Tournament and Match Reports
On Saturday 11th March, we hosted the finals of the Under 9’s Netball League. The girls from across all four schools (NAIS Pudong, Dulwich Suzhou, Dulwich Shanghai and Wellington College) have made enourmous progress this year. It has been fantastic to see girls who have never played netball before learn the rules of the sport and also begin to develop their skills and tactics that enable them to play a good match.
The girls started the morning strongly led by our centre players (Danika Richards, Evie Carr, Emily McCullough, AnnaLeigh Calton and Sophie Tsui) making great link-ups with the attacking players (Lucie Sense and Sophia Werner, keeping the ball in our possession ensuring goal after goal.
Happy Liang, Emma Arena and Anais Dumont kept up a relentless defence stopping the other teams from nearing their goal post. Our defence kept coming up with interceptions, bringing the ball making back to our end of the court.
NAIS Girl of the Match- Lucie Senes
All 10 girls played fantastically with the end results being as follow:
NAIS V Wellington: 4-1
NAIS V DCSZ: 2-1
NAIS V DCS: 8-0
NIAS PUDONG UNDER 9S NETBALL LEAGUE WINNERS! GO TIGERS!
U19 Boys Football Match Reports
On Monday 13th March the boys played SMIC in a friendly. Our team, predominantly Year 10 and 11 boys, played exceptionally well throughout the game. They were caught in the first half with a fast break from SMIC to take a 1 – 0 lead. The second half the boys continued to play well, creating chances and been very competitive in all areas of the game. SMIC scored two more goals as fatigue set in and we were able to get one goal back through Luca Ruisi. The final score was 3 – 1 SMIC.
The Wednesday 15th March the boys were playing a strong Wellington College team in their SISAC D1 league game. The first half was close, with both teams creating chances. Wellington scored mid-way through the first half. The boys did not drop their heads and took control of the game. The second half was all NAIS as they dominated play. An excellent equalizing strike from Matthew Ward was followed by his assist to Naser Keenan who scored the second goal. Luca Ruisi scored a third goal, which was well deserved due to his hard work and the team throughout the the game. Wellington did not know how to control our attack and the team defended so well. It was a great overall performance by NAIS en route to a 3-1 victory.
U19 Girls Football Match Report
The NAIS Tigers U19 Girls team were surprised by the Wellington squad and found difficulty in the first 10 to 15 minutes breaking their defence as well as stopping their fast breaks. The girls scored a couple of goals before half time to take a comfortable lead. In the second half as the Wellington team tired, our girls created more chances and scored 5 more goals to win 7- 0. The only dampener to the game was the injury to the captain Alice Lindquist. We hope she recovers from the injury and continues to lead the this marvelous Tigers girls football team to success.
U13 FOBISIA Games hosted by Alice Smith School from 8th – 12th March Tournament Report.
The team left Shanghai on the Wednesday morning in a confident mood and were looking forward to the challenge they faced in KL. The first day of sport was football for boys and basketball for the girls. The boys first football game was against the hosts, and even though the Tigers were the better team and playing some neat football, they were caught out twice in the first half by two very good long range shots that smashed past our goalie Shreyas Tiwari. The second half we continued to play well, and got a goal back from Yuvraj Shikarwar. Soon after, Alice Smith scored again, and we were left chasing the game. Even though Matthew Ward scored a great 2nd goal, we couldn’t get the equalizer that our performance deserved. The team marched into the 2nd game against TES and steamrolled them 4 – 1; with goals from Matthew Ward, Asher Joseph and Matias Marchant. The next game as against an excellent Bangkok Patana team. We played outstandingly and won the game 4 – 3 with a hat trick from Matthew Ward. The next game against BIS Ho Chi Minh, the boys were so confident that they scored at will. Matthew Ward, Yuvraj Shikawar, Matias Marchant, Asher Josep and Jacob Blows all found the back of the net, and won the match 7 – 0. The final game we won with ease, with goals from Matthew Ward, George Emery, Asher Joseph and Matias Marchant to win 4 – 1. We finished second overall in the head-to-head with Alice Smith. We outscored all teams and were in the view of most obersevers, the best team. However, we must applaud our hosts Alice Smith for their tenacity and teamwork on their path to the cup.
The Girls Basketball team won their first game versus Alice Smith by 10 – 8. They were dominating their second game against TES, but in the 4th period the team could not capitalise on their chances and TES won 10 – 8. The girls then played a well drilled and talented group of girls from Bangkok Patana. They lost 31 – 4. The next game the girls fought hard and won 22 -16 against BIS Ho Chi Min, and won their final game against the Alice Smith Lions team. The girls came in third overall, and if they had not lost to TES, they would have finished second overall. Alesandra Perone captained and led the team by example.
The second day was tough for our teams the Boys basketball team found the competition very fierce. They lost the first game 21-4 to BIS Ho Chi Minh; then won the second game 14 – 12 against the Alice Smith Lions. They lost the third game 28 – 12 to Bangkok Patana after keeping the score close until the final period. The 4th game against Alice Smith was again close in the first 3 periods, but we ran out of steam in the 4th to lose 19 – 11. The final game against TES was again a situation in which we were close in the first three periods and collapsed in the 4th to lose 24 – 14. The boy’s team finished 5th overall.
