2018-19 APAC Basketball Season

Our season started with a core of returning players from last year’s squad, so right out of the jump we had experience and talent going into the season. With the addition of new players It was a little difficult at first for them to adjust to our system and team expectations but after hard work in practice and 3534 line drills they were integrated into our system and we became well rounded team.

What was really special about our team was that we were all friends off the court which made it easier for us to play on the court which boosted our chemistry. What mattered most was not our basketball talent but the effort that every player put in and how everyone was willing to give their all  for the team on the court.

The second week of the season is when we started our league games against the other international schools competing for the HAC Cup and Championship. We were in cruise control the whole time and ended up being undefeated and lifting the HAC Cup and winning the Championship.

During the month of November our invitational approached. Our Bangkok invitational was our biggest test of the season at the time because it was our first time against high level competition. This tournament showed us where we were as a team, we surprised other schools and played a close game against the reigning IASAS champs ISB (International School of Bangkok). We showed that we can compete with top schools by placing 5th out of the 8 schools and finishing 2-2 at the tournament.

Our culminating APAC event put us in difficult pools of play with the previous APAC champions from the last 4 years. Starting out 0-3 was a challenge, but our team did not hang our heads and we finished strong with three straight wins, finishing the tournament with a 3-3 record. We were the first UNIS Hanoi team ever to win 3 games at a APAC Super event which is a milestone.

As the captain of this team I will forever be grateful for being part of this team, this is so far my favorite year playing basketball because of the coaches and players I am surrounded with. On behalf of the team we would like to thank our coaches Mr. Tarique and Mr. Taggart for their guidance throughout the whole season and showing us that the little things matter and that being part of a team comes with sacrifices and commitment. You guys pushed us to the very end and made it uncomfortable for us every practice, we might’ve not enjoyed it but deep down we know it was for our own good, we wouldn’t be the people we are to this day if it was not for both of you.  Next year our team aims to come back stronger and hungrier than ever and hopefully lift gold at APAC.

Malick Sy
Varsity Basketball Team Captain

Turn Up and Support UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Teams

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

ASA Spring Session Registration (UMA) Spring Session Registration (11-18 February) Sign-ups for UNIS Hanoi After School Activities (ASA) programme opens at 9:00 a.m. on 11 February and closes at 1:00 p.m on 18 February. For more information please contact: cocurricular@uninhanoi.org

MS Boys Soccer vs WIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Tuesday, 12 February, 16.00-18.00)

Varsity Girls Soccer Vs. Vietnam U15 Development Squad @ UNIS Hanoi (Friday, 13 February)

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Dream Club @ UNIS Hanoi (Friday, 15 February, 16.00-17.30)

Varsity Girls Soccer vs HN Expat Ladies @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday 16 February)

Community Programmes Spring Session Registration (18-21 February) Sign-ups for UNIS Hanoi Community Programmes Classes and Workshops opens at 8:30 on 18 February and closes at 17:00 on 21 February. For more information please contact: communityprogrammes@unishanoi.org

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Hanoi U17 Club @ UNIS Hanoi (Monday, 18 February, 16.00-18.00)

Badminton Exchange vs SPAS @ UNIS Hanoi (Wednesday, 20 February, 15.00-16.30) This is a friendly set of matches as our team prepares for upcoming tournaments and events.

Varsity Boys Soccer vs Hanoi U17 Club @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday, 23 February)

Varsity Girls Soccer vs Hanoi Phui Ladies @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday, 23 February)

GO PHOENIX!

Middle and High School Spring Sports Season

The third and final sport season of the year is fast approaching!

High school badminton and soccer begin on Monday, January 28, and middle school volleyball begins on Tuesday, February 26.  Students who are interested in MS or HS sports should make their way to the sign-up boards outside the UNIS Hanoi Canteen and register as soon as possible.  Be on the lookout for more detailed information from your respective coaches.

Middle School sports are a two-day a week commitment while High School is a three to four-day a week commitment. Our Middle School programmes operate as a no-cut opportunity. Everyone wishing to participate will have the opportunity to practice, improve, and play some competitions.

Good luck to all. GO PHOENIX!

Tarique Al Iesa
Director of Activities

Hanoi Aquathlon 2019

Come and challenge yourselves with the 2019 Aquathlon held at UNIS, a fun swmming and running event. Participants can choose an age group event or take part in the Aquaflun which is for any age and can be completed individually, as a family or relay.

