U9 Football BIS vs AIS.
Our courageous Under 9s Football teams competed in their first game of the football season on Wednesday this week, against the Australian International School.
Pulling on the BIS shirt for the first time, heads were held high, and the bus was buzzing with excitement as we headed to Thu Thiem.
Once there, our BIS Girls were matched against the AIS Thao Diem team, consisting of 9 boys and 1 girl! Undaunted, our girls got stuck right in, tackles were aplenty, and chances abound. Ms Kathryn was most animated from the side lines, and under her direction, the girls played with organisation and so much enthusiasm, battling to a well-earned 0-0 draw. “They were quite nervous when they started but they were definitely the better team and they played really well and were really optimistic and enthusiastic. I’m really proud of them all.” – Ms Kathryn
On the other pitch, our boys rolled up their sleeves and faced the threat of the AIS Thu Thiem team. During training, the BIS boys had solidified their positions and roles within the team, and with slick moving and passing using the wings well, they consistently sliced open the AIS defence. Long range power shots, and quick fire one-two passes created a plethora of chances for the boys, who eventually ran out 5-0 winners. The game was actually so one-sided that that adapted a 5-man midfield, with no defence! There will be stiffer opposition later on this term, but for now, the boys are feeling confident and ready for their next ‘big game’.