There will be many more sporting moments this week with the secondary ECA’s starting but for now here is a brief round up of the games last week.
The Senior boys tens season will start this coming Saturday and in preparation, the BISS Lions competed in a warm up fixture against SAS Puxi on Thursday. The new look Lions were given a touch first enounter from a larger more physical group of players but managed the keep the scores all square by the end of this warm up match.
The U19 Division 1 Boys opened their Shanghai West division 1 season with a close 2:1 win over the SSIS Sabres. Some very committed play from all players so early in the season leaves the coaches feeling very positive about what might happen over the next few weeks.
The U19 Division 1 Girls lost their first fixture of the season against SSIS in a hard fought three set nail biter. There was plenty of evidence throughout the match the girls have what it takes to do something special in the league and even at ACAMIS this year; watch this space.
The Division 2 Girls had two games last week. The first was a home fixture v’s the SSIS Sabres where they won convincingly in two straight sets. The girls worked hard to maintain the three touch approach at all times and showed excellent use of their height in attack. On Friday they came up against SLAS, a U19 team with D2 Status. The Lions lost in two sets but played some very good volleyball and were always in touch.
The Division 2 Boys had a similar fixture on Friday against SLAS U19. The lions lost in two straight sets but as a team they showed they have what it takes to mix with some of the stronger Division 2 teams in Shanghai.
There is plenty more sport to come in the next few weeks, with the D2 Volleyball season fixtures coming thick and fast. I will keep you updated with all of these exciting experiences as the results come in, plus infuser posts I will also be introducing the Shanghai U15 FOBISIA Games and announcing the new BISS Lions products available from the uniform shop.
Thomas Hitchings, Director of Sport