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HKIS Boys Soccer Team vs. HKIS Alumni Soccer Team

By Spencer Chiu ’93

Nothing like a good kick-about to get the entertainment flowing. When the unbeaten HKIS Boys Soccer Team met the Alumni led team, that’s exactly what happened. 


 

Since we all read about the magnificent achievements of the undefeated HKIS Boys soccer team in winning the Hong Kong Boys Division 1 Championship, a bunch of HKIS alumni decided to see for ourselves just how good the Boys Team were on the pitch. And we weren’t interested in watching – we wanted to play against them!

On a hot and blistering afternoon in June, a mixed group of the HKIS Boys A, B and C teams players met an HKIS alumni led team for a friendly game of soccer on the perfect artificial grass pitch in Tai Tam. We say perfect as many alums remember playing on the not-so-perfect natural pitch during our time at HKIS.

Although the idea of an alumnus vs. current school team merited an enthusiastic response, in reality, along with the 34 degrees Celsius heat, some alumni ultimately decided to sit this one out. This meant there was space for a few friends to join in, so with Spencer Chiu ’93, Henry Chien ’92, Pravesh Narain ’92, and Howard Tang ‘94, along with some of their soccer buddies, it was game on.

As soon as the whistle was blown, great passing, hustling, and rough tackles from both sides made the game fun. The alumni led team scored the first goal and at one stage was 2-1 up. Then the HKIS boys team decided it was time to show their championship form and turned up the already stifling heat. Some great goals and teamwork later, the game ended with the HKIS boys team coming out on top with a 4-2 win.

For me as alum, it was a great day connecting with the school and current students and as a result we are looking to make this happen again. In the mean time, if there are any HKIS alumni soccer players in Hong Kong who are interested to play soccer, do get in touch with me, Spencer Chiu, via spencerchiu@gmail.com and we may be able to make this a regular game.

 

Source:  DragonTales Winter 2010/2011