It gives me great pleasure to welcome in addition to BSB Shunyi the Gold Division participating member schools (Dalian American International School (DAIS), Hong Kong Academy (HKA), Hangzhou International School (HIS), The International School of Macao (TIS), & International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS)) for this year’s U19 Soccer Championships at BSB Shunyi.
This is the 4th time we have hosted ACAMIS within the Gold Division and the 2nd time hosting soccer. Soccer is the 3rd and final core sport tournament within ACAMIS for the 2014-2015 academic year. Many students participating in this tournament will mark their final ACAMIS tournament and for some of you, it is your first one. BSB is in a very unique situation this year entering two girl’s teams as one school could not send a team.
As I always express to our teams and students every year, take advantage of these opportunities as there are so few of them available at this level or beyond your secondary academic careers. But above all, have fun, play hard and enjoy your time at BSB and in Beijing over the course of the tournament.
Like so many things at BSB I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the PE/Sport Department who all of you will see throughout the tournament either managing the action on the pitches or helping to supervise for the many activities scheduled throughout the tournament and in the evening.
Also our marketing team has done a fabulous job making the ACAMIS environment at school truly in the spirit and mood for this event. Special thanks to Brenda Leung, Anna Jin, Eli Puttock & Nicole Washko for their added and continued efforts on the marketing and communication side.
Finally, I wanted to thank our students (especially the Y10 PE GCSE Student Helpers), teachers, and school leadership as without them we won’t be able to do so many of the things we do at the level we do.
Good luck to all teams and I look forward to a great tournament as well as all the experiences that go with ACAMIS sporting events. Feel free to come and speak to me at any time or any member of the BSB team as it is our pleasure to host these games.
Update from: Travis Washko, Director of Sport & PE/Tournament Director