BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand-BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand-Alastair Thom
WRITTEN BY
Mr Ali Thom
Head of Secondary PE
01 December, 2023

BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand

BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand-BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand-DSC07578_11zon

The U15 FOBISIA Team returned from Thailand on Sunday after a superb competition. 

 

BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand-BIS HCMC athletes take on U15 FOBISIA Games in Thailand

 

Day 1 started with a phenomenal day for BIS, with 32 medals on the track and in the field, followed by another 23 in the pool. This headline doesn’t tell the whole story or how we judge our success.  All students whether they placed first or last, had 8 events or just 1, stepped up when needed, to run, swim, throw, or jump their own personal battles and fight for the team. Just as importantly when not competing they cheered and encouraged their teammates to success and picked each other up when there were challenges.

 

A really high standard of basketball was on display during day 2. All schools traded wins and losses meaning that in the final round of fixtures, up to four teams could have still made both the girls' and boy's finals. We got to see yet more character, resilience, and team spirit through the tough moments today, and lots of tremendous basketball, smiles and memories made in the good moments.

 

The football tournaments on Day 3 were as always very close, with tired legs and teams, all schools took wins and losses against each other. We ended our games with two defeats in the bronze medal matches of both girls’ and boys’ football, with the boys extraordinarily unlucky to do everything but score a second goal in their game. We couldn't be prouder of our team as their effort, attitude and skill levels were phenomenal and enhanced what we have seen from our athletes over all 3 days of competition. 


At the closing gala dinner we received the results of the overall Athletics and Swimming scores from day one and we were delighted to receive two more podium places to celebrate with 3rd overall team in each competition. 

Here are the final results:

What impressed so much about this team in every sport, was their reactions to the setbacks, injuries, mistakes or dubious refereeing decisions that inevitably happen in all sports tournaments. Instead of looking for an easy way out or bickering amongst each other, when those events did happen it made each individual fire themselves up and stand up to be counted even more, which in turn made the team closer and stronger. We as staff are full of respect for them and they should be enormously proud of themselves, not only as athletes but also as people.