Entry is 500,000VND with all participants receiving a T-shirt, food and a medal!

The event is for the entire Hanoi Community and spaces are limited so sign up now

Sign up closes 17 February 2019. If you have any questions please contact Martin Hamilton at aquaticscoordinator@unishanoi.org.

Middle and High School Spring Sports Season

The third and final sport season of the year is fast approaching!

High school badminton and soccer begin on Monday, February 28, and middle school volleyball begins on Tuesday, February 26.  Students who are interested in MS or HS sports should make their way to the sign-up boards outside the UNIS Hanoi Canteen and register as soon as possible.  Be on the lookout for more detailed information from your respective coaches.

Middle School sports are a two-day a week commitment while High School is a three to four-day a week commitment. Our Middle School programmes operate as a no-cut opportunity. Everyone wishing to participate will have the opportunity to practice, improve, and play some competitions.

Good luck to all. GO PHOENIX!

Tarique Al Iesa
Director of Activities

Turn Up and Support UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Teams

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

 

JV International Basketball Invitational @ UNIS Hanoi (Friday-Sunday, 18-20 January)

HAC Varsity Basketball Tournament @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday 19 January)

HAC MS Soccer Tournament (Saturday 19 January) This this is an event of the Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC), Middle school teams from schools around Hanoi will compete in this event. The tournament is a single elimination event. The event will be played at the National Sports Training Centre. UNIS Boys play at 8:40 and girls at 9:20. If boys win they play at 10:00 and if girls win they play again at 10:40.

UNIS Music Academy (UMA) Spring Session Registration (January 21-28) Sign-ups for UMA programme open at 7:00 a.m. on January 21 and close at noon (12:00) on January 28. For more information please contact: umaofficer@unishanoi.org

JV Girls Basketball vs ISV Varsity @ UNIS (Wednesday 23 January, 16.00-17.30) This is a Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC) friendly game.

MS Boys Soccer vs OLY @ UNIS (Thursday 24 January 16.00-17.30) This is a HAC friendly match.

HAC JV Basketball Tournament @ SPAS (Saturday 26 January) This this is the final tournament of the Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC). For more information please contact: cocurricular@uninhanoi.org

GO PHOENIX!

UNIS Hanoi Cross Country Team Celebrates a Brilliant Season

The UNIS Hanoi Cross Country Team concluded the first part of their 2018/19 year this week. So far it has been a fantastic season! Since UNIS Hanoi hosted the first Cross Country race the team has competed in further two races. The Concordia International School 5km (77 runners) and 3km races was held on 1 December and the UNIS race results were as follows:

Name: Distance Time Place
Iestyn Rusinow 5km 0:18:57 1
Graham Abrams 5km 0:21:19 4
Jakub Trent 5km 0:21:27 5
Basile Villars 5km 0:23:40 13
Dafydd Rusinow 5km 0:24:33 17
Nikolai Inoue 5km 0:26:19 25
Takao Sato 5km 0:26:32 28
Lily Noda 3km Not timed
Saki Sato 3km Not timed

The Hanoi Half Marathon was held on the 9 December. The UNIS Cross Country Team results were as follows:

Name: Distance Time Place
Iestyn Rusinow 10km 38.33 8
Gabriela Chanen 10km 0:52:56
Harrison Wallace 10km 0:53:01
Jan Krubner 5km 0:21:41 4
Graham Abrams 5km 0:23:42 7
Natalie Krubnerova 5km 0:23:48 3rd (Female)
Lily Noda 5km 0:24:14
Lucas Lyon 5km 0:27:58
Amelie Ogasawara 5km 0:28:52
Isabel Zaring 5m 0:28:03
Nicolas Lyon 5km 24:40(provisional)
Kitty Tran 5km 28:52 (provisional)

Iestyn Rusinow was also the overall 10km winner in the 2018 Halong Bay 10km race. Congratulations Iestyn! This brilliant and dedicated team of runners then celebrated their success by having breakfast together on Tuesday. See you all again on 5 March!

Saturday Soccer Autumn Season Tournament

Another wonderful Saturday Soccer season has come to a close. Our team would like to thank you all for being a part of it.  A special thanks must go to all the parent coaches who helped make this season a huge success.

