Regents International students bring home the gold

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Regents International School Pattaya took part in the U15 FOBISIA Games held in Malaysia on Thursday, November 14.  Competing against six other international schools from all over South East Asia, the squad brought home over 50 medals, including 18 from the track and field disciplines.

FOBISIA, the Federation of British International Schools in Asia, is an association that provides a range of events for students based at British schools in Asia.  This year’s Games were hosted by the Kolej Tuanka Ja’afar School in Malaysia, with over 290 students taking part in a wide range of sports, including football, basketball, swimming and athletics.

Part of the Regents International School’s Under 15 Team that brought back an impressive 50 medals from the FOBISIA Games in Malaysia.Part of the Regents International School’s Under 15 Team that brought back an impressive 50 medals from the FOBISIA Games in Malaysia.

Head of Physical Education at Regents, Paul Madden, commented: “This year the sports performances at Regents have surpassed our expectations and we are incredibly proud of all the students who took part.  The students have made the most of the coaching and facilities we have provided them with, but I’m delighted to see that they also took to Malaysia a keen sense of sportsmanship and fair play.”

The Regents swim team with their 6 medals.The Regents swim team with their 6 medals.

School Principal, Mike Walton added: “The FOBISIA Games is just one of many events at which students and their teachers have put in the extra time, effort and training to achieve and surpass their goals.  We teach our students a famous quote from Kurt Haan, ‘There is more in you than you think’, and this year’s U15 Regents team have certainly proved that.  Well done to them all!”

A gold medallist beams with pride after winning the 1500 metres track race.A gold medallist beams with pride after winning the 1500 metres track race.

A Regents high jumper leaps for a medal position.A Regents high jumper leaps for a medal position.