Boys U14 Football - DVAC Champions
Last Saturday our Boys’ U14 Football squad travelled to Vienna to compete with 6 other international schools in the season ending DVAC tournament. The results could not have been any better for our boys, who in the end ran out worthy and convincing champions! Winning all 4 matches played, the team scored an astounding 33 goals from the 4 matches they played, with 10 different scorers and only conceding one goal on their way to lifting the Championship trophy.
The team now move into the winter off-season, during which preparations will begin for the annual ENASA tournament due to be held next spring.
Special thanks to all members of the squad and Mr Wilson for their efforts throughout the season, to Mr Allan for accompanying the team on Saturday and to all parents for the continued support!
Health and Wellbeing Leader, Teacher of Physical Education
Boys' U14 Football Coach
Saturday 10th November was the final tournament of the year for our U19 girls. This was the final chance for some of the girls to play in a round of games for BISB. It would be the crowning end to their footballing career at BISB, as they now turn their focus to exam preparation. They had previously won this tournament three times in a row and were aiming for an impressive fourth. The weather firstly caught everyone by surprise; it was much colder than predicted, but it didn’t cool the desire for the girls to win the tournament. Our opening match was against BIS Bratislava. Usually we take a while to get going, but we were focused from the off and won the game 4-1. There was a feeling of disappointment that we had conceded a goal and spent the rest of the tournament making sure this didn’t happen again. We won the next three games: 3-0, 8-0 and 2-0. The girls did themselves proud and did everything they could to make sure the championship title was coming back to Budapest.
Our U14 Girls’ team have really set themselves up nicely for the upcoming Nord Anglia tournament next year. They put on an amazing display of football at the same location as the U19 team. However, they started off on the wrong foot and allowed BIS Bratislava too much time to play and were punished for their gentle approach to the game with a 1-0 defeat. This was a concern for myself and Mrs Hughes, who was coaching the U14s on the day, as we were worried about how the girls would respond to this defeat. They responded in the best way; they went on to win all their other three matches: 3-1, 5-0 and 1-0. I believe that the way in which a team player or athlete approaches their game after a loss is what makes a huge difference in sport. The girls performed brilliantly and by far deserved their second place on the day. The U14s will spend the next couple of months preparing for the Nord Anglia tournament and we hope to continue our immense form in that tournament.
I’d like to thank the girls and their parents for their support and efforts, Mrs Hughes as coach for the U14 team, and Mrs Mawdsley and Mrs Mate-Klatyik for their assistance on the day.
Girls' Football Coach