Article by Khin KoKo Hsu and Kyi Shinn Khin
Football is a sport loved all around the world by men, women, boys and girls. The 15 talented and hardworking members of ISS’ Boys Football Team are no different. They kicked off with their first game of the season on September 20th, 2016, against CIS.
Arriving to the CIS campus with full spirit and energy, the boys started practicing shortly after a meeting with their coach. Even when the CIS football players came over to the football field, they still had a lot of energy and trained hard no matter how powerful and skillful the CIS players had looked. As we watched the boys practice, we were very sure that they were going to win.
Before the match, we had asked a few players about how the season was going so far. “It’s hard, but also fun,” said Ryunosuke Kida, a 10th grader. “We can feel that we are improving and getting better.”
The boys looked tired during the first half but they didn’t give up. They tried their best to score, and despite a few injuries, fouls, corners and offsides, the boys won 2-1. There’s no better way to kick off the start of the season than an outstanding win, composed entirely of pure effort and passion. And to us, the audience, being able to watch the boys win their first match of the season was totally worth it.
After the game, we asked some of the members how they felt winning their first match. “It was good,” said Rodolfo Spiegel, a 9th grader. “We were really proud of ourselves.”
After the match against CIS, the boys took home many wins, including a bronze trophy at the LIons Friendship Varsity Tournament, 6-0 against Nexus and more. The season may be ending quite soon, but support the boys with all you’ve got! #isspride