WRITTEN BY
Cai Roberts
07 June, 2022

A look back at the successful return of sports at Northbridge

A look back at the successful return of sports at Northbridge
As we approach the last days of the semester at Northbridge International School Cambodia, we can look back fondly on the successful return of sports for our community following the Covid restrictions since 2020. So nice to be back.

A disrupted, limited first season for the senior volleyballers and junior basketballers saw Mr Austin and Mr Brandon’s teams go unbeaten in their respective championships.


Our swimmers hosted ISSAPP at our new pool facility for the first time - exciting times. They enjoyed four meets this year and gained huge experience at these events and were superbly supported by our hardcore Nagas swim parents. A very big thank you to Ms Laurie and Mr Vathanak for giving up your weekend time for our students.


In season 2, ISSAPP was running most fixtures and season 3 was back to normal. Unfortunately ASAC events continued to be run virtually as international travel had not yet fully recovered (but we're looking forward to next year!).


Junior Football and Senior Basketball took centre stage with Mr Austin’s team unbeaten (again) throughout the season. Junior girls football also won their tournament, hosted here. Both boys junior football teams lost in their final games - next time boys!


Track and Field with coach Will and Cross Country with coach Jack, ran sessions throughout the year. Competitive events were hosted at NISC in season 2 with Hope school visiting to give our Nagas competition. We wish both coaches all the best in their future careers beyond these shores. Thank you gents.


We welcomed new volleyball coaches, in coach Bonnie and coach Fili, for both seniors and juniors. The 5 junior teams did exceptionally well with 3 teams getting to their finals in ISSAPP. The junior A girls won their tournament comfortably and brought the shield home for the first time in NISC history for this girls division.


Senior football coach Nick followed on from his success with the junior girls, to take the senior girls to the final of ISSAPP under the lights, at ISPP. Coach Andrew was unlucky with injuries with his A football boys, which limited their progress significantly. The B boys had a blast and enjoyed their tournament, bringing great memories to the five grade 12 players leaving NISC this year.


As I am writing this we are preparing for sports day for the Secondary school. Sprint races and relays will be the track events with capture the flag and dodgeball being the House team events during the day. On Monday June 13th the Athletic Banquet will be hosted on campus with prizes for Athlete of the Year and the Coach of the Year awards being handed out.


For our Primary students, Covid has affected the speed of recovery of our sporting events. In August, NISC will be making a very big effort to restore the sporting activities available to our Primary students. In addition to the LEAP programme, competitive teams will be available for Basketball, Football, Swimming and Tee-ball in the coming year. Watch this space for further announcements on activities to work on core fitness for our young athletes.


Looking forward to the start of the year for our students, we shall begin squads for Swimming, Cross Country, Senior Volleyball, Junior and Primary Basketball in the 2nd week of term in August. Any questions you may have should be directed to me at cai.roberts@nisc.edu.kh

 

Have a great summer everyone, hopefully with plenty of sport!