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!

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:

MRISA Senior Volleyball @ International School Easter Seaboard (1 – 4 November 2018).  Please follow our team here: https://mrisa18.wixsite.com/seniorvolleyball.

HAC MS Basketball Tournament & Festival @ BIS (3 November). This this is an event of the Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC), Middle school teams from schools around Hanoi will compete in this event. The schedule for the day is: Competitive Bracket (UNIS MRISA Teams) play from 8:00 to 13:00. Festival Teams play from 13:00 to 17:00. For more information please contact: cocurricular@unishanoi.org

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)

Swim Invitational ages 7-14 @ Saigon South International School, Vietnam (Saturday, 10 November). This is a dual meeting for our Phoenix Swim Club participants ages 7-14. For further details please contact: aacoach@unishanoi.org

Youth Sport Soccer Festival @ UNIS Hanoi (13 November, 14.00-17.30) Come out to support our Grades 4-5 soccer athletes at the back field.

GO PHOENIX!

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:

UNIS Hanoi Invitational Swim Meet @ UNIS Hanoi (26 – 28 October 2018)

HAC Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ Concordia International School. This this is the final tournament of the Hanoi Activities Conference (HAC). UNIS Teams play at 11.00 and 1400

MRISA Senior Volleyball @ International School Easter Seaboard (1 – 4 November 2018).  Please follow our team here: https://mrisa18.wixsite.com/seniorvolleyball. They are leaving on October 31.

HAC MS Basketball Tournament & Festival @ BIS (3 November). The event starts at 8:30 and ends at 16.30.  UNIS Hanoi will be sending 4 boys teams and 3 girls team to the event. Teams will be playing at various times throughout the day in shortened games.

GO PHOENIX!

Varsity Volleyball Teams’ Victory at APAC 2018

Congratulations Boys Varsity Volleyball who are the Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC) Champions 2018! What a great WIN and it’s the first one in UNIS Hanoi history!

Watch their winning moment: (https://youtu.be/-stcrbA1jZc)

The Girls team finished 5th place after playing great Volleyball but losing some tough games! Girls took every team they played to the 3rd or 5th set losing by only 2 or 3 points. We are super proud of how hard they fought!

Thank you to all the players and coaches for your hard work and great matches.

Boys Team: Jacob Biros, Red Chiles, Viet Dang, Richard Dang, Lenard El-Hage, Anthony (Kevin) Gibney, Rohan Gowda, Oliver Hanson, Jinha Hwang, Do Yoon Kwan, Yoo Chan Ko, Mohammed Sy, Charles Wood
Coaches: Tarique AL-Iesa & Boy Hei Hei

Girls Team:  Frances Phan, Caitlyn Francis, Ha Nguyen, Trang Bui,So Eun An, Josefine Schmitz, Mikaela Fenn, Athitiya Thaminrach, Irma Hogberg, Hoai Co May Nguyen, Uyen Trinh,
Krisha Valle.
Coaches: Anne Thompson-Wambua & Sarah Schneider

Watch this space for more stories coming next week from the teams’ captains.