The girls played football and we were confident they could get something from the tournament. The first game against Alice Smith the girls lost 3 – 0. The second game the girls played better and won 2 – 0 -- with goals from Araya Richards and Rebecca Jobst. The third game they were the only team to get points off Bangkok Patana drawing 1 – 1 with a goal from Rebecca Jobst and a great defensive performance from the team. The 4th game was the one they needed to win to finish third. They lost in a tight game to BIS Ho Chi Minh 2 – 0 and even though they won their last game 3 – 0, the girl’s team finished 4th overall.
The final day featured athletics and swimming. In athletics, our competitors fared well with many medal winners. Matthew Ward won 3 golds in 100m final, long jump and triple jump. Asher Joseph won gold in the 400m race and we had many medal winners throughout the team. The Tigers finished the tournament 4th place overall.
The swim meet was on a very hot afternoon. All of our swimmers were competitive and we had some second and third place medal winners. Ciara Wallace earned two bronze medals in 100m and 50m butterfly races. Mia Keenan, Araya Richards, Alessandra Perone were all medal winners. The swim team finished in 4th place overall.
We were so proud of the NAIS Tigers U13 Team. They were fantastic ambassadors for our school as they competed with determination, yet always with fair play. I would like to thank Mr. Northedge, Mrs Parrish and Miss Sparkes for their hard work in preparing the team for the games and supporting the boys and girls throughout the tournament. Well done Tigers!
The students who attend the games are as follows:
Matthew Ward Alessandra Perone
Yuvraj Shikarwar Ciara Wallace
Shreyas Tiwari Rebecca Jobst
Andreas Fabbricatore Patricia Jobst
George Emery Antonina Manzenko
Matias Marchant Yvonne Chen
Asher Joseph Araya Richards
Jeongwoo Lee Juliette Le Godec
Jeongwoo (Jack) Lee Mia Dajani-Keenan
Jacob Blows Pinkette Oyuchi
Abe Zakhem Karlijn Gabrielse
NAIS Tigers Team Fixtures and Training from Staurday 18th – 24th March 2017
Saturday 18th March – NAIS Tigers U14 C1 Boys and Girls Volleyball teams compete in the C1 Cross-River Volleyball Tournament hosted by Concordia International School from 8.40am – 2.40pm; The players can can go onthe team bus from school at 7.45am or meet at Concordia International School at 8.40am to properly prepare for their first games.
- Monday 20th March – NAIS Tigers U13 Girls Netball training in S Block Sportshall from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Monday 20th March – NAIS Tigers U15 Girls Netball training in B Block Sportshall from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Monday 20th March – NAIS Tigers U11 FOBISIA Boys and Girls Football Team training from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Monday 20th March – NAIS Tigers U19 Boys SISAC D1 Football 7 A-side team Vs YCIS at YCIS Pudong. 4.15pm kick off and the game should end at 5.40pm
- Tuesday 21st March - NAIS Tigers Primary FOBISIA Swim TeamTraining from 7.00am – 8.00am
- Tuesday 21st March – NAIS Tigers U19 Girls football team training from 7.00am – 8.00am
- Tuesday 21st March – NAIS Tigers U14 C1, C2 and Junior Girls Basketball Team trials from 3.15 – 4.45pm
- Tuesday 21st March – NAIS Tiger Sharks Blue Swim Team training from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Wednesday 22nd March – NAIS Tigers U13 Girls Netball training in S Block Sportshall from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Wednesday 22nd March – NAIS Tigers U15 Girls Netball training in B Block Sportshall from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Wednesday 22nd March – NAIS Tiger Sharks Black Swim team training from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Wednesday 22nd March – NAIS Tigers U19 Girls Football Team training from 3.15 – 5.00pm
- Wednesday 22nd March – NAIS Tigers U19 Boys Football Team training from 3.15 – 5.00pm
- Thursday 23rd March – NAIS Tiger Sharks Blue Swim Team training from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Thursday 23rd March - NAIS Tigers U14 C1, C2 and Junior Boys Basketball Team trials from 3.15 – 4.45pm NAIS Tigers U14 C1, C2 and Junior Boys Basketball Team trials from 3.15 – 4.45pm
- Thursday 23rd March – NAIS Tigers U19 Boys SISAC D1 Football 7 A-side team Vs Wellington College at Wellington College. 4.15pm kick off and the game should end at 5.40pm
- Thursday 23rd March – NAIS Tigers U19 Girls SISAC D1 Football 7 A-side team Vs Wellington College at Wellington College. 4.15pm kick off and the game should end at 5.40pm
- Friday 24th March - NAIS Tigers U19 Girls SISAC D1 Football 7 A-side team Vs SMIC at SMIC. 4.15pm kick off and the game should end at 5.40pm
- Friday 24th March – NAIS Tigers U19 Boys Football Team training from 3.15 – 5.00pm
- Friday 24th March – NAIS Tiger Sharks Black Swim team training from 3.15 – 4.20pm
- Friday 24th March – NAIS Tigers U11 Boys and Girls FOBISIA T-Ball training from 3.15 – 4.20pm
Director of Sport