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ASK Wins the AUK 4th Annual High School Football Tournament

The Office of Admissions at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) organized the 4th annual High School Football Tournament (HSFT) for private high school students in March. This year, male and female teams from 8 schools across Kuwait participated in the tournament. Finalist teams met at the AUK campus' football field on March 24th and March 30th to compete for the tournament titles.

Female finalist teams included the Gulf English School (GES), Kuwait International English School (KIES), the Lycee Francais du Koweit (LFK), American International School (AIS), as well as 2 teams from the American School of Kuwait (ASK).

The two ASK teams won the first and second places in the girls finals, AIS won the third and LFK came in fourth. Marine Villefranche from LFK was awarded Most Valuable Player of the tournament for the skills she displayed on the field. The Golden Boot Award went to Bibi Al-Bader, who scored 7 goals for ASK throughout the tournament, and Dina Noamani from GES was recognized as Best Goalkeeper.

Participating schools in the boys' tournament included GES, KIES, ASK, LFK, Dana Bilingual School (DBS), Arab Bilingual Academy (ABA), and the British School of Kuwait (BSK). ASK won the tournament title, GES came in second place, BSK came in third, while LFK came in fourth. The Golden Boot Award went to Fahad Al-Rezahan from GES for scoring 17 goals in the tournament. Mohammed Bin Haji from ASK was recognized as Most Valuable Player, and Ziad Al-Fulaij, also from ASK, was awarded Best Goalkeeper for his skills.

AUK President, Nizar Hamzeh presented the medals to the winner teams, as well as to the title awardees at the different categories.

The Football Tournament is held annually to engage High school students in different activities, and to provide a venue to promote healthy competition among students. "We would like to thank all of the private high schools that participated in this year's event. It is a great experience to see the competitiveness and sportsmanship of the football tournament every year. We look forward to seeing these great athletes on campus playing for AUK in the upcoming years," said Maher Dabbouseh.

AUK President, Nizar Hamzeh

Tournament Awards

ASK Girls Team Tournament Winner with AUK President

ASK Boys Team Tournament Winner with AUK Admissions Staff

Maher Dabbouseh, AUK Admissions Director Handing Medals to the Winning Team

President Hamzeh Handing the Golden Boot Award to Bibi Al-Bader from ASK

President Hamzeh Handing the Most Valuable Player Award to Marine Villefranche from LFK

President Hamzeh Handing the Best Goalkeeper Award to Dina Noamani from GES

Fahad Al-Rezahan - GES - Winner of Golden Boot Award

Mohammed Bin Haji - ASK - Winner of The Most Valuable Player Award

Ziad Al-Fulaij - ASK - Winner of Best Goalkeeper

Photos from the final matches

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 6th April 2014

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2014

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