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ACS Hillingdon victorious in international sports tournament


ACS Hillingdon International School played host for this year’s International School Sports Tournament (ISST), welcoming eight teams for a two-day soccer competition, and triumphing in first place overall.

The Hillingdon Hawks soccer team cruised to victory against schools from across the globe including Zurich International School, British School of the Netherlands and Cairo American College.
Iver Fields, ACS Hillingdon’s sports ground, provided the venue for the competition, which was played in a round-robin with the top two teams from each group progressing into the semi-finals.

Following four well-fought games, the Hillingdon Hawks beat TASIS, their tournament league rivals, in a 5-1 final victory, to finish the tournament on a high and secure their ISST Division One ranking for the 2017 competition.

Jett Russell, Athletic Director at ACS Hillingdon, commented:

“It has been an incredible run from the team and it’s fantastic that the boys are, for the second year in a row, the ISST soccer champions! I’m looking forward to the challenge of the ISST Division One tournament in Frankfurt already and know that the team will step up to the mark, as they did this year.”

Various other ACS Hillingdon sports teams were also successful in the ISSTs, hosted by other schools across Europe. The Cross-Country team secured the bronze medal in a tough tournament of ten other schools, including the hosts, Bonn International School.

The ACS Hillingdon Girls Volleyball team travelled to Athens to face seven competing teams, including schools from Munich, Israel, Vienna and Paris. After an extremely close match for third place, the ACS Hillingdon team finished just below bronze position in fourth place.

Jett added:

“These tournaments are a fantastic opportunity for talented sports teams from across Europe to experience the international world of sport. I’m proud of all of the teams’ efforts and hard work this year and am excited to see what we can achieve as they continue to develop as great sportsmen and women.”

Published: November 29 2016

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