Updates from the Director of Sports and Activities

Sports News

The week past and the following two weeks will see the students from AISHK compete in a number of sporting competitions in Hong Kong as well as overseas. This week our boys under 12 soccer teams competed in the ICHK Tournament at Kings Park coming third in the B competition and narrowly losing the final in the A competition 1-0 to Kellett School. We also travelled to Kellett School for a mixed netball fun tournament on Wednesday which was great to give the boys who have been training with the netball a chance to shine. At the weekend we have over 20 swimmers travelling to the Royal Bangkok Sports Club for a swim meet with some of the top schools in Asia. We wish them the best of luck. Also on the weekend we have our boys soccer team competing in the QBS Soccer Tournament at KGV School. We are holders of the trophy and hopefully can maybe bring it back to AISHK for another year.

we are looking forward to the next two weeks and also have a few dates for your calendar:

Monday 28 November U12 ICHK Netball Tournament @ ICHK from 1-4pm

Tuesday 29 November U12 DBIS Soccer Tournament @ KP from 8:45-1:30pm

Wednesday 30 November U12/U14/U16/U20 X-Country Mini-Meet for selected runners @ Kowloon Tsai Park from 3:00-6:00pm

Thursday 31 – 3 December U14 SDRC Touch Tournament @ UISG in Guangzhou

Saturday 3 December AISHK Netball Tournament @ AISHK from 8-12:30pm

Tuesday 6 December U12 Girls Soccer Tournament @ Kellett School

We also have our basketball teams playing their respective ISSFHK Leagues on most week nights over the next three weeks as we have to finish our pull games early as we are away for all of January. Thanks to Mr Pilgrim and Mr Ong for their continued hard work in coaching so many games over such a short period of time. I would also like to wish Meera Coburn the best of luck as she plays in the Under 20 girls basketball team when she is only in Year 6, what an amazing achievement.

Interschool Equestrian News

The AISHK Equestrian Team competed at their first Interschool Competition for 2016 at the Interschool Equestrian Challenge Warm-Up held on 11 November at Lo Wu Saddle Club. A total of 10 schools in Hong Kong will be participating in the Warm Up Challenges over a course of nine heats. AISHK participated in the second heat against the Chinese International School and the French International School.

Our team did very well and came away with places and points for the team.

Junior Division Places in Dressage:

  • 1st Amelia Qvist
  • 2nd Sarah Broderick
  • 3rd Georgia Prebble
  • 4th Margaret Kehoe

Junior Division Places in Jumping:

  • 1st Amelia Qvist
  • 2nd Georgia Prebble
  • 5th Margaret Kehoe

Higher Division Places in Dressage and Jumping:

  • 5th Campbell Rawiller

Our team will compete again on the 2 December 2016 against HKIS and NAIS.

The HKEF now in its 11th year has been helping to nurture Hong Kong’s young equestrian talent and has brought a magical sport to over twenty top schools.

The HKEF Inter-school Equestrian Challenge is for riders aged 10-16 yrs. attending Hong Kong schools. The Lower and Higher Division heats take place at Lo Wu Saddle Club and HKJC Tuen Mun Public Riding School from January to March 2017.

To find out more about the HKEF Inter-school Equestrian visit www.hkef.org

If you have riding experience and would like to participate and represent AISHK, please contact denise@deniseqvist.com

The Equestrian Team is run by parents outside of the school and is not directly run by the school ECA office.

From left is Judge Georgina Shellum and AISHK equestrians Amelia Qvist, Sarah Broderick, Georgia Prebble, Margie Kehoe

Pic 1: From left is Judge Georgina Shellum and AISHK equestrians Amelia Qvist, Sarah Broderick, Georgia Prebble, Margie Kehoe

Pic 2: Second from left is AISHK equestrian Campbell Rawiller with Dr Simon Griffin one of the organisers at the far right.

Sports Quote of the Week from Liverpool FC

“If at first you don’t succeed try, try, try, try, try, try, try and keep on trying!”