International College of Beirut, Lebanon
Kings Academy, Jordan
Ramallah Friends School
Schutz American School, Alexandria
Repton New English School, Jordan
Al Nahda National School, UAE
Lebanese Evangelical School
The recently held Kings Academy, Jordan, JV Football Tournament took place 3-5 December 2015.
The IC boys held off all other teams in the Round Robin play to reach the semifinal match on Saturday morning. They faced the Repton New English School in what still proved to be an outstanding performance by our IC boys who ended winning the game in 3-1 final score.
In the final game, they were bested by the Ramallah Friends School in the 7th penalty kick after ending the game in a tie of 1-1 final score.
Still, when arriving back to Beirut smartly dressed in their suits and green ties, and then performing the always well-appreciated IC chant, it was clear that our boys came away with a sense of true accomplishment. And rightfully so, since after their many years of attending international tournaments the IC JV Boys’ Football Team have come home with a 2nd placing. This in itself shows the consistency of play and the quality of our players here at IC.
As for our IC Girls’ Football Teams, in their 10th consecutive year of METS international competition facing other well experienced players. Our IC girls made the Round Robin with many close games. The games were a heart-pounding display of courage, consistency, and determination.
Going into the Final and Consolation games, IC won 1st and 3rd places over the Ramallah Friends School and hosting school from Kings Academy.
IC girl’s teams and their coach Noel BouAbboud did a very good job.
During their stay at Ocean Hotel, our students behaved in a positive manner in the sense that they were aware of all rules and regulations set by IC for traveling teams.
This trip helped to get our teams closer, which will help in creating better and stronger bonds between players.
A special thank you must go out to coaches Noel BouAbboud, Nayef Sinddiane and Hussein Zaraket for their dedication and abilities to encourage our students to succeed and to Dr. Osman Osman for being on top of things in heading the delegation. Another special thank you must go to Mrs. Martha Jaafar for helping in supervising the girls and much more! GO COUGARS!