BIS HCMC Teachers
17 November, 2023

7 BIS HCMC SISAC teams become City Champs in Season 1

SISAC (Saigon International Schools Athletic Conference) Season 1 has come to a close after a superb City Final win for our U13 Girls Basketball Team last Friday. It has been a pleasure to see the number of students representing BIS, and competing with the values so central to our sporting ethos. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes, and thank you to the superb team of coaches who made these experiences possible. Special congratulations to 7 of our teams on becoming city champs in season 1! 

Next week will see the start of our SISAC Season 2 competitive fixtures, and we also wish the best of luck to our U15 FOBISIA Team who depart on Wednesday to compete in Thailand. Please follow the progress of all of our teams through our BIS Sport Instagram Page @bishcmc_sport. 

Primary SISAC 


U11 Football

U11 Boys A

The battle for the SISAC City Champs in the A pool is always a highly contested tournament. Emotions were high. Temperance was being tested. Expect the unexpected! Despite all these, a big salute to our boys who displayed all the attributes that is expected of a BIS student. Individual skills had been molded into a concerted effort. They might not have won the tournament but the experiences they learn are priceless, especially playing against the best U11 teams in Ho Chi Minh City.

U11 Boys B

The Boys’ B SISAC Football team travelled to SSIS to compete in the City Championships last week. 10 BIS athletes shared the pitch, creating a wonderful team environment supported by a series of outstanding individual performances. Enormous credit must go to the full squad who demonstrated the improvement that they have shown this year, and represented our School with the sporting values which have become central to each of their performances. 

Mr Iain and Mr Lamech, PE Team

U11 Girls 

We took a squad of 12 girls to the U11 B team City Championships, which shows the amount of interest we have had in girls football this year. The depth of our squad is superb. This showed in our performance over the course of the day. We blasted our way into the first match with a 5-0 win against ISHCMC, some incredible goals from Myeisha and Amandine, we then went on to beat ABC and moved through to beat EIS 2-0 in the semi final. We played BVIS Bulldogs in the final, an all Nord Anglia final! The girls showed such determination and focus in this final, the moment never got to them, some outstanding goalkeeping throughout by Addison and strong communication and tactical knowledge led us to win by 1-0, making us the B league CITY CHAMPIONS! Huge well done to all the girls, you deserve this after a fantastic season. 

Ms Ann Harvey, PE Teacher


U9 Football

U9 Boys A

The U9 Boys A played their City Championships in ISHCMC last October 25. With 6 schools competing in the A pool. BIS finished 3rd overall in a highly competitive, last-minute goal and ear-deafening crowd tournament. The boys performed well in all their matches and to highlight it, one of them won the “Best Skill” award in the competition. Huge well done to everyone and also to the rest of the U9 teams.

Mr Lamech and Mr James, PE Team

Primary Cross Country 

On Saturday we saw the SISAC U9 and U11 cross country teams head to AISVN for their annual City Championships. The atmosphere was electric with over 8 schools participating, The U9s had to complete a 1 km loop, whilst the U11 had to complete 2 loops with a total of 2km, in the searing morning heat.

We had some exceptional individual results, with most of our runners finishing in the top 10, this led to us becoming the overall team CITY CHAMPIONS! Huge well done to all involved, you all deserve this.



Secondary SISAC

U13 Basketball

U13 Boys

The Under 13 Boys Basketball team was crowned City Champions a few weeks ago after a long and intense season. The season included 6 league games, a District Final, and a City Final, with the boys going undefeated and scoring a total of 326 points along the way. The squad included 8 students from Year 8 (Khanh, Subo, Ba Khang, Minh Quan, Xavier, Will, Luken, Ethan) and another 6 from Year 7 (Nathan, Hung, Cedric, Benny, Chao Ying, Darren), all playing their part along the way and stepping up at crucial times. A massive congratulations to all players. - Mr O’Brien

