Our U13 team spent last week at their Games at Thanyapura, Phuket.
Day 1: Swimming and Athletics
We put in a solid performance in the pool with some good finishes and amassed enough points for third overall. Our strongest swimmers are mostly U12, so they did well compared to some of the older swimmers from other schools.
In the Athletics, we saw at least three new school records set on the way to a Runners-up team position. We had a lot of high places, performing particularly well in the High Jump, 1,500m & 200m.
Day 2: Girls Football, Boys Basketball
Our girls were unbeaten through the day and went into their final game in top spot. Conceding an early goal was hard on the nerves, but we scored two beauties late on to win the title in style! This was a great team performance marked by some good control, excellent passing and an amazing spine to the team.
The boys also entered their final game unbeaten. Despite leading for three quarters, the boys let their opponents go on a scoring streak without reply and we were unable to get back into the game. It was a narrow loss, but the boys played some outstanding ball to claim Runners-up position.
Day 3: Girls Basketball, Boys Football
The girls went unbeaten once again, winning their first four games by the mercy rule. The final game was closer, but the girls eased to victory to claim the double.
In the Football, the boys made no mistake and despite some amazing goalkeeping by their opponents, managed to go unbeaten and win the title with some outstanding play from front to back.
What’s become clear is that our teams are now amongst the very best of the best in these sports amongst British international schools in Asia. Whilst this on its own may not be important, it’s evidence of the hard work, commitment and passion that our athletes show in striving to be the best that they can be - and how successful they are at achieving that.
This was another fantastic experience for our kids and it was nice to include several athletes new to the FOBISIA experience. Many thanks to our parent support team who helped out in between the 3on3 Basketball and U13 Games, and who are always on hand when needed. This is always much appreciated by the coaches.