Message from the Athletic Director

Welcome to Hong Kong! Hong Kong International School is excited to host this year’s Asia Pacific Activities Conference– Asia Division Girls Soccer Championships. This year’s competition will feature fantastic soccer athletes from Canadian Academy (Kobe), Seoul Foreign School, Shanghai American School-Pudong, Western Academy of Beijing, United Nations International School Hanoi as well as hosts Hong Kong International School. Did you know that France will host the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer? These championships are held every four years with the first championship held in 1991. Since it’s beginning, teams from US (3), Germany(2), Norway and Japan have gone onto to be crowned champions. This year’s competition will be hard fought – much like our own APAC championships. We hope that you enjoy your time here in our beautiful city. HKIS is lucky to be set against the backdrop of sea and mountain in the Tai Tam area of the southern district of Hong Kong Island. Many thanks to our homestay families who opened their homes this weekend and served as ambassadors for our community. Best of luck to all teams – play hard, play fair!! We hope that you leave Hong Kong having revisited old friendships, made some new ones, and had a blast playing a sport that you are passionate about. All the best - - Sharon H. Leung Athletics Director HKIS