This week has seen the start of our second KLISS season and it proved to be a memorable and successful one for our Football teams. As well as this we also took part in some preparation matches for our upcoming league fixtures.

On Thursday our Football under 13 boys and girls travelled to Nexus International School for our first set of fixtures for our new KLISS (Kuala Lumpur International School Sports) season. It was an entertaining tournament and one which will live long in the memory. Our boys, coached by myself, took on KTJ in their first match, recording a well deserved 2-0 win. The second match was against the hosts, Nexus International School, which was an extremely one sided affair with our boys coming away with an emphatic 5-0 victory. In our final fixture we played our sister school TIS Kuala Lumpur and although we took the lead, they came back strong and equalised. We eventually drew 1-1, leaving us with 10 points and top of the group, which means we have qualified for the cup finals in November! A fantastic effort from our boys and proved that the tactical hard work we have put in during training has paid off.

Our girls started their fixtures against TIS Kuala Lumpur ‘A’. The game finished 4-0 against us, which would knock confidence from most teams but not our girls, led by Mr Azharul and Mr Firdaus. We came back in the second game, winning 1-0 in a tight match against KTJ. It was all to play for in the final game against TIS Kuala Lumpur ‘B’ with a chance of qualifying for the cup finals at stake. Our girls played fantastically and pushed hard, recording a 2-0 win and qualifying for a place in the cup finals in November! An excellent effort from this new team who have trained hard for this achievement and deserve all the accolades given to them.

As well as the KLISS tournaments we also had some preparation matches for our Football under 15 boys and girls against Australian International School. Our girls picked up an excellent 4-2 win, led by Mr Firdaus and Mr Azharul. This was an important win as we lost heavily to them a few months ago. The boys, coached by Mr Shane, lost out 3-1 to a strong side but showed signs that they can go on to have a successful season with more training sessions under their belt.

Next week sees our KL Sports League fixtures get under way as well as preparation matches for Benchball and a friendly match for our Volleyball under 16 girls against arch rivals Sri Sempurna International School. As well as this there will be information coming out for our students in regards to the Sports Awards ceremony which will take place at the start of November. Please read next week’s newsletter to find out more information. 
Mark Kelly (Director of Sport)

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