St. Andrews hosts U13 FOBISIA Games


St Andrews International School Green Valley hosted the annual B group FOBISIA Games from the 11th – 13th March 2016.  Schools from around Asia attended to participate in swimming, athletics, football and basketball over three days of competition.  Attending schools were; British School Beijing, Shunyi, British School Guangzhou, British School Kuala Lumpur, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar International School (Malaysia), Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School and Dulwich College Seoul.

Swimming started the three day event on Friday and in beautiful conditions at the Green Valley swimming complex a tight competition saw Bangkok Prep victorious.

St Andrews girls took a creditable silver medal in the football competition.

In the afternoon, attention shifted to the athletics programme at Rayong Provincial Stadium.  It was British School KL who came through as deserving winners as they coped well in the warm conditions.

Boys basketball got underway on day 2 and this proved to be a tough competition, with little separating the top 5 teams.  Any win or loss could have dramatically changed the outcome of the tournament but KTJ from Malaysia came through unbeaten and played a positive brand of basketball to be named champions.

A young swimmer gives it maximum effort in the pool.

The girls football was also a tight competition with only 3 points covering 2nd to 5th place.  The British School KL played unbeaten with 5 wins and a draw and were deservedly crowned the champions.  Host school St Andrews Green Valley played adventurously and with three wins and two draws secured the silver medal.  Bangkok Prep rounded out the top three.

The final day saw Bangkok Prep run away with the boys football competition, winning all six matches in empathic style and clinching the champion’s trophy.  Second place went to BSKL and third to the home school; St Andrews.

A successful clearance in the high jump event.

In a very tight girls basketball competition, British School Beijing, Shunyi forged ahead by winning five matches and drawing their other fixture.  This was enough to finish ahead of Dulwich College Seoul and BSKL who were 2nd and 3rd respectively.

St. Andrews would like to thanks all the participants and coaches from the attending schools who made the event a great success.