This week we travelled to BISS Pudong for a two game venture. I first want to thank the parents who came out to support us for the morning. U15 rugby is in very much of a development stage with the majority of players never having played before.
Another special mention must go out to Max Zimmer in Year 12 and Sven Weinholts who travelled out with us to prepare for the matches as well.
The day started off with our first match against a very experienced Dulwich A side who put some serious point on us, however saying that, there were positives that came out of the game. We set the rucks up a lot more efficiently and held possession for longer than previous weeks. We discovered the importance of depth in the back line to give us time to get the ball out to our speedsters.
We also learnt the importance of preparation, conversations we should be having on the bus, getting our heads into the game and ready for contact mode. Rugby is a very intense contact sport and if you are not mentally prepared then your body will obviously not follow. Body position was something else we will really work on this week at training. I was very proud of how Samuel Niemi played in both attack and defence. Jason Chang gained the most metres on the field in his debut rugby match and this was pleasing to see.
We will endeavour to progress further and talk about a few rules the students were unsure of on Saturday and keep on working on becoming the best we can possibly be.
- Coach Tony Halalilo, Head of Rugby
CISSA boys tournament
The Year 5 and 6 boys played in two teams coached by Miss Monro and Jian Marco, the BISCAP basketball coach. The teams played a total of six games across the day and were cheered on by some great parental support.
It was a very long day starting with a bus pick up at 7am and getting dropped back off at school at 4:30pm, but the boys learned a lot at the tournament. They learned a lot about team work, playing a tight zone defence, taking shots as soon as they are open and the importance of accurate passes. I was very impressed with their enthusiasm and encouragement of each other. It was a great day of basketball and the boys should be proud of the results they earned. Well done team!
- Coach Marie Monro
Division 1 boys
On Sunday the boys’ D1 basketball team took part in the Liaoyuan Invitational Basketball Tournament. The basketball season ended in mid-January and the boys were rusty to say the least.
Managing to blow off the rust, the team played well in the final and ended up winning the tournament. Pablo Lahoz-Powter shot brilliantly, managing to win the three-point shooting competition which made it a clean sweep of awards on a dominant day for BISS Lions basketball. This all bodes very well for next year!
- Coach Luke Lister
Students played three games over the weekend. Competition level was high and the girls rose to the occasion. It was especially good to see students who were new to netball step up their game and show great improvement in their skills. A particularly great game was played against Dulwich A team, where our team pushed them to their limits. A great weekend of netball and I look forward to next week’s challenge.
- Coach Angela Sharrock
It was a busy Saturday with six games in total for our two U13 teams made up of Year 7 and 8 students. Students were positive and raring to go. The girls’ focus was on performance and in particularly the use of defensive and attacking positioning.
A special mention to our Goalkeepers Jennifer Carlander and Chloe Choi. They did a fantastic job marking the ball and winning rebounds, which frustrated the opposing teams. The Year 7’s last game against BISS Pudong was a highlight coming from behind at half time to comfortably win! Well done girls.
- Coach Laura Byfield