Welcome from HS Principal

“Friendships are born on the field of athletic strife and the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.” – Jesse Owens

Dear APAC Athletes and Coaches,

Welcome to the United Nations International School of Hanoi! It is a pleasure to host tournaments such as these as it give student-athletes the chance to travel, compete and make new friends from around the world. The schools in APAC value athletic competition so much that we are all willing to give students and coaches days away from class! I encourage you to make the most of this special opportunity both on the court and off of it.

We are all extremely fortunate to participate in a tournament with such a diverse and international population. Please take this opportunity to build relationships and grow together as friends and competitors. My hope is that your participation will awaken your imagination and open your mind to the power of athletic competition as a bridge between cultures.

Please enjoy your time here in Hanoi. Give it your all on the court and be sure to thank your coaches, the referees and other people behind the scenes who help make tournaments like this possible.

Good luck!

Scott Schaffner

High School Principal