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Phuket Sport: Inter-school games at BIS [GALLERY]

Phuket Sport: Inter-school games at BIS [GALLERY]

PHUKET: Around 300 young athletes from eight international schools around Asia are taking part in the FOBISSEA Primary Games at Phuket’s British International School this week.

Friday 7 June 2013, 06:22PM

The tournament started at the BIS grounds in Koh Kaew on Thursday with athletics and swimming events, and continued on Friday with a T-ball competition – a modified form of baseball and softball for young players. 

The games conclude on Friday, with a five-a-side football tournament.

The Federation of British International Schools South East Asia (FOBISSEA) games at BIS Phuket have drawn teams from as far afield aas China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia this year. 

“It is always a pleasure to welcome schools to our beautiful campus and to provide an opportunity for our young athletes to meet, compete and make new friends. I am sure that this FOBISSEA Primary Games will be no exception,” said BISP Headmaster Mr Neil Richards said.

“I am also sure that the 300 young athletes will enjoy their time with us, and take away memories to last a lifetime.”

“My thanks to all coaches, both at BISP and from the visiting schools, for giving so much time and energy on behalf of the students, and also to the 200 visiting parents who have made a very real effort to support their children.”

As well as the hosts, BISP, other international schools participating in this year’s the FOBISSEA Primary Games are: International School Brunei, Brunei, International School Penang (Uplands), Malaysia, British School Beijing, China, Dulwich College, Suzhou, China, Kellett School, Hong Kong, Taipei European School, Taiwan and St. Andrew’s International School, Bangkok, Thailand.

Spectators are welcome at the BIS in Koh Kaew at any time during the three days of competition.

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