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Primary Fobisia Games in Penang

Our primary students take part in various sporting events that they have been training hard for over the past few months.

Good luck to all the students and the families who are travelling to support them.

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Primary FOBISIA Games
2nd - 6th June 2015
International School of Penang, Malaysia


FOBISIA ‘The Friendly Games’

The Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) is a group of 38 schools in 12 countries. These schools have educational responsibility for over 29,600 students. The Federation aims to promote excellence in its member schools, British-style education in Asia and to provide the staff of member schools with professional development opportunities commensurate with those available in the United Kingdom.


The FOBISIA Games are annual events hosted by different member school. Schools are grouped to provide a similar level of competition. Games are held at Under 15 (U15), Under 13 (U13) and Primary levels. All Games are age-group competitions and all Games are multisport competitions. Students take part in four sports over three days. 

B2 Group of Schools

·         BSB        British International School Shunyi Campus, China

·         BSG        British School of Guangzhou, China

·         DCSL      Dulwich College Seoul, Korea

·         ISPU      International School of Penang , Malaysia (Primary Only)

·         KTJ         Kolej Tuanku Ja Afar, Malaysia (Secondary Only)

·         BPREP   Bangkok International Prep and Sec School, Thailand

·         STAGV  St Andrews International School Green Valley ,Thailand

·         HBS      Hornbill School Brunei (Primary Only)

-         BSKL      British International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Students wanting to be considered for selection must be eligible and already actively involved in the BSB sports program.

New Students

BSB welcomes new students who are interested in joining the FOBISIA squad to try-out for the team.


Primary athletes compete in three age groups:

·         U11 must be born after August 1st 2003

·         U10 must be born after August 1st 2004

U9 must be born after August 1st 2005

Team Sizes

Squad sizes for all Games events are limited to 36. Primary squads’ age- group teams (U11, U10 and U9) are made up of 6 boys and 6 girls each.


Selected students are responsible for their own participation fee and associated travel costs.  The participation fee covers costs for venues, officials, medals and trophies, meals, snacks and drinks during the Games. Parents that wish to travel to support their child(ren) are responsible for their own costs, but help in coordinating this will be done through the sport office.


Attendance at individual Games may involve overseas travel. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child(ren)’s passport is up to date and satisfies the visa requirements for visits to host countries. Travel bookings for squads will be made by the Sports Department using the most cost effective means of transportation.

Try- Outs

The first date for Fobisia try-out/practice is Monday March 16th (for Y6 – U11, Y5 – U10 and Y4 – U9), this is a two week try-out period and we advise you to attend as much as possible. We are however, aware that some students are travelling for the Music Fobisia during some of this period. From Monday March 23rd we invite our Y3 students to attend try-outs. An exceptional Y3 has the potential to compete with the U9 team.

Students will be required to attend all 4 practices because each day covers one of the 4 sports they will be competing in. All students compete in all 4 sports. We will be running 2 weeks of try-outs (Y4-6) and 1 week of try-outs for Yr3 - leading up to the Easter holiday and will make an announcement of who is in the team either just before or during the holiday. You will be notified if your child was successful in try-outs and needs to attend practice.

Fobisia squad practice starts officially Monday 6th April after the try-out period.


Try-Out and Practice Schedule

The try-out and practice times and days are the same, as shown below:






Fobisia Sports bus 5pm


ASA bus 4.45pm


ASA bus 4.45pm


Fobisia Sports bus 5pm


When there are no ASA buses running, due to the end of an ASA season, we will run a 5pm Fobisia bus on that day. We will be running a Fobisia sports bus home every Monday and Friday. The stops will be Shunyi compounds followed by downtown on the Fobisia sports bus. The ASA buses will do their usual stops. Otherwise pick up by a parent at BSB.


The approximate cost for the trip will be 7500 RMB (this is based on the amount of the U13/15 trips). We are hoping to reduce some costs by getting sponsorship again this year from a company who can contribute costs towards the sports kit students will be competing in. If you know of a company who would be willing to sponsor the Primary Fobisia team, please do put them in contact with Travis –">, and/or myself –">


‘Let the Friendly Games Begin’