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SPORT - Mr Justin Teves


Sports Wrap Up

Over the weekend we had just under 50 athletes competing at the 4th AISA Games in Hong Kong in the sports of Basketball, Swimming and Touch. Teams arrived on Thursday evening in some rough Hong Kong weather. AIS Singapore entered the weekend as holders of the overall trophy as well as owners of the Girls Touch and Boys and Girls Basketball Shields. Swimming was first up on Friday morning and our Sharks did us proud swimming a stack of personal bests fighting fatigue and some very tough competition from Hong Kong and Malaysia. At the end of the 3 hour meet, Hong Kong took out both the Boys and Girls Shields. Our Boys and Girls Touch teams went into the tournament feeling positive about their chances of taking home gold. Our Girls entered in as reigning premiers while our boys entered the tournament still sporting the scars from Malaysia over a year ago where we lost in drop off in the Gold Medal game to Hong Kong. The first day of pool games left both teams feeling great about their chances of advancing to the Gold Medal round. The teams did enough to make it to the final against Hong Kong in what was a rematch of last year’s finals. Some strong play from Hong Kong in the Gold Medal round resulted in victories for both home town teams.

Our Boys Basketball team went into the final having dispatched their competition comfortably during the round robin matches. Despite an injury to Nathaniel Fleming, we managed to make it through to the Gold Medal game but with our start centre sidelined for the match, we were unable to control the rebounds and allowed Hong Kong too many scores on the inside. The final game of the tournament saw our girls take on Hong Kong for the Gold. Despite being undermanned, the girls put up a strong fight and took it right to the HK team going down in a very hotly contested match. Overall our teams finished with Silvers across the board leading to a 2nd place finish in the tournament. Many thanks to all the students who were a part of the tour. You should be very proud of your efforts. Thanks to our coaches who looked after our students: Coach Richards, Brennan, Potts, Dalgleish, Jade and Melvin.

Back in Singapore, our 11U Athletes have dominated the ACSIS Leagues this season with our Girls Netball and Boys Rugby Teams winning their way to the ACSIS Premiership. Our Netball Firsts and Seconds Teams won the ACSIS Championships in Division 1 and 2 respectively. Congratulations to Coaches Plant and Teves and to both teams for this impressive result. On the Rugby pitch it was our 11U Firsts Team dominating the Gold Medal match defeating UWC Dover 20-0. Congratulations to Coach Coplin and to our Head of Rugby Mr Smith for guiding the boys to the impressive victory.

Best of luck to our 9U and 11U Athletes competing at the ACSIS Junior Championships this weekend. AIS dominated this event last year with some strong performances and I am confident the 2014 will come through with the goods once again.

Justin Teves
Head of Sport


Swimming Carnival Update
Year 1

Tuesday, 27 May

Year 1 Swimming Carnival

AIS Pool
8.40am - 9.40am
1ST, 1BO, 1HA, 1JO, 1HE

9.50am - 10.50am
1DA, 1OC, 1MC, 1DE, 1CU

The Year 1 students are currently participating in a Swim Scheme program, as a celebration of the end of the program students will participate in a Swimming Carnival. This carnival provides an opportunity for the students to demonstrate skills they have learnt and practiced during the program.

Date: Tuesday, 27 May
Venue: AIS Pool
Time: 8:40am – 11am

Please click here to view the Year 1 Swimming Carnival 2014 parent information letter.


Upper Elementary

Thursday, 29 May

Upper Elementary House
Swimming Carnival

Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
9:00am – 2:45pm

On Thursday, 29 May, the annual UE House Swimming Carnival will be held at Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex. Registration for the ‘A’ events has now closed.

Please click on this link to view the ‘A’ event registration list and double check the ‘A’ events that your child/children have signed up for. (You will need your parent login to view this page, contact help@ais.com.sg of you have problems logging in).

