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2016 Timberwolves Invitational Volleyball Tournament was a HIT!

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CDNIS hosted a massive 24 team Volleyball Tournament over 3 days and 56 hours (over 3 courts) of game time.
This is our biggest ever Volleyball tournament and also the highest level of play hosted at CDNIS. Four CDNIS teams were involved in this open tournament; our B20 and G20 teams and our G16/B16 teams entered for tournament experience too.
The G20 team were in dominant form progressing through to the Semi finals undefeated. They faced a challenging game v HKIS in the Semi and prevailed in three tough sets. They continued this form into the final, beating International School Myanmar to win the championship. The team is developing into a strong team, playing a new style of Volleyball and hoping to take their game to the next level as they prepare for both the ISSFHK Championships (defending champions) and SEASAC tournament (2015 runners up) in early November. These events are also the goals of our Boys team. Our Boys team may turn out to be the best CDNIS Boys team we have had for some time. They have great players across the court and are committed to playing their bench, which strengthens the squad. This was shown in a number of games in the tournament where the full bench came on in the second set and maintained the momentum and intensity created by the starters. The Championship final, v Diocesan Boys School, was a great chance for our team to measure themselves against one of the strongest Hong Kong schools. The boys lost 0-2 but some of the rallies had the packed gym roaring with excitement as Volleyball at this level has not been seen in our Gyms before. It was not just the DBS boys hitting and saving ferociously, our boys matched it with the top team before DBS pulled away in the second set to claim their first Timberwolves Championship. The U16 teams can also be very proud of their development over the weekend and they are both much stronger teams for the experience as they prepare for their October trip to Vietnam and for their ISSFHK U16 championships.
Thanks to Coaches Stone, Cameron, Steiner, Po and Cheung for their massive commitment to their teams over the weekend and to the Athletics Staff for hosting this successful event.
Not many schools could have hosted a tournament of this magnitude so successfully and I am proud and privileged to work at a school that offers such great support to both the Volleyball programme and the wider sports programme.
Our Athletics Council and Photography Team have collected these photos from the tournament.
Here is a summary of the results.

Awesome TWolves Netballers from the Lower School!

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It was great to see the CDNIS Lower School netball girls wearing the TWolves colours in the big Netball Tournament today.

Our Gold Wolves and Silver Wolves had 8 games each with heaps of participation, fun and lots of success.
It was amazing to see the girls team work develop through out the tournament, and we had many awesome games.
Thanks Coach Shirley, Coach Jenny and Coach Kat.
Thanks too, to the teachers for letting them sneak out a little early.
Rocking the new T-Wolves Travel shirts too!

CDNIS Timberwolves Habitual Rugby Wallet Initiative

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The CDNIS Timberwolves Athletic Department support the Habitual Rugby Wallet initiative. They recycle used Rugby Balls into Wallets with all money raised going to support two awesome initiatives in Cambodia. These initiatives look to provide employment opportunities for families in Cambodia and offer Rugby opportunities for young Cambodian children.
They support the following organisations.
Friends-international
Phnom Penh Rugby Club

A one off CDNIS Timberwovles Wallet is for sale by silent auction.
Please submit your bid using this form.
All bidders will be updated if they are out bid, with the Auction closing 3pm Friday 23rd September.
All money raised goes directly to the Rugby Wallet Initiative.

CDNIS New Zealand Sports Tour a Success!

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28 CDNIS students embarked on a Sports Adventure to New Zealand, at the start of the June holidays. Grade 6/7/8 Timberwolves had been invited to compete in an international sports camp held in Matamata, New Zealand. At the sports camp CDNIS teams competed against 7 other New Zealand Schools in a wide range of sports. These included traditional CDNIS sports like Swimming, Football, Volleyball, Rugby, Touch Rugby, Basketball, Golf, Netball, Tennis, Softball, Table Tennis, Track and Field and Cross Country. It also included non traditional and new sports to CDNIS students such as Field Hockey, Wall Ball, Cheerleading, Scramball, Chess, Draughts, Darts, Frisbee Golf, Indoor Bowls, Petanque, Cage Soccer and Kayaking. Our CDNIS teams really embraced the challenge and competed at the highest level. Athletes were competing in 5-6 sports per day for 5 days and this was followed by a full evening of inter school challenges and activities. It was tremendous to see our students embracing the new sports such as Wall Ball and Field Hockey as for many this was the first opportunity to play these competitively. It was also a great opportunity for CDNIS teams to take on New Zealand schools at sports that they were traditionally strong in, such as Rugby and Netball and in many cases our teams held their own and even dominated the competition. Rugby was a real highlight. Most schools expected the CDNIS Rugby team to struggle against the powerhouse NZ teams, however our boys won every match, including a thrilling extra time, length of the field try in the final to beat the strong Mt Maunganui School. Our rugby team epitomized the make up of most of our teams, 4-5 strong experienced players teamed up with 7-8 novice players new to the sport or playing it for the first time. This made the trip all the more valuable as it let all our athletes try new sports and compete and test them self in a competitive and fun environment. Our best results came in Rugby (Champions) Triathlon (Champions) Girls Volleyball (Champions) Table Tennis (Champions) and Swimming 2nd Place. These are remarkable results when you consider most of the other schools attending had held a series of try outs for their teams and had practices for the months leading up to the week long competition. Because of the amazing sportsmanship and great attitude of our CDNIS team, we have been invited back in 2017 as the sole international team at the sports camp. The sports were great but the special connections our athletes made with the hundreds of New Zealand student athletes were the highlight of the week. During the week all the local schools embraced the TWolves team and by the end of the week our students loved the interactions and friendships they had made. Our students also embraced the roles every team had to take on such as preparing dinner, doing the dishes, cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming their rooms and washing their clothes. For many these experiences were actually as new and as challenging as playing field hockey!

