Last weekend saw the KLASS Lions Sports teams in action, competing in a range of sports as part of KLASS Series, FOBISIA and the very prestigious SEASAC competitions. Events took place across schools in Singapore, Thailand and KL as 83 of our boys and girls faced some of the toughest competition from around South East Asia. Enjoy the round up below.
U18 Girls’ Tennis
Growth of our tennis programme has been fantastic as was shown by the achievements of the girls in Singapore. Students as young as 12 competed in the U18 Division 1 event! The girls come fourth in their group behind a very strong HIS, UWCE and BPS in Day 1, coming back in style on Day 2 as they dominated their plate semi-final against BSJ 4-1. This left the girls playing for the plate trophy and despite the pressure on such a young side, they rose to the occasion and recorded a measured and composed 3-2 victory over SAIS in the final. Well done, girls!
In a combined primary and secondary event, our selected swimmers travelled to Phuket to compete in the FOBISIA swimming championships. The gruelling schedule over 3 days saw the young team having the opportunity to compete in multiple races, for which Head Coach, Mrs Howell, praised their focus throughout. Highlight of the event was the team’s amazing haul of 76 personal best times throughout the squad. Well done all swimmers.
U18 Boys crowned KLASS Series Rugby Champions
KLASS Series events continued to provide a platform for our students to excel and with no SEASAC this year, our U18 boys made sure they left their mark by winning the tournament. This event saw the international and local schools combine to create a 4 team 7s tournament. Our boys played an open and exciting brand of rugby and as described by Head Coach, Mr Roger, ‘developed leaps and bounds over the season with it peaking perfectly for the tournament’. In a round robin format, KLASS won all three games showing flair in offence with a tenacity in defence as they weather pressure periods from all 3 opponents. Facing GIS in the final, KLASS showed their class coming out comfortable winners; securing the trophy.
U18 Boys’ Basketball
The boys basketball team started their tournament with a narrow 49-39 loss to ISY. However, they would soon get a chance to avenge the defeat as following a battling Day 1, the boys found themselves in the plate semi-finals against ISY again. This time the boys made no mistake as they secured a 41-36 win on Day 2 sending them into the plate final. Unfortunately, the final didn’t go their way as they met a very strong BSJ side who went on to win 64-27. Our boys showed immense character as they continued to battle until the final buzzer.
U18 Girls’ Basketball
Our U18 girls had home court advantage as they stormed the SEASAC division 2 knockout stages with a perfect record on Day 1, beating RIS, CDNIS and UWCD along the way. The quarter finals continued to see baskets flow for the girls as they racked up an impressive 36-15 win over ISY. Old rivals met in the semi-final as the girls faced a very strong GIS side. Trailing with 2 seconds to go, KLASS put up a 3 point effort where the luck of the bounce wasn’t on their side and they narrowly lost out 21-23. The girls regrouped on Day 3 and finished with a strong 38-7 win over BSJ to secure a well deserved bronze medal. Enjoy the video of the event below.
Boys’ Tennis Secure Promotion to Division 1
Another wonderful success for the tennis programme saw our boys team secure promotion to SEASAC division 1 as they claimed a comfortable 2nd place in this year’s Division 2 event. Day 1 had the boys in a tough pool however they came out off the blocks firing as they recorded a 4-1 win over GIS. A narrow 3-2 loss followed at the hands of UWCD before a resounding 5-0 win over AIS saw the boys finish 2nd in their group. The cup semi-finals followed on Day 2 and the boys continued their learning as they moved past a tough BSJ side 3-2. With the boys already promoted, they enjoyed the chance to develop their game as they experimented with doubles and singles play in the finals, going on to lose 3-2 to UWCD but full of excitement for next year’s experience.
U18 Girls’ Touch
An intense training period for the girls saw them face one of the toughest competitions involving schools littered with national touch players. Our girls performed admirably as they took the fight to a number of the Touch elite. Results didn't go their way in Day 1, however, the girls regrouped as they found themselves in a tight plate semi-final against NIST. Despite an end to end game, the girls narrowly lost out 2-1. The 3rd/4th plate game was even more nail biting as a full time 1-1 draw saw the game head into sudden death dropoff. The game ebbed and flowed before the larger squad of CDNIS paid dividends as they snatched a late 1-0 victory. An incredible effort from our girls!
Thank you to all of our coaches for their work with the teams. Also, we thank the continued support of our parent supporters. We look forward to another week of KLASS sport.