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SPORT - Mr Justin Teves


Sports Wrap Up

Today sees our second Sharks Spirit Game of the year, this time out on the Rugby Field. Our AIS U16 and U19 Boys will take on St Andrew’s in what we are confident will be a big test for our boys. Full report next week. I must thank the hard work of our Sports Department, School Captains and AISPA with particular mention to Tara Milne who is unfortunately leaving us at the end of the semester. I would personally like to that Tara for her contributions to building the AIS School and Sharks Community over the past few years. She has overseen the opening of the Sharks Shop and a whole range of Spirit Wear and Spirit Games that now highlight our sporting calendar. I’d like to wish Tara and her family all the best for their move to Houston.

On Wednesday, our U19 Girls Football Team took on SJII on our school oval and produced a wonderful performance to take victory in the last of their pre-season games. The girls will head into next semester primed for the ACSIS Season and we are hopeful of a strong showing from the Sharks.
Best of luck to our Cognita Games Golf Team who travel to Ria Bintan today to take on Stamford American International School. Thanks to Coach Hudson who has put a lot of effort into our growing Golf program this semester.

I would also like to congratulate our Cognita Games Swim Team who has finally wrapped up what has been an incredibly busy semester. Back-to-back meets over the last week. Thanks to Coaches Richards, Lucy, Darren, Vini and Terence for their work with our squads over the last six months.

The CCA sign-ups will open up on Monday, 14 July, all parents must sign up through this online system in order to register their children for our Representative teams for the new season. Please understand that July is the beginning of a new sporting year so every student regardless of their standing this semester must prove themselves once again.   More information will follow on this sign-up process.

Next week I will share with you an updated Sharks Sports Handbook. I have had positive conversations with a range of parents over the course of this Semester with the aim of improving the handbook and working towards clear and transparent policies and guidelines. We are confident that we are moving in the right direction and are thankful for the contributions our parents, students and coaching staff have made.

Justin Teves
Head of Sport


AIS Triathlon

AIS at the Milo Youth Triathlon
The final event for triathletes in the first half of the year occurred on Saturday morning at Changi Beach Park. A warm morning and a very low tide greeted the students racing in this non-competitive event. The Milo Youth Triathlon is an introductory triathlon held in a safe friendly environment. However, those students who want to compete and race to the best of their ability have the opportunity to do so.

It was delightful to see students from AIS Triathlon front and centre of their wave in the Youth category. Congratulations to Isobel Davies, Charlotte Copping and Dominic Gastaldello for having a go in this event and putting in brilliant performances at the front of the field. Once again Team Tri Angels, Reilly Grose-Hodge, Taylah Anderson and Charlotte Grodsjo, showed their dominance in the Relay Category, but this time competed up a division to race students nearly twice their size.
A number of other students from AIS also put in good performances at this event. Congratulations to Rex Pollard and Louis Young who competed in their first ever triathlon and had a very positive race.   Well done to all who participated, I hope this whet your appetite for more triathlon racing in the future.

In other wonderful news, two students from AIS Triathlon ventured to Bintan Indonesia recently to compete in the 10th anniversary Bintan Tri, in extremely hot and humid conditions. This is possibly the number one race in South East Asia and often draws large fields of competitors of a very high standard. However, AIS Triathlon’s Jackson Campbell was not over-awed by the situation. He was pushed through the swim and somewhat on the bike by a fellow competitor, but he once again dominated the Boys division with a good win after he created a lead on the second half of the bike and extended this on the run. A big congratulations also goes to Connor Disselkoen, new to AIS and AIS Triathlon, for competing in his very first triathlon and finishing with a very respectable fourth. Well done.

Trent Standen
AIS Triathlon
  


AIS Cricket

15U Cricketers Enjoy 60 minute Q & A Session with Beau Casson
The 15U boys who attended training this week were extremely fortunate to spend an hour of Q & A time with Australian cricketer, Beau Casson, as weather once again ruined any chance of a net session.

Beau spoke to the boys about his development as a cricketer from the backyard with older brother Andre, to his school days right next door to the WACA, then through until reaching the pinnacle, playing a test match for Australia v West Indies in 2008. (Beau took 3 key wickets in the second innings turning the game in Australia’s favour as the West Indies were seemingly cruising to victory, particularly those Xavier Marshall 85 and Dwayne Bravo 69, key wickets which changed the game as WI were 2/181 and 3/303 consecutively chasing 475 to win the match . . . Australia won).  Beau being the very humble man he is did not mention this, but I did tell the students about this proud moment in Beau’s career.

Beau did speak to the students about resilience, the importance of team, the uniqueness of this great game, the challenges it throws out, and the pride of singing “Under the Southern Cross” led by Mike Hussey after that great test win in the West Indies.
I would like to thank Beau for taking time out of his busy last few days at AIS to speak with the boys; it was truly a privilege for all in attendance. 

Farewell to Nikhil Kumar who leaves us next week for Melbourne, he and his lovely family will be missed by the AIS cricket fraternity. All the best for the best times ahead.

Thanks again to all parents for your ongoing support of the 15U team this semester, also a big thanks to Mr Narender Reddy who worked very hard with the boys this season.

