After a one-year break, we had a football tournamentagain. The host was again UWIS. HAB, QSI and Silk Road participated in the tournament besides our school and the host.
Most teams were in the group Under 15 boys. Six teams participated and after two days of exciting matches the tournament was won by Silk Road ahead
of UWIS and BIS. Our boys, led by coach Mr Daniel, showed perhaps the greatest football skills. Most of our team are boys under the age of 13, which gives us hope that the BIS will dominate for the next two years if the students stay together.
Under 19 boys had two different days. On Friday, they showed great skills and tactics by defeating Silk Road. On Saturday, they beat UWIS in the group stage, and then lost the semi-final match against HAB. The first half-time was great, we led against them, and in the second we quickly received three goals. The fact that U19 BIS is the only team that beat the later champion -Silk Road, shows that this team can do much more. We thank Mr Jacques for coaching them. He created a completely new team after two years of not playing, and the biggest challenge was to find a goalkeeper, which he did wisely.
Under 15 Girls are the most pleasant surprise of the tournament. Behind the first place are years of training and getting up after painful defeats. Two years ago, they played in Almaty and lost. They were the youngest and it was difficult to play against football players who are two years older. It was important not to give up, because champions are those who forget defeats and who get up and train more than before. Coach Ms Ayperi took over this team in mid-September and managed to organize 11 girls into one serious team.
Mr Zeljko, Head of Physical Education