Girls Touch Pre-IASAS
January 26, 2018
The second season sports of this ISB school year is now coming to an end and the girls rugby team will be heading to TAS to compete at IASAS on February 3 – February 6 on behalf of ISB.
Last year the girls team placed third in Jakarta. This year, Coach Vaughan feels the team’s goal is to “peak in our performance at IASAS, and it goes without saying we are aiming for a medal match.” This shows that the girls are invested in performing at their best ability this season whether that be winning or losing.
This year, their main strength is that they “play a different style of touch from many other IASAS teams,” according to Vaughan. This should help the team because the other teams may not have seen this style of touch and will take them by surprise. On the other hand, one main area they wish to improve before the tournament is for the the girls to “feel calm and relaxed on the field so we can play a fluid game, which will be creative and unpredictable for other teams to defend.”
Over the season, the team has been able to grow together and strengthen their team chemistry. Mr. Vaughan says that “there has been a great improvement in fitness and consistency since our first week and since our performance at the exchange.” This shows that the girls are putting in all of their effort since the start of the season to achieve their best IASAS experience.
Of all the players on the team, Mr. Vaughan explains that he is unable to name specific players who have stepped up more than others this season, but mentions that “we lost a lot of seniors last year, so the girls returning have stepped up as leaders on and off the field.”
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