Phnom Penh on April 8-10, 2019
UNIS High School Girls and Boys teams both finished 5th in the tournament, by beating our local rivals Hanoi International School in the 5th+ 6th play-off.
The girls via a 2-0 scoreline and the boys winning a penalty shoot-out after equalising with about 30 seconds before the final whistle!!!
Both UNIS Hanoi teams faced opposition in every game who clearly were older and more experienced footballers, but this did not deter all players giving everything they had, every game.
What a lovely group of students it was for Coach Tate, Coach Nguyen and Mr Jackson (deputising for Coach Rey – whom the boys expressed their gratitude to him) to work with, over a tiring but thoroughly enjoyable 3 days. Not only were students behaviour exemplary on the pitch but off it as well, with many a compliment from the parents of homestays. As the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) quoted, “Always a pleasure dealing with UNIS Hanoi teams”.
The pictures below encapsulate the balance between the fun that was had, but also the pride in representing UNIS Hanoi and trying to win by playing good football.
Finally, all students and caches concerned wish our UNIS Hanoi APAC Soccer boys and girls teams the very best of luck in their tournaments.