SPORT - Mr Justin Teves

Sports Wrap Up

This weekend sees our AISA Games Athletes fly off for Hong Kong to compete at the 4th AISA Games. Our teams will represent AIS in the sports of Basketball, Swimming and Touch. Athletes have trained hard over the last 12 weeks in preparation for these games and we are hopeful that the team will return with the overall trophy and plenty of wonderful memories. I would like to acknowledge the work that our coaches have put in over this time as well as the dedication of our athletes.

I would also like to congratulate our AIS Golf Team on an outstanding result on Tuesday in their games against UWC Dover and East. The team finished 2nd overall and have improved by leaps and bounds over the last year. Full report later in this Newsletter.

We had a big weekend of sport over the last weekend with our U19 and U15 Boys Football Teams competing at a 7-a-side tournament here at AIS. The U19 Boys managed to win the tournament while our U15 Boys finished as runners up. Our Girls Touch and Netball Teams were also in action over the weekend and managed to finish 2nd overall in both the U14 and U16 competitions. Our Touch team ran out overall winners and capped off a great weekend for AIS Sport.

Over at Woodlands, out Athletics Teams were competing in the ACSIS Middle School Track and Field Championships. There were some outstanding results over the course of the day with our Girls’ Team managing a 2nd place overall finish. Congratulations to all involved. A full report will follow in next week’s newsletter after we receive the final placings.

Finally, I would like to remind all parents that the sign-ups for the AIS House Swimming Carnivals for both UE and SS will close on Wednesday, 14 May. Please ensure that your son/daughter has been signed up for any ‘A’ events they wish to participate in.  See below for the links you will need to register, if you haven't already done so.

Justin Teves
Head of Sport

Secondary School House Swimming Carnival

On Friday, 30 May, the annual Secondary School House Swimming Carnival will be held at Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex. In preparation for this event, we require all students wishing to compete in the competitive ‘A’ events to pre-register so that we can enter their names into the Meet Manager program.

This is an intensive process, so we seek your assistance in providing us with this information by Wednesday, 14 May. To access the Secondary School Swimming Carnival Survey please click on this link.

Please click here for the parent letter which contains more information.

Ian Forbes
Secondary School Sports Co-ordinator

Upper Elementary House Swimming Carnival

On Thursday, 29 May, the annual UE House Swimming Carnival will be held at Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex. In preparation for this event, we require all students wishing to compete in the Competitive ‘A’ Events to pre-register so that we can enter their names into the Meet Manager Program. This is an intensive process so we seek your assistance in providing us with this information by Wednesday, 14 May. To access the Upper Elementary Swimming Carnival Survey please click on this link.

For more information, including a letter to parents, please visit the Elementary section of the Newsletter here.

Miranda Teves
Elementary Sports Coordinator

Sharks Sport Website

Please visit the Sharks Sport Website for any information you require regarding our Representative Sports Program. Click here to be directed to the site.  

Denis Tan
Sports and Activities Coordinator

Madrid Football Tour April 2014

On Friday, 18 April the U/14 football team travelled to Madrid to participate in the inaugural ExPro Cognita International Football Cup. We landed in Madrid after 14 hours of flying; 12 hours to Zurich followed 2 hours from Zurich to Madrid, our final destination. It was an action packed week. The first few days consisted of city tours visiting a range of significant sights around the city.  We saw the exact centre plaque of Spain, Plaza de Cibeles (Real Madrid’s square where they celebrate championships), the Royal Palace and much more.

Days 2 and 3 were very exciting. We watched Rayo Vallecano compete against Real Betis in a La Liga match, which was a truly amazing experience with a brilliant atmosphere many of us had never experienced before. A trip to the city of Segovia was the objective of Day 3 and this was thoroughly enjoyed. We got to see a 2000 year old aqueduct, a castle, which was amazing and a huge cathedral.

Days 4 and 5 consisted of two early morning trainings, four friendly matches and a trip to the football Spanish museum. We played two friendly matches against the Chilean teams and two against the teams from the UK. We lost both our games against the Chileans, however we beat one of the British teams and drew with the other. The Spanish football museum was very interesting and gave us the opportunity to see the amazing awards that the Spanish football team has gained over many years.

Day 6 was the start of our tournament. The tournament itself lasted two days and there were 10 teams taking part. The countries represented were Singapore, Spain, Chile and Britain. The first day of the tournament went extremely well with us winning all games but one. We finished 2nd in our pool and therefore were in the quarterfinals on the 2nd and final day of the tournament. The second day did not start well and we lost 1-0 in the quarterfinal after a poor decision by the referee who granted the opposition a late goal, which was actually a foul and should have been a free kick to us!

