Saturday 17th October 2015 marked the first ever YEASA primary soccer camp. This was held at the new sporting complex which recently opened beside ZIS. The sporting complex was an excellent venue as it allowed the students to fully enjoy soccer on a high performance surface.
Over fifty primary students attended the event from both YWIES and ZIS. The students were also accompanied by supporting parents. The event was organised and coordinated by Mr. Kuhle, Mr. Wilson and Miss Riegel. The parents very willingly provided lunch for all students and staff who attended the event.
After the opening ceremony the morning session primarily focused on fundamental skills that all children should obtain to play soccer at any level. This allowed students to receive valuable coaching and to work on improving their individual soccer performance. The students then took a lunch break allowing them time to socialise with students from many different cultural backgrounds that study in Yantai.
Following lunch the students returned to the sporting complex to begin the soccer competition, which the students had been eager for all day. ZIS had entered two primary teams and YWIES entered four teams. All teams played each other once and the top four teams entered into the play-offs. Zhongshi performed well and both teams were able to enter the play-offs. All teams at the final stage of the competition played a high standard of soccer and represented their school with great pride. YWIES scored the only goal in the final and therefore finished in 1st place. The two Zhongshi teams came 2nd and 3rd. The day was a success and both students and parents thoroughly enjoyed the event. The students are already beginning to look forward to the next event were they can compete and display their sporting ability and represent their school.
There were six teams in the competition, two teams from ZIS and four teams from Yantai. Everyone in the competition played well and enjoyed the day. We got bronze and silver. In the final it was a very close soccer match, but we finished second.
By Alvin G3
In October there was a soccer tournament at the new soccer pitch in front of the school. We played games with the Yantai School. We divided ZIS into two teams; red and blue. I was the in the red team we with Brain, Andrew, Albert, Alvin, James and Eric. First we completed drills to help improve our soccer skills; it was a lot of fun. We ate lunch at school and then returned to begin the soccer tournament. We won two games but lost in the final so our team finished in second place and blue team finished in third place. It was a fun day and I hope I can do it again.
By Jaden G5