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Sporting News

Senior Girls' Volleyball

Our Senior Girls' Volleyball team defeated ISPP at a recent MRISA tournament in Thailand. Go Tigers!!!!



Tiger Cubs

Congratulations to all elementary students who recently participated in the Youth Sport Soccer program hosted at UNIS. Go Tigers!



Looking Forward . . . .


As our Varsity Volleyball and Middle School Basketball competitions draw to a close we look forward to the next chapter of MRISA sports at HIS - Junior Soccer and Senior Basketball.


Please take note that Senior Basketball training will start on Monday 12 November.

Boys will train on Mondays and Wednesday with Coach Dan Slaughter.

Girls will train on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Coach TBA.


Junior Soccer training will start on Monday 19 November.

Boys will train on Mondays and Wednesdays with Coach Dan Atkinson.

Girls will train on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Coach Chris Botha.


As the year progresses we look forward to building and improving the HIS sports department and become a strong force in the local and international leagues in which we compete.


GO TIGERS!!!

Athletic Director

Chris Botha



MS Basketball


Our Junior basketball teams have been competing in the Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC) over the past few months. Our teams are a combination of youth and wisdom with a few basketballers like Bao, Sarah and Tu, who bring a wealth of experience to the team.


Both HIS boys and girls basketball teams played in the competitive side of the HAC division, for they played against the strongest teams of each school. Under the leadership of coaches Jenny and Erin our teams have flourished and grown immensely over the past few months.


On Saturday 3 November our teams will compete in the HAC MS BASKETBALL FESTIVAL at BIS. We would love for the HIS community to get out in numbers to cheer them on.


From 7 - 11 November our basketball teams are off to ISPP in Cambodia for the MS BASKETBALL MRISA competition. You can follow all the schedules and live action of the tournament HERE.


We wish our teams and coaches all the best for the HAC festival and the upcoming MRISA. Make us proud!



SPORTS DAY - 5 November

HIS will be hold its annual Sports Day on Monday 5th November . This year there will be some key changes to the format of the event. Elementary students will travel to the Xuan La stadium in the morning where they will engage in track and field events as well as some fun activities. At the same time our secondary students will compete against each other in various sporting activities back at HIS.

At approximately 12 noon, our elementary students will head back to HIS and our secondary students will travel over to Xuan La to start their part of the track and field-program.

A Sports Day order of events and schedule will be shared at a later stage.

Buses will run as normal after school: elementary students will depart at 2pm, while secondary students will leave at 3pm.

As usual our students have been allocated sporting houses: Buffalo (yellow), Dragon (Red) and Gecko (Green). The sporting houses will compete against each other for the ultimate prize of becoming the sports day winners of 2018.

It is important for all our students to bring a snack and water bottle to Sports Day. There will be options to buy food on site but we recommend bringing along something to eat. Students will need to come prepared with their house color t-shirt, a cap, running/training shoes and lots of energy and enthusiasm.

We invite all parents to come out and support on the day. We look forward to a fun-filled event that will provide memories to last a lifetime.

Mr Chris



HAC / MRISA - Past, Present and Future

Senior Volleyball

We are nearing the end of our first MRISA events of the school year and what a fantastic start it has been. Our Varsity Volleyball teams have competed in the Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC) during the past two months, facing some very tough opponents along the way. We have seen major improvements in all aspects of both the boys’ and girls’ Volleyball teams under the leadership of Mr Joe, Ms Lara and Mr Long.

The HIS Varsity Boys’ Volleyball team ended the HAC league in 5th position, showing major improvements week after week under the influential captaincy of Kodai.

The HIS Varsity Girls’ Volleyball team has enjoyed a very strong season with a few closely-contested battles. The girls’ team ended the HAC league in a tightly fought-for 3rd position behind rivals UNIS and Concordia. A big shout out has to go to Captain Karen who is in her final year at HIS ; we all hope she can bring the MRISA trophy “home” this year.

On Saturday 27th October our volleyball teams will compete in a final preparation festival at Concordia School. We would love to see the HIS community out their cheering our teams on.

Festival schedule - Click

Soccer Friendly

Last week HIS played a friendly game of soccer against our neighboring Vietnamese school.


New Sport Season


The school year is in full swing and the 2018 - 2019 sport season is upon us. HIS will once again compete in our local Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC) league and the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA) during the course of the school year.

First up is our Middle School (MS) basketball and our Varsity (V) volleyball.