After being knocked out we managed to go on and win the consolation cup, which we presented to the School in Wednesday’s assembly. Not only did we manage to secure the consolation cup, Jake McFarlane brought home the tournament golden boot award for his impressive tally of 19 goals over the two days.

Apart from competing in the football tournament, my overall highlight of the trip was the tour of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. We went on the tour straight after completing the tournament, and it was such a good experience to see where some of the world’s best players had competed. The actual stadium itself was huge with a seating capacity of over 85,000. The changing rooms were out of this world with spas and pools, the pitch was amazing and we could only imagine what it would be like to play on.

Day 7 and we finally got to sleep in! We packed our bags and relaxed around the city. We went to a pizza restaurant for lunch where the coaches presented the player’s player of the tournament which each player individually voted for and coaches’ player. I was fortunate enough to be voted player’s player and James Everett was awarded coaches’ player, which he thoroughly deserved. After the conclusion of this lunch we made our way to the airport and prepared for the long journey home.

On behalf of the team I would like to acknowledge Mr Teves for organising this amazing experience. I would also like to say a big thank you to our coaches Mr Capstick, Mr Harrow and Mr Olley for their invaluable contributions on the trip. Finally I want to thank each of my team mates who made the most of the opportunities we were offered on the trip and for representing AIS to the highest standards, on and off the field.

Mark Robinson
Team Captain- Madrid Football Tour

ACSI U18 Girls Touch Football Tournament, Saturday, 3 May

The U/18 Girls Touch Football team participated in the Anglo-Chinese School Sports tournament at Saint Joseph’s International on the weekend. The AIS girls did well to form a cohesive mixed age team over the course of the tournament. In trying conditions with only one sub and at times no sub at all they really stood up and worked hard for each other.

The first game against Hwa Chong Institute proved to be a tough match. The girls were tight on their defense and pushed powerful rucks up the middle of the field forcing defenders to bunch and allowing Elodie Tweedie to make a fast break down the outside to score our first try. We managed to keep the score 1-1 going to the second half. In the second half Lauren Mansfield received a long pass out wide to score our second try. At the final whistle Hwa Chong Institute managed to even up the score with a 2-2 draw.

Game 2 saw AIS take on the Ango-Chinese International School. Going into this game the girls were relying on no substitutions, which forced the girls to make smart decision on the field. The girls managed to keep a level head and drove hard rucks and a strong line of defense. The end of the match saw a 3-1 win for AIS with try scorers Ellie Hitz, Lauren Mansfield and Sarskia Nelson.

The final match against Saint Joseph’s International School was our most important match. We were tied for 1st place with Hwa Chong International and needed to win by a point difference. It would have been very easy for the AIS girls to take the foot of the gas in that last game given they can’t have had much left in their legs. The girls managed to pull off a massive 12-0 victory securing 1st place in the tournament by a 2 point difference.

The girls showed a great deal of character to keep piling on the pressure and executing their plays in scorching heat and with little to no substitutions. I am extremely impressed and proud of the girls.

Players player: Lauren Mansfield

Penelope Hosking-Potts
AIS Touch

15U Rep Cricket Update

It was an improved team batting performance last Sunday, we just need one or two boys to kick on and get a big 50 or 100 this Sunday against GIIS.   The team goal must be to bat out the 35 overs this weekend. Bowlers need to make a conscious effort of eliminating the free balls, wide of the stumps or short, which are gifting our opponents a boundary or two on average each over.

Sunday May 4 v SCA @ AIS Oval
SCA 4/284 off 35 overs (M. Buck 2/40, K. Campbell 1/33, L. Stammer 1/40)
AIS 149 all out off 27.1 overs (R. Blayney 25, B. Porche 22, J. Edmondstone 21, A. English 14, M. Buck 12)

Tim Hudson
AIS Cricket

AIS Golf

Report from Secondary 9 Hole Texas Scramble – Sunday, 4 May at Executive Golf Course (Par 29) Congratulations to everyone who participated last Sunday in the extreme midday heat at Executive Golf Course.  We had a lot of happy kids and parents which is what it is all about, as well as gaining some on course experience, and some parent/child time. Results below, but congratulations must go to Mitchell McLinton, Nikki Tran, Jason Maher and Samay Kumar for being in the top four, together with your parents of course.

1st Place: Mitchell McLinton and Mr Hudson (30)
2nd Place: Nikki and Lucas Tran (33)
3rd Place: Samay and Rajeev Kumar (37)
4th Place: Jesse and Tony Maher (38)

Great Result from 9 Hole Match v UWC East and UWC Dover
Tuesday, 6 May at Orchid Country Club (Vanda Course Par 36)
The four AIS players today listed below are to be highly commended on their outstanding play, excellent sportsmanship and resilience under the pressure of match play Stableford golf. The four student AIS Golf Team including Jason Tee (Year 11), Angus Hudson (Year 11), Jasmine Giddens (Year 8) and Mitchell McLinton (Year 8) should be very proud of what they achieved on Tuesday for themselves, the School and the bigger picture of golf at AIS.