If any corrections need to be made please contact Tania Plant at tania_plant@ais.com.sg by 5pm on Monday, 19 May. No corrections can be made past this time as the names for ‘A’ events will be put into our meet manager program, in which no further changes can be made.

Students who have signed up for the 200m IM and 50m Butterfly will have to trial for these events as we have had a significant number of students wanting to compete in these events. Trials will be held next week at the AIS pool, students will be timed and the top 8 fastest times for each year level and gender will be selected to compete in a final on the day of the carnival. Please note students who did not sign up for these events will not be able to trial. This is the only opportunity for trials to be held and any students who are unable at attend the trials for any reason will unfortunately not get another opportunity.

200m IM Trials
Date: Tuesday, 20 May
Time: ES Lunch (11am – 11:55am)
Venue: AIS Pool

50m Butterfly Trials
Date: Wednesday, 21 May
Time: ES Lunch (11am – 11:55am)
Venue: AIS Pool

For the UE Swim carnival letter to parents, click here.

Miranda Teves
Elementary Sports Coordinator

Secondary House Swimming Carnival

Friday, 30 May

Secondary School House
Swimming Carnival

Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
Ang Mo Kio Ave 9
9:00am – 2:45pm

On Friday, 30 May, the annual SS House Swimming Carnival will be held at Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex.  Registration for the ‘A”events has now closed. 

Please click on this link to view the ‘A’ event registration list and double check the ‘A’ events that your child/children have signed up for. (You will need your parent login to view this page, contact help@ais.com.sg of you have problems logging in).

If any corrections need to be made please contact Tania Plant at tania_plant@ais.com.sg by 5pm Monday, 19 May.  No corrections can be made past this time as the names for ‘A’ events will be put into our meet manager program, in which no further changes can be made.

Ian Forbes
Secondary Sports Coordinator


Cricket

AIS 15U Cricket
With four of the more experienced players not available last Sunday for various reasons, it was always going to be a tough morning against the GIIS team who are undefeated and carry a few boys who play for the Singapore 16U National Team.

AIS bowled and fielded with plenty of heart, and at drinks having GIIS 1/86 off 17 overs was a good result in terms of run rate. However 'wickets in hand' saw the opposition scoot away in the second half of their 
batting innings, assisted by a coupe of spilt catches from AIS, albeit tough chances.

In reply, unfortunate early wickets set the AIS boys back on their heels, but some gutsy middle and lower order batting saw the team bat through to the 27th over.

GIIS 8/312 off 35 overs (L. Bulow 2/12, L. Berridge 1/18, k. Campbell 1/36, L. Stammer 1/36, S. Kambadur 1/38, S. Akhtar 1/50, R.Blayney 1/52)

AIS 103 All Out off 27 overs (S. Akhtar 22, R. Blayney 19, L. Berridge 14, K. Campbell 14)
GIIS won by 209 runs

This means the boys will be involved in the 5 v 6 final on Sunday May 25 in the morning against OFS.

Tim Hudson
AIS Cricket


Netball

11U ACSIS Netball – AIS Gold Team
Last Thursday, 7 May was finals day for the 11U ACSIS Netball Competition at Tanglin Trust School (TTS).  After a full semester of training, trialing all positions and team play, our girls were ready to go out and do their very best as a team and to do their school proud.

The girls were facing the challenge of tackling four Round Robin games in order to secure a place in the finals.  Our first couple of games started off a little shaky, however, once our goalies settled down and eased the ball in to the net, the team continued to take a healthy leads in all games. 

All the girls inspired to force turnovers with strong hands, lots of pressure and strong all over court defence.  Our AIS often won control of the ball worked it down the court with strong leads and eased it in to the safe hands of our goalies. Each game we changed players around, subbed players off, and the girls continued their battle to make the final playoffs. After a hard fought four games, our girls won all of their matches convincingly to play off for gold against TTS Red in the Final.

