A welcome return to sporting competition at Northbridge-A welcome return to sporting competition at Northbridge-Cai Roberts
Cai Roberts
26 October, 2022

A welcome return to sporting competition at Northbridge

A welcome return to sporting competition at Northbridge-A welcome return to sporting competition at Northbridge-Basketball_Northbridge
A welcome return to sporting competition at Northbridge
The last few weeks have seen the Northbridge International School Cambodia senior volleyball players, junior basketball players and primary football team take part in ISSAPP competitions citywide. This return to normal competition has been greatly received by our community after the covid affected period. Long may it continue.

Three weeks ago, the Primary football team (mixed) played a tournament at ISPP where they played 3 games and won 2 of them. Some standout performances were made by individuals with a team ethic showing very well. There will be more opportunities coming during the rest of the year for our youngest athletes in football and other sports.

Senior Volleyball (ages 15-19) saw 5 NISC teams compete across 3 venues for the annual ISSAPP championships. Coach Coles and Coach McCutchan took the A squads to ISPP, whilst Coach K took his B Girls to CIS and Coach Fili had the B Boys here at NISC.

Of the 4 different categories, NISC reached the final in 3 of them, winning two. Girls A lost to Logos in the final with the Boys A triumphing earlier in the day against ISPP. Hosting here, the Boys B team won their competition against a resolute Paragon team in a sudden death deciding 3rd set. Some real nail-biting games were had by our teams over the course of the competition.

Congratulations go to our players and coaches who thoroughly enjoyed the process, from training through to competition. We sincerely hope all of our athletes sign up for Season 2 sports.

Last weekend saw the Junior Basketball teams take part in their ISSAPP tournament hosted by NISC and ISPP respectively. Coach Austin took the A squads to ISPP with his assistant Coach Fili, whilst Coach Cai and Coach K had the B Boys here at NISC.

The B Boys team narrowly lost 1 game by 1 point to finish 5th in their competition whilst the Girls A lost a tight final against their hosts, ISPP. The Boys A avenged their girls defeat by beating the hosts, ISPP this time in a one sided final. Well done to all and a huge thanks to all the coaches involved in all the sports.

This week sees the start of Season 2 training sessions with Football Grades 6-8 and Basketball Grades 9-12. Primary Basketball is continuing to practice on Monday evenings. Cross Country continues Tuesday and also now, Friday, working towards their championships at the end of November.

We have started with the Gold Swim Squad in our pool on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Full opening of the pool is a little time away as some planned upgrades have yet to be completed. We will keep you posted on developments.

Should you have any questions regarding school sports, please get in touch with me at cai.roberts@nisc.edu.kh

Let's go Nagas!