[Recap] SDRC Volleyball – AISHK shines in the spotlight

From 8-10 March AISHK was thrilled to host the 2018 SDRC Volleyball Tournament involving four other international schools; American International School Guangzhou (AISG), Quality Schools International Shenzhen (QSI), Shekou International School (SIS), Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG)

100 students and 20 coaches captivated the hearts and minds of all those in attendance.

Our students played incredibly well over the three days of intense competition with Mr. Campbell’s boys team coming 3rd and Miss Knight’s girls team winning the Championship!

Our boys team and the UISG girls team took home the illustrious Sportsmanship Awards, a credit to their obvious team spirit throughout the day. Four AISHK players were selected for the All Star Team of the tournament, which was an amazing achievement.

As for the overall outcomes, both finals went to three closely contested sets which had spectators on the edge of their seats:

Boys
1st AISG
2nd QSI
3rd AISHK

Girls
1st AISHK
2nd AISG
3rd QSI

What was most pleasing was witnessing new friendships flourish, courage in competition and seeing the humility displayed in victory by all participating schools.

The commitment and drive of the students was equally matched by the committed members of the AISHK coaching staff, logistics staff, catering staff and visiting coaches, who worked together to provide an experience that all will remember for the rest of their lives.

Visiting students stayed with AISHK families whose generosity was much appreciated. We sincerely thank all involved for their support; by opening your homes you ensured the success of this tournament.

AISHK has been an active member of SDRC since 2008 with hundreds of students participating in various sporting events across China and Hong Kong. It has been our honour to continue as an active member of the association and host this year’s Volleyball tournament.

We look forward to the opportunity to host again and appreciate the involvement and support of our school community.

AISHK Championship Winning Girls Team

Madelyn Javes (Captain)

Charli Evans

Vivian Chan

Juliana Costello

Emily Busby

Maia McGunnigle

Kayla Graham

Ellen Christmas

Charlize Taper

India Knowling

Miss Knight (Coach)

Miss Sitthitheerarat (Assistant Coach)

 

AISHK Bronze Placed Boys Team

Daniel Stapleton (Captain)

Oscar Chaplin

Tom Fraser

Owen Walker

Chadwick Ho

George Cheng

Brodie Valentine

Alistair Chan

Peter Thygesen

Nicholas Sandy

Mr Campbell (Coach)

 

Girls All Stars

Madelyn Javes

India Knowling

 

Boys All Stars

Daniel Stapleton

Oscar Chaplin

Peter Wooden | Director of Sports and Activities