We saw a lot of children grow in confidence throughout the season and develop their skills as football players and as team players. Our end of season tournament, even though a little wet, was a great day had by all. Children left with smiles on their faces after earning their awards, new friends and good memories.

Our spring season will start on 19 January. Registrations are now open and will close on 11 January, so please be sure to register as soon as possible to guarantee your child’s place on the programme.

Saturday Soccer Team

Turn Up and Support UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Teams

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament @ UNIS Hanoi Tennis courts (Sunday 25 November)

  • Morning Session (08:00–12:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (13:00–16:00) for adults

JV Boys and Girls Basketball @ BVIS (Monday 26 November, 15.30-17.00)

Varsity Boys Basketball vs HIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Monday 26 November, 16.00-17.30)

MS Boys and Girls Soccer vs BVIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Tuesday 27 November, 16.00-17.30)

Saturday Soccer Tournament @ UNIS Hanoi back field (Saturday 1 December, 8.15-11.30)

Varsity Boys Basketball vs WIS @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday 1 December, 14.00-15.30)

Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball vs SPAS @ UNIS Hanoi (Saturday 1 December, 15.30-17.00

GO PHOENIX!

Youth Sports Soccer – A Season of Joy

Grades 4-5 students who were part of the Youth Sports Soccer Season at UNIS Hanoi  had been training hard for 5-6 weeks before the final event – the Soccer Festival on 13 November.

Our coaches, Mr Imran, Mr Gibbons, Mr Phi, Mr Geoff and Mrs Mindy were amazing. They helped us not only to train hard during the season but also to have fun and learn to work with others. At the end of the season we had a tournament where we come together with other schools in Hanoi to have a fun afternoon of soccer.

All the weeks of training led to a great festival. The girls teams won a few, tied a few and lost a few and the boys teams were the same. Overall the Youth Sports Soccer Season was such a great time filled with joy and hard working.

Thank you to the great coaches that helped us from day one.

Written by Emily Dinh (Grade 5)

“In youth sports, I learned lots of skills and strategies, such as formations and dribbling skills. When we were in the teams I made lots of friends with kids in the fourth and fifth grade while bonding on a sport we like. I always looked forward to Tuesdays and Thursday because practices were fun, especially when we did practice games. The coaches were nice and I improved greatly. I think the highlight of soccer was the tournament. It was really fun testing our skills against other schools. In all, I really enjoyed it and so did my sister who also attended.” Grant Carroll (Grade 5)

Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament – 25 November

Calling on All Tennis Players!!

The 11th Annual Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament
Sunday, 25 November, 2018

If you’re a tennis player, you don’t want to miss out! The UNIS Hanoi tennis courts will be full of tennis enthusiasts on Sunday, 25 November as players from the UNIS community gather to remember a former staff member, Mr. Peter Goverde. Ten years ago the inaugural tournament was held, as UNIS Hanoi recognised and remembered Peter, a truly special PE teacher who passed away in the late summer of 2009. Peter brought the passion of tennis to the students of UNIS Hanoi and loved to play the game of tennis with everyone and anyone!  He is missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him and this event is held in his memory.

The 2018 Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament will be divided into 2 parts:

  • Morning Session (08:00–12:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (13:00–16:00) for adults

All play will be doubles (subject to numbers). UNIS community members are encouraged to come out to enjoy a fun day of tennis.  If there are heavy rains on Sunday morning, the tournament will be rescheduled.

The format and further details will be given closer to the event.  Students will play in 3 separate divisions:

  • Kindergarten 2 – Grade 2:  8.00 – 9.00 am
  • Grades 3 – 6:  8.30 – 10.00 am
  • Grades 7 – 12: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Adults will enter individually and be paired with a variety of different players throughout the afternoon in doubles.

REGISTER NOW: Peter Goverde Sign-up

(UNIS Hanoi Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament 2017)

A limited number of places will be available in each of the divisions.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no entry fee for this event. A waiting list will be established and if openings do become available and we will contact those who are next in line. Closing date for registration is end of the day on Tuesday, 20 November, 2018.

This tournament is prioritised for the UNIS community, but registration is extended to the wider Hanoi community.

We look forward to your participation and an enjoyable day of tennis!  

