Primary Sports Weekly Report

School News October 15, 2017
Primary Sports Weekly Report

Primary U11 Girls Football

This past Saturday, the WAIS Primary U-11 Girls football team travelled to Shanghai United International School for the first match of their season. 

The early start did not dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the girls.  

The first match was against SOONG CHING LING. It was a closely fought game with only a few chances. The girls battled bravely and the team defended well. After several minutes, the girls created an excellent opportunity but were unable to score. The final blew and the game was a 0-0 draw. There were many positives from the game however the focus for the next game was to use the space better.

The next game against SUIS HQ proved to be the toughest game of the competition. Both teams were evenly matched. WAISCZ managed to cancel out the play makers from the other team and went close on 2 occasions however the girls were unable to find the back of the net.

This meant that there was a 3-way split for top spot.  This would be decided by apenalty shoot out.  WAISCZ were drawn against SUIS HQ. Unfortunately, WAISCZ came across an excellent goal keeper, who denied the girls from going to the final.

In the final game, a play off game, WAISCZ played SHSID (Shanghai High School International Division). In this game, the girls played with more freedom and managed to overcome their opponents 4-0, thanks to goals from P. Fu, D. Huang, J. Zhou and J. Jiang! Once again, a fantastic defensive display denied SHSID from any real goal scoring opportunities and weended our tournament with many positives.

In the final ceremony, C. Zheng was awarded the most valuable player by the other coaches for her heroics in goal. D. Huang also achieved the Sports person award.

Mr. Rivers and myself are extremely proud of the girls for how they battled on the pitch and equally how they conducted themselves off it. 

Primary Rugby Season Begins

The WAIS Primary rugby season got underway this past Saturday with a trip to the British School, Puxi, Shanghai.

Many of our primary boys were starting their second season of rugby and playing in the Under 11 team, whereas our Under 9 team were playing their first matches ever!

Both of our teams put into practice what they had learning during their ECA and after school practices, with all pupils showing commitment, passion and discipline, three of rugbys core values.

Playing against club teams, many of whom had been playing for two to three years, WAIS more than stood their own, scoring plenty of tries and even more impressively,making plenty of tackles!


WAIS U9s 30-40 Japanese Seahorses; WAIS U9s 30-10 Shanghai Bandits

WAIS U11s 25-40 Japanese Seahorses; WAIS U11s 25-20 Shanghai Bandits; WAIS U11s20-20 Shanghai Hairy Crabs

The rugby boys now look forward to playing an exhibition match at WAIS on 28th October, before their next matchday in November.