Primary Sports Round Up

School News October 21, 2017
Primary Sports Round Up

U11 boys football  Match report- 21st October 2017

The Under 11 boys football team were competing in their second tournament of the year in Shanghai.  Several boys were being given their first opportunity to represent the school. This was an experimental team and Mr. Jamison and myself were excited to see how the boys were going  to perform. In the first game against Shanghai United International School, Hongqiao (SUIS HQ), the boys ran onto the pitch bubbling with energy and excitement. WAISCZ made D. Zhu the captain for the day and asked him to play sweeper, a position that he was unfamiliar with playing. The boys controlled most of the game  however SUIS HQ managed to score a wonder goal within the first five minutes. WAIS then worked hard to get back in the game but despite several good scoring opportunities, could not break down the opposition. It is a game that the boys can be proud of as they showed determination, good sportsmanship and enthusiasm and were gracious in defeat.

Final Score – WAIS 0-1 SUIS HQ

The second game was against SUIS Pudong. This was an exciting game with end to end action. Wycombe Abbey created many chances. Eventually through pressure from L. Angeheben, the opposition goalkeeper threw the ball into his own net. Several minutes later, Angeheben scored a good solo goal. The boys were riding the crest of a wave however despite valiant defending WAIS conceded a goal. This was a game that was played  with passion and determination and the  boys were becoming more tactically aware.

Final Score – WAIS 2-1 SUIS PD

In the third game against SUIS Shangyin,the boys legs were beginning to tire as a result of having to play back to back games. Wycombe started the game by defending several attacks however WAIS caught SUIS on the counter attack to  take the  lead by a well worked goal from L. Angeheben. SUIS fought back and the boys could not clear their lines and consequently conceded a goal. The boys showed determination and pushed forward looking for the winning goal. L. Xie then latched onto a through ball  and finished to score the winning goal.

Final Score – WAIS 2-1 SUIS SY

Unfortunately, the boys missed out on a place in the semi finals by goal difference.

In the fourth game, WAIS were  playing Shanghai High School, International Division (SHSID) for an opportunity to win the plate. The team started cautiously and steadily took control of the game. The stale mate was soon broken by a goal by D. Zhu. Two more goals from L. Xie and S. Zhou ended any hopes of SHSID making a comeback. A great result to end a most enjoyable day. Man of the Match award goes to D.Zhu who played with control and confidence.

Mr. Jamison and Mr. Bryant were proud to be part of a team that consistently showed good sportsmanship and  passion. Well done boys.

Swimming Meet in Shanghai 21st October YKPAO School

The WAIS swim team (Primary &Secondary) proudly represented the school in the YKPAO swimming gala over the weekend in Shanghai. An early rise of 5am was on the agenda as the WAIS students took a long rest on the coach and were raring to go when we arrived.

With a squad of 15 swimmers, all competing in their first swimming gala, the primary swimmers were straight out of the starting blocks, whilst secondary students had to wait till their races began at 1pm.

First to compete was C. Rensburg and X. Clarke who were both in the freestyle 50m race which had some strong competition from neighbouring schools YKPAO and Shanghai United School. With times of 44.51 and 48.63 respectively the swimmers were delighted with their first race and greeted the coach at the end with a big smile and a sense of relief!!!

Swimmers S. Sun and P. Fu were also competing in the freestyle 50m and swam without fear and lots of power as they delivered strong finishes for the school. After all individual events wereover, the team relay set us up for out final event. If it wasn’t for some hesitant diving we could of produced a medal and been within touching distance of the winners. So the primary students left the event, knowing they had given everything and Mrs. Rensburg who was an assistant coach on the day couldn’t hide her delight when seeing our students compete in their first gala. Well done to all from primary who took part!

The secondary students who had waited all morning and given great encouragement and cheers to the primary students were next up after lunch. 

During the talk before the races we knew what were up against and the coach informed the guys and girls to just go out and give it their best and smile afterwards. E. Liu of Pre AX1 kicked us off with our first medal tally, notching up a gold in the 50m breastroke with a time of 34.75. WELL DONE! From this point forward the students were, able to notice the change in mood and confidence and L. Yang of 8IE1 took home a Bronze in the 50m Freestyle with a time of 38.49! With further entries in the medley and butterfly we competed to the best of our ability and will be a much stronger team next time when we enter our next gala in Shanghai on the 2nd December.

Well done and congratulations to all swimmers and I look forward to seeing you at training soon!

U11 Boys Basketball vs Hutangqiao Experimental Primary School

This was the first game of the season and the boys have not had much time to train together.  Their opponents have been playing together for quite some time and the their experience shone through in a game that was very much one sided. WAISCZ continually fought hard for the ball but were often out maneuvered by the quick passing and dribbling of Hutangqiao.  

I was pleased with the effort and determination of the team and delighted with the boys attitude. They have a lot to learn and Hutangqiao will stand as the bench mark of what we need to aspire to.