19 Oct, 2018
10 : 00
Last Wednesday and Thursday our Year 4 and 5 football teams took part in an all-day football tournament at Daystar Academy. Play was at a very high standard and Yew Chung International School of Beijing returned home with a brilliant set of results.
Following our impressive victories, we asked players from each of the teams to write up their own match reports. Read their account of events below!
Our U9 Boys team won all four of their matches without conceding a single goal. The first match saw the boys beat BIBA 10-0. This was followed by a 6-0 win over Hope International. The toughest game ended 3-0 with Grahm Christensen scoring a powerful header from a corner. The tournament ended with a comfortable 7-0 win. Commanding centre half, Everin Claussen, commented “It was a successful tournament. Beating Harrow was a big deal for us.”
The U9 Girls team were playing at their very first football tournament and they did not show any signs of nerves as they drew their first game with BCIS 1-1. They won their remaining three matches, beating Hope International 4-1, Harrow 3-0 and Daystar 3-0. Our top scorer was Candy Zhai who scored 6 goals overall, including a very special hat-trick against Daystar.
Mr Honey said “I was so proud of the girls on their first competitive outing. They all played with skill and commitment, but the best thing for me was their ability to listen and work as a team. I am very confident about the future of girls’ football at YCIS Beijing!”
U11 Boys and U11 Girls
The YCIS Beijing U11 Boys and Girls teams also took part in the tournament. The girls played three games – winning two and losing one. The best game of the day was when we beat the hosts 4-0 with Candy Zhai and Sophia Wu scoring two goals each. Goalkeeper Zoe Zdunek said “I thought the defence was good, because whenever the ball came towards our goal we kicked it away. My highlight was making a great save!”
The boys won one match and narrowly lost two. The highlight of the day was the 3-0 win over BCIS with goals from Tristan Tang, Selim Kim and Karver Sze. Utility man Seungho Yoo commented “I thought the midfield was fantastic in the win over BCIS. I really enjoyed the day and hope to play again!”
Our warmest congratulations to all four teams for their first tournament of the year. We look forward to seeing them improve their skills throughout the year, and to many more fantastic results!