Last November, AIS came a rather distant third to the two UWC schools (UWC East and UWC Dover) and now just 6 months later, with two AIS students on the team of four playing their first ever competitive round of golf, AIS was a clear second place, defeating UWC Dover by 7 Stableford points, and gaining ground on arch rivals UWC East who were again Tuesday's winners. These UWC students play regular tournaments overseas as part of the sporting associations of schools they are part of, and are seasoned competition players. For AIS to stand tall in this company is truly an outstanding performance. AIS would also like to pay tribute to the ongoing efforts of the Phil Brew Golf Academy who train our CCA group on a weekly basis, and who organise this regular event at Orchid Country Club for the three schools to compete in. 

1st - UWC East (67 points)
2nd -  AIS (49 points)
3rd - UWC Dover (42 points)

With one UWC player in the flight Mr Hudson walked with/supervised recording a handicap of 23, and shooting 2 over par on the first 5 holes, it is good to know that our AIS students’ handicaps are genuine, and AIS thoroughly deserved 2nd place.

These are the School’s first ever golf medals of any form, and the improvement from last November’s result is significant, a reflection of the fact the Golf CCA now has 25 students involved.

Jason Tee (Year 11), Angus Hudson (Year 11), Jasmine Giddens (Year 8) and Mitchell McLinton (Year 8) will be joined by four more AIS students (Lachlan Barnesby, Jason Maher, Samay Kumar and Marcus Graham) to take on Stamford American International School at the Cognita Games Golf Tournament at Ria Bintan on Friday, 6 and Saturday, 7 June.

Tim Hudson
AIS Golf

8U Boys Football: The Final Round-up

The ACSIS 5-a-side Football League season drew to a close this week with the team playing at St Joseph’s Institute International School (SJII) last Tuesday and here at AIS this week.  The team played 3 matches at SJII and were unlucky not have come away with more positive results. In the first match against SJII(1), our team tested their goalkeeper on numerous occasions, but failed to put one in the back of the net. With their only shot on goal, SJII(1) were able to score what was to be the winning goal.

The team rallied in the second match and began to pass the ball around more, opening up the SJII(2) team’s defence. A hat-trick from Luke Barwise and an additional goal from Grant Dreyer showed our dominance throughout the match.  

With confidence flowing, the team went into their third match against OFS with heads held high. Ben Barwise took over from his brother in scoring and AIS were quickly 2-nil up. Unfortunately, a few lapses in concentration and a wonder-strike from one of the OFS players soon had us a goal behind. Despite mounting pressure to score the equaliser, the game ended with another loss.

This week, the team hosted three teams from Chatsworth International School (CHIS). All three matches produced some exciting and competitive football. The first match produced only one goal from Cody Head, however, the result could have gone either way with both goalkeepers working hard between the posts.

Luke seems to be a second match specialist as he was able to replicate his form from last week and bagged himself another hat-trick of goals. However, these goals were fashioned from some neat passing amongst the players.

Our final match was another exciting affair with AIS going ahead early through a fantastic throw in from Moki Di Petta to an open Cody who made no mistake of putting the ball past the keeper. CHIS hit back and were able to equalise and thus setting up a tense ending to the season. With the scores locked and a draw eminent, Ben was able to latch onto a Cody cross and put AIS ahead and end with a win.

It has been a pleasure to see the development of the squad and how their confidence has grown throughout the season. I must thank the team’s support crew of parents and siblings who have come to training and matches to support the entire team.

I hope that all involved in the 8/Under AIS Football Team has enjoyed the season as much as I have!

Our 8/Under AIS Football Team are:
Benjamin Barwise, Luke Barwise, Daniel Connors, Ryan Crofft, Moki Di Petta, Jordan Donald, Grant Dreyer, Monte Francis, Coco Gracie, Cody Head, Nate Teen, Cooper Terry and Mickey Van der Zwaard


Tuesday, 29 April




Game 1

SJII (Blue) – 1

AIS – 0


Game 2

AIS – 4

SJII (Green) – 0

L Barwise (3)
G Dreyer (1)

Game 3

OFS (1) – 3

AIS – 2

B Barwise (2)





Tuesday, 6 May




Game 1

AIS – 3

CHIS (Blue) – 0

C Head (1)

Game 2

AIS – 3

CHIS (Red) – 1

L Barwise (3)

Game 3

AIS – 2

CHIS (Yellow) – 1

C Head (1)
B Barwise (1)

Next week, we will be our final training session. Players can come in their favourite football jersey and we will be playing some fun mini-matches. No studded boots for this session.

Adrian Nalletamby
AIS Football

10U Rugby

Tuesdays Round Six Results

AIS 10U White




Match 1:

AIS White 0 v 25 TTS



Match 2:

AIS White 20 v 5 OFS


Jack Davis, Hamish Howe, Josh Marriott (2)

Match 3:

AIS White 5 v 15 UWC East 1


Michael Jelavic

Players Player:

Jack Davis







AIS 10U Gold




Match 1:

AIS Gold 5 v 0 CIS LKS


Josh Hagan

Match 2:

AIS Gold 30 v 0 UWC East 1


Van Hobgood (2), Marcus D’Acre, Jack McMahon (2), Kurt Landers

Match 3:

AIS Gold 20 v 10 TTS


Marcus D’Acre (2), Tom Hosking, Jack McMahon

Players Player:

Marcus D’Acre







AIS 10U Green




Match 1:

AIS Green 30 v 5 UWC East 2


Edward Blunck (2), Hamish Howe (2), Rex Pollard, Jackson Terry

Match 2:

AIS Green 15 v 0 OFS


Billy Smith, Jackson Terry, Cameron Keir

Match 3:

AIS Green 15 v 5 UWC Dover


Hamish Howe, Billy Smith (2)

Players Player:

Billy Smith



19U Netball – ACSIS 19U Season

Two weeks of great results after a semester of hard work! 
Last Tuesday was our last week of the ACSIS league in which our Division 1 team AIS Gold were playing off for a top 3 positions and Division 3 AIS Orange where playing off for 1st place. 

AIS Orange team this year have worked very hard at their team work and positional play and this has well and truly shown in the ACSIS 19U League.  The mixture of the younger girls with the more experience girls has paid off and Ms Siew and I are very pleased how the girls combined together.  AIS Orange have improved weekly and they have proven that great team work can achieve great results.  AIS Orange won their game against TTS convincingly   24-12 and are undefeated ACSIS 19U- AIS Orange - Division 3 -Gold medalists.  Congratulations Girls well deserved!

AIS Gold team were up against a very strong and polished TTS team.  Our girls did our very best to move the ball down the court however the TTS team were very strong on defense and turn the ball over continuously to set TTS up for a strong win.  AIS Girls did themselves proud by a stronger performance to this TTS team this round as this was our 2nd meeting.  ACSIS 19U Overall results AIS Gold Team - Division 1 – 3rd Place

AIS Green team’s season wasn’t what they hoped for.  With a few disruptions to their season, camps, a loss of Alyce and the many breaks in games the girls lost momentum.  Whilst always playing their best they were up against a very strong grouping in Division.  We have all agreed that it is something for us to challenge ourselves for next year. ACSIS 19U Overall results AIS Green - Division 2 - 4th Place

ACS Tournament   
Last Saturday in very hot conditions two of our AIS teams played in the ACS Netball Tournament at the grounds of ACS.   With a very busy weekend of sport for AIS with Athletics, Touch Football, Soccer, Horse riding and NYAA duties we combined our 3 teams together to make 2 teams in the 16U and 14U Category.

Our 14U girls played extremely well throughout the day to find themselves in the Final playoff against a strong Sport Ready Team (a club of combined school girls).  A hard fought game against a very strong shooting combination from the Sport Ready team proved too strong for our girls.   Our girls played out the game in style and came home with a beautiful silver trophy for 2nd Place.  Well done girls!

AIS 14U Team: Brennah Crofskey, Meg English, Erin Payten, Mikhayla Georgy, Lucy Knight, Gabi Kelly and Jemma Krikas.

Our 16U girls also had a great day of netball.  We managed to have some fun playing whilst playing some great quality netball.  Our toughest opponent was the 16U Sport Ready team which we knew that we would have to pull out all stops to win this game as the competition was a round robin with the top of the ladder taking out 1st place. 

Our girls started a little nervous however settled in to some fantastic netball.  Our defensive skills were solid however when taking it back down the court we managed to rush the play and hand it straight back to them.  The two teams battled it out and unfortunately one error to our team lost us the ball and the Sport Ready team sank that shot.  1 goal was the difference from 1st and 2nd placing. 

Our girls walked off the courts with their heads high as they played high quality team netball, as always I couldn’t be proud of them.  Well done girls!

AIS 16U Team: Bailee Harris, Cara Doyle, Danni Gregory, Sasha Chee, Abigali Faleto’ese,  Ayla Payten, and Brittany Matthews.

  AIS Netball