It was a huge privilege to be able to host the FOBISIA Primary Games at the end of May. Eleven schools travelled from all across Asia, bringing over 270 student athletes to compete, and 40 staff, as well as numerous parent supporters, to support them at the Games.
Having arrived on either the Wednesday or Thursday, the first day of competition for the athletes was the Tball competitions, held here at Bromsgrove Windsor Park Campus. It was a great day with some fierce competition and, in the end, a wonderful result as our A team took gold in their competition. The Games could not have got off to a better start!
Saturday saw the competition move to Chalerm Phrakiat 72nd Stadium for a day of football. We had 4 teams in action: 2 girls’ and 2 boys’ teams across both the A and B leagues. The teams performed brilliantly during a long, hot day, but all finished just outside of the medal places.
There were some great games from a number of the other schools competing and all the students really enjoyed the penalty shoot-outs that occurred in three of the four semi-final matches.
Sunday was the toughest day of competition. This again took place at the stadium, but with our focus shifting from team sports to the individual sports of athletics and swimming. The competition was yet again extremely tough, but over the course of a long day in the pool and around the track, we managed to take home over 50 individual medals. There were wonderful performances from all of our students, but it was the B team boys and girls who really shone on the final day of competition with Aaliyah, Amber and Jerry all collecting multiple medals and Sang Sang doing likewise for the A team.
It was such a memorable event, and one that was made even more special by the support and encouragement of our parent body.
Special thanks must be given to the families of Nathan and their team at Pan Sport and also Chompuu and their contacts with GAP. Their very generous gifts of both ‘playing’ and ‘relaxing’ uniforms were most welcome and, without them, the event would not have seemed anywhere near as great and nor would the team would not have looked so smart. Thank you!