Our girls basketball team faced a very strong college Du Leman in their first match. The girls managed to keep it very closed but ultimately our opponents proved too strong. Unfortunately, this set the pace for the rest of our matches. The girls played five matches back to back and all were close and fiercely contested. The team showed true spirit and worked tirelessly throughout the long day. We made it to the 3rd/4th play-off where we faced our early rivals, College Du Leman, for a second time. We narrowly missed out on 3rd place.
The day was full of twists and turns and a mix of wins and defeats, but most of all it was a success in learning for the future. We won our first game against Warsaw 1-0 with a goal from Grace. Then in our second game we beat Madrid 3-1 with a brace from Mireia and a goal from Judy. After lunch we lost 1-0 to a strong college Du Leman and we lost our final group game 2-1 with Sara grabbing one in this match. So we made it to the 3rd/4th place play-off final. Sadly we lost 1-0 against a dogged Warsaw. The girls showed resilience and embraced the challenge and I am very proud of their efforts.
The Boys Basketball team rose to the challenge and played with grit and determination throughout all their matches. Throughout the tournament they looked like one of the strongest teams and won all of their matches in the play-offs. They faced a very strong College Du Leman for the first place spot. However, their opponents were too strong and knocked us into second place. These boys have gone from strength-to-strength and we cannot wait to see what they achieve next season.
Despite a long wait for their first fixture, the boys had a flying start scoring 3 goals in the opening 5 minutes to see off a strong College Du Leman side (4-1). Comfortable victories against Madrid (2-1) and Prague (4-1) followed to ensure the Boys would compete in the play-off group for 1st , 2nd and 3rd in the afternoon. Despite a two-goal deficit at half-time against Warsaw, the Boys showed great character to draw level and were extremely unlucky not to score a winning goal in injury time. A lack of goal scoring opportunities for both sides in the 1-1 draw against Bratislava highlighted just how little there was between the teams. Despite going undefeated during the tournament, Team BISB picked up the second place trophy at the tournament presentation owing to Bratislava’s earlier victory over Warsaw. Please join us in congratulating the squad for their effort and achievements.
Head of Physical Education