When facing TTS Red, the girls started the first half a little shaky with some silly mistakes, and poor ball placement. Once the half time siren went the girls gathered in and we made a couple of changes to settle things down.  Our goalies Ashlynn and Alicia complemented each other and scored many goals over the day. Our centre court players Scarlett, Bella, Sienna and Coco put it all together to play brilliantly in defence and in attack. Finally, our two tall timbers, Sarah and Chloe worked tirelessly to ensure nothing got past them. The girls won their final game 17-3.

Congratulations to AIS Gold Team for a great ACSIS season, you have all worked very hard to learn so much not only this year but for some of the girls over the past three years.  You are all beautiful girls with so much talent and spark on and off the court. It has been such a pleasure to coach you all.

Our team Captain Sarah Jelavic is leaving us at the end of this semester, we all wish Sarah all the very best at her new school.  I hope you continue with your netball Sarah, as I am sure you will continue to go from strength to strength.

11/Under AIS Gold Team: Sarah Jelavic, Chloe Nixon, Sienna Harris, Coco Hyles, Scarlet Haberfield, Isabella Ayres-Munro, Alicia Plant and Ashlynn Rees.

Round Robin
AIS v UWC Dover

 

13-0

AIS v TTS Blue

15-0

AIS v TTS Red

14-0

AIS v OFS

10-3

Final
AIS v TTS Red

17-3

11U Netball AIS (2) Team
The ACSIS 11U Netball League season drew to a close last week with the teams playing in a finals competition at Tanglin trust School (TTS) on Thursday, 8 May. The AIS (2) team played four 12 minute games in division 2 for the competition fixture then two 8 minute games in the finals. The team had 3 very convincing wins outshining their competition on the court; their fourth game against UWC East was their most challenging game in the pool. UWC East came out firing, applying pressure on our players all the way up the court. The other teams speed and pressure saw our AIS (2) team become unsettled causing errors on the court with a number of turn overs. It was a very tense 12 minutes of play with AIS (2) managing to win by 1 goal.

AIS (2) ended up undefeated in their pool and then went on to play in a cross over semifinal against SJII. The girls were getting tired but had a gold medal in their sights. The semifinal was another tough game with the girls winning 3-1 to go into the grand final against Nexus International.

Nexus were a very strong team with some tall players. In the first few minutes Nexus scored off the first 2 centre passes, putting pressure on our team to work hard to force a turn over to gain procession on their centre pass and score. At some point in the game AIS (2) were down 3- 1, AIS (2) kept their cool under pressure and worked hard in attack and defense to bring the score back to 3  all. AIS 2 scored another goal off their centre pass to go ahead 4 – 3. Just as Nexus were setting up for their centre pass the siren rang signaling the end of the game. AIS (2) had won 4 – 3 to Nexus in the gold medal game, saved by the whistle! Nexus were in disbelief hoping that it was a draw and that there would be over time but their dreams were shattered as they were told that AIS (2) had won by a goal. The girls were ecstatic celebrating like true champions, demonstrating good sportsmanship shaking the hands of their opponents and doing the final cheer lead by their captain Danielle Stuart. Victory at last to a well deserving team.
The AIS 2 team: We had Zac Teen and Bronte Donald working hard in defense gaining vital procession at crucial times with rebounds and intercepts, Charlotte Copping, Danielle Stuart and Scarlet Crosbie working tirelessly on their attack and defense in the mid court and then Sasha Elmslie and Caley Naismith working well together in the goal circle scoring crucial goals.

Thursday, 8 May

 

 

 

Game 1

OFS (2) – 1

AIS (2) – 11

 

Game 2

AIS (2) – 14

TTS (Purple) – 0

 

Game 3

Dover Court  – 0

AIS (2) – 9

 

Game 4

AIS (2) – 2

UWC East – 1

 

Semi Final

 SJII - 1

 AIS (2) - 3

 

Grand Final

AIS – 4

Nexus - 3

 

Miranda Teves
AIS Netball