Congratulations and Good Luck to our U12 Boys Soccer Team
This past weekend our U12 boys soccer team played in the Beijing World Cup Soccer Tournament in Chaoyang Sports Center, where 32 of the top Beijing Soccer clubs played off. The boys were 1 of 3 international teams to compete in the tournament, the other two being from Club Football and Beijing Kickers. The quality of competition is high, with almost all other teams training all year in their clubs or sports schools. While Club Football and The Beijing Kickers were eliminated from the tournament this weekend, the WAB Tigers elevated their skills and played strong solid football finishing first in their pool.
The Tigers started the tournament off playing who was described by the tournament organizers as one of the best in the whole tournament. This was quite evident when the team scored 3 goals in the first half against our Tigers. Coach Nasir gathered our Tigers at half time and calmed their nerves. With in the first 5 min of the second half the Tigers scored their first goal. The Tigers then managed to tie up the game with their 2nd and 3rd goals, not an easy task against their experienced opponents. As the minutes drew closer to the end the boys were preparing for a tie after regulation time, but with a minute left in the match the crowd around them electrified our Tigers... BAMM 4-3 ! Finishing off this incredible match!
As confidence from the first match energized our team the next 2 matches went by with relative ease placing them in 1st in their pool and advancing them to the next stage of competition, the top 16! The next set of match will be this Saturday May 13th. If you see our Boys in the halls give them a pat on the back wish them luck!
May 13th Matches in Chaoyang Sports Center will start at 9:00am if you get a chance go and supports our tigers as they will compete for a spot in the quarter finals!
One Team! Go Tigers!!