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U13 FOBISIA Sports Team to Thailand - important trip information

08 March 2016

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Good luck to our U13 FOBISIA Sports Team who will be attending games hosted by St. Andrews Green Valley, Bangkok, Thailand.

The Team DEPARTS Wednesday March 9th 2016 @1705 & RETURNS Tuesday March 15th 2016 @0440: Students absent starting Period 5 & 6 Wednesday March 9th.  Students back to school Wednesday March 16th.

Two letters with all the important information has already been sent home to students & parents. Here are the flight/hotel/packing details below for reference again.


Clothes should be packed in a bag that your child can carry by themselves, please ensure your child has put their name on their bag. Friday/ Saturday / Sunday during the day will be spent in sports kit (see Team Uniforms below).  A suggested packing list would include:

·        Toiletries –shower gel, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste

·        Wednesday morning (Fobisia shirt with BSB tracksuit/shorts to travel to Bangkok)

Thursday morning (smart casual for a day in Rayong).  The hotel has a pool and the students will be able to swim.

Thursday evening (Smart clothes for welcome dinner)

Friday (at the hotel), Saturday (at the hotel)

Sunday Evening (Formal clothes for Gala Dinner and disco)

Monday (Fobisia shirt with BSB tracksuit to travel back to Beijing)

·        Travel wear - Students should wear their Fobisia t-shirt and Fobisia jacket with BSB tracksuit bottoms.

·        Electronic items will be the responsibility of the individuals that bring them

Team Uniforms

Students only need to bring kit for the events they have selected:

·        Swimming - swim suit, BSB swim cap, goggles (Friday morning)

·        Athletics - BSB PE kit, athletics shoes (Friday afternoon)

·        Football – BSB PE kit, BSB long socks, shin guards, football boots (Saturday Boys / Sunday Girls)

·        Basketball – BSB shorts, athletics shoes (Saturday Girls / Sunday Boys)

Contact Details

In the event of an emergency contact Mr Travis Washko (first) on +86 1381-026-9094.  PE department also have two phones that will be with teachers during the games, the numbers are +86 152 0133 9831 and +86 152 0136 1565.  These numbers are only to be used in the event of an emergency.

Please ensure your child has the correct VISA and travel documents required for travel to Thailand.

There will be regular updates (when possible) on the schools Facebook page & BSB Sports Blog which can be found here https://www.facebook.com/#!/britishschoolbeijing & https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/schools/beijing/shunyi/news-and-insights/news-info-and-events/sport

Just note that when we last participated at the STAGV for the U15’s last year, internet was simple non-existent at the hotel and school. It was very difficult to post things so we will make all efforts when we can. I will at least send out a daily email of results but do follow everything from the host at: http://sagvfobisia.weebly.com/

The HOTEL details are:

1. Arrival Hotel: Check in 9th March & Check out 10th March

BS. Residence Suvarnabhumi,

836/4 Ladkrabang Rd, Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520  Tel: +66 02 7371997

2.The FOBISIA Hotel: Check in 10th March & Check out 14th March

Golden City Rayong Hotel,

530/1 Sukhumvit Road, Neonpra, Muang, Rayong 21000 Tel: +66 38 618701-15

When we arrive, (TG615) departing Beijing at 17.05 arriving in Bangkok at 21.20, we will check in at the airport hotel: (BS residence) for one night. Students will be given a packed dinner on arrival. The host school will pick us up from this hotel at 1230 (students we receive a packed lunch before departure), we will then travel to the FOBISIA hotel to check in by 1600 (just over 2 hour bus ride) and get ready for the opening Ceremony Gala dinner at 1900.

The Itinerary as St. Andrews has communicated to us is below:

Thursday 10th March: Welcome Dinner at 7pm

Friday 11th March: Swimming AM / Athletics PM

Swimming at St Andrews Green Valley will start at 9.00am

Athletics at Rayong Athletics Stadium will start at 1pm

Saturday 12th March 

Boys basketball at Rayong Basketball Stadium. One court is in a large indoor facility, the second court is outdoor located a 1 minute walk away. The basketball stadium is located next to the athletics. Expected starting time 8am

Girls Football at St Andrews Green Valley. Expected starting time is 9am

Sunday 13th March 

Girls Basketball at Rayong Basketball Stadium. One court is in a large indoor facility, the second court is outdoor located a 1 minute walk away. The basketball stadium is located next to the athletics. Expected starting time 8am

Boys Football at St Andrews Green Valley. Expected starting time is 9am. 

Gala Dinner: 7pm in the hotel

The following contacts have been given to us for the games:

Kevin McGee: Hotel and Logistics, kmcgee@standrews-schools.com

Kate Gerkema: Parent Liaison, gerkthailand@gmail.com (All questions concerning parents should be directed to Kate & cc Kevin as he is the Head of Secondary)

On Monday morning 14th March, we will check out of the hotel around 12 noon, and take a bus to the SFX cinemas at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. It’s a large modern shopping centre, with 10 pin bowling next to the cinemas on the same floor (6th). There are an unlimited number of restaurants too. Students will need to bring some money to pay for lunch/dinner/cinema (movie) if they want to, before we head to the airport for our night flight home.

TG686 departing Bangkok at 23.00 arriving in Beijing on Tuesday 15th March at 0440AMStudents will be dropped off at compounds, met at the airport or school.   


Travis Washko

Director of Sport and PE