Click HERE for MS basketball fixtures

Click HERE for V volleyball fixtures


Track & Field

We have been doing high jump as a part of our Track and Field unit. We have seen an impressive improvement in our students, some of them jumping really high bars, and having a lot of fun in the process. We will finish this unit soon and will start the Invasion Sports Unit, one of our all time favourites. Stay tuned for more information as the year goes on.




Junior Volleyball Wrap-Up

HIS Junior volleyball teams competed in the final MRISA event of the season held at ISE in Thailand. HIS students arrived on Thursday evening and the first matches were scheduled for that nigh but unfortunately, due to heavy rain and thunderstorms, the first matches were postponed to Friday morning. Our teams battled hard during the course of the tournament with HIS boys finishing 8th, and HIS girls finishing in 4th place.


“During the junior volleyball tournament my team tried really hard. They encouraged and helped each other when they played, and showed great improvement. We had a lot of fun during the trip and I am very proud of my team. In the final match we gave our best but ended up coming 4th against a resilient ISE.” - Mr Dung


“The Junior MRISA Volleyball boys’ squad has stepped up their game this year. With some injuries before and during MRISA tournament, the team fought very hard and gave all of us fun and enjoyable games. All matches were very close and the boys did their best and lived up to their reputation as TIGERS !!!!”- Mr Jeffrey

The Last Word on MRISA Girls' Football

This year, HIS Tigers played at both the HAC and the MRISA Senior tournament in ISPP. This has been a season of rebuilding where much has been learned. The girls gained considerable experience and showed great heart. We are now ready to continue moving forward, building in readiness for the coming year. Let's go Tigers!
Coach Mr MC

MRISA HS Boys' Football Round-Up

This year the senior football team started the season slowly but as the MRISA competition got closer, the team got better and their confidence as a team grew game-by-game. They even managed to beat a top notch group of faculty members from HIS the week before the MRISA tournament. During the MRISA competition, the boys won two games and lost two games which set up the Plate Final between HIS and ISE. The final score didn't go our way but the team's effort and determination were clearly evident. Our team was very young which gives us great confidence going forward next year.

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan



Middle School MRISA Football Update


"After a difficult game first up against eventual champions UNIS, the team COULD have put their heads down and lost their belief. They did not. With the amazing resilience epitomizing their entire season, the boys turned their entire tournament around. They beat NISC, ISE and ISPP on their way to the Plate Final, playing with fantastic team spirit and positivity. The defensive organization, intensity and creativity going forward was brilliant to watch. The HIS Junior Boys have made incredible strides this season and we have been so impressed with their perseverance, bravery and never-say-die attitude. It has been an absolute pleasure to coach them and I am very excited for their futures in football." - Mr Adam



" Coming up against very strong competition the girls never gave up and kept fighting until the very last whistle. They played with enjoyment and encouragement towards their teammates. I am very proud of the way they played and the attitudes towards teammates, opponents and the game." - Mr Chris




Middle School football drawing to a close

A busy but exciting weekend has passed as HIS hosted and competed in the annual MS Football Festival. The players and spectators alike were greeted with blue skies and fair weather, making for a perfect day of football. Twenty two teams from nine schools around Hanoi competed for the prize of being crowned the MS football champions of Hanoi. In the end it was the boys' team from BIS that walked away with the trophy and the girls' team from UNIS that beat the Concordia girls on penalties.

HIS boys and girls teams had a strong day out, ending the day with no losses and valuable experience gained before MRISA.

This coming weekend the boys and girls team will represent HIS at the culminating football event of the year - MRISA held at UNIS in Hanoi.

We hope to see as many of the HIS community out there to support our teams. They have been working extremely hard and would appreciate the support.

-Chris Botha


https://mrisasports.unishanoi.org/


Football Season is Here

With the football season now in full swing, a busy couple of weeks of hard work lie ahead. The MS boys and girls are preparing for the HAC festival hosted by HIS on the 10th of March, followed by the culminating event of the season - MRISA takes place on Friday and Saturday 16-17 March.

The HS boys play their first matches this week against Wellspring and Concordia, both being played at Xuan La. There is a good energy in the team and the boys fancy their chances with a few new faces adding extra energy to the team.

For the MS HAC festival schedule click HERE



HIS Tigers Visit Phnom Penh


Well done to the Senior Boys Basketball Tigers and coach Dan Slaughter who did us proud this weekend. From Mr Dan, 'ISPP took us out in the first game this morning which put us in the plate group. We ended up winning the rest of our games for the plate and ISPP won the tournament. Overall went 5-1 and got 5th. ISPP went 3-3 and won the tournament.' Grrrr!

Full results available on the website:

https://www.mrisa-nisc.com/schedules--results.html