Date: Aug 07, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Kaohsiung’s Houjing Elementary School boys’ soccer team took first place at an international tournament in England and returned home to a warm reception over the weekend, with the coach and players saying the toughest part of the tournament was the cold and rainy English weather.
Parents, friends, sports officials and local supporters cheered the boys when they arrived at Kaohsiung International Airport on Saturday after winning the Under-12 championship at the English International Super Cup in Manchester.
The competition drew participants from across Europe and other countries, with the groupings from Under-7’s to youths levels for males and Under-8s to Under-18s for females.
Houjing coach Chen Tsung-pang said his team defeated opponents from England, Germany, the US and Nigeria, to win the Group A competition and advance to the title showdown against South Africa, the Group B winners. [FULL STORY]