Annual AIS Staff v Student Cricket T20 Match
A reminder to all boys listed on the noticeboard – the annual Students v Staff Cricket Match is on this coming Tuesday after school on the AIS Oval. Good luck to both sides as the battle lines are drawn once again! Captain Liam Rabbidge and Mr Casson are planning the route to victory for their respective sides as this goes to print!

Tim Hudson
AIS Cricket


Rugby - Under/11

The AIS U11 Rugby teams showed that they had the right stuff during their ACSIS season, and really brought that home during their finals.

U11 Gold had a Div 1 season that saw them only lose to one team – UWCSEA Dover. Twice, by the margin of one try (5 points). Come Final for 1st and 2nd Place, they faced off against the foe they had not been able to best all year. Boy .. did they rip in! A shell shocked UWCSEA Dover was left wondering just who these demons in Gold were! Final score 20 – 0 .
Now to the mighty U11 Green, who played in Div2. Again, this team has had a great season – and again they had a foe that had given them a great battle each game. Come final time, they face off against LFS – who they had a 10 all draw with just 30 minutes earlier. AIS Green stepped up two or three gears and tackled their hearts out, most particularly Michael de Villiers and Nicco Anstee were brutal in chopping down anything in blue . Most impressively – they were patient (something Mr Coplin has been stressing all season). This patience won them the final – when their chance came, they grabbed it in both hands! A try each to Monty and Nathan saw the final score – 10-5 AIS Green!
Really well done to both teams, who have shown great sportsmanship all season. Mr Coplin and I have really enjoyed coaching these final young men this semester and look forward to what is to come!

Craig Smith
Head of Rugby


Upper Elementary Swimming Carnival

The Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex was alive last week with the UE swimming carnival on Thursday, 29 May. The focus was on maximum participation and maximum fun with incredibly high House spirit. There was also an element of competition in the ‘A’ events with the swimmers battling it out in the pool for year level champion.
The students were involved in a series of races; 200m IM, Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly, Novelty and the Big Swim. It was encouraging to see the large number of students who participated in every race and the mass turn out of parents cheering them on. It was also inspiring to watch the caring way that the Year 8 students encouraged the swimmers in the pool; at times jumping in to swim alongside or to gently support them to ensure they were able to finish the race.

The carnival moved quickly ensuring that students spent more time in the water than out of it. When in their House areas, students excitedly cheered on their team mates or busted out their best dance moves.

Thank you to all the staff that support the event and aided in the running of a successful carnival.



Here are the results of the day:


Secondary Swimming Carnival

A Big Splash Made at This Year’s Secondary Carnival
The annual Secondary Swimming Carnival was held at Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex last Friday, 30 May.  Although the carnival started almost an hour late due to lightning, time was quickly made up due to some fast swims, and student eagerness to win points for their respective Houses. As a change this year, we opened the ‘Kids Pool’ so that students could cool down when they weren’t swimming and have a bit of fun. The fundraising areas were very popular with food, drink, lollies all available in exchange for a charity donation.

There were five records broken on the day by three different swimmers; Kailey Ross (Derwent) started the proceedings by breaking the Grade 6 girls 200 IM (2:51.86 minutes) record, closely followed by Jo-Lie Ang (Derwent) breaking the Grade 8 girls 200 IM (2:45.82 minutes) record. In fact Jo-Lie broke three records on the day, also breaking the 50m Breaststroke (39.72 seconds) and 50m Backstroke (34.88 seconds) records. Olivia Marsden (Derwent) chimed in to break the Grade 10 girls Butterfly (34.22 seconds) record.

Though it was a fantastic day there can only be one winning House. The final standings are as follows:

1st

Lachlan

1544.5 points

2nd

Fitzroy

1491 points

3rd

Derwent

1456 points

4th

Murray

1356.5 points

 

 

 

The winners of our ‘Year Champions’ awards are as follows:

Year

Girls

Boys

6

Kailey Ross (Derwent)

Christopher Shawcross (Lachlan)

7

Viviene Erbach (Lachlan)

Andrew Young (Fitzroy)

8

Jo-Lie Ang (Derwent)

Patrick Smith (Fitzroy)

9

Madeleine Elazzi (Murray)

Antony Elazzi (Murray)

10

Natasha Paine (Murray)

Jack Cooper (Lachlan)

11/12

Lauren Fraser (Fitzroy)

Oliver Saint (Lachlan)

 

Please click here for overall results from the day, and use the links below for individual year-level results.

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11 and 12

I would like to thank all students that turned up on the day to participate, cheer and demonstrate fantastic school spirit in what is seen as one of the bigger days on the AIS sporting calendar. A big thank you to the HPE staff and Swimming staff for their early morning set-up and continued work before, during and after the event, as well as the Secondary staff for the running of the events on the day. We hope for a bigger and better Secondary Swimming Carnival next year!

Ian Forbes
Secondary 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.
http://scholaris.ais.com.sg/myWorkspaces/SharksSport/Pages/home.aspx

Denis Tan
Sports and Activities Coordinator