Dragons show strength at SAIS U14 Badminton and Rugby Tournament
By Nick Dunn, Chair of Activities, UWCSEA East
On Friday, 16 September our Middle School Badminton and Rugby Teams ventured to Stamford American International School (SAIS) for their annual friendship Invitational. For the badminton teams this was their first fixture for the season, but the rugby teams were on the back of an intensive SCC tournament the day before. Bodies were weary and tired but the UWCSEA spirit shone through with all members wanting to play, represent and have fun on a Friday evening event.
We were apprehensive of our competition across both sports but we prepared to play to best of our ability. Our Badminton teams played exceptionally well throughout with superb determination and focus. We won both championships for boys and girls taking home the winning trophy. Dominating the singles and doubles demonstrated the true depth we have on the courts with our teams and this will put in a good position for the current season.
Our Rugby team played exceptionally well, winning two and a draw with UWCSEA Dover. The championship decider was on tries difference and unfortunately due to tries scored we came away with the Runners Up Trophy. The boys played with fierce drive and team commitment throughout the matches and a huge amount of learning of the game was had over the two days of competition.
Well done to all of the players and thank you to the parents and coaching staff for their support.