U13 Girls

It was fantastic to see such high numbers of students attend trials this year across years 7 and 8.  The girls showed great commitment, training twice a week, even waking up for those 6.45 early morning training sessions. The girls played for each other on the court and gelled together as a team. This can be shown by their record of being undefeated in the League! The girls were very adaptable and often moved around the court trying new positions. When playing ISHCMC in the District Final this was vital, which resulted in them becoming District Champs. The girls then played RISS in the final,  starting the first half with a 13-6 lead, however the opposition rotated their squad well and got valuable feedback from their coach in order to prevent us from scoring more. The second half of the match was very tough and the girls needed to defend well. With 4 minutes left of the game, both teams had given away 5 teams fouls, so lots of free throws were given. The gap was narrowing and entering the last 2 minutes of the game there was only a 4 point difference. Going into the final minute it was full court press and we struggled to get the ball out of our defensive court, however the girls pushed deep and we managed to get the ball up the court and score a layup. As the final whistle went the girls had done it and managed to become City Champs! Winning the game 26-20.  A very proud moment! - Miss Mason

U15 Basketball

U15 Boys

The Under-15 Boys Basketball season has been a rollercoaster of a ride for all students involved. The students demonstrated outstanding grit, character and determination throughout the season to earn fantastic wins against EIS, AAVN and ISHCMC B. The boys were extremely unfortunate to lose close games against EIS and TAS. In the latter game, the winning team changed hands 5 times throughout the game, and they were unlucky to lose by only 2 points. They came up against and lost to a very strong, and eventual City Champions, ISHCMC A team. The results meant the boys fell just short of the District Play-off and instead entered the 3rd vs 4th playoff. This was a re-match against AIS and a much-improved performance meant the boys ended their season with an outstanding 32-14 victory. Several members of the squad will still be in the under-15 age category next year. Therefore, they are already to learn from this year's results and come back even bigger and stronger next season. - Mr Holbrook

U15 Girls

The girls had an incredible season, games came thick and fast after only a week of training. The team started off with a win and this winning streak continued throughout the season until the final game against AIS. As the season progressed, the girls grew in confidence and showed grit, determination and resilience, particularly in defence with Phuong and Casi establishing a solid partnership that was unbeatable at times. Coming into our final game both BIS and AIS were unbeaten so the team knew that it would be tough. It was our only away game of the season so we didn’t have the comfort of our own crowd. Despite battling hard, the girls lost their final league game but would have their chance to turn the tables the following week in the District Final. 4 days later with the bitter taste of defeat still fresh, abd a home crowd advantage the girls stepped up their game. They emerged eventual winners which took them to the City Final against AISVN. An unbreakable defence and creativity and determination offensively saw the girls crowned City Champions with a convincing 20-8 win. Huge congratulations to all that took part: Phuong Anh, Amelia, Mia, Rachel, Kimberley, Suri, Lien Phuong, Casi, Phuong, and Julia. - Miss Bingham


U19 Volleyball

U19 Girls

Our U19 girls’ volleyball team had a fantastic and memorable journey together filled with hard work, dedication, determination, and camaraderie. The girls showed great sportsmanship, resilience, and teamwork all throughout the season. They relentlessly played their top game until the last points of their last game against a taller team ISHCMC and finished 4th. With each game, their confidence grew remarkably, leaving a lasting impression on the team’s younger members and setting a solid foundation for future seasons. We can’t wait for next year’s season! Coach Mel

U19 Boys

Our U19 Boys’ team competed in a season full of superb volleyball which led to a number of gripping three-set matches. In addition to the League format, the team competed in a weekend invitational tournament as an extension of our usual competitive calendar. The season allowed our Year 13s to showcase their experience, whilst our Year 11 cohort stepped up to play at a level beyond their years. Well done to all of the students who were involved in a fantastic standard of school sport. 

Secondary Cross Country

30 Secondary students pulled on the BIS vest to compete in the City Championships on Saturday 4th November. Our athletes raced over 3, 4 and 5km respectively, on a challenging course hosted by AISVN. Despite the challenges of a crowded course in hot conditions, the students demonstrated the grit and determination that earned their selection on the team. On behalf of all of the travelling supporters, a huge well done to the students who competed. It was a pleasure to watch, and we look forward to the cross-country programme continuing to develop next year!