ZIS offers a range opportunities for students to excel on the football field throughout the year. Our dedicated coaching staff are eager to continue to see the development of young athletes in the school.
ISC Football Tournament
Do you enjoy football? My favourite sport is football. This semester I was selected to play for the ZIS middle school girl’s football team. I was given the opportunity to play in football competitions in both Qingdao and Tianjin.
Through playing football we can develop key skills such as teamwork and communication. We can also develop stronger friendships if we participate regularly in competitive sports. Playing football has taught me how important teamwork is in order to be successful.
On 6th of November, ZIS sent both a boys and girls middle school teams to Tianjin International School to play football. The school was very impressive and had excellent facilities. Due to the rain the competition had to begin inside in the sports hall. We played three games on the first day and two games the following day. We lost our last game in penalties. At the end of the competition we finished in 6th position, but my experience has allowed me to become a better player.
I really enjoyed the competition and learnt a lot of valuable skills. I want to go to the next soccer competition if I am able, so I can improve more as a player.
By Lina 8B
ISC was my third football tournament I attended with ZIS. Since the tournament was held in Tianjin, It took around eight hours bus trip to arrive in Tianjin. When we arrived, I met lots of skilled player are coming from all over China. I felt so nervous playing football with people that I had never played before. However, at the end of the tournament we won second place and also received a sportsmanship award.
This tournament challenged me to improve as a player and also to become more confident in my own abilities. I won’t forget this experience, and if I have another chance to attend the competition in the future, I would definitely attend the tournament again.
By G9A Raphael