You would have thought that after 5 days of sport the team would have been exhausted? They were exhausted, but managed to find a new lease on life for the second part of our New Zealand Adventure. These adventures included luge, zorb, surfing, horse riding, mountain biking, Lord of the Rings visit, Marae Stay, Cultural exchange with the Maori people (learning Haka and Poi), All Blacks rugby test, Tree adventures, Hot Water Beach, Paintball and Jet boat rides. These experiences were enjoyed by all and made memories that will last a lifetime.

The growth in confidence, independence, group dynamics and the shared sense of fun were the real highlights of this trip. 28 students returned to Hong Kong on June 22 exhausted but very proud; happy and healthy and ready for their real holidays to start.

Adventures like this can only be made possible with the trust and support of parents and the commitment and generosity of our CDNIS teachers. A sincere thanks to Andrea Tessier, Rhonda Wildeman, Ching Chun, Ngan Chung for the leadership of the 2016 Sports Adventure.

Congratulations to Yuha, Jemima, Helen, Natascha, Sofia, Hannah, Sofia, Jennifer, Julianne, Laurain, Kai, Daniel, Jem, Jasper, Jack, Ryan, Lachlan, Chris, Brandon, Harry, Lance, Kashing, Silvy, Sean, Aiden, Thomas, Tyler and Benjamin; you were all awesome ambassadors for CDNIS and you made the Sports Adventure a great experience for all involved.

Congratulations on making a Timberwolves Season 1 Team.

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Congratulations on making a Timberwolves Season 1 Team.
Before you play you need to complete all of these important steps. Step two is most important, if you do not complete this step by Friday 26th August, you can not play or practice on any Timberwolves team until you do.  Step 5 is also important as this year everyathlete receives the new Twolves travel shirt with their name on the back. See sample below.
Good luck TWolves. Get the paperwork below completed and then enjoy your Season.
1. Read/browse the Student Athletic Handbook.
3. Get your parents to read this 2016/17 Parents Information.
4. Pay your $500 Sports Season Fee to the Athletics Office (304A)
5. Try On the sample travel shirts so you know which size to order.
6. Collect your uniform* if you are new to the sport or new to the school.
7. Participate. Enjoy. Succeed. 
*Only athletes new to the sport or new to the school receive a new uniform, everyone else wheres their uniform from last year.

Swim Team Try Outs Updates

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The Swimming Pool is open, which means that …..

Swim Team Try Outs will take place this week on Thursday and Friday from 2.40-4pm.

Open try out, come along to make the team.

For more information contact Coach Alex Wong 

Good Luck Swimmers.

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

We are looking forward to the ISSFHK Swim Season. This also leads into selection for other international meets in December and March

Please see information below about the Swim Team Try Outs.
The Swim team has the opportunity to train up to 8 times a week. If you make the swim team you are expected to make at least 3 of these training times (min).
The cost of joining the Swim team is $1000 and once you are named on the team you will be sent information about registration and payment.
The final work is completed on our much improved SwimmingPool (new air con, new pool temp, new air temp, new viewing area, new filtration system, faster water).
Please see Swim Team Criteria Below.
1. Achieve HKASA Division 2 qualifying times in 50M, 100M freestyle AND 50M, 100M of one more stroke other than freestyle.
2. Commit to train at least 3 times a week. (out of 8 sessions)
Thanks,
Alex

Swimming Try Outs

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We are looking forward to the ISSFHK Swim Season. This also leads into selection for other international meets in December and March

Please see information below about the Swim Team Try Outs.
The Swim team has the opportunity to train up to 8 times a week. If you make the swim team you are expected to make at least 3 of these trainings (min).
The cost of joining the Swim team is $1000 and once you are named on the team you will be sent information about registration and payment.
As we are waiting for the final work to be completed on our much improved Swimming Pool (new air con, new pool temp, new air temp, new viewing area, new filtration system, faster water). Try outs will now take place next weekTuesday 23-26 August from 3.30-5pm.  You may not be needed for the whole time so please contact Coach Alex Wong for details.
Please see Swim Team Criteria Below.
1. Achieve HKASA Division 2 qualifying times in 50M, 100M freestyle AND 50M, 100M of one more stroke other than freestyle.
2. Commit to train at least 3 times a week. (out of 8 sessions)
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