Regards,

Nick Firth
UNIS Tennis Academy Manager

Turn Up and Support UNIS Hanoi Phoenix Team

Do not miss the important sports event coming up! Please join our UNIS Hanoi team on the days at the following locations/events and show your Phoenix spirit:

MacBeth – HS Production Tickets are still available for Saturday performance on 10 November at 16.00 in the UNIS Hanoi Centre for the Arts. You can get the ticket prior to the show at the Centre for the Arts Building (B10)

MRISA Junior Basketball @ International School of PhnomPenh (8-11 November) Follow our teams at: https://sites.google.com/mrisa.org/mrisajuniorbasketball2018/home?authuser=0

HAC JV Volleyball Tournament @ Olympia School (Saturday, 10 November)

Youth Sport Soccer Festival @ UNIS Hanoi (13 November, 14.00-17.30) Tuesday 13th November will see UNIS Hanoi host a Grade 4 and 5 Youth Sport Soccer Festival  at the back field. 18 budding soccer teams from six international school will participate in the festival and would love your support. Please come by and enjoy the festivities.

Saturday Soccer Tournament @ UNIS Hanoi back field (24 November, 8.15-11.30)

GO PHOENIX!

APAC Tennis Varsity Team 2018

On Wednesday 17 October 2018 the UNIS Hanoi varsity tennis team headed to the hosts Canadian Academy School, Kobe, Japan to compete in the APAC tournament. This year 6 schools participated: HKIS, SFS, SSPD, CA and WAB. The matches were played off the school site and an outdoor venue with Savannah grass courts.

The teams consisted of 5 boys, 5 girls. 2 of each gender played singles, a girls and boys doubles and finally a mixed doubles. The format began with round-robin where every school played against one another. The scoring was first to 8 games with sudden death deuces (at deuce next point wins)

Team:
Boys Singles 1 – Nguyen Dao
Boys Singles 2 – Gai Osasawara
Boys Doubles – Kevin Rayan/ Jacob Ybarra
Girls Singles 1 – Serena Mohanty
Girls Singles 2 – Shenern Wang
Girls Doubles – Mayu Mori/ShinYoung Kim
Mixed Doubles – Miki Takeshi/Taku Shiwa

UNIS Hanoi started with a match against SFS (Korea). With it being first match it was a battle against opponent and nerves! We lost 1-6, our win coming from our boys doubles. We lost our remaining matches on day one 2-5 vrs SASPD (very creditable wins for Serena and Dao) and 1-6 against WAB.

Day 2 was an early start with another packed day of matches. We started with a match against the strongest school HKIS. Despite some valiant efforts we were unable to pick up any wins and lost 0-7. Next up was the hosts CA. We won this match 5-2. Wins coming from; Dao, Gai, Jacob & Kevin, Serena and Miki and Taku. This match completed the six school round-robin and then depending on your placings the first two days was where you were seeded as we went into the individual competition.

Final day (3) and by now everyone is playing their respective individual event. Nguyen Dao had our highest individual placing just missing out on a medal coming 4th. He was in fact very close to making the final had some key points gone better his way. Ultimately the competition was extremely good and it’s good to be aware of the level and standards we wish to aspire too.

The finals produced excellent tennis to watch, girls event was won by WAB and boys event HKIS. Overall fantastic event well organized by the host school CA. Great experience for our players with Jacob being our only senior and therefore ineligiable next year. Some of our players now have 2/3 yrs experience so that will hold us in good stead. We know we have to practice more often and play more matches so hopefully that’s something we can commit to all year round now.

Should you be interested in trying out for the APAC team (Grade 9-12) or interested in playing/starting tennis please contact me. We have high school tennis sessions running throughout the week with a choice of coaching or matchplay sessions

See you on court,

Nick Firth
UNIS Tennis Academy Manager
Tennisam@unishanoi.org

Middle School Winter Sports Season

The second sport season of the year is almost here!  Middle School soccer begins on Tuesday, November 13.

Students who are interested should make their way to the sign-up boards outside the UNIS Hanoi Canteen and register as soon as possible.  Be on the lookout for more detailed information from your respective coaches.  Middle School sports are a two-day a week commitment. Our Middle School programmes operate as a no-cut opportunity.  Everyone wishing to participate will have the opportunity to practice, improve, and play some competitions. Good luck to all.

GO PHOENIX!