Primary FOBISIA Games Tournament Report
The NAIS Tigers Primary FOBISIA team travelled to Ho Chi Minh on Thursday 19th May with lots of enthusiasm and a determined approach to do their best at the Primary FOBISIA Games.
The first day we started with Athletics. It was a very hot morning and, with the sun pounding down on the athletes, we witnessed our boys and girls winning an abundance of medals in the sprint races of 60m and 100m races. We also had a number of successes in the field events and the children worked tirelessly in all events. As the morning came to a close, we had the shuttle relay events. Our Year 4 students finished in 6th place, our Year 5 students finished in 5th place and our Year 6 students finished in 4th place. We moved onto swimming in the afternoon. Our boys and girls swimmers found the competition tough but rose to the challenge and we had some good individual and relay successes. When we came to the end of the day the boys and girls were tired but were pleased with their efforts.
The second day we played the T-ball. It was a very steamy hot day and the teams played against well-drilled teams. Our Year 4 team played well and with some more luck they could have won a couple of their games. Sadly, they played 5 and lost 5. The Year 5 team played in a tough tournament and the team performed well in many of their games and got a draw with Kellett School, Hong Kong, a game they should have won. The Year 5 team other games saw them lose by a close margin and with a bit of luck could have got the results their performances deserved. The Year 6 team also played well and fielded well in all of their games and it was there batting that let the team down; with more confidence they could have done better in their league. The Year 4 and Year 6 teams both came 6th overall in there leagues and the Year 5 team came 5th overall.
The final day we witnessed the teams playing football in 38 degree heat with high humidity. The Year 4 boys beat BIS Jakarte 3 – 0 and went into their last game looking for a result. They were very unfortunate not to have reached the 3rd place play-off game losing to Dulwich College, Beijing 2-1 with the goal scored with a minute to go in the game. The Year 5 boys’ team played well in many of their games but did not get the results their performances deserved. They lost to TES and KSHK by 2- 0. They were outplayed by BIS Jakarta and lost 3 – 0. In their game against Dulwich College, Beijing they outplayed the team and had many chances to score but lost to a lucky goal and, in their last game, lost 4 – 2 to BIS Ho Chi Minh. The team played really well in this game with two goals from Kai Beaumont, but the NAIS team was beaten by a very strong team. The Year 6 boys’ tournament started badly with an injury for Ciro Verni and it meant the team played the rest of the tournament with no subs and in the extreme heat the Year 6 boys were getting tired as each game took place. They were unlucky to lose to BIS Ho Chi Minh as the team created lots of chances but could not score. The next four games we witnessed the boys working hard to compete and, as the games went on, the boys got tired and also picked up some injuries. They lost to DC Bejing by 3 – 1 and again the boys played well without luck in front of goal. They lost to a strong BIS Jakarta team by 4 – 1 and went down to four players due to injury against KSHK and lost by 4 – 0. The last game against TES, the boys played well and took the lead through Luca Jones, but as they tired TES scored two late goals. The boys need immense praise as they did not give up in any games and James Cartwright was the player of the tournament for football and T-Ball.
The girls Year 4 team gave 100% effort to all games but were beaten by some very good teams who had players who could score goals at will. The Year 5 girls’ team play improved as they played more games. They were competitive and defended quite well, but were unable to convert the chances they made. The Year 6 girls’ team played well and was competitive in all games. They drew one game and lost four and, if they got a result in their last game against BIS Ho Chi Minh, they would have reached the 3rd and 4th playoff game. The last game they lost by 2-1 but with some luck should have won the game or at least get a draw.
Overall, the NAIS Primary FOBISIA squad performed well throughout the three days of sport and did compete against teams that were strong and fit. The team had problems acclimatizing to the extreme heat but never gave up and all of the students were great ambassadors for our school. I want to thank all the coaches for their hard work preparing the team for the games and the parents who travelled with the team for their support for the students. They were the loudest group of supporters throughout the three days! Results will be published next week once we receive all results from BIS Ho Chi Minh.
Mr. Noel Wallace
Team Fixtures and training from 30th May – 4th June 2016
Monday 30th May - NAIS Tigers U13 and U15 Netball Team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm
Tuesday 31st May – NAIS Tigers U15 Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm
Wednesday 1st June – NAIS Tigers U13 and U15 Netball team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm
Thursday 2nd June – NAIS Tigers U15 Boys Rugby team training from 3.15 – 4.25pm
Saturday 4th June – NAIS Tigers U15 Boys Ruby team play in their Rugby end of season tournament at Dulwich College from 9.00am – 1.30pm
Saturday 4th June – NAIS Tigers U13 Netball Teams 1 and 2 will be playing in their end of season Netball tournament at Dulwich College from 8.30am – approximately 2.00pm
Saturday 4th June – NAIS Tigers U15 Netball Teams 1 and 2 will be playing in their end of season Netball tournament at NAIS Pudong from 8.15 – 3.30pm
Director of Sport