Some images from the netball matches this weekend, rugby images to come.
The BISS Puxi Lions took to the court enthusiastically on Saturday as the Netball team played fiercely with all their hearts! Schools from Shanghai and Suzhou gathered in the Secondary Sports Hall to compete in friendly games.
First, we warmed up then went over the game plan and positions of the game with our Netball coach, Miss Harding, and others helping including Miss Meehan and Miss Byfield as well as two IB students Chloe and Katie. Our captain of the week, Munique, then called in the group huddle for our Lions cheer.
The first game was against Dulwich Shanghai with a close loss of 3-4. Although we lost the first game, BISS Puxi played well and it was a great start to the day. We then took a short break to drink some water and have some healthy snacks before heading back into the next match against BISS Pudong. With our stamina strengthened, our Puxi team played eagerly and won the match with a score of 7-2! Each team congratulated each other before leaving to play their next game.
Unfortunately, we were not as lucky in our match against Dulwich Suzhou B Team resulting in a 1-3 defeat. The team soon shook it off as we gladly prepared for our next game. Victory was on our side once again as we played the A Team of Dulwich Suzhou with a satisfying end result of 9-5 to the BISS Lions!
Though we didn’t win every game, we all enjoyed it immensely and kept a positive attitude throughout, helped along by tips from the coaches and cheers from parents and all that came for support!
“Today was really fun and I enjoyed playing the games!” exclaimed Chloe, a member of the team, as many shouts of agreement followed. A big ‘Thank you’ to our coaches and supporting audience! We’re all really proud of our school for all our sports accomplishments!
- Munique Tan, 6B & Harmony Charles 6U
U9 and U11 Rugby report
At 9am on Saturday we were out and warming up for the tournament that was hosted at our school on the primary field.
Both the U11 and U9 teams played throughout the day. This was a good highlight of the rugby season for both our teams, with the U11 rugby team scoring over 8 tries and winning nearly all their games.
The U11 team was split into three teams: black team, white team and blue team, with Mats Ceyssens black team captain, Daniel Falla white team captain and Louis Williamson as blue team captain.
The teams in the tournament from the other schools were the Seahorses from the Japanese school, the French School team and our own three BISS Lions teams.
All of our teams had a great time playing and watching rugby throughout the day. There were some tough games, and we suffered some loses and a few minor injuries, but at the end of the day, every one had a wonderful time playing rugby.
Principal Foyle came to watch and said: ‘Some very technical rugby was played’. Mr Halililo, Head Rugby coach, said: ‘The boys were protecting the ball in the ruck nicely’.
It’s great to hear these comments and we can’t wait to play again next time!
- Louis Williamson, 6P and Mats Ceyssens, 6I