U15 FOBISIA Games Success
The KIS U15 FOBISIA games team recently returned from Thailand after a truly successful and impressive performance competing against 5 other schools from Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Nepal.
Being by far the smallest team in attendance, with just 7 boys and 4 girls, they were truly challenged both physically and mentally competing across the 4 sports of swimming, athletics, football and basketball over 3 long hard days of competition.
Despite our small numbers, the students pulled out some impressive individual and team performances.
In swimming, our boys relay team won medals in both the medley relay and freestyle relay. Hippolyte, Aru and Nikita also won medals in their individual events.
In athletics, KIS were up on the podium receiving medals in both track and field events all afternoon. Rose won our first gold medal of the day in the girls’ javelin while Bobby took away 3 golds in the 100m, shot putt and Javelin. One of the most impressive performance was from Aru who won his 200m heat and then immediately had to back up in the 800m where he placed 3rd. Celeste, Nikita and Kelvin also made valuable contributions to the medal tally, all walking away with a few silvers and bronzes.
After a very busy programme with swimming and athletics on the same day, the students then had to tackle football and basketball. The girls combined with 5 students from The British School of Kathmandu and had to quickly gel as one team. They had a win and some very close losses in the football and it was only fatigue that defeated them in the bronze medal playoff. In basketball, they got stronger in every game with Jolin and Nikita showing a huge amount of courage and fight. They were truly deserving of a medal but sadly this wasn’t to be the case finishing 4th.
The most outstanding result came in the boys’ basketball, where with just the 7 players the boys went through the whole competition without a loss, 5 wins from 5 games. Bobby led the team scoring 102 of our 120 points. A truly impressive performance. The next day the boys resembled the walking dead but put on a truly courageous performance to make it through the football competition, even managing a 3-0 win in the last game of the day.
Mr Walker and Miss Watt, who accompanied the team, couldn’t have been prouder of how the students performed and what incredible representatives for the school they were, with many other staff commenting on how impressed they were by the KIS team.
Congratulations to all the students on their phenomenal performances. The PE department are now looking forward to the next competition and preparations are already underway for the U13’s going away in March next year.
The U15 FOBISIA Team were: Bobby, Kelvin, Aru, Koenraad, James, Hippolyte, Mathis, Rose, Nikita, Jolin and Celeste.
Ms Catriona Watt
Head of PE and Sport