Our NACIS U11 football team took part in their opening tournament of the season at Western International School Shanghai. The students took part in four games, demonstrating an excellent attitude, admirable effort and some excellent football skills. The teams performanced progressed over the course of the games, showing some excellent potential moving into the next tournament on 10 November at NACIS. Jayden Coan finished with two well-earned goals with an accomplished performance over the morning. Jeremy Ye finished the morning as our star player, meeting our pre-tournament objectives of working extremely hard, being resilient and playing with enjoyment. Whereas, Evan Peng won our MVP award with an outstanding goalkeeping display throughout the morning.
A big well-done to all players involved, and as always a big thank you to all those parents who came to watch and support our team.
On Saturday 13 October our U13 football team participated in their first tournament of the season at KCIS. This was the first time the team had played together and were against some tough opposition. The tournament started with a 0-0 draw against eventual finalists SHSID which showed the team’s determination and resilience to keep out a very strong team. Our next two games of the group saw us demonstrate our own footballing ability. First, by winning 1-0 against SUIS Pudong with Michael Li scoring our goal. The final group game was against the hosts KCIS. We played extremely well during this game and the close scoreline of 2-1 didn’t reflect the team performance and the amount of chances we created. Justin and Yuki both scored in this game rounding off some very good play from Jimmy Pan and Sean Hu. Having won 2 and drawn 1 game we were through to the semi-finals against SSBS. This was a very difficult game for the boys and SSBS made an excellent start going up 3-0 at half-time. NACIS never gave up and although we were unable to score, the final result of 3-0 showed a much improved second-half performance and one they can be extremely proud of.
The whole team had a fantastic day out and showed plenty of potential having never played together before. Our MVP for the tournament was our captain, Andy Wang. He demonstrated excellent leadership skills and supported his team throughout the tournament, whilst always being calm and composed on the ball.
Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to all parents who supported us and we look forward to seeing how our team can progress over the year.
NACIS community ice hockey team participated in the opening game of the 2018 Shanghai Primary and Secondary School Ice Hockey Friendship Cup last Sunday. As a newly founded team, it was less than two months old, with little experience and lack of cooperation. However, our players showed their perseverance. They did not hire external coaches. Adhering to the spirit of unity that everyone is involved, each young player played hard and finally we scored a goal.
In the second game, our opponent was SMIC. The team was made up of A-team stars from various clubs. Clearly know that the opponent is strong and difficult to defeat, our students still showed tenacious fighting spirit and finally played a very exciting game.
There will be group and final matches on 21 October next Sunday. Cheerleaders will be present. We are sure that the game will be even more exciting.
We would like to send a big congratulations to Marv He who won the bronze medal of Judo Contest (-62KG) at the 16th Shanghai City Games last weekend. Well done Marv!