TAS Athletics builds new website for athletes and fans

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As of this school year, Taipei American School athletics has its own website. The website is linked on the TAS website homepage under the tab “Athletics”: it features TAS’ varsity and junior varsity sports teams, athlete portraits and action shots, the Athletics Council, exchanges and Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools events, as well as results and scores. It also provides weekly competition updates, student-athlete parent handbook files, and information on sports summer camps.
With the Athletics Department’s input, the website was designed by Finalsite, an online learning and communications platform company based in London. “We owe a lot of thanks to Mr. Dan Hudkins, Chief Information Officer, and webmaster Mr. Danny Wong, who were able to push the idea through,” says Associate Athletics Director Mr. Mike Corsini. “We launched on a very short timetable and their efforts enabled us to get to the finish line.”
Athletics Director Ms. Kim Kawamoto says, “We’re trying to be relevant in this age of social media…I hope athletes, students, parents, and the TAS community visit it a lot.” Mr. Corsini adds that he hopes the Athletics website will be a place where “students can follow along with their own teams or their friends’ teams, and parents can easily keep up with what their children do on their field of play.”
“We try to keep [the website] updated constantly and there really are great photos of our student-athletes,” says Ms. Kawamoto. “I’m really proud of that.” Mr. Corsini says, “We try to get as many action shots of our student-athletes as possible, creating mementos for athletes and parents. Basically, we want people to be able to follow all the exploits and efforts of our athletes here, and reward them by promoting what they do a little bit more.” If anyone in the TAS community has ideas of things they would like to see on the website, Mr. Corsini would love to hear from you.