Young athletes star as Regents hosts international Primary Games

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Regents International School Pattaya hosted a hugely successful 2017 Primary FOBISIA Games over three days last week, from May 19-21.  The Games attracted Year 5 and 6 athletes from the International School Brunei, North London Collegiate Jeju, Harrow International School Beijing, the International School Penang Uplands Malaysia and St Andrews Bangkok.

Crown Prince of Brunei, Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (left) is greeted Regent’s Acting Principal, Grant Gillies.
Crown Prince of Brunei, Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah (left) is greeted Regent’s Acting Principal, Grant Gillies.

The Games kicked off at Regents on Friday with swimming and athletics.  On Saturday, the venue for the Teeball competition switched to the Thai Polo Club as Regents grounds were being used for its IB Graduation.  The action switched back to Regents on Sunday for the football tournament.

All athletes had spent some months training for the Games, which are considered one of the highlights on the FOBISIA (Federation of British Schools in Asia) sporting calendar, and the event was superbly organised by the Regents PE Department.

Very special guests at the event were members of the Brunei Royal Family who had come along to support their eldest son who was competing as part of the International School Brunei squad.  His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haji Al – Muhtadee Billah and his wife, Sarah, Crown Princess of Brunei, were welcomed to Regents by Acting Principal, Grant Gillies.

Principal Gillies was thrilled with the Games, saying: “It was terrific welcoming so many pupils, parents and staff to our FOBISIA Games this year.  The atmosphere on campus was electric and all teams competed with enthusiasm, pride and sportsmanship.  The facilities at Regents ideally lend themselves to catering for big numbers and this is the third Games we have hosted this year.”

Gold for Regents in the U11B Teeball.
Gold for Regents in the U11B Teeball.

The months of training paid off for Regents Pattaya athletes who secured the following medals:

Swimming – 27 gold, 19 silver, 16 bronze

Athletics – 19 gold, 10 silver, 13 bronze

Teeball – gold in the U11B, silver in the U10B, bronze in the U11A, with the U10B coming in 4th place

Football – silver in the U10 Girls, U10 Boys and U11 Girls, and bronze in the U11 Boys.

For further information on sporting activities at Regents Pattaya international school, visit website: www.regents-pattaya.co.th.

Swimming silver for the Regents relay team.
Swimming silver for the Regents relay team.
Preparation is a crucial part of launching the shot.
Preparation is a crucial part of launching the shot.
Regents U10 Boys secured silver in the football tournament.
Regents U10 Boys secured silver in the football tournament.
Uplands take on Intl. School Brunei on the football field.
Uplands take on Intl. School Brunei on the football field.
A trio of aspiring athletes pose for a photo during the track and field section of the Games.
A trio of aspiring athletes pose for a photo during the track and field section of the Games.
On your marks...
On your marks…
Ready to hit another Teeball homer.
Ready to hit another Teeball homer.