanced and improved as the season has gone on. Jake Lonsdale and Ken Yu have been solid under the basket and winning rebounds in both defence and attack. Niccolo Goretti demonstrated some excellent defensive skills and was excellent at closing down played quickly and efficiently.

Saturday 14th May saw the British School Basketball Tournament, held at Dulwich College Suzhou. Unfortunately, due to injuries and other reasons, the boys only had six players, which meant they were exhausted by the end, especially as other teams had squads of 10/12 players! They fought valiantly and never gave up, beating only Wellington and coming 4th overall. The season has been hard but I hope that all have learned and developed as it has gone on. Well done all for their efforts and commitment.

Report by Mr Northedge

NAIS Tigers U12 Jr Girls Basketball Tournament Report

The NAIS Tigers Junior girls basketball team had a super tournament on Saturday playing at BISS PUXI. Their development of skill and understanding of the game grew throughout the day building on what was already a very successful season. Winning three of the games played was a highlight of the day with many baskets scored. Many of the team played exceptionally well; however, Josie Lonsdale and Madeline Lum were the two chosen to represent NAIS in the East vs West game which ended up in a draw. A very successful tournament and the girls should be extremely proud of their development and achievement.

Report by Mrs Howell

NAIS Tigers U12 Jr Boys Basketball Tournament Report

The NAIS Pudong Tigers U12 boys team started the day playing a well-drilled Concordia team. The boys played well but were finding defending against such a good team difficult. They lost the game by 10 points. Their second game was against YCIS Puxi 1 and the boys started off well, with George Emery and Filippo La Scola scoring points and as the game progressed YCIS began to take control and the game finished a draw. The next game was against YCIS 2 who were a stronger opposition and they took an early lead and were in control for most of the game. The boys worked hard  in defence and with Danny Ren and Sarthak Bodhale working tirelessly to win the ball back and George Emery and Filippo La Scola scoring points from lay ups and set shots and the team lost by only two points. Their next two games were against SAS Puxi Team 1 and SAS Puxi Team 2. In both games, the boys were out played, but they never gave up in either of the games and deserve praise for their efforts. The last game of the day was against  BISS Puxi. The team took an early lead through scoring from Filippo La Scola, George Emery, Sarthak and Danny Ren. Arya Nair was working hard and creating lots of chances for the team. The boys continued to lead with less than three minutes to go. The team began to give ball away too easily and, all of a sudden, BISS Puxi scored six points and ran out winners by 16 points to 14. The boys deserve praise for their efforts throughout the day and all of the team worked hard and supported each other in the games. I want to thank the coach, Mr Shackleton, for his positive coaching and ensuring that all the boys had a great time and gained a positive experience throughout the season and in the Cross River Tournament.

Repot by Mr Wallace 

Team Fixtures and training from 19th – 27th May

Thursday 19th – 23rd May – Primary FOBISIA Games in Ho Chi Minh

Saturday 21st May – NAIS Tigers U15 Boys Rugby team will play at SAS Puxi. The team will leave school at 7.35am and drop off at SAS Puxi and the school team bus will leave SAS Puxi at 12noon and should be back at school no later than 1.25pm. If players make their own travel arrangements they must meet the coach, Mr. Howell at SAS Puxi school field no later than 8.45am.

Monday 23rd May – NAIS Tigers U13 Netball Teams Verses Dulwich College from 3.15 – 5.00pm and students to be collected from school at 5.00pm

Monday 23rd May – NAIS Tigers U15 Netball teams will leave school at 3.15pm and drop off at Dulwich College and will play until 5.00pm. The students can be collected from Dulwich College at 5.00pm or from school at 5.50pm

Tuesday 24th May – NAIS Tigers U15 Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm

Wednesday 25th May – NAIS Tigers U13 and U15 Netball team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm

Thursday 26th May – NAIS Tigers U15 Boys Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm 

Noel Wallace
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