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ATHLETICS & Activities

November 14, 2019

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Activities Department News

There are now 3 weeks to go for the internal ASA program, as the last day will be Wednesday November 27th. The Term 2 Activity plan will be released on Sunday December 8th for informational purposes and registration will take place in January 2020. If you have any questions regarding the Activities Program please contact Jim Matter, Activities Coordinator (j.matter_daa@gemsedu.com)

Athletics Department News

What a finish to Season One and to MESAC events across the region. Please see below the final results.

Go Leopards.

U14 EAC Boys – 1st place

U14 EAC Girls Volleyball – 3rd place

U14 DISSC Boys Volleyball – 1st place

U14 DISSC Girls Volleyball – 2nd place

U14 DISSC Swimming

MESAC Golf – 3rd place and Hugo G (Grade 10) 1st place individual

MESAC Swimming – 2nd place Overall, JV Boys – 5th place, JV Girls – 2nd place, Varsity Boys – 2nd Place, Varsity Girls – 1st place

Our swimmers also set 9 MESAC records

JV Boys Volleyball – 6th place

JV Girls Volleyball – 4th place

Varsity Boys Volleyball – 6th place

Varsity Girls Volleyball – 2nd place

Academic Games – 2nd place overall for both JV and Varsity Teams

DAA teams placed in the top three in 5 of the 7 Olympiads and came in 2nd in both the JV and Varsity Bowl Competition

Thank you to all the coaches, students, parents and volunteers that made this MESAC weekend so successful.

Congratulations to our Jr Leopards Soccer program for participating in the Grade 2/3 GEMS Soccer Series. There was a lot of enthusiasm and it was a great learning experience for all involved. Please note the Grade 2 to 3 soccer season is now finished. Please be aware the Grades 4 to 5 season will continue for the following practice days: November 14th, November 18th, November 21st, November 25th, December 5th and December 9th.

We will also be starting with our Jr Leopards Track and Field season for students in Grades 4 to 5 ONLY! Please see the registration link below, and important information is outlined in the registration form. First day for practice will be November 27th. The link will open on Sunday November 17th at 09:00 and will close on Thursday November 21st at 09:00


If you have any questions please contact the Athletics and Activities Office and Scott Hibbard, Athletics Director (s.hibbard_daa@gemsedu.com).

Go Leopards!

Jr. Leopards/EAC/ DISSC Tournaments

This coming weekend our Jr Leopards and U14 teams are in action in their final tournaments of the season. We would like to take this opportunity to wish the coaches and students all the best of luck. Go Leopards.

Please see below tournaments and locations.

Jr Leopards Grade 4 Boys Soccer – American Int’l School of Abu Dhabi

Jr Leopards Grade 5 boys Soccer – American School Dubai

Jr Leopards Girls Soccer – GEMS American Academy

U14 EAC Boys & Girls Volleyball – American School Dubai

U14 DISSC Boys Volleyball – Dunecrest American School

U14 DISSC Girls Volleyball – Dubai American Academy

U14 DISSC Swimming – American School Dubai


SWIMMING

MESAC Swimming Results:

Junior Varsity Girls: 2nd place

Junior Varsity Boys: 5th place

Varsity Girls: 1st place

Varsity Boys: 2nd place

Several records has been broken at MESAC swimming:

  • Victoria Bergeli, varsity athlete, broke the following MESAC and DAA records:

50m Butterfly 28.86 s

100m Freestyle 57.72 s

50m Freestyle 26.65 s

100 IM 1:06.97 m

100m Butterfly 1:03.77 m

50m Backstroke 29.55 s

200m Freestyle 2:07.10 m

  • Victoria Bergeli, Christa Sleiman, Rosa De Vera and Laetizia Hanna broke the MESAC Record in the 200m Medley Relay event (2:13.76 m)
  • Victoria Bergeli, Christa Sleiman, Rosa De Vera and Yasmine Rabah broke the MESAC Record in the 400m Medley Relay event (25:01.91 m)

Coming Up!

Time Trials for Junior Swimming Squad at DAA – November 23rd 2019

Aquathon (Grade 4 and 5) at GWA – November 25th 2019

DASSA Secondary League Gala #2 at GIS – November 26th 2019

Festive Meet Junior Swimming Squad at ASD – December 5th 2019

DASSA Secondary League Gala # 3 at DAA – December 9th 2019

Athletics & Activities Office Contacts

Athletics DirectorScott Hibbard: s.hibbard_daa@gemsedu.com
Activities CoordinatorJim Matter: j.matter_daa@gemsedu.com
Aquatics CoordinatorMarie Leclerc: m.leclerc1_daa@gemsedu.com
Athletics & Activities AssistantYvonne Sidani: y.sidani_daa@gemsedu.com