14 May, 2015
10 : 00
Last month, YCIS Shanghai held a successful three-day football tournament for international students from across China at our Century Park and Regency Park Campuses. As an inaugural division, the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) Silver built upon the success of earlier competitions this year to produce an excellent football tournament.
As the youngest team in the competition, YCIS Shanghai’s girls’ team won their first match against YCIS Hong Kong and moved into the top four teams. Their win permitted them to play in the final two matches of the tournament and they ended up placing 4th in the girls division of the tournament.
The school’s boys’ team finished their pool matches in 4th position with two wins. However, with positional changes by Coach Ian Lee, along with committed teamwork and self-confidence, the team was inspirational as they worked together to score two goals in the final stages of their semi-final, claiming the victory from the number one seeded school. In an all-YCIS final boys match, YCIS Shanghai played YCIS Hong Kong. The competitive and thrilling final saw the YCIS Shanghai boys’ team take an early lead and win the Boys ACAMIS Silver Championship 3-1.
In addition, YCIS Shanghai students also represented the school by being selected to participate in ACAMIS All Star teams during the competition. Anita (Year 9), Ian (Year 11), Toby (Year 12), and Spencer (Year 12) demonstrated their strong skills and hard work as part of these special teams.
In total, the competitions ran seamlessly over the three days, and the tournament was further enhanced by the exemplary sporting behaviours and attitudes displayed by all players and coaches. Mr Dale Mills, Head of Secondary Physical Education at the Century Park Campus, played a leading role in facilitating and organising the event. He says, “Our teams, coaching staff, and tournament helpers were all outstanding ambassadors for our schools. In addition, a huge debt of gratitude must go to all of our support staff and students who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a fantastic tournament. The PE Department is forever thankful!”
To learn more about YCIS Shanghai’s achievements in sports, click here.