16 Nov 2018
Athletics Newletter (November 16, 2018)

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November 16, 2018

"Respect, hard work and being discipline are the values that I learned playing football." Pablo Rodriguez

Upcoming Events

SEASAC Golf - Good luck to our top golfers who head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to play two rounds at Royal Selangor Golf Club on Tuesday evening. They have been working hard to improve their game under the skillful guidance of PGA professional Nigel Bark. Check out more information on the tournament here.

SEASAC Cross Country - Our Cross Country team are into their final preparations for the SEASAC races on November 30 & 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Alice Smith School (KLASS) will be hosting the 2 race series.

Lions Tennis Academy - Lions Tennis Academy wanted to inform you that on November 12th thru November 24th registration period opened thru myStamford ( Lions Tennis Academy tab) to sign up with us for another fun season. Season 2 will run from November 26th- February 22nd, makeup days will be sent if needed. Total 10 weeks of action.

Any questions, you can always contact: Rose Perez ( Tennis Director ): rosa.perezdomenech@cognita.com or Pablo Guarinos ( Head Coach) pablo.guarinosvinals@cognita.com

Athletic News

ACSIS Golf - The Stamford Golf team was on the course over the weekend competing in the ACSIS Golf Tournament hosted at the Palm Springs course in Batam, Indonesia. Great experience for our team heading towards SEASAC!

ACSIS High School Swimming - Check out the pictures from ACSIS swimming from last weekend. A special thanks to Mimi's father for the stunning pictures of the swimmers in action.

Bangkok International Rugby 7s Tournament - Last weekend the Varsity Rugby Squad played for the first time in the Bangkok 7s tournament. This is a highly regarded sevens tournament in South East Asia so it was a privilege to play. The tournament was run across two days and on the first day we had a win and a loss in pool play which meant we qualified second in our pool and had an early quarter final game on the Sunday morning which we won by 12-5 in a courageous performance based on resilience and grit. In the Semi Final we lost by 17-5 to the Bangkok Lions who went on later in the day to win the final of the whole tournament for the U18 competition. The boys were proud of their efforts and this will hopefully be the start of a promising season as we look to build towards our SEASAC Division 1 completion in late January after winning the Division B completion last year. During the weekend we also had the pleasure to spend some time with Lote Raikabula from New Zealand who was one of the leading 7s Rugby players of the world over a long period of time. Lote was able to share his thoughts on what makes a successful sportsmen and focused in particular on the notion that it is the unseen which makes the better players as they are happy to put in their personal training on top of the team training to improve themselves as a player and a person.

The squad for the tournament was: Jan Akras, Ethan Stratton, Matthew Quin, Markus Prinsloo, Kartik Parab, Antoine Thuillier, Daniel and Chris Bladt, Zac and Marcell Levi.

Uniforms – All U11 to U19 athletes are required to purchase a customized, named uniform through Tsunami's online site - The site will be open on Tuesday 13 November. Here you will find the necessary uniform to purchase for your child to wear when competing for SAIS. Those students that have a uniform from last year are not required to purchase a new one. It is important to note that only those students who have been selected into the U19 teams, are required to purchase both a ‘Home’ and an ‘Away’ jersey.

Step 1: Click on the “Sports” icon, select the sport, and then the appropriate age bracket in which your child has been selected. You will see the full uniform needed for the start of the new season.

Step 2: Choose the appropriate size for each item and include his/her surname, which will then be printed on the back of their shirt. Be careful to check your spelling, as it will appear exactly as you submit it. Please note that this will be done locally.

Step 3: Ensure that you have selected both the jersey/shirt, shorts and socks (where applicable).

Step 4: Process the shopping cart for payment.

Uniforms are held at Stamford and a time will be arranged for students to try them on and find the best sizes. Please wait until your child has tried on the uniform before going online to make the purchase. For those wishing to personalise their tops, we will be using a local vendor and will take approximately 1 week from the time we collected them.

ACSIS Scheduling – We are finalizing the schedules for all the ACSIS teams. We have our customized LIONS fixtures and a results app that can be downloaded onto your phone. Click this link when viewing on your smartphone and then save as a bookmark. We encourage you to use this platform to check all relevant information about your child’s sporting life at the school.

Fina World Cup Swimming - Check out the pictures of our swimmers and coaches at the FINA World Cup swimming event being held in Singapore this week.

Lions Tennis

We just finished our tennis tryout week of U19 boys and girls. Lots of talented athletes showed but unfortunately only 8 will be selected to represent the school this year 2018-19. We are very excited about our final international tournament SEASAC hosted by Canadian International School of Hong Kong on January 23rd- 26th.

Lions Tennis Academy wanted to inform you that on November 12th thru November 24th registration period opened thru myStamford ( Lions Tennis Academy tab) to sign up with us for another fun season. Season 2 will run from November 26th- February 22nd, makeup days will be sent if needed. Total 10 weeks of action.

Any questions, you can always contact :

Rose Perez ( Tennis Director ): rosa.perezdomenech@cognita.com

Pablo Guarinos ( Head Coach) pablo.guarinosvinals@cognita.com

Lions Swimming

ACSIS High School Championships

This past Saturday the Stamford Lions Swim Team travelled to the Singapore American School, to compete in the annual ACSIS High School Championships. The swimmers arrived at 6am filled with enthusiasm and excitement for what lay ahead. The ACSIS High School Championships saw the very best swimmers from international school in Singapore, competing for the title of Boys and Girls ACSIS Champions. Unlike other swim meets, ACSIS is based on a point system where each athlete must swim their best to achieve the highest number of points and contribute to their overall team place.

It was a fantastic day with each swimmer stepping up for their team and producing their best performances to date.

Team Captain, Daniel Looi, was highest point scorer in the competition by grabbing the Gold and placing 1stin both the 50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke and the silver 2nd in the 200m Individual Medley – scoring a total of 49 points. Max Silver came in close 2nd with a total point score of 45 points from his victory in the 200m Individual Medley and silver medal in the 100m Butterfly.

Overall, the team achieved a close finish of 4thplace - just outside of the medals. Congratulations to the following swimmers for their support and participation in the ACSIS High School Championships!

Minori Sato, Miles D'Agastino, Minna Abraham, Sydney Londergan, Lear Eldar, Ethan Chew, Bastian Amelie, Liberty Kaplan, Savannah Shirley, Hana Baker, Karoline Martinsson, Axel Silver, Max Bolton, Wyatt Cho, Seth Cordingley, Dieter Frehlich, Amit Ifrah, Jake Lee,Mark McMahon, Jaiden Satya Negi, Ben Ozen, Chris Won, Lang Yu, Aisha Cunningham-Burley, Latisha Cunningham-Burley, Zara Bolton, Hadassah Garrett, Yawen Kuang, Lisa Li, Haylee Londergan, Kylie Moon, Jane Quigley, Hana Rompothong, Grace Roth, Chloe Sandoli

Lions Gymnastics

We are almost coming to the end of our internal grading this week. The purpose of grading is to provide feedback on gymnasts' performance on their skills, flexibility, strength and their approach to learning. Our gymnasts is now more aware on the different areas they can improve on for the next season.

Season 2 (26th November 2018 - 10 March 2019)

  • More information on Season 2 will be emailed to parents.

  • There is no need to try out again for existing student.

  • For new students who wish to join the program or come for a tryout, do email us directly.