We recently held the U14 Chan Ba Trophy for boys at the Hanova campus. In conditions that were significantly worse (if that was possible) than the U19 Chan Ba Trophy tournament the team under the guidance and tutelage of Mr. Dušan played some scintillating football racking up some really big victories. Playing in the rain, on a field that had water lying on it presents a very different challenge, but the Hawks team were open-minded, prepared to take risks and showed incredible ability to adapt to the situation.
The team played with great quality throughout their 3 games defeating XIS 8-1, Dehong International School 9-1 and XLIS 9-0, with some outstanding individual performances. At the end of the tournament Mr. Dušan had the difficult decision of who were going to be our 2 all-star team tournament nominations. These awards went to Jason Liu in acknowledgement of him standing in the rain for most of the day with little to do as the goalkeeper, and the outstanding captain Edán Hernández-Day.
Congratulations to our Boys- UNDER 14s CHAN BA TROPHY CHAMPIONS!!
I would also like to say a big thank-you to our parents who supported us in such bad weather in providing snacks for the players in between games and the other schools players, coaches and parents who were a credit to the Xi’an International School community.