The excitement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been evident everywhere for the last month – but it’s nothing compared to the buzz at school surrounding ICSWC18!
The history of the ICS World Cup
The ICS World Cup has taken place twice previously (2010 and 2014) at the instigation of our sports coordinator, Mr Jason Clifford. Its original aim, to focus kids and get them excited about the FIFA World Cup, has since evolved into a lunchtime sporting event that now engages the whole school community, including teaching and administration staff!
How does it work?
In the past, Mr Clifford has been responsible for the organisation and execution of the entire competition, but this year that responsibility passed to his Stage 5 PASS class. They have enjoyed setting up and administrating the competition as part of their studies in event management, and they’ve learnt a lot along the way.
In fact, to improve our processes for recording games and results this time around, students Carlie Pennicook and Lucy Cross produced a website dedicated to everything ICSWC18. It contains everything from the rules and draws through to photo galleries of play.
Students chose teams and countries. The team set up was all about joining boys, girls and teachers in the teams. In order to level the playing field, there could be no more than two players on any team who have played futsal for the school in the past two years. That has meant that talents are spread around and we have more even games. Moreover, each team was required to have two girls on the court at all times, and no more than two teachers at any given time.
The victorious winners!
From an initial pool of 15 countries, as diverse as Kazakhstan and Jamaica, this week we finally crowned our champions.
Team Egypt (Year 7) sprung an upset in the Year 7-9 final, to beat the favourites, Team Jamaica (Year 9), at the start of this week. Congratulations to Egypt, pictured here with their trophy! Team Egypt consisted of players Kieran Langstaff, Benjamin Gerges, Jessica Kerr, Charlotte Lie, Liam Appleby, Jack Taylor and Aleksandar Tripkovic.
In the Year 10-Teachers pool, Team Egypt (senior) reigned victorious, putting forward an impressive effort to overcome Syria 3-1 after losing to them in the pool games. Well done to Egypt, consisting of players Mia-Rose Harris, Lucy Cross, Ethan Williams, Noah Vidler and Mr Caleb Jones.