Swimming and Athletics
What an amazing first day of sport we witnessed befitting to the surroundings we were playing on. Our sports men and women certainly did leave every ounce of energy in the pool and on the track and field in very hot and testing conditions. Just out of the trophy contentions in 4th places were our athletes and swimmers, but numerous personal bests and school records fell. We had too many podium finishes to mention here, but some highlights included Man Nghi Trinh finishing in 1st place in the 100m Back A:
On the track/field it was 1st place for HysunSoo Jung Boys High Jump A, 1st place for York Fang Boys Shot Putt A and 1st place for Karthik Suryawanshi Boys Triple Jump B:
A special mention should also go to new school records holders HyunSoo (High Jump and Triple Jump), Mac (100m) and Lucas (400m)!
Basketball and Football
In the second day the boys contested basketball and the girls football. The highs and lows, the excitement and the heartache, we had it all!
The girls had a full day of football, playing six competitive games, each getting better than the last. They found a way in each game to play entertaining football and managed to win some tight games, epitomized by the last match in which it all came together and a big score line was finally achieved. This meant that the girls won our only official silverware of the games, taking the 3rd place trophy, winning 3 games, losing 2 and drawing 1.
The boys started their afternoon/evening fantastically, beating the eventual finalists BKK Prep in our first game. This continued into our second group game in which another hard but comprehensive victory was attained. Into the semi-finals the boys progressed, but came up against an all-conquering GISKL team, who went on to win the competition, beating our boys by one solitary basket. This was also the case in the 3rd/4th play-off final, agonizingly being edged out by one basket to lose a nail biting and highly eventful game.
Sports reversed on the final day, but the girls had an absolute repeat of the boys in the basketball, winning both games in the group stages and then losing by three points in the semi-finals and agonizingly 2 points in the 3/4 play-off final. So close, yet so far! A brilliant effort by the team and like the boys, deserved to come home with a medal.
The boys were up against it in crazy hot conditions, having a few walking wounded players from a hard day of basketball and then picking up some injuries to key players during the day. They were not able to turn any of their good footballing style of play into victories, but can leave the extremely high level of competition with their heads held high.
Outstanding Achievement Awards
As the games came to a close for another year, we recognised some outstanding performances with the following awards...
Male Swimmer of the Games: Harry Park
Female Swimmer of the Games: Man Nghi Trinh
Female Athlete of the Games: Kelly Tran
Male Athlete of the Games: Hyun Soo Jung
Male Footballer of the Games: Cody Burke
Female Footballer of the Games: Zara Nguyen
Female Basketballer of the Games: Lenisha Ranasinghe
Male Basketballer of the Games: HyunSoo Jung
Female Spirit of the Games: Ha Minh Duong
Male Spirit of the Games: Karthik Suryawanshi
Overall Female Athlete of the Games: Hannah Walsh
Overall Male Athlete of the Games: HyunSoo Jung
Congratulations to all students who participated in this year's U13 FOBISIA Games and a huge thanks should go to the coaches and captains of each sport who were dedicated in each training session, both in the early mornings and late at night, to prepare the team for this competition.
Mr Phil